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Rosa Chak
Captain, Cathay Dragon

“A life well travelled is about the friendliness of the cabin staff and at Cathay Dragon I think we achieve that.”

“To be a captain you need to go through numerous assessments, as well as a rigorous screening process – all of which takes a strong will. I never dreamt of being a pilot because I didn’t think it was possible. The number of captains who are female is relatively small, so passengers are often surprised to find out that I am a captain, which I’ve always taken as a compliment. Over the past three decades the technology on the aircraft has changed dramatically. The first aircraft I flew was a Boeing 737 and you needed some serious muscle to fly that! Today it’s amazing how many computers are on board. The basics are still there – the wings and the engine – but the technology makes our job easier. Now it’s more about management and control of the system and less ‘stick and rudder’. I like to tell my friends that I have the best view from my office window and it changes everyday. No matter how many times you’ve seen it you find something different and it’s so pretty. A life well travelled is about the friendliness of the cabin staff and at Cathay Dragon I think we achieve that – especially in terms of ‘service from the heart’. It’s part of the company culture and makes us that little bit more outstanding.”



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