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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 3rd Feb 2010, 15:19
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stuart3380

Hi stuart,

good luck on yr interview tmr. Keep us updated! I will have mine next week. Which stage u are going tmr?
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 11:25
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There has been "talk" about a "scheme" that caters for those with CPL ME/IR but nothing more than that.

To answer the question posed earlier, the reason why fATPLs and even fATPL FIs are applying to the "cadet" scheme is because this is the super-fast track to a 777 or A340 job at a pretty good airline.

Whether you respect this route, this "selling your soul" pathway (as many have said) to the shiney jet is a discussion that has bored me to death over the past few months. But the reality is that for Stuart (29 Newcastle) his options, if you can call it that, are very limited in England. BA are f**ked, easyJet only take CTC mugs for 6 months, and Ryanair wants £30K.

See it as you will.
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 11:35
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Just out of interest; does anyone know the pay during training (if any)? Or how long you have to work for CX for after.....questions I should of indeeded asked at interview but didnt think of them!

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Old 4th Feb 2010, 16:12
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@ lautzeyan

The recruitment is ongoing for the immediate future, but you never know what may happen.

There are currently courses starting roughly every 3 months, with the next one starting in March



@ Nick185

During training, you are looking at, I believe approx 110 Aussie dollars per week, but as you get food and accommodation paid, it is pretty reasonable.

There is no 'official' bond after training as they are illegal by Hong Kong law. Your SO hours will not be logged in Full, e.g. if you fly 8 hours, you wont log 8 hours, I believe you log half the hours. Also, If you wanted to move on, you in theory could, but only to an airline that operates with SO's, as other airlines do not look at SO hours. Also, as it is a HKCAD licence, you would have to do your own conversions etc



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Old 4th Feb 2010, 17:49
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Ahh I see, thanks

Sorry - one more question RE the licences - once you become a Jr F/O i.e. you starat doing take off's / approaches / landigns etc.... I assume you get a HK ATPL - how easy is it to convert to a 'standard' (if there is such a thing) ATPL???
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Old 4th Feb 2010, 18:12
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by normal i'm assuming you mean JAA?

I'm not 100% sure, someone else can probably give you a better idea. I do know it would involve doing all the ground school and exams, but to what extent extra flying is needed, i'm not too sure

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Old 5th Feb 2010, 16:01
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Still on a wing and a prayer

Now 3 month's and still waiting for a whisper
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Old 5th Feb 2010, 16:43
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Feb London Interviews

Anyone got any idea when we are likely to hear the result of the London interviews held this week?
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 05:52
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Hi, during an interview, I was asked a question which mentioned an allowance of AU$50.00 per week for a cadet.
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 06:43
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Heard back a couple of weeks back and was successful in gettting to the second round. Heading over to HKG this coming week. Done a lot of prep but still not entirely sure what to expect. Any tips from those who have been through the process or those “in the know”?
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 17:30
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Feb London Interviews

at the interview they only told me "we will let you know as soon as possible", so I am hoping that means early next week!
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 10:10
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JKI Test

Hey guys, how's everyone doing? I am currently preparing my JKI test. I will have the test this month. Any advice for me?
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 12:59
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JKI

I got asked alot about their fleet - such as what aircraft have winglets (and why...)
which aircraft go where etc....

If you do a bit of extra reading around the JIK then it definatly makes a good impression (it did for me anyway!)

What stage are you at?

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Old 7th Feb 2010, 14:11
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Thanks Nick. I am in stage 1B now. So, they ask such questions in the JKI test or during the interview?
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 15:45
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btw Nick, can you tell me which CX aircraft have Winglet?

correct me if i am wrong.

With Winglet:

B747- 400
B747 400 BCF
B747 400 Freighter
B747 400ERF
A340 300
A330 300
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 17:12
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They ask questions in both - you will have to go into much more detail in the interview though - as much detail as you can..

I think so - have a look on airliners.net and see if you can find any 777 with winglets - i dont think that there are though
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 18:25
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You are correct, neither the Boeing 777 - 200/300/300ER have winglets.
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 15:27
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Airbus vs Boeing

one more question, I am wondering what this the different between Airbus and Boeing? Is there any website or post i can read [email protected]@?
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 15:54
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Airbuss = European
Boeing = US


Look on the boeing & airbus websites and look up the aircraft that CX use
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Old 9th Feb 2010, 17:04
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I think B777 have different type of winglets called Raked winglets... Its been 3 years since I interviewed with CX so I could be wrong. But look at B777-300 wing and you will see what I talking about. Good luck to all of you.

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