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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 11th Aug 2011, 09:45
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CX-A330

Hi there,

For Stage 1 you won't get a free ticket to Hong Kong, you have to plan it by yourself! For Stage 2/3 you will get the free ticket and residence at the Cathay Hotel.

Good luck!
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 12:23
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yes I know, but I am willing to invest 600 in an airline to ticket to get my career started a bit more early than you would if your put your preferred location London.

Maybe it was not clear but I am just asking if anyone has anymore advice or has recently in the last couple of months taken an interview and what they did to prepare for it.

Thanking you in advance,
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 14:48
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Hi guys, I have come across this question.

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

How would you tackle this one?

I would use an average DALR, which I believe to be around 5F/1000'?, up to 2000', then an average SALR which I believe to be around 3F/1000' for another 2000', giving the answer of 13 at 4000'.

Would anyone answer it any other way?

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Old 11th Aug 2011, 15:42
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Boe787ing

I think Cpt Weird was answering CX-330's question about the stage 1.

However, to answer your question, here is my 2 cents:
1. Just read up on all matters YOU think is important to be an commercial jet pilot(Technical, Airmanship, etc).
2. Know yourself and where you are coming from. More importantly, try to understand what you are getting into with this program and living in HKG.
3. Read all about CX (just make sure the sources are traceable and authentic)
4. Be humble and modest to your interviewers, but stand your ground if you know what you are talking about.

I am quite bad at diagrammatic tests and mental math question, any books or things to recommend?
Try to get hold of an basic high-school math book. It should help you with some fundamentals. It also teaches basic shortcuts for adding, subtracting, multiplying and subtracting. You can try this website for some basic practice: Numeracy Test

As for the logic reasoning test. Try this website:
http://www.iqtest.dk/main.swf
It is somewhat similar to the test they use at Stage 1.


Remember these are just my 2 cents. Whatever works for you is the best option.

Good luck!
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 16:12
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barney31,

your 2 cents are so helpful. Again thank you for taking your time to help me.

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Old 11th Aug 2011, 18:08
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Does no one see that this guy's takin the piss??
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 18:10
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British Airways In A Major Recruitment Drive

As well as recruiting experienced pilots from other airlines and ex-military pilots, British Airways says it will help around 400 aspiring pilots with the cost of training through its Future Pilot Program.
You will be an F/O from day one
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 19:04
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@Tupps

Why would it be in Farenheit? That makes no sense. The answer is 20C
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 19:44
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@tupps

cykzstudent is right

DALR = 3C/1000ft
SALR = 1.5C/1000ft

Ground temp is 29 degrees, using DALR (3C/1000ft)
Cloud base @ 2000ft temp is 23 degrees
then you use SALR (1.5C/1000ft)
therefore temperature @ 4000ft is 20C
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 20:06
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Does no one see that this guy's takin the piss??
Yes and no.
Yes, because every posting he made in this thread became more ridiculously than the former one.
No, because there are people like him wandering around this planet, trying to get an finger between the door.

So instead of busting his/her chops, I prevail to take another road and give him the benefit of the doubt. Maybe that is not an smart approach on a forum like this, but either way, it is my perogative to assume that this is really an actual person trying to find his way...

If not, I'll be the first to admit that I have been punk'd
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Old 11th Aug 2011, 20:51
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Cheers guys, I had the right strategy just not the correct figures.

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Old 12th Aug 2011, 10:47
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Good News A330X

Wow. I am really enjoying your posts. Your "engrish" is so appalling that I can't believe that you are for real! Must be taking the piss I think.

If you are for real you must be:
  • from a Band 5/6 HK Secondary School
  • not aware of Spellcheck or Grammarcheck
  • not worried about holding yourself up to public humiliation
  • not fit to communicate to a safe level in the international arena
  • not safe to be driving PAXs through the skies
  • certainly not safe to communicate when you are in a critical or pressured situation
  • not worried that CX may be monitoring your posts
Good Luck to all who fly with you.Note to self: Never will fly CX again because there is the remotest chance he will be my driver.

Last edited by meggo; 12th Aug 2011 at 10:58. Reason: Just came to my senses!
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Old 12th Aug 2011, 11:51
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yeah A330x and other similiar new pprune joiners are usually some bitter rogue pilot in disguise trying to point out the poor standard of the upcoming cadet. Too bad these people dont get through the interview, math test, pysch test, tech test, sim ride etc.. And if they do then they are put through the ringer for 13months at a professional flight school in Australia.
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Old 12th Aug 2011, 15:31
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Why shouldn't you be put through the ringer if you've never flown before?
 
Old 12th Aug 2011, 16:30
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Ouch! dude
I just ended up calling them in Hong Kong, and asked them straight up if they want me to copy every page. They said they are trying to be little more environmentally friendly than that and just told me to bring the original
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Old 12th Aug 2011, 16:32
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above's post is for dangerman
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Old 12th Aug 2011, 21:22
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Haha, fair enough. For the second stage I just took the original logbook without any photocopied parts For the first stage they state in the e-mail that they wanted a photocopy of a number of things. A logbook being one in that list.

Always best to ask the source though
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Old 12th Aug 2011, 23:12
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you misunderstood what i was saying. i was just pointing out that some guys are making out that zero/low hour pilots just pass the interview and then get to sit in the seat behind the captain. This is not the case, they do a 13month course, not in india or europe, but in a highly regarded Australian flight school.
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Old 13th Aug 2011, 01:41
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Ok i am get my friend who speak good english to translate/type for me.

To all of you who think i am "taking the piss" i am not doing this to annoy anyone or to piss people off. If meggo you were smart enough you would know i am from germany from my previous post. I am not from hong kong, i am a 4th year university student studying mechanics but all of my childhood dream is to be a pilot. To everyone who thinks this is all a joke im sorry it came to this. I was warned by cpt.underpants that i should improve my english otherwise my posts are comical (funny) to you all previlleged with good english skills. I am studying hard for my upcoming stage 1 next month. If cathay really monitor this posts i make then they should be happy to see i am try to improve my english!

Thanks everyone for this thread i am still appreciate all of your inpuy negetive or positive

p.s this is CX-A330s friend who wrote this on behalf of him to anyone who does not understand.
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Old 13th Aug 2011, 11:06
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Very interesting!!
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