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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 27th Mar 2011, 05:05
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Either way the money sucks, just accept that. If you want flying experience, go regional for a little while. All the non-military seasoned pilots I know that fly a "BSJ" comment that their time flying for a regional was the most fun they had as a aviator. Get some experience first, the "BSJ" will be there waiting for you in a couple/few years and the compensation package might even be better by then (at least that's my plan).
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Old 27th Mar 2011, 16:38
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hey

Hi,
i have to go to outstation in Paris next 31 march to do the initial interview for second officer selection, have you done the same initial selection last february 2011? How was?
Do you confirm more or less 3 months from the first step to the second step in HK ?
Thanks
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 02:43
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 03:44
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Chewie - you are a 20 year old, living in HK about to go do flight grading for the AE cadet course? my guess is that your daddy paid for you to get 250 hours, you applied for the course, learnt what you needed and have now been accepted for flight grading... what are you actually bringing to the cockpit?
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 04:12
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ILS approach is an ILS approach...who cares where its at...are you saying your so weak that you need all the info just to conduct a simple ILS approach....come on man where did you get your instrument rating or do you even have one....you be fun to fly with....
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 09:02
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does anyone know how to do these questions? Any input would be appreciate thanks in advance.

Ground temp was 29 degrees, cloud base was 2000. What is temperature of a parcel of air @ 4000 using DALR and SALR?

Ground temp was 29 degrees, cloud base was 2000. What is temperature of a parcel of air @ 4000 using DALR and SALR?
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 14:02
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Set thrust.
Thrust set.
80 knots.
Check.
V1.
Rotate.
Gear up.
Positive rate, gear up.
LNAV.... THR REF.... VNAV SPD.
Check.
Flaps 1.....
Speed Checks Flaps 1
Climb thrust.....
Climb 1 set.
Flaps up...
Speed Checks Flaps up.
Oh F-bomb!!! We forgot to measure the temperature of that air parcel we just flew through at 4000 ft!!! What was it???
Shut the F-bomb up and cycle the seat belt signs!
 
Old 29th Mar 2011, 15:25
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Chewie

Chewie...

I am confused

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Old 29th Mar 2011, 20:20
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Can anyone please tell me the length of the course at FTA such as short course and the requirements, I have read it in this forum but cant seem to find it?

Thanks
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 21:09
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A 61 week Ab-initio programme for applicants with little or no aviation experience;
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
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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Old 29th Mar 2011, 21:27
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thanks!
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Old 29th Mar 2011, 22:47
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They will come to Amsterdam these summer, in August. I think maybe I'll be invited, because my first choice was Amsterdam. But maybe not we'll see. The problem is that I have ramadan, that means that, we muslims, don't eat till the sun is going under.. I think I can't concentrate myself for 100 percent for it.. somebody who has tips or had the same thing??

CW
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 00:34
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PF doesnt have an ILS. It has an NDB....
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 01:01
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So how will you fly the aircraft during ramadan if you are unable to concentrate?
I have many muslim friends who are good pilots and fasting during Ramadan has not been an issue for them where aviation safety is concerned. If they are not able to fast for health or safety concerns they may go for the option of breaking the fast and make up for it another day. But of course it is up to them to decide for themselves..At least that's how I understand it to be..
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 06:22
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Chewie

The flight grading for applicants who are going on the Ab-Initio course is the same regardless as its for people with "little to no expirience"
Having said that, someone such as your fine self with a whopping 80 hours, will be expected to complete more advanced stuff than someone with zero. These include steep turns, spin recovery, and limited panel IF.

They wont make you do an ILS as you'd never have seen nor expirienced one as well as PF not having an ILS
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Old 30th Mar 2011, 09:57
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This just keeps getting better!! I did look at this section for info, but now I'm back for the entertainment!!
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 03:54
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Hey guys,
Besides JKI booklet, what else should i study for my initial interview? I have all the ratings and 300tt. I'm about to graduate from an aviation university in 2 months. I'm pretty sure they're gonna expect a lot more from me compare to someone who's never flown before.
Also, do I really need to present them my high school grades??
Thanks a lot!
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 04:48
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Initial Interview

Hey! For those who have applied from all over the world, do not be discouraged if u have yet to be offered the initial interview. I have confirmed with CX that they will reply even if u r rejected so for those who have no news means ur application is still pending! No news = Good news! And for those who want to expediate the process do indicate that u dont mind going to HK for interviews it'll definitely be faster (if u really dont mind). Btw i have applied in late Dec and when i checked with CX yesterday, my application is still "queueing up" for screening. Cheers! And continue to live the dream!
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 06:49
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i'm from SG too and i don't know how long more to wait, hahaha

at least yours was Dec 2010, i applied in April 2010


they came last week, but no news from them..

argh....
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 21:34
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Two fences

Very interesting thread here guys, seems to have caused quite a stirr

Would seem that there are two fences, those that are despairer for a job, and those that do not....and as such don't like the conditions offered.

I am just about to finish my HND with ATPL's and start my CPL/IR which is all self funded and to be honest I can't see any opportunities for me at the moment as newly qualified FO/SO. It would seem that this is the only cadet scheme at the moment that will consider me in any way shape or form. Like many on this forum along with those without any flight experience.

For those of you that have applied, the very best of luck to you and I too am awaiting for a response.

For those of you who feel that the conditions are not good enough, you are right, but please do not judge us as we all need to start somewhere, even if it means that we need to take one for the team now and again.

I firmly believe that we need to start at the bottom, work hard, take the hits and be prepared to compromise in order to get on in aviation these days seeing as low hours FO/SO jobs are few and far between.

Also if you feel that these conditions are not great, please, instead of just telling us this very important point, why do you not show us another airline that offers the same level of cadet-ship, but with better conditions?

I look forward to your interesting reply!

PS, starting at the bottom doesn't make us bad pilots, it makes us more determined!
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