15th May 2012, 05:32
Out of curiosity, just had a Facebook msg from a friend in CX...... "I fly light twins n a category D fo... Thinking of applying to xxx.... Do they tret u alrite?"
What exactly is Light Twins.... And cat D fo??
15th May 2012, 06:38
A cat D F/O is a first officer on an aircraft that has a Vref of between 141 and 165 knots. The light twin he's referring to is probably either an A330 or a 777.
Hope this helps
15th May 2012, 07:03
A330 is not cat D, but B777 is.
15th May 2012, 08:25
Silver Spur, why don't you simply use Facebook and ask your friend what he means?
15th May 2012, 08:38
Cat D in Cathay Pathetic used to mean that you had been screwed over, either because you really did f@<hidden> up or likely because some up tight Gods creation to aviation check and trainer captain has written you up for not knowing the correct sequence of the alphabet backwards or perhaps he refused to make the bunk for some w@<hidden> that later on will try and teach you how to use a ball pen correctly.
I agree to sending hin a FB msg trying to explain. Anyways, why would he even consider leaving the worlds most admired airline, who does he think he is?? Must be mental! :} :)
15th May 2012, 09:17
He's referring to being a permanent F/O and as such he's ranked as a Cat D. Unsuitable for upgrade to Captain.
By the way, in CX all our Widebody Jets are considered as Cat D for published minima circling etc. :ok:
15th May 2012, 09:58
Silver Spur's facebook friend is looking for the 'greener grass'
For recruitment purposes they usually ask for weights or mass.
Cat D does not matter, if it is CX's blacklisting code, approach speed category and certainly not a (sometimes pumped up) circling minima.