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've got initial FO interview coming up too. I've been looking though the masses of forms they sent me to fill in and although I have over 4000hrs including 3000 jet and over 600 night hours, I never flew over 65nm at night as PIC when I did my night rating. Is this really necessary to convert my ATPL?!
Mungo Man , good luck to all those going for interviews . All the paperwork and requirements are for the CAD to issue a licence , not a a Dragonair requirement . The CAD can be frustrating at times as there is no leeway , it's black and white if you have got the requirements . CANNOT do anything outside the square !
Sounds like Dragonair would be a good option if you had NO OTHER options... Plenty of pilots in Europe now who are running out of good options - to Dragonair's delight.
Personally, I'd explore opportunities in the Middle East (Qatar, Air Arabia and the other non-EK UAE airline) before I'd look to very expensive Hong Kong. But that's just me... Waiting 10 years for an A320 command at Dragonair seems outrageous to me.