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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 28th Jul 2011, 11:44
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Stage I Ques

Dear Ppruners,

A friend of mine was asked this question during an interview but then he was told that his answer isn't convincing enough. May I please ask for your inputs; as to how would you go about answering this question?

Why is a turboprop most efficient at medium altitudes and turbojet/turbofan at high altitudes?

I request all those who're flying turboprops or Jets to share too.

Thanking all in advance.

TW
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 15:10
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ok please anyone who is know how long it is takes to hear first times from cathay after this first application submitted? ok please answer ok i am waited 3 weeks and not hear anything!!! ok is it this normal? do i get reject? ok thanks for answers.
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Old 28th Jul 2011, 17:57
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Similar boat as CX-A330 here. I sent mine off on the 1st of June and am still yet to hear anything. Has anyone else received any contact within this time frame?

Captain Weird - your comment concerns me! When did you apply?
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Old 29th Jul 2011, 07:18
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Any Chance in the future?

Well I had my chance with the stage 1 interview on the 19th. I worked so hard to learn everything from the JKI booklet and prepared myself as best I could but I walked away that day thinking I'd only performed 'okay' in the interview. I thought I may still have a chance to progress.

I did not make it through to stage 2. I have no flying experience except for PC sim's and my rejection email said I did not meet the required standard to proceed onto stage 2. I would like to find out what I failed on, and work on it for my next application.

Does anyone think an aspiring cadet pilot can still be accepted onto a CPP without flying experience after failing the stage 1?

Is their rejection email a standard form email?
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 06:17
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yaa me 2oo even I had applied few month back and I just got a reply stating that we would call you for the next selection process . Anyone has any idea when is the next selection process.
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 06:21
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Hi Faster stronger

May be we can add this points also
* Gas turbine engines are most efficient when their compressors are operating at high RPM i.e 90-95%
*The high RPM achieves the best specific fuel consumption.
*At high altitude the cruise airframe drag is minimum.
*The TAS is also higher for a constant IAS.
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 12:14
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Heyyy Everyone

I applied online for the Cathay second officer cadetship in February and havenít heard anything back. How long does it normally take for them to get back to you?

Also Iím from Adelaide and I know the first round that will be in Adelaide since February will be in November. How much notice will I get if Iím offered an interview?

Thanks
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Old 31st Jul 2011, 15:58
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Does anyone know how much flying is involved in the 30 week course? Solo etc?

Many thanks,

VFE.
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Old 1st Aug 2011, 13:53
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Any body know of any good practice maths tests similar to the ones they use at Cathay in stage 2 that are around either in books or online?

Cheers

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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 05:12
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waiting

Hi,

Does anyone know how long it takes for CX to get back to you. I've been waiting almost 3 weeks after my stage 2-3 in hong kong to find out the result.

Thanks

Jon
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 14:32
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My experience

Filled in the application in September and got a phone call from a man in Hong Kong in February.

To be fair I completely forgot about it.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 16:03
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I've been waiting almost 6 weeks after my stage 2/3 so you may be in for a wait! I know of others who have been/are in the same boat. On the other hand, some have heard after two weeks. I'm thinking maybe it's the medical process that is holding it up.
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 16:42
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Hi guys I have some questions:

I've been following this thread for quit a while and I have still some questions. The most selection takers say that you don't have to learn only the JKI but more things. I've read about CX, the fleet, destinations, HKG about itself. But what more? Where can I find more technically details? Which books? I've bought the book 'Handling the Big Jets' but it is quit hard because I don't have any flight experience and never read very technically things. Where can I start?

And are there some people out here who are already been invited for Amsterdam?
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 19:16
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Ok i am waited for the cathy to replied to my applications ok, i am waited too much this is normal? Ok is it anybodies else in same as psitions as myslef? I am hope to received this invitations by cathay for the stages 1 2 3 4 5. Is anybodies knows much about this new stage 5?
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 23:10
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Whoop whoop wind-up alert! Whoop whoop wind-up alert!
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Old 3rd Aug 2011, 23:17
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Just saying..

Ok i am waited for the cathy to replied to my applications ok, i am waited too much this is normal? Ok is it anybodies else in same as psitions as myslef? I am hope to received this invitations by cathay for the stages 1 2 3 4 5. Is anybodies knows much about this new stage 5?
Dude, if I where you, I would be more worried about your english proficiency then getting an interview. For goodness sake, at least use the spelling-check on your forum-admissions That being said, there is no stage 5. Just flight grading and after that, it is up to FTA and CX to offer you an cadet-position.

I've been following this thread for quit a while and I have still some questions. The most selection takers say that you don't have to learn only the JKI but more things. I've read about CX, the fleet, destinations, HKG about itself. But what more? Where can I find more technically details? Which books? I've bought the book 'Handling the Big Jets' but it is quit hard because I don't have any flight experience and never read very technically things. Where can I start?
Sounds like you have done some research, but if you can not understand the fundamentals laid out in the book, you have a real thing coming.... But nevertheless, to give some 2-cents alternatives: Try to ring up a flying club or school in your vicinity and see whether your can take an IFT. You will have to break your piggy bank, but it does not cost you an whole arm. Try to contact a pilot (preferably from a larger carrier) and see whether they have any good reading material. The FAA site has some basic stuff on flying and you ought be able to read and comprehend as it is general technical knowledge. There are loads of books and scripts out there, some more technical then others. You better get to grips with the basic flight fundamentals, else you are just wasting your time.

Oh, and read the "the 49-ers, True Story" from John Warham as well.

Good luck!
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 20:07
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Hi Guys,

I did the stage 1 in London on 8th July, a few weeks on I've heard naff all apart from an e-mail asking for the medical form again. I hope that no news is good news!!! So it looks like I'm joining the CX waiting club!
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Old 4th Aug 2011, 20:53
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Hi there biggsywiggsy, how did your stage 1 go? Can you maybe post sone things what you have experienced? Like questions, maybe some tips and tricks? Which plane did they put on the table?

@Barney: I did already all the things you said, except where I can find the right information. Already know the things about Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific, Flight Training (& Facilities) and things like that. I have already a JAA basic book (PDF) but I don't know which chapters I need to read. Just read some of the beginnings, some chapters which are related to the chapters from the JKI?

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Old 4th Aug 2011, 22:56
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Are you serious?

Which plane did they put on the table?
You ARE kidding, right?

Seriously - if you can't identify which aircraft is used in the screening interview, you've no business in this profession.

My Lord, help us all.
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Old 5th Aug 2011, 07:25
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You ARE kidding, right?

Seriously - if you can't identify which aircraft is used in the screening interview, you've no business in this profession.
Thank you very much for your very big so big input and answering my question! -.-
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