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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 25th Jul 2011, 08:59
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non HK asian

Hello Gentlemen,New to this forum, can anyone share some insights whether other asian (other than HKers) have chances to this cadet program? I have PPL, 8 years as airline technical services - powerplant. Im under the impression CX is only eyeing for HKers and caucasian candidates. Thanks!
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 10:15
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Hello Gents,

I'm new here. Can you tell if one with following background has a chance for a cadet SO interview?
1. Degree in Mechanical Engg.
2. 8 years working as Airline Technical Services Engr - Engine/APU
3. Asian (not HK'er)
I'm under the impression that CX cadet program is only open for HK'ers and white gents.
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 10:34
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You're way ahead of the guy 4 posts above
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 12:25
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da biotch dey luv u here man. wid da shades an da ATTITUDE u r da biz bro.

hey mi brudder join now i sez man.
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Old 25th Jul 2011, 22:29
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sloppy joe, were you hired by CX then?

I might have missed it in the previous post, did not read it all the way back
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 12:33
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Stage 2 interviews

Hi guys,

I've been reading the thread from page 100 or so.. but cannot find anything too relevant for the upcoming stage 2 interviews.. since the stages had been changed a lot this year..

would anyone please kindly share their experiences for stage 2? and maybe how i can prepare for it??

thanks.
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 12:46
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Here we go again!

How long is it going to take the senior blokes to realise that NO MATTER how hard you tell us your facts about how bad the CDS is it won't stop us.

Everyday you guys (the current CX crew) are constantly being bombarded with Q & As about this course.

Bottom line, we are here to stay and you better accept it!

To one specific pilot who is glad that he is retiring; "bon voyage"
Your negative information will most greatly be forgotten.

One more thing. How do you tell a child who lives in a 3rd World country, with no financial aid; has no access to the internet; doesn't have a Mcdonalds or well run grocery store where he can seek employment and try to pay for his/her training(something that some of us have tried but realised that it will take all eternity to fund our own licenses by working at Mcdonalds or some piece job. Learning to be a pilot is DAMN expensive in Europe and most flying clubs offer only PPL, which doesn't give you employment oppotunities) that Cathay Cadet is bad?

Don't tell me because I live in a more economically developed country I will find a way. BECAUSE I haven't, most of us who live in MEDCs have tried everything and have failed. What more a person who lives in a 3rd world country, are you going to tell them to bugger off, if given the opportunity.

They might be better opportunities for us who live in MEDCS, but what about those in a 3rd world country?



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Old 26th Jul 2011, 13:28
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Pollution is inevitable and here to stay. It's turning the world into a sewer. Should we call this progress or try to rectify it?

Lowering standards is happening to save costs & line the pockets of the very same people who's task it is to maintain them. Should we call this progress or try to rectify it?

Pilots stabbing other pilots in the back to further their own self interest. Should we call this progress or try to rectify it?

Kids telling their seniors in age, knowledge, experience & credentials offering the facts about the job they seek to p!ss off & retire because you don't want to hear it? Should we call this progress or try to rectify it?

Would a kid in a third world country crap on his own village, culture & completely disrespect the elders? (Metaphor: see if you can work it out).

Slots, you appear to be right. You are here to stay. You haven't "won". The immoral, greedy management using you have. Should we call this progress or try to rectify it?
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 14:56
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so I take it you passed your stage 1 then? Congrats! When was it?

Was it really just:
1-multiple choice technical questions
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2 - interview including technical and personal questions?
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Old 26th Jul 2011, 21:00
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CX stage 1 interview

Any one in this thread who has been invited for stage 1 interview in Jo'berg South Africa on August?
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 03:00
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Re: Dieselengine

Thanks man, yeah, i passed my Stage 1. I did it on June 28 and they got back to me about 2 weeks later and invited me to do the ICAO test.. and it had since been another 2 weeks again. The assessor told me i'm a solid 5, borderline 6 so i'm not worried about that.

Stage 1 is in 4 parts:

Multiple choice - based on JKI booklet mainly, but there are bits that are PPL knowledge and general planes knowledge and CX company information.

