Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Part 1

IDJ: Probably ‘the first’ formal engineering training school in Hong Kong was the Far East Flying Training School Ltd established as a private venture in November 1933 at Kai Tak Airport.

FEFTS Hongkong Telegraph 3 February 1934

Class wotk lecture on welding techniques 1934

Class lecture on welding techniques
1934

Pupils from Hong Kong, China, Macao and many countries in Asia attended class-room courses on aeroplane structures, engine technology, as well as the use of hand-tools and workshop machine tools (drilling, turning, milling etc) and welding.

Engine overhaul work bench

Engine overhaul work bench

Engine test bed setting up prior to running the engine 1936

Engine test bed setting up prior to running the engine
1936

Flying training was available to those who needed it.

Graduating class with instructors 1936

Graduating class with instructors
1936

Radial aero engine testing 1936

Radial aero engine testing
1936

Newspaper Advert

Newspaper Advert

The school proved to be very popular before World War Two erupted.

After the war the school was re-established catering for up to two-hundred pupils at a time….to be continued.

Suggested further reading:-
Wings Over Hong Kong-published 1998
Hong Kong High-published 2014

Related Indhhk articles: Far East Flying Training School Ltd, Part 2

The Index shows several articles about Kai Tak airport

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