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.
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!
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...
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 Remark on this forum.
Last edited by flyhardmo; 18th Feb 2012 at 18:14.
Reason: Fat fingers
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...
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.
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.
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....
ixg888s' willingness to pay for a rating is fodder for the CX recruiting peons.
It's indicative of a well developed case of SNJ syndrome, eager to spend daddy's money to subsidise the inadequate illDoAnythingForAnAirlineJob pocket money.
He should be sure to tell the recruiters that he has his own jar of Vaseline, will pay for his uniform, and really, really, really doesn't want any salary, ever. A bit of begging and something to kneel on will probably help too. Don't forget the Rolex watches for the interviewers.
Will provide you some info that you can think about and use. Daddy's money or not, u wont go unscathed in this forum If you are 'zero' hours - You are still gonna get crap, similarly for anyone with experience.