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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 17th Feb 2011, 16:02
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Hi Everybody,

The Cathay Pacific Airways Second Officer Cadet Pilot Programme has been expanded to consist of the following three streams:
  1. A 61 week Ab-initio programme for applicants with little or no aviation experience;
  2. A 30 week Advanced Entry programme for applicants who possess an ICAO CPL and in excess of 250 hours flight time in certain categories; and
  3. A 12 week Cadet Transition Training programme for applicants with an ICAO CPL, passes in all ATPL subjects and in excess of 1500 hours total flight time
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I have a JAA license. Can I still apply?

Any feedback will be appreciated.

Regards.
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 16:06
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Costas,

Yes you can still apply with a JAA licence. Plenty of folks there with JAA licences on the cadet scheme.
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 16:12
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Thanks SW1.

Also if you have a lapsed ME is it still possible to apply?
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 16:39
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I went to my interview and subesequent flight grading with nothing valid, including my medical. You will have a medical at Stage 3 in HK.

Remember some guys have no licences or flying experience at all and get through. Just make sure you know your stuff for the interviews. I was not asked why i hadnt renewed many of my ratings.

I dont even remember there being a section to put in dates of expiry of licences and ratings, just apply
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 17:05
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A JAA license is an ICAO license
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 21:01
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DESO or cadet pilot?

Hi guys,

Are there any special perks that direct entry SOs have over cadet pilots? I've applied to CX in the past on their cadet programme and made it as far as stage 2 in HK, however didn't progress past that.

In a few months time I expect to exceed the requirements for SO and should also have some single engine turbine time. Is it worth while me applying for DESO rather than cadet pilot this time round? Would that be considered a little cocky if I didn't pass the cadet assessment first time round?

Thx!
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Old 18th Feb 2011, 01:52
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@halifax,

mine is on 22 March in Singapore though. Now we've got 22-24!
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Old 18th Feb 2011, 13:19
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Application Number

Hi guys,

Does anybody know where to find the application number?

I have looked through all the things Cathay have sent me but I cant find anything!

I need it for my interview which is soon. Any help would be appreciated!
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Old 19th Feb 2011, 03:29
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Hi all

Was just reading the forum, and was wondering from people that have gone through stages 1 and 2 lately if they had to do the wombat testing? also is the aptitude testing with the joystick still happening also?

Also from what I know stage 1 interviews happening in april in auckland...... and new course starting in May in Adelaide for the 30 week course.

Any info about stage 1 that is different would be great.

Cheers
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 04:51
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U don't want to come here!!!!

It's getting worse everyday.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 05:20
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hi guys. would like to ask the foreign applicants who have attended stage 2/3 b4.. hw many people do u actually see at these stages?
jus wondering how high is the elimination % at stage 1 or hw many ppl does CX actually import to HKG for further stages..
thanks!
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 05:58
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no quota

if you're good enough during your interview at Singapore, you're through
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 08:51
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finished cx cpp stage 1 and waiting reply

finished cx cpp stage 1 interview on 14th this month and now waiting for reply. any other attended the stage 1 interview as i do?? anyone received any reply?

many questions from both the HR and pilot i cannot answer... is that mean i will be out? how long i am expected to wait? anyone willing to share their experience?
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 12:12
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Instead of getting extremely excited to jump into a sinking ship, perhaps some of you should ask tough questions in the interview about your future at CX if you get the job. The first one will be how long it will take you to upgrade to First Officer, and the second - how long will it take to upgrade to Captain. Realize, that most of what you are told will not be the truth as CX is just trying to put warm bodies in seats at the lowest total cost.

You will be banging your head against the wall for a very long time as an SO if you are not careful. Good Luck.... Trust but verify (make sure the contract you sign protects you - it Doesn't!)!
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 12:36
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Oh but if I dare ask a tough question at the interview, then I'll be scared I won't get accepted.
 
Old 20th Feb 2011, 16:51
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I asked the question and was informed "variable - about 4 years".

In turn, I was asked 'what's stopping you from leaving CX once you're FO and going back home'.
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Old 20th Feb 2011, 23:54
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Ummmm....... "Nothing.... you made sure of that when you decided not to give me any housing allowance"
 
Old 21st Feb 2011, 00:35
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Smile Stage 1 interview

Hello guys, I am invited to attend the stage 1 interview in HK on March 8th. Anybody here get the same day? For those of you who recently attend the stage 1, any updated news that I should know before I go? Your insight will be helpful.

Also, I am planing to book a hotel on the 7th near HKG. If you don't mind sharing the room, you can PM me and let's arrange.

Thanks guys!
 
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Hi I applied in March 2010 and just recieved an invite to Auckland on the 7th April - the invite said that there will be 4 areas they are looking at - >Interview with both Personal and Technical Questions (45mins)
Technical multiple-choice Questionnaire (45mins)
Reasoning Test (45mins)
A Personality Assessment (30mins)

I will read through the 100 or so pages but any info will be much appreciated - I have 450hrs tt, all ATPLs and current MEIR...fingers (and toes) crossed
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Old 21st Feb 2011, 02:21
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pilot_chicky :
Interview with both Personal and Technical Questions (45mins)
Technical multiple-choice Questionnaire (45mins)
Reasoning Test (45mins)
A Personality Assessment (30mins)
man, it seems like overseas interview doesn't have the Wombat-CS Test part. You guys are lucky!
 

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