Personality test - computer test asking you to rank your preferences

Reasoning test - IQ test in my opinion, same as all other bros and sis says, it's the Raven's Progressive Matrices.

Interview - HR and Technical. The technical part can get a little tough. They probably want to see to wat extent you know. Of course it depends on your level too. if you have PPL, they'd expect u to know a lot more than someone without a PPL.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 04:30
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appreciate that man, very detailed, useful stuff!
finally some on topic stuff. Looks like we just doublehandedly (yep, its an actual word) returned this forum to what it should all be about - getting ready for a cadet pilot programm.

1)that JKI booklet, It sounds pretty important, where should I look for it?
2)by PPL do you mean people, as in people knowledge? or commercial pilot stuff knowledge?
3)sound like there was no math anywhere there, at least so far
4)how was that medical form you have to fill out, was that pretty in depth?
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 05:36
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Diesel,

The JKI booklet is the job knowledge interview booklet. If you get invited to a stage 1 interview, they will send you this booklet via email approximately 2 weeks prior the interview. It is 60 pages of flying basics.

PPL = Private Pilots License. The information in the JKI booklet is at about this level of understanding.

The medical form is fairly basic and not at all in depth. From what i have read, the really in-depth stuff is to be expected in HK where you undergo a comprehensive medical assessment.


If you are serious about wanting to become a cadet, i suggest you read this thread from the absolute beginning. It will take a few days, but will answer your questions. For anyone else interested, don't take the comments of the detractors in this thread too seriously. Take the time to do some research of your own and you'll find that while the cadetship isn't the greatest offer going, it certainly isn't the worst either. Having spoken with a few existing S/O's who have been through the cadetship (on worse T's&C's), they all agree that it is quite manageable, so long as you don't have high expectations.

Just make sure you know what you are getting yourselves into.

Best of luck.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 14:55
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Dieselengine:

1) they send you the JKI booklet when you are invited for the interview.
2) as stevop21 says, you should know this man.. it's private pilot license level knowledge
3) no maths until Stage 2 as far as i know
4) the medical form was pretty simple, just about your eyes, whether u had any operations or stayed in hospital for any reasons after birth, medication, etc.

I wonder if there's anyone brothers out here who did Stage 2 recently and could share what they had to do. Please offer some guidance if there is anyone out there..
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 18:47
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Hi all,

I'd appreciate some help as I am a bit confused. I'm an experienced ex-military pilot and I applied to Cathay for a F/O post. As we all know they aren't recruiting F/Os so I went back into my application and ticked the S/O box too. I got an email the other day saying:

I am pleased to advise you that I now have a schedule for your final interview in Hong Kong
This was the first time I have heard back from Cathay so I am very confused by the word FINAL having not had any other interview. Is this normal? What have I missed? and what stage is the interview that I will have i.e. stage 2 etc as discussed on this thread. Is it normal to be invited to HK and they appear to willing to pay for my wife and I to fly to HK for 4 days.

All the best to everyone.
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Old 27th Jul 2011, 21:35
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stevop21

Dude, its been 12 years since I've last heard of a private pilot's license!

Don't disrespect the elders
Don't stress, you'll forget what PPL stands for after you had your ATP for a few years too
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This was the first time I have heard back from Cathay so I am very confused by the word FINAL having not had any other interview. Is this normal? What have I missed? and what stage is the interview that I will have i.e. stage 2 etc as discussed on this thread. Is it normal to be invited to HK and they appear to willing to pay for my wife and I to fly to HK for 4 days.
They are so desperate for Short course pilots (4-12wks) that they want you as quickly as possible. They are severly lacking in applicants for this course due to the poor conditions of service vs experience, while the 60wk course with 0 experience gets thousands.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 09:22
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Has anybody from the UK recently been informed of dates for their stage 2 interview? I had my first interview last month and was informed around 3 weeks later that I had been successful to stage 2 and would be informed of an exact date in due course. This was almost 4 weeks ago now though just wondering if anybody else had the same email and has any idea of when the stage 2 interview will be?

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Old 28th Jul 2011, 10:50
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Anyone here invited for the first stage in Amsterdam?
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 11:13
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stage 2/3

aile_striker, check your PM mate
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