Captain Alex Lin immigrated from Hong Kong to the US at 1o years old, without being able to speak a word of English.
My family immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong when I was 10 years old, when I first landed in the United States I didn’t speak a word of English.
When I arrived at United in 1988, I counted probably less than 25 Asian pilots out of the 6000 pilots at United.
Yes, I was privileged, and blessed, to have had opportunities to land at the old Hong Kong Kai Tak Airport.
I ate well in Hong Kong due to a few beloved wine connoisseur friends I met from 2002 to 2016.