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Cathay Type Rating Bond

Old 30th Dec 2019, 20:59
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Cathay Type Rating Bond

Hi ppruneland,

Does anyone know the current figures and time frame for the 747 type rating bond for First Officer ?

Thanks
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Old 31st Dec 2019, 03:03
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I have noticed more than a couple of pilots at Virgin/Qantas etc who were SO's at CX but didnt last more than a couple of years.

Are CX pretty strict with enforcienfore training contract?
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 21:00
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As far as i know, there is no bonded training for DEFO. Come, get the rating, then go wherever you like with a free type rating.
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Old 1st Jan 2020, 21:53
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A free useless rating, as all new joiners are on the 747. So that piece of paper in your license will be about as useful as cheap toilet paper.
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Old 2nd Jan 2020, 07:43
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Originally Posted by G Merch View Post
As far as i know, there is no bonded training for DEFO. Come, get the rating, then go wherever you like with a free type rating.
Interesting, are there any new joiners who can confirm this?

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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 06:13
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Originally Posted by Flying Clog View Post
A free useless rating, as all new joiners are on the 747. So that piece of paper in your license will be about as useful as cheap toilet paper.
You must be new to this industry..a 747 rating is never useless! A rating is a rating.

DEFO no bond, only second officers are being charged for their course in Adelaide (700,000HKD)
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 11:23
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Originally Posted by petrichor View Post
You must be new to this industry..a 747 rating is never useless! A rating is a rating.

DEFO no bond, only second officers are being charged for their course in Adelaide (700,000HKD)
Based on my personal experience a 747 rating can be very useless indeed.
If you are tired of being sick and tired due to extremely fatiguing and unstable freighter rosters the only places you might apply to with a 747 rating, depending on the market situation, might be only freighter outfits.
Guess what, there you will end up flying fatiguing freighter rosters as well, so basically won't solve the problem.
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 14:03
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Originally Posted by petrichor View Post
You must be new to this industry..a 747 rating is never useless! A rating is a rating.

DEFO no bond, only second officers are being charged for their course in Adelaide (700,000HKD)
*200,000HKD for a period of 36 months, but still a sizeable bond nonetheless.
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Old 3rd Jan 2020, 17:02
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Based on my personal experience a 747 rating can be very useless indeed.
Tell that to the new joiners at Virgin Atlantic whose 747 ratings just got them jobs there on the, er, 747.
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 01:32
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Tell that to the new joiners at Virgin Atlantic whose 747 ratings just got them jobs there on the, er, 747.
I am not sure if I would join Cathay on the 747 just in order to get a 747 job with Virgin in 10 years.
It will be less and less likely to get a 747 pax job in the future with a 747 rating.

As I wrote, when I was looking, there were only freighter jobs around.

Compare that to the market with an Airbus rating.
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Old 4th Jan 2020, 02:14
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Originally Posted by Frank W. Abagnale View Post
I am not sure if I would join Cathay on the 747 just in order to get a 747 job with Virgin in 10 years.
It will be less and less likely to get a 747 pax job in the future with a 747 rating.

As I wrote, when I was looking, there were only freighter jobs around.

Compare that to the market with an Airbus rating.
horses for courses.......there are some who want a job closer to home, for that they may need to fly a freighter. If that's what suits them then a 747 rating is invaluable. Not everyone wants a pax job!
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Originally Posted by Porterboy View Post

*200,000HKD for a period of 36 months, but still a sizeable bond nonetheless.
Thanks, I stand corrected.
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