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Old 10th Feb 2012, 13:43   #3801 (permalink)


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omg yikes!
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 13:47   #3802 (permalink)
 
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Sorry, subtlety is lost on me.

So the suitability assessment will go as follows:

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...

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Old 10th Feb 2012, 14:33   #3803 (permalink)


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Thumbs up Advanced Entry Flight Grading

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.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 15:47   #3804 (permalink)
 
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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.
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 17:46   #3805 (permalink)
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So just show yourself in the interview and you will be fine.
No, no, no, surely it can't be that easy????? I actually had to prove myself to them to give me a job.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 06:28   #3806 (permalink)
 
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the updating portal has gone FUBAR since forever
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 13:07   #3807 (permalink)
 
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Cx CP...

When cx are preparing a class eg CP44 to be sent to FTA, do they have a ratio for ab initio, AE, or TT or if they just get only AE or Ab initios, that's it?
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 14:42   #3808 (permalink)
 
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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.
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Old 13th Feb 2012, 02:35   #3809 (permalink)
 
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.....literacy on the hand is an entirely different smoke & mirrors exercise?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 04:19   #3810 (permalink)
 
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so what "personality" are they looking for?
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 05:37   #3811 (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, 09:06   #3812 (permalink)


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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!!
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Old 14th Feb 2012, 09:09   #3813 (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, 00:10   #3814 (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?
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 07:19   #3815 (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, 08:15   #3816 (permalink)
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No, really???
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Old 15th Feb 2012, 11:47   #3817 (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, 12:29   #3818 (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, 08:18   #3819 (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!

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!
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Old 18th Feb 2012, 09:12   #3820 (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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