It runs in the family!

Captain Wilson (left) and his son Rodrigo working together on the same flight-deck.
Captain Wilson (left) and his son Rodrigo working together on the same flight-deck.

Ever imagine working

in the same office as a close family member? At the same desk? Or maybe on the same flight-deck?

Captain Wilson Quites, a pilot for over 37 years, has been with HK Express since its conversion to a low cost carrier in 2013. First Officer Rodrigo Quites, Wilson's son, has followed in his father's footsteps and became a commercial pilot eight years ago.

Rodrigo decided to apply to join HK Express in early 2019 and the father-son duo - originally from Brazil – now call Hong Kong home. And they really enjoy flying together: not only do they make a great team, but they say it also gives them the chance to reminisce about all those times Captain Quites took Rodrigo to work when he was a kid.

Says Wilson: "My father was also an airline pilot. He started in 1952 and flew for 35 years. When he retired, he was flying Boeing 747s for the same airline that I worked for in Brazil before I joined HK Express. My father influenced me a lot in terms of my career decisions."

But Captain Quites says he didn't try to influence Rodrigo in his decision to become a pilot: "In fact, I was quite surprised when he told me about his decision in 2011 - and I would always support him in any career path he chose. My only advice to him was: Always be professional. Treat others with respect and keep your technical standards as high as you can."

Since Rodrigo joined HK Express earlier this year, the two have already had the chance to work together on the same flight-deck three times. Says Wilson: "I'm so proud of him!"
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It runs in the family!

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