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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 3rd Mar 2011, 21:58
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Reasoning: It was based on the Raven's matrices as mentioned on numerous occasions in this forum, just practice on it till you feel comfortable.
PM if you guys needhelp with this..
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 02:57
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Stage 2

Hey guys anyone that completed stage 2 recently can you tell me what is in the aviation maths test and any examples would be greatly appreciated
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 09:33
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@Thierry121: When did you apply?

Also: Can anyone tell me what the training in Adelaine is like? How is that town, food, housing, life there. Are you being paid then already?

All discussion seems to focus on the life as a SO, and the incredible (going from positive to negative) pay conditions. But I would really like to hear about the training phase before it too
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 15:16
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Hi All,

Pls advise as to how many days is the second interview conducted over in HK?

Thanks.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 15:28
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Can anyone send me a JKI booklet please? I would really appreciate it
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 15:55
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@ Thierry121

Hi has Cathay gotten back to you about stage 2 yet?
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 16:54
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2nd interview Hong Kong

Arrive 1st day.

Second interviews and tests are the following day and if successful you will be notified that evening and invited the next interview stage which will be the following day.

Third interview the following day along with a medical and a uniform fitting. Usually leave for home the same evening, depending on flight times for the individuals.

If you are successful on the third interview you will usually be notified within 2 weeks.

You are then invited to Adelaide for flight assessment, probably a month or so later. This is usually for 1 week. Check FTA Adelaide for course details.

Wait 2 weeks again to see if you have passed flight assessment and if successful should be offered a cadet place.

Hope this helps !!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 17:05
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Hi Arjens,

Be prepared for lots of hard work, lots of fun and lots of flying, but, beware, when you first arrive you feel a million miles away from home and all alone, but this will soon pass when you start making lots of good friends.

All living expenses are covered, the food is good and you stay at Flight Training Adelaide billeted with 3 other cadets, you have your own private room and shared bathroom and living rooms.

You will be given a 100 AuD weekly allowance and the course is normally 61 weeks.

Hope this helps !!
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 17:34
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@ Thierry121

Hi has Cathay gotten back to you about stage 2 yet?
They haven't got back to me yet, so I'm fearing the worst to be honest. What about you?
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 17:40
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I haven't received any word yet, I was told around 10 days and it may be over the phone or by email.

Guess we have to just wait for now. Hopefully I'll see you in Hong Kong.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 19:05
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Yep same thing said to me, it's been a week since the Stage 1. Was yours on the 25/02/11 in the afternoon?
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 22:15
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Thierry121 and Arkit

Don't give up hope guys, when they say 10 days they probebly mean 10 working days.
Start to worry if you don't get a call 2 weeks on the dot from your interview date !!
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 00:10
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Absolute rubbish, they seem to be really lacking with time keeping in the recruitment section. When I interviewed in 08 they said we would know in two weeks, 6 weeks later I got the job offer. Thought I was out for sure. They will let you know and if it is not instant it does not mean you are not in even if you dont hear for a month it means nothing. They will let you know, if they are sure they don't want you it will be a quick email as why make you wait?
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 03:42
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Good for you guys....i dont think cathay is coming to India for the cadet pilot
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 03:46
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Say I went on the program and got my ATPL and then decided to fund my own proper type rating using the money saved by my parents (if the amount saved isn't enough a bit more could be raised). Would cathay consider promoting me to FO quicker than the usual 4/5 years?
Please be brutally honest, I won't be offended.
I was going to be slightly polite in answering what I consider to be the most ridiculous question ever asked on pprune but since you won't be offended, then I'll be less diplomatic.

So yeah, you are an idiot mate who obviously has no idea about the industry. So your parents have saved 25-30K? Yeah that will pay for a nice 737 type rating at Ryannair. Have you looked at prices for a A340/777ER or 744 rating???? Just so you know, doing touch and go's on a 744 burns a little more fuel than a 737. And by the way, the independent TR won't be to Cathay SOPs or traning standards.

Secondly, no. Obviously CX will not promote the guy who can pay for more training over his peers.

Thirdly, why did I even respond to this. But congratulations anyway on asking the most stupid question I've ever seen.
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 04:01
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And these guys are future of Cathay Pacific....God help you guys....I really feel bad for Capt/FO who have to fly with these guys for 10 to 16 hours...yea buddy go pay for your rating...make your family go broke to make yourself happy.....if you do that to your family I hate to see what you would do to your fellow colleague...
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 08:46
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Keep up with the times !!

Don't embarrass yourself Sloppyjoe

Move with the times and keep up to date, if your a pilot I hope your more current than this !!

At the end of 2010 the calls were being made after two weeks, sure it may take longer but if it does there are usually abnormal circumstances.

Perhaps Cathay have got their act together now, in 2008 the cadetship was only open to HK nationals and not an open book.
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 11:57
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Saw the ad for Second Officers in the Flight International magazine March 1-7 2011 .

Is Cathay that desparate for S/O's ?
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Old 5th Mar 2011, 15:53
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Cx jo' burg interviews

When are these guys ever coming to Africa? I applied in May 2010 and till today, no interview invite.I just get the automatic reply service." Your application is under processing. We will get back to your geographical location." Can my application still be valid after all that period? Should I apply again?
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 01:08
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How long ago did they stop looking for direct entry SO and focus only on cadet?
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