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.
You arrive at a faceless business complex and ring the bell of an office space that has no name next to it. They will let you up, filming you the entire time from several angles. The room will be really brightly lit, they will ask you how much LESS than C scale you'd be willing to work for, promising they'll fast track you based on the outcome of the assessment. You of course fall over yourself with eagerness to please (perhaps due to Patriachal issues) affirming that you'd be happy to pay CX to fly for them. You spend the next 45 minutes (read 6 years) 'trying on' various pineapples for size and at the end of it all you give the camera a very shallow fake smile in the hope that they might let you fly their big shiny jet, yet feel utterly humiliated from what you just did on camera. It isn't until you have left the premises and are driving away, not being able to sit down without a donut cushion (Read left CX with only a P2X rating and f*ckall chance of work anywhere else) that you didn't even ask for a kiss before you were f*cked.
Good luck to any starry eyed fool who is stupid enough to take this package. My one piece of advice is avoid the spiny leafed variety of pineapple, might be easy to insert, the removal is a whole different kettle of fish...
Hey guys. Came back last week from HK and passed Stage 2. Now off to Aus on the 23rd of February until the 10th of March for Flight Grading. Anyone in on the same dates? Anyone with some ideas on what to expect? Inbox me and we can have a talk about it. Cheers. Good luck ya all.
I am not exactly sure about that actually. Technically I believe you can think it that way or I suggest you should think the biggest enemy is yourself. I personally reckon as long as you can fulfill their requirements, show them your PERSONALITY in the interview should be ok. Simply because personality is a very very important component they will consider. Cathay seems like to train cadets in their way. So I really dont think lack of flying experience or have 3000 jet hours what so ever will be a definite advantage. And I really dont think a 6 month AE course or a 61 weeks course will be a big difference for them as well.
But I think schweizer2 is also right as well. They can simply select who they want in either courses I reckon. It really depends on your flying experience. In fact, since they have a high demand on pilots atm. So just show yourself in the interview and you will be fine.
well yah of coz I am sure all applicants do need to make some efforts to study and prepare for the interview. But CX also tend to ask a lot of questions that will actually make you show your personality. In the other words, they will get to know you a lot more from the interview and eliminate those applicants dont fulfill their personality requirement. So what I am saying is, in terms of personality, it might be something that you cant hide in front of these very experience recruiter.
Hello 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!!
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.
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!
IF THE TRUTH IS TO BE SAID, THE SENIOR BLOKES NEED TO GROW UP AND GO TO THE GYM INSTEAD OF SEATING BEHIND THE COMPUTER TYPING TRASH ON THIS FORUM IN THEIR CLUTTERED ROOMS AND WITH THEIR BEER BELLIES!