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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 2nd Feb 2011, 01:05
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it's something I have always wanted to do and as you said make a living out of.
I can hardly believe that it has been a life long dream... you applied 2 years ago, but were unable to make the interview. In the following 2 years you have not even gone for a TIF... if flying was something you wanted to do, you would of thrown every resource you have (time and money) in to becoming a pilot. It appears, to me, that you have seen that CX has offered a course which is "FREE" and you are now jumping at it...
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Old 2nd Feb 2011, 14:50
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Will you tell the same speech for someone just wanting to work in HK? Say someone wanting to work for the bank and had to start low. They make very little as well.
In addition to Titan's reply, I would suggest that if a qualified expat banker had his salary and very existence threatened by cheap inexperienced prostitute labour, he and his peers would fight to keep their profession the way it is. Unfortunately, I know it is not a very nice comparison, but until you all see that you are all applying for an inadequate package, that's the way it is.
We are only stating facts about the cost of living etc........... Make up your own mind, but the conditions will only get better if none of you take the jobs offered at this particular time.
 
Old 2nd Feb 2011, 21:07
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Looks like the cadet interview schedule is removed from the Cathay site now.
They have also removed DEFO and DESO from their Career site. Links are still in the main menu, but they lead to a sorry page
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Old 3rd Feb 2011, 13:59
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Smile Cadet program

I would like to thank everyone here for their posts. Because of them, and my own research, I have decided not to proceed. I think the "cadet program" is just a scheme for Cathay to save money in the long run.

This cadet program allows someone to basically become a glorified radio person in the air who won't be respected by the other pilots at all.

I compare it to someone in my career who gets paid half of what I do, performs some of the duties, and starts to lower the standard for my job.

Plus you can't go to other companies because you only have a p2x rating or whatever. I don't know anything about flying but common sense tells me if someone wants to be a commercial pilot do the following:

Go to flight school and/or join the military

I've been reading a lot of your guys posts and I'm sorry but they seem a bit pathetic. You sound like a bunch of wannabees who are "starstruck" seeing these nice big shiny airplanes and are delusional about what is reall going on here! Wake up and give your head a shake, people!
Work your way up and pay your dues
Become respected in the industry
Make a decent living
Have a balance between work and personal life
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Old 3rd Feb 2011, 14:23
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If Cathay ceases to hire DEFOs and DESOs, will this mean a quicker upgrade for Cadets to Junior FO?
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Old 3rd Feb 2011, 18:41
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What's the difference between a training captain (20 yrs in the airline) who went through the cadet program and a training captain (20 yrs in the airline + "paying his/her dues")?
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Old 3rd Feb 2011, 19:29
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20 years...
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 02:29
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773,

the requirement for the 30 week course is CPL and 250 hours

the requirement for the 12 week course is CPL + ATPL subject passes and 1500 hours


going by the above, i'd say that if you have over 250 hours, CPL and ATPL subject passes, but not 1500 hours, then you'd probably be put in the 30 week course since you haven't met one of the requirements of the 12 week course, that being the 1500 hour minimum.
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 04:18
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Hours required

Hey all,

Does anyone know if candidates with previous experience require 100hr PIC and 10hr night (PIC?) in order to qualify for the 30 week program if CX accepts you? I believe that is what Dragon Air has that requirement, or is that a requirement for a general license conversion an airline has to do for you in HK? thanks
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Old 4th Feb 2011, 04:33
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What's the difference from a flying point of view

between the 30 week & the 12 week course from an academic point of view.
12 weeks of something that smells like flying before you become a system operator for the next 40 years
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 13:36
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hey guys, im sure this has been asnwered several times before but anyone who has been interviewed for the short course (accepted or rejected) would be able to answer this. What do they expect you to have to qualify for the short course? Is it JUST 250 hours or a frozen atpl or a MCIR or if it is just 250 hours do they prefer you to have the things just mentioned. The reason I ask is I was turned down in my interview in 2nd stage for the ab initio and told I can reapply in late november (interview was in jan) and now seeing as I have 200 hours think I am going to do my MCIR and try and get 250 hours all up and reapply. (I have my CPL and I am graduating my degree of civil aviation this yr, also mite give a crack at ATPL exams )
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 13:40
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hahah wait my computer didnt show the posts like literally just before mine. Never mind answering that, how about do you think I have a decent chance at getting another interview and do u rekon a MCIR and Aussie ATPLs may help my chances (im doing it either way as a hobby/challenge/watever)
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 16:03
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Vancouver Jan 14th Stage 1

Got my email notification for me being shortlisted for the Stage 2 and my Vancouver Jan 14th Stage 1 was a success! I guess they'll call me in a few weeks to give me a date?

Anyone else got good news after the Vancouver Stage 1?
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Old 5th Feb 2011, 16:24
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KBH,
I did stage 1 in vancouver on Jan 10.
and will be heading to HK . They also said they will give me a date soon.

Hope to see you there
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 06:07
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CX Cadet initial interview-Reasoning test

Hi Guys,

Part of the initial interview involves a reasoning test has anyone got any useful information i could gloss over to help prepare for this?

Cheers.
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 09:23
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Jal1088,

From what i remember it wasn't anything too full on, the first round was more of a meet and great. Most of the tests are designed to assess natural aptitude, as long as you read the questions and understand what they are asking then it shouldn't be a problem.

Have you (or anybody else) received their interview dates? I have heard rumors that it will be late March early April?
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 14:03
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Did you guys who recently done the stage 1 have to do the Wombat test?
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 22:23
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No.
My first round consisted of the following

JKI Test
Personality Test
Reasoning Test
Interview.

However, I don't think these are the same everywhere. When you get invited to the first round, they will send you an email detailing the agenda for the day.

Does anyone know what to expect from the "aviation math" section for stage 2?
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Old 6th Feb 2011, 23:48
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A spelling and grammar test would also be appropriate for some of you.

Aviation, particularly that which carries hundreds of trusting passengers in very big aircraft, such as those operated by Cathay Pacific, requires significant attention to detail and a high professional standard.

You may think that taking the time to at read over, check and correct your post before hitting that button that makes it readable by thousands of people over the planet is not important. If this is your belief, it is incompatible with the mindset required to be successful in your training and advancement in this career.

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Old 7th Feb 2011, 02:56
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Hope to see you there too 6cfn! Good Luck!

Galasphere 347... the basic design of the spinning ring is for generating artificial gravity; however, according to the cut away diagram, the living room and the walk ways alignment don't really work well with the spinning ring design.... gravity would have been felt coming from the side instead of coming from below.... perhaps there are graviton generators installed somewhere without my knowledge??
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