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Worth trying to go to CX

Old 11th Nov 2018, 23:08
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If anything says Ďdonít join CX,í itís this thread. The OP threw the towel in about 20 posts ago yet people are still duking it out. What a shame Cathay has become what it is
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 01:11
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Originally Posted by lessonlearnt View Post
By the way most SO's here have more experience than the FO's and some Captains ...
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Given that the vast, vast, majority of second officers are 150 hour cadets...What an absolutely stupid and idiotic statement. Very few that I fly with have any flying experience at all. If they did then I wouldn’t fear leaving the cockpit...

Do you seriously believe that the act of pointing out a trivial amendment or change in the FCOMs or Ops A is a gauge by which to demonstrate your prowess as a pilot? If so, then need I say more...

Callsign Kilo
You’re absolutely right...it’s such a sad shame.

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Old 12th Nov 2018, 16:17
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Originally Posted by Callsign Kilo View Post
If anything says Ďdonít join CX,í itís this thread. The OP threw the towel in about 20 posts ago yet people are still duking it out. What a shame Cathay has become what it is
Cathay's downfall is synonymous with Hong Kong's, which is now just a shadow of its former self. I feel sorry for young professionals in HK where the gap between the have and have not's is growing while civil liberties are being eroded.
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 21:45
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With regard to DEFO. Do they get a Part 1 (Command) Type Rating or a FO (Part 2) Rating and do they get a choice of fleet?
Thanks
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Old 12th Nov 2018, 23:28
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Choice of fleet? Oh that’s funny.....
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 00:35
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Originally Posted by ACMS View Post
Choice of fleet? Oh thatís funny.....
Not really. A new hire DEFO can say I want the 777 or get stuffed. Once youíre here at CX is when you are fuked.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 01:59
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Originally Posted by brown_eyes View Post
With regard to DEFO. Do they get a Part 1 (Command) Type Rating or a FO (Part 2) Rating and do they get a choice of fleet?
Thanks
All First Officers have P1 type ratings [PIC] Second Officers get a useless P2x rating, which is basically second in command cruise only!
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 12:19
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That was the second part of the question. What Type Rating does a FO obtain Part1 or Part2?
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 15:08
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Originally Posted by brown_eyes View Post
That was the second part of the question. What Type Rating does a FO obtain Part1 or Part2?
Can you read?
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 22:36
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tiredofstupidity Nice nick. Check the mirror. Did you get past A Levels or Year 12? For your info nearly all UK airlines endorse their pilots with a Part 1 rating regardless of position. However in Aust. FO's are normally given a Second Class Rating.
Guys like you deserve a C Scale.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 23:00
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Take a deep breath and re-read the first sentence of post #33 slowly. A real shame, but not a surprise that individuals such as yourself are what CX is reduced to employing.
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Old 13th Nov 2018, 23:49
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Originally Posted by tiredofstupidity View Post
Take a deep breath and re-read the first sentence of post #33 slowly. A real shame, but not a surprise that individuals such as yourself are what CX is reduced to employing.
Only the best and the brightest joining CX these days. No offense to the rare, talented pilots who slip through the cracks.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 00:16
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Originally Posted by brown_eyes View Post
However in Aust. FO's are normally given a Second Class Rating.
Ummmm where? Every FO I know has a command type rating on type.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 22:39
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Sparrows. Things must have changed for the better for FO's. In the good old days FOs received 2nd Class Type Ratings, 2nd Class ATPL,s and 2nd Class Instrument Ratings. Obviously well before your time. If you come across any ex Ansett or TAA guys they will confirm the above.
A lot of us are now retired but good times end sometime, as the CX guys are finding out and the SQ and BA crews found out.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 09:05
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Originally Posted by Callsign Kilo View Post
If anything says Ďdonít join CX,í itís this thread. The OP threw the towel in about 20 posts ago yet people are still duking it out. What a shame Cathay has become what it is
Absolutely spot on Kilo - when you look at all the other airline forums on PPRuNe you do not see this level of mindless infighting, everyone is generally out helping each other with useful and friendly input - but not CX pilots, we want to hurl insults in all directions all the time, we really do get what we deserve!!! Embarrassing.
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