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Old 14th Feb 2012, 05:19   #3801 (permalink)
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so what "personality" are they looking for?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 06:37   #3802 (permalink)
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so what "personality" are they looking for?
the kind that is willing to work for very low wages in a very expensive place.
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 10:06   #3803 (permalink)

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Got an initial interview next month in London.
I've got around 300hrs and frozen ATPL.
I've been looking up info about the flight training in Adelaide, but its still not 100% clear to me what we'll do there? Type rating? or multi engine hours? do they need us to have a min flight time after that training..?
Thx for the info!!
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 10:09   #3804 (permalink)
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@Aliz, congrats with getting your assessment.

Good luck with reading the 193 pages of this thread, you really need it.
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 01:10   #3805 (permalink)
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AOA update today mentions immigration finally got their act together and said no more Ab initio cadets that are not residents. Great news. Like in any country immigrant workers should bring skills and not just the ability to warm a seat in order to get a work permit.
Still excited?
Old 15th Feb 2012, 08:19   #3806 (permalink)
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Highly appreciate if anyone can share/PM a typical SO ROASTER at CX
With the current salary, an S/O's looks like this:

It should look like this:

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Old 15th Feb 2012, 09:15   #3807 (permalink)
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No, really???
Old 15th Feb 2012, 12:47   #3808 (permalink)
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anyone know the time period (waiting) between them receiving an application and asking for an interview?
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Old 16th Feb 2012, 13:29   #3809 (permalink)
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thanks! because i really want to work as a pilot and that is a good way to get in
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 09:18   #3810 (permalink)
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Get a life and grow up!

Can the senior blokes - for goodness sake, stop whining. I think all aspirant CX pilots' would apprecite some advice and not cynical comments. My presumption is that pple want to work for CX because they admire the airline. They are not spoilt know it all brats as one pilot put it.

Ok, point noted, what pple want to hear is not the "positive" advice they get. However, how and what are the wannabes learning from you folk (the senior CX Cynics)? Definitelty a paranoid approach, childish behaviour - yes, it sickens me to the gut the manner in which some of you comment, an autocratic approach to juniors - trust me, we take note of how some of you treat us (the juniors) and it worries us that we might end up like "you" pple, stop indoctrinating us with paranoia!

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Old 18th Feb 2012, 10:12   #3811 (permalink)
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For crying out loud....what on earth is wrong with you lot?

You have the gall and cheek to have a go at guys that were flying before any of you were an itch in your fathers pants and yet you write as if you're 12 year olds texting some girl.

Pple!!! Ur!!!!

You want any of the guys at CX to take you seriously? Write your posts like adults and the professionals you supposedly aspire to be.
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 10:40   #3812 (permalink)
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lol if these old folks behave like an adult or just a tiny bit as a professional, the whole cx fop would become a different story

props for you Slotsdown and Kenny
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 13:31   #3813 (permalink)
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Ok, so poor widdle slotsdown is telling the experienced guys to grow up, based on his wealth of life experience and G(r)obRanger has been polluting bandwidth with his brand new handle... You two have no idea the impact your current actions will have on YOUR OWN future. I mean it's not that hard. Go and sit in a quiet room without your phone for half an hour and take the situation to it's logical conclusion. The people you are bemoaning now for whining WILL be you in 25 years time. You are your own worst enemy, you just don't realise it yet.

The hypocrisy and irony from you two is staggering. I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

Christ Almighty help us all if this is typical of the standard coming through wanting a career in aviation. If it is, might go back to single pilot...

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Old 18th Feb 2012, 19:12   #3814 (permalink)
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stop whining. I think all aspirant CX pilots' would apprecite some advice and not cynical comments
What You think is whining is actually advice. Why don't you believe what the people who actually work for Cx tell you instead of justifying your foolish decision. You are getting shafted that is the the plain and simple truth. If you can't see it now you will in a few years and then Post your smarties
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Old 19th Feb 2012, 17:56   #3815 (permalink)
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What's reqd bmi level for cathay cadet?
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 05:24   #3816 (permalink)
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Hi guys i just want to ask if i will qualify as a second officer at cx. I currently hold a cpl/ir and currently undergoing first officer training at alpha aviation for airbus 320. But my cessna hours is only 200...
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 09:53   #3817 (permalink)
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Sorry but to be honest, your post sounds insulting to anyone who will just give you the answer.

You have demonstrate absolutely nothing towards research of your own.

Im just going to spoon-feed you the answer this time, as I think someone else will anyways.

Q: do you qualify as SO for CX

A 1: www.cathaypacific.com scroll down, click on careers, flight deck jobs. and I believe theres a tab that reads "requirements", click on that, read the requirements and I think you should have your answer.

A 2: read this thread, 190+ pages on information (and crap)

If you have done enough research to do an A320 self sponsored type rating, please have at least the minimum amount of respect towards CX pilots (not me) that are helping in this forum by showing a bit of innitiative on your side!

sorry to be blunt, but it is shocking for someone to want to join an airline without even looking at their website.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 15:18   #3818 (permalink)
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good day sir, here is the requirement that i have read on their website.

Advanced Entry a 32-week programme for applicants who possess an ICAO CPL and have in excess of 250 hours flight time in specified categories.

with all due respect sir, I have done my fair research in my re-application for CX.
my question in my position is, I think, is valid as there was no mention of an added rating will help me in my RE-application this time as an advance entry pilot. When I applied for CX last year I only had 22 Hours and wasn't able to qualify. So all I did was train and improve before my 12-month duration for re-application arrive. It so happened that my training went faster than expected.

So I decided to go through a FOTraining for airbus 320 to be able to show CX what kind of preparation after my initial application.

Sir, I apologize for any insults that you think I had caused. But it was just an honest query.

Thank you and good day.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 15:34   #3819 (permalink)
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Advanced entry requirements:

Total hours = 250
Total PIC not including PIC u/s= 100
Total cross country = 35
Cross Country PIC = 30
Total Night Time = 10
Night PIC = 5
Night T/O and LDGs PIC = 10
Night Navigation training = 1
Night Dual = 3
Instrument flying = 10

This is from a form I received by CX when I applied....

P2 and P2X hours are counted at half rate.
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Old 20th Feb 2012, 15:46   #3820 (permalink)
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Ixg888 re: A320

If it doesn't say 'Airbus/Boeing Rating would be advantageous', it aint gonna help. Not for AE programme anyway.....
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