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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 8th Aug 2011, 10:59
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Captain Weird

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?
IMHO, Read about Meteorology, Basic Navigation, Basic Engine, Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Primary and Secondary control surfaces, Basic Flight Instruments and Principles of Flight(lift formula, stall angle, etc.)

As you probably noticed, all is very BASIC. Fully understand these first and then try to go further. Ofcourse, it is all theoretical and it would help you so much more to have some practical experience as well, and no, FS 2004 or higher, does not count as practical;-)!

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Old 9th Aug 2011, 03:40
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Advanced Program SO CX Interview

Hi guys got an interview with CX in for the Advanced Program comming up does anyone know what is involved eg questions asked and how the interview is conducted for the advanced program. How many stages and what is involved in all stages i have herd there is 3 stages with the last being flight screening, i have the JKI book and know a lot about the company

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Old 9th Aug 2011, 03:43
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Start at the beginning of this thread. There are answers for every question you pose, you just have to be willing to look for them.
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 06:04
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How about the moderators close this thread, it's obviously not stopping the morons from asking the most stupid questions, and of course the slinging match between hihi and CB. It's all going nowhere.
DO some research, learn something, stop looking at PPRUNE for your ROTE learning.
 
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Hey! this thread is free from hihi/CB shenanigans.
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 07:31
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Thanks you cpt.undpants you have answered my questions good!!

What they really need is a spelling and grammar test.
Dan buster this is not very nice we are trying the best to improve our english and you are make fun of us. if you have the problem with our english not good as yours then post some were else please!!!
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 09:59
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Dan buster this is not very nice we are trying the best to improve our english and you are make fun of us. if you have the problem with our english not good as yours then post some were else please!!!
Dude, I do not think he does have problem with your English. Obviously he is able to write coherent sentences and use the correct spelling, but the point I think he is trying to make is that the universal language in aviation is english. Now, you might not have to speak and write english from Oxford, but on a CX flight-deck where crew-members come from different native backgrounds, it is imperative that everyone completely understands what the hell he or she is supposed to do! Whether it is calculating the fuel-burn, reading the MEL or tuning the Navaids, all actions need to be backed up by verbal and sometimes written communication to show that you understand what is expected from you and what you are about to do. It is already hard to deal with the different ATC-dialects, so if you can not even communicate properly to your own crew, you are asking to be the next "dissapearing blip" on the radar.


To turn it around, how would you like it if you were the skipper and I would be in the RHS just turning knobs and switches at random intervals? If I would then proceed to speak Swahili or some Sichuan dialect, I am sure you would not tolerate that.


CX-330, I really hope you catch the drift. I believe you when you are saying you are dedicated and committed to get into the CPP. Really I do. However, your level of written english is way under the mark. While you are entitled to make any submission on an forum like this, be aware that if you have used in the same "style" in your application sent to CX, you probably have to wait for quite a while to get an interview, my friend.


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Old 9th Aug 2011, 13:17
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Ok i am understand now before i am thinking dan buster is making fun sorry for misunderstand. I will talk english with my families at home and read more english to improved my english. Whem does the cathay pacific throw away the old planes and get new ones what arrival days? the airbuses a350s?? and does this qantas "industrial actions" have the effects on cathay? i see in the wikipedias the air qantas and cathay are the alliance partners! too bad lufthansa is not in the part of the alliance. Ok thanks you everyone for the help informations
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Old 9th Aug 2011, 17:41
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wow - not sure how to respond to that
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 00:57
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Thanks for this thread, it's full of great information. I went ahead and applied for the CX cadet program, it was weird they wanted high school information even though I am a university graduate. I dont think my chances are great to get picked up but again thanks for the great info.
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 14:07
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Stage 2 and 3 updates.

Hi guys,

Does anyone have any updated info on stages 2 and 3 of the S/O programme?
Are they still doing - Stage 2: Maths test, group exercise, flight planning exercise and Interview and Stage 3: Medical, ICAO English test + another interview?

Cheers
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 17:09
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around page 146 there was a question about logbooks - "Does one have to make copies of all pages of all logbooks he/she ever had, or can it just be last pages?" Thats for the 1st interview.

Anybody got an answer to that?

Appreciate it!
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 18:46
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I had the same concern mate. I ended up just photocopying every page I had and they seemed to be satisfied with that. I know it's a pain but I didn't want to take the risk missing something important that they wanted to keep a record of.
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Old 10th Aug 2011, 21:17
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hey guys, I have an interview with cathay pacific on 24th August for Stage 1, does anyone have any sort of advice to help me best prepare for this interview.

I am quite bad at diagrammatic tests and mental math question, any books or things to recommend?

This is my schedule just to let you guys know:
During the stage 1 assessment, you are required to complete the following selection sessions:
· Job Knowledge Test (45 minutes)
· Reasoning Test (45 minutes)
· Personality Test (30 minutes)
· Interview (General + Technical)(45 minutes) Technical questions will be based on the Job Knowledge booklet attached and further gauged to the individual’s experience level

I am personally a university graduate with a PPL.

kind regards,
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 00:18
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Hi B787ing,

Do you have Stage 1 in London? When did you apply? And when did they take contact with you for Stage 1?

Best of luck mate!
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Stage 2

Hi all,

Just got invited for stage 2, anyone care to share some more info?

And yes, I've read all 157 pages.

Regarding stage 1 - London July, I appled 1 week before the interview and was invited the very next day.

(UK/ JAA FATPL CPL IR MCC JOC 200 hours)

45 min Tech paper, I remember there being 2 different papers on the table, and the one that was given to me asked for a lot more than one could get from the basic JKI booklet. I prepared with ACE, and most importantly, the ATPL books.

20 minutes Tech interview - was asked some ATPL questions.
20 minutes with the HR lady - personal questions, and some regarding CX.

If you know your stuff you will be fine, all in all very pleasant.

Cheers,

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Old 11th Aug 2011, 06:40
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I wonder what stage 2 is doing...
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Good news!!!!

Ok i am recieved the good news i have invitations to the stage 1 of second officer program next month in HK i am excite can anyone please share the informations about stage 1??? Ok there is too many pages here to find informations about the stage 1 ok, can someone please share the informations what to study and cathay did not say they are send me a free ticket and accomodation how do they expect me to get to the hong kong!! help please what do i do?? ok thanks everyone.
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 09:00
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If there are too many pages of information here for you then TOUGH - everybody has to find what they're looking for. Stop being so lazy.
This thread is overgrown, with few posts of significant value, due to people posting stupid questions. The information you are looking for is already posted numerous times in this thread and it should not be posted yet again just to satisfy lazy people that want everything handed to them on a plate. Your posts are an absolute torture to read.
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 09:04
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hi

i have stage one in Hong Kong, I opted for this because they would not be conducting any interviews in London anytime soon and I wanted to get into this a little faster.
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