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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 14th Oct 2011, 10:40
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Does anyone know for Stage 2 Mental Mathematics test, it says you cannot use a calculator, but do they allow you to use pen and paper?
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 11:46
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Yes, but it's still a pain in the rectum aile.

However, I would personally worry more about the interview and team exercises as these give the HR team more of an impression on your abilities and suitability for CX.

VFE.
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Old 14th Oct 2011, 14:46
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can u plz give an insight into stage 2 in the manner u faced it/./??
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Old 16th Oct 2011, 17:05
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Got my business class ticket for the wife and I to go over to HK for Stage 2. doing a bit of study, anyone else in the same boat, let's compare some notes

I'll be there in Nov, anyone else going to be there, send me a PM.
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Old 16th Oct 2011, 20:35
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They gave business class for you & your wife for a stage 2?
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 05:22
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Hi Guys,

Just want to hear from anyone from Sydney who has a stage 1 interview in Brisbane on the 4th of November or round that time and who is interested in a study buddy, two heads/minds are better than one.

cheers.
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Old 17th Oct 2011, 08:41
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Cadet Roadshow?

I was told today that a "Cathay representative" attended a local Aero club encouraging all the starry eyed trainee pilots to apply to the CX cadetship and finish their training with them. That way they can "get a number" early and be upgraded before all experienced pilots that are hired after them.

Is recruitment getting that desperate?

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Old 17th Oct 2011, 11:14
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Exclamation Failed SIA Final Interview & looking!

Hi All!

I failed SIA final interview recently, have aerospace engineering degree and psychology minor and 19 dual hours with 0.2 solo hours on piper. I applied cathay & am looking at all other airlines too but didn't find any which I can apply for immediately given financial restrictions.

Being a fresh graduate, I am also wondering what careers I can start with to improve my standing as a cadet pilot applicant with Singapore Airlines or other airlines or companies. Thank you much!

Zack
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 01:54
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Hi guys, just noticed the "rapid command" tab in the flying positions section on the CX website. Is that very new or has it been around for a while. Just wondering cos it says applicants can vote to move to CX passenger flights after 3 years and these people are on bases, not in HK. Would that affect SOs getting a base and/or making it to a captain position in the long term or not? Just checking
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 03:23
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There also seems to be a first officer and second officer tab that appears to be new. Does this indicate Cathay will be accepting direct entry S/Os and F/Os soon and how will this affect the cadet programs?
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 16:33
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30week course

Could anybody with knowledge of the Advanced entry course (30wk) please describe the training regime undertaken @ FTA?

PM if required
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 20:21
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SIM Practice

Anybody interested in sharing a 747-200 sim in the south of England in November. Dates to be confirmed. PM me if interested.
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Old 18th Oct 2011, 20:56
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You guys have got to be kidding me. We are trying to share some wisdom, and you guys just keep coming.

Do NOT complain to me in the flight deck in 4 years.

I don't want to hear it. You have all been warned.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 00:27
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Nobody would complain to you, son. You've offered nothing constructive. Don't flatter yourself to being somebody's sounding board.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 00:41
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Every bit of "constructive" advice has been soundly rejected by starry eyed youngins. What more can one say than has already been said.

So....I guess.....enough said!
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 05:37
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.....and then the other troll appears. One feeds the other. Dan, you're the worst of the lot.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 14:42
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@ ASH1111, Dan Buster and amongst others...

It is my observation that most of the complaining and griping all come from you, the supposed pilots for Cathay. The wannabes are just here trying to find info on the interview process. But it is very unfortunate you guys have to try and discourage these wannabes from employment.

In case if you haven’t noticed, the profession you signed up with back then is no longer what it is today. You are now seem more as a glorified bus driver, a trained monkey in an automated flight deck. Yes, the compensation package may not be as good as it was when you became a pilot at Cathay, but that is the trend of this profession no matter where you go. Get over the fact that you will never see the salaries and treatment you may have received or expected back in “the day”.

GEEZUZ!
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 16:16
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Personally,

Call it "non - professional bitch network".

The "facts" presented here are more then laughable.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 16:18
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Thank you.
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Old 19th Oct 2011, 16:23
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(Sorry for 3rd post) BUT as a bloke who grew up in HK during the 49er era, count your blessing and stop bitching about "so and so is making great money" yeah - Relative to a bloke trying to support kids.

For ***** sake - join it with a shred of integrity! It is a profession that pursues you into a career! Not a job.

Otherwise - get ****** if you think I will buy you a beer.
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