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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 7th Feb 2011, 05:29
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What does

taking the time to at read over
mean captain? I am sure it is correct as you would have surely checked your own post after being so condescending, its just I have not heard at used in this way before.

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Old 7th Feb 2011, 07:05
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Good one "to at" Captain! Ironic that Sloppyjoe had to pull you up on that one.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 08:17
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Good spot . I'll leave it unedited as a 'penance'.
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 16:22
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Application follow up

Hi Guys,

It has been eight weeks since I have submitted my application. I have read recently that they state you should know by eight weeks if your application has been successful. Based on the past though, it seems that it usually takes months to get an invitation. Should I email the cadet email address to confirm that my application has been unsuccessful, so I can accept the fact and move on?
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 16:28
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Anyone still needing to purchase the Ravens APM can contact me via PM!
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Old 7th Feb 2011, 16:54
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Accept it and move on?

If you really want to be a pilot don't just move on. Do it properly! I don't like what I see here: a bunch of stunned applicants all "gaga" over this cadet program! The real pilots must get so irritated with this whole thing!
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 05:38
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stage 2 march 14/15

Any one else from yvr going? pm.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 15:21
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Just discovered all the stuff I used for my interview, lots of questions they like to ask with pretty good answers. This is for DESO and DEFO but seems the same questions keep cropping up. If you want all of it send me a pm with your email and I will forward it on to you. Oh by the way just to say it again you will find it very hard living in Hong Kong without housing allowance, if you are with a partner or kids and they do not work it will be pretty much impossible.
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Old 8th Feb 2011, 20:12
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For those that have the stuff I sent to them just be aware that the answers are not always the best,

eg I remember something about carbon brakes and in the answer the guy says something along the lines of the colder they are the better.

The questions are typical of DEFO and DESO interviews and most of the answers are pretty good but best check them rather than taking them as fact.
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Old 9th Feb 2011, 12:08
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Hey has anyone here done the flight grading for the 32 week course? Any tips at all? I know what is involved 7 flights I believe, 3 General Handling then 3 Navs and then a GFT with GH and Nav. I suppose what concerns me is I have never flown in Australia before, I have flown in the US and the UK but nowhere else, any big differences?
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 02:19
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from talking to some people who has trained in ADL, unlike North America (I'm from BC) there are no rivers or trees to guide your flying. So VFR is virtually useless because you see a lot of dirt.

I haven't seen it myself.
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 08:12
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ICAO exam..

Hi, I was recently interviewed for Stage 1 in HKG 2 weeks ago. They called up and scheduled for an ICAO exam this month. I asked if this was part of Stage 2 since he did not tell me that I passed Stage 1. The guy told me that this is not part of either Stage 2 / 3 but part of the "assessment". Could you guys give me some tips/suggestions on what will be covered by this exam? Thank you very much..
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 08:16
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Follow this link: http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&source...qzJB7g&cad=rja

and scroll through the excerpts of the local VFR navigation chart. It's no west coast BC in terms of navigation through valleys where you really can't go wrong, but there are grain silos and major roads and things like that to navigate by.
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 11:04
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bus driver, i was in the same boat as you a few months back.

I did do the ICAO english test, there really is nothing to be afraid of if you can speak and listen to english relatively well.

heres what was covered when i did the test in September 2010

- explain some words that the examiner gives you
- listen to a series of radio conversations, then answer questions regarding those conversations
- explain a picture
- watch a short video and explain what was going on
- pick a few items from a list and explain why you chose them


try and relax and don't over think things, most of the content is very basic english stuff, but you will have to pay attention to make sure you don't miss any content
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 11:58
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Thanks very much for that BigglesNBella
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 13:14
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ICAO exam..

Thanks orangeboy.. By the way what stage are you in right now?
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 21:34
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i only did stage 1 and the ICAO test, then got failed on the medical
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 23:14
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ICAO exam..

@ orangboy: So you already reached Stage 3? Thank you again for your info..
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 23:27
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Orangeboy, can I ask what area you were failed on in the medical? Eyesight?
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 01:47
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busdriver, nope, i only did stage 1, then the ICAO a few weeks later, then was later notified i had failed their medical - the medical form you fill in when you do stage 1.


suntorytimo, i did not fail their eyesight
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