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Cathay Pacific Cadetship good news

Old 13th Apr 2013, 08:58
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Cathay Pacific Cadetship good news

I've just passed their cadet pilot programme, and are packing for Adelaide, any tips about FTA and how to survive ground school?
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 09:25
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Spending more time studying and less time posting ridiculous posts on PPRuNe would be a good start (such as your post on the 'Cathay wins again NOT' thread). You also need to 'survive' training in the aircraft, apart from ground school.

Your English could use some work, too.

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Old 13th Apr 2013, 12:06
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Exactly, and work on your SA..

Left yrself wide open there cowboy.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 14:14
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Get 900 buckaroos of crown lager and pizza
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Christ, this is who we are employing now.


When I was employed we all had thousands of hours, now its the generation Icadets.....
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 15:30
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Best advice anyone can give you is to spend every night in the crazy horse in Adelaide. There's lots to study and you can study there all night.
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Sad isn't it.....?
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 17:26
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THis is the cadet who in another thread says dont talk trash about the airline he has just joined.....boohoo.....but the trash talking was a link to a SCMP(LOCAL NEWSPAPER FOR YOU Icadet).

With what u wrote earlier I expect you will be annoying the crap out of the senior crew superfast.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 18:49
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Reality check canadaboy.

Nobody 'passes' anything to get into this airline anymore. There was a time when CX was one of the best jobs out there, and experienced crew from around the world would compete for a position. Not so anymore; the chance of being hired now is inverse proporsional to your IQ and flight hours.

Welcome to the party that ended 19 years ago. You're two decades late mapleboy.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:47
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ACA320,

The best advice I can give you is to learn proper English verb usage. If you speak in a similar fashion to your writing, you are going to be judged as uneducated by your peers. At that point, it won't matter how well you do in ground school. Honestly.
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Old 13th Apr 2013, 19:58
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Bit late for an April fools post but good wind up non the less...

Stop biting chaps.
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Old 14th Apr 2013, 04:24
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The thread title lead me to believe that the "good news" was a reversion to the previous entry requirements and proper conditions. Oh well..........not so.
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Yup!
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Old 14th Apr 2013, 09:09
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Friendly advice

AircanadaA320, want some advice? Here I go. You see now what posting on this site, a simple and honest question, will get you. It appears that Cathay is hostile and toxic place to work. There is long history. People can become victims of their own success or failures as the case may be. Attacks on PPRuNe are quite an occurrence especially for the next generation of aviators. Blame is mostly put on you and your colleagues as people need to blame someone other than themselves for degradation of say terms and conditions. Mostly, we are to blame for ever letting it happen. So, do yourself a favor and get off PPRuNe! Nothing good really comes of it and you have now drawn a following. You will be bombarded, attacked and harrassed. Ask people you work with on campus for help. I am sure there are good people somewhere in Cathay. And just try to make the best of the job for you. Best of luck.
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Old 14th Apr 2013, 09:39
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Even if it is a wind-up, I'm leaving my post there 'pour encourager les autres'!

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Old 14th Apr 2013, 12:16
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Please move this to the wannabee forum

And, aircanada, you haven't PASSED anything. You've been SELECTED TO BEGIN the cadet program. Lots of work ahead, sunshine - in academics, social skills and grammar.

And, just in case you've been sleeping for the past two decades...

he's joining because he want to fly big shiny jets
No one flies anymore. "LNAV'..."THR REF VNAV SPD"...AUTOPILOT (at 400')

He'll not touch the controls below 20,000 for the next 4 years, and after that, if he's really really lucky, he'll get ONE sector a month for the next 10 years. Welcome to commercial aviation, 21st century style.

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I don't think the Canuk joined CX to become an English teacher - most likely he's joining because he want to fly big shiny jets for the worlds most admired airline!.
Give him a break guys - he'll be just fine.
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best advice is to disregard everything you have read so far on this forum as most poster aren't even working pilots CX so and enjoy your checks
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Colour it how you will but the glory days are gone - Icadets are the future until the wheel turns back to a time of hard won experience that translates into a genuine Command candidate. Most of the " A " scale P1's I know, I'd fly through the eye of a needle, in a hurricane with. Of course "A" scale had to end - it was simply unsustainable however - so many CX drivers who SHOULD be on "A" scale, never will be. I am so glad I enjoyed the best of it because the future is going to dim the lights on a standard that will never be repeated.
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FIGJAM

And in that one short post lie all the issues that make CX such a fantastic 'team' to be part of!
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