Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The following should answer most of the questions students are likely to have. If you would like to ask something that isn’t covered below, check out the Contact Us page to find out how to get in touch.
How do I join the "I Can Fly" Spring 2013 Vancouver Program?
First, you must meet some basic requirements:
- Be enrolled full-time in GRADE 11 in a public or private high school within the Greater Vancouver Area
- Have transportation to and from the Vancouver downtown and Vancouver International Airport area
- Have demonstrated interest in commercial aviation.
If you meet these basic qualifications, we invite you to apply for the program. Please submit your interest here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Can I join the program if I entered high school in Fall of 2012?
Applicants must be enrolled full time in Grade 11 in a public or private high school by Fall of 2012 in order to apply.
Can I join the program without the consent from my parental/guardian?
Applicants under 18 years must have the consent from their parents or guardians before applying to the program.
I do not have any aviation activities experience, can I still apply?
We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the aviation and travel industry. Experience in these areas demonstrates your level of enthusiasm. However, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.
Who sponsors the program?
Cathay Pacific Airways is the sponsor of the program in cooperation with YVR Airport, MacLaren McCann Vancouver, CLS Catering Services to ensure a wide range of education experiences for the participants.
How much does this cost?
Cathay Pacific supplements the cost of the program for 'I Can Fly' participants. However, transportation to and from meetings is the responsibility of each participant.
Who oversees the program?
Cathay Pacific provides adult advisors to guide student progress. These are Cathay Pacific employees who volunteer their time to help young people learn more about commercial aviation careers.
Can I join the program if I am a Cathay Pacific staff member or immediate family member?
No. Cathay Pacific staff members and their immediate family members are NOT eligible for the 'I Can Fly' program.
I want to learn more about Cathay Pacific Airways.
The first 'I Can Fly' Program was launched in January 2003 in Hong Kong. Over 3,200 Hong Kong students have graduated from the program.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific Airways is one of the world's leading passenger and cargo airlines, serving more than one million passengers a month to Asia, Europe and North America.
The carrier offers daily non-stop service to Hong Kong and beyond from Vancouver, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York; daily non-stop service between Vancouver and New York; and dedicated cargo service to Hong Kong from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, New York, Toronto and Vancouver.
In September 2006, Cathay Pacific made aviation history by integrating with Dragonair and enhancing its cooperation agreement with Air China to provide unparalleled China and Asia network. The airline is a member of the oneworld™ alliance and a partner in Asia Miles, a leading Travel Reward program.
For more information, visit: www.cathaypacific.com/ca
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