South Asia and Far East WannabesA forum for those applying to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair or any other Hong Kong-based airline or operator. Use this area for both Direct Entry Pilot and Cadet-scheme queries.
I don't see what's wrong with asking for what's involved with the two (reasonings and personality tests). I understand you cannot really practice a psych test but I am more asking for what to expect, format, tricks, tips (time orientated) etc so no surprises with the process...not answers! Having never taken one before, I think this is a fair question...no?
hmmmm that book was published around 2001 and is rather obsolete if i remember correctly...
The 11th Edition of the book was actually published in 2005 and thats the one I am offering. I realise that this is now 7 years later and I do agree that the company has changed some and the recruitment process has been altered. But obsolete? I disagree. Yes, some portions are out-of-date (fleet size, etc) but the up-to-date information can be accessed via the website.
However, during my preparation I was recommended the book by someone who is currently now on the AE program in Adelaide, and I myself passed the 2nd Stage at the beginning of the month. I found some of the information useful and was asked a few questions in my interview from sections in the book. Obviously every interview is different.
I'm not too concerned about offloading the book, just thought I would put it on offer for anyone who is considering the 1st or 2nd stages and is looking for information that could help them, rather than 190-some pages of a thread that has a lot of arguing and conflicting information. I personally did not find much thread info beneficial for preparing for the interview process.
With that, all the best to applicants and current pilots of CX, and if anyone is interested, PM me.
Hey, does anyone know if HKID holders hold any advantages to the ones that do not? And it seems like a lot of people here are after the Advanced Entry (at least 250 flying hours in hand)? Because they no longer accept non HKID holders to apply without 250 hours? am i correct?
Correct you wont be consider unless you have a CPL with 250 hours if you DONT have a HK ID. The reason for is HK immigration does not recongise a cadet as a skill labour who does not have a CPL and 250 hours. Indeed, if you look into Hong Kong nowadays, the city is way overloaded with mainland China tourist plus a consistent growth of the population itself. I think they just cant letting oversea labour comes in and in nonstop.
Personally I really don't think there is an advantage if you have a HKID. I believe you are just competing in a different programme which is the 61 weeks one. Before 2008, this programme was only for HKID holder anyway, but just because aviation in HK is not such a popular topic, a lot of young people don't even have the chance to taste what aviation is all about, with a result a lot of them cant actually fulfill the basic requirement of the Cadet programme hence CX opened up to international applicants.
Thanks for your reply liugorgor! Just one more question... when they do the selection, will the people aiming for the 2 different programs be competing against each other? cuz if I'm a HKID holder, isn't it a lot more benefitial if i apply for the 61week one because I'll just be competing against HK ppl as opposed to people from all over the world?