Recreational flying existed in Hong Kong since the 1920s. The Hong Kong Aviation Club was established in 1981 with the amalgamation of the Hong Kong Flying Club, the Aero Club of Hong Kong and the Far East Flying & Technical School.
The Hong Kong Aviation Club remains based at Kai Tak which is the focus of all social activities. The relocation of the main airport from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok has resulted in the closure of the famous Kai Tak runway and at present recreational flying is not permitted at CLK. All flying activities now take place at Shek Kong. The Club continues to provide flight training instruction including aerobatics and is currently running a young eagles program giving the opportunity for young people to experience flying. The HKAC prime objective is to continue to promote all aspects of recreational flying.