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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 13th Apr 2012, 08:23
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lucky86, when i did my stage 1 in late 2010, i had pretty much next to 0 hours, the standard of questions were upto to a BAK level.

It would be great if you knew the answers to those questions posted earlier - but they are really more of a CPL/ATPL type question.

Concentrate on getting the basics right first, then move on.

Goodluck.
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 14:32
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Hi,

I had my first stage (for ab-initio) last week. Of all candidates, only I was lucky enough to be interviewed by a pilot and an HR. Just got called for the next stage - ICAO english test.

So everyone going through, do expect a pilot for technical questions in the first stage and be prepared!!

Good luck!
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 16:30
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just want to get some view on what people do who are on similar boats as me

steady job after graduate

what active steps can you take to fulfilling your dream of becoming a airline pilot? other than splash out 6 or 7k on a ppl

p.s i am saving up for one but just want to see what other people do...
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 16:39
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6 - 7k .. what currency are you talking about?
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 17:07
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im currently working in uk so sterlings
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Old 13th Apr 2012, 23:41
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Just get into mate!

Go to the local flying schools and see what courses etc they have a on offer.

Just pay as you go for each lesson, so you don't have to pay for the whole course upfront (actually alot of people advise against paying upfront), then you don't have to save as much at the start and can get into flying straight away.

Thats the 'only' way to fulfill your dream, is to actually start flying.

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Old 14th Apr 2012, 04:12
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yeah i'm thinking of a PPL too, money is not a problem since u can pay as u fly and have a degree with a fairly gd paying job

problem is, after PPL, where do u go from there? Rightfully CPL/MEIR is the next level, but with that, we're talking abt a hundred grand in US$
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Old 15th Apr 2012, 11:23
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^ That is expensive for a CPL.

How about getting the PPL first and reassessing from there? Even if you decide not to pursue the CPL after then, atleast you will have a PPL and can go flying whenever you want.
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 01:07
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CX CPP Summary

G'day Everyone,
Iím usually not one to post; but after reading the 4000 odd posts on this forum, for over the past few weeks I felt inclined to say something. First to people who are considering the programme- read the entire forum. It is well worth the time taken (think of it as an investment if you are serious about applying for a cadetship) - there is a lot of useful information and tips (a lot of crap as well- but hey itís a forum). The forum covers most things from interview questions, stages, pay, conditions, both pros and cons of the programme, as well as covering CX aircraft, engines etc.

If anyone does have any quick questions IRT (in regards to) the programme feel free to PM myself and I will try to pass on what I know. From what I have read on here and in multiple other books/websites etc the programme can be a good way for a young single person who is willing to live similar to what can only be described as a "uni student" life style. (No such thing as an easy way into any business- the glamour and glory will come later on in life once you has earned it. For now live up the single life.) As an SO it will be what you make of it. Having been in the Army for 5 yrs and having lived in my fair share of s#!t box rooms I can only say- meet some mates get out and enjoy the experience- it's usually how the best stories are made.

The people expecting to walk into a career earning top dollar need to look at all the other trades/professions out there - their all in the same basket- You have to work hard to get to the top. There are many streams into the Aviation business and all of which require sacrifice, commitment and a lot of hard work and persistence- most of all however you need DISCIPLINE. Donít procrastinate! Get out there and be active- find your local flying school (get involved- even if you canít afford to fly, talk to people (its free!!)- after all the business is usually its not what you know but who), read the latest aviation magazines/newspapers - find out whatís going on in the world and build that situational awareness, go to air shows make some contacts. Finally I know we all would but please please refrain from trying to pawn your self out and fly for free. It really does bring down the entire monetary value of the aviation business and makes earning a decent wage rather difficult- after all flying commercially both rotary and fixed is a complex skill and rather an elitist group- lets keep it that way and be paid accordingly for our knowledge and skill.

Thanks again for everyoneís valuable comments and wish everyone all the best in their decision.

Stay Golden Pony Boys!

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Old 16th Apr 2012, 05:23
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regarding stage one interview technical exam

firstly, thank you localcadetflyer for posting the questions, its nice to have a direction in which to study in.

However, im just wondering what the format for the technical exam will be for the first interview? will it be in multiple choice or will it be written.

And if I am an ab-initio candidate, will such knowledge from localcadetflyer's questions be expected?

Thank you for any and all of your help in advance. 1stInterview is on April 20th in HK..getting the jitters..
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 05:30
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redrocket,

I mentioned in an earlier post above, when i had my interview back in late 2010, i had next to 0 hours, and the standard of questions the captain asked were upto a BAK (Basic Aeronautical Knowledge) standard. The questions that localcadetflyer posted are more of a CPL/ATPL standard, and whilst it would be good to know them, you really should have a solid understanding of the basics first.

If i was you, i would study upto a BAK level first, then move onto PPL level and so on only once you've had a good understanding of the previous level, as the knowledge builds from the previous knowledge.

Goodluck!
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 11:01
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Job Knowledge test format

Thanks orangeboy for taking the time to answer my question (especially since you have already answered once =p)

One more thing I am wondering about is in regards to the job knowledge test; will the format be written or will it be multiple choice?
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 11:49
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Kenneth PM me!

Kenneth PM me!
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 12:54
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Job Knowledge Test was multiple choice when i did it and i believe it still is.
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Old 16th Apr 2012, 13:58
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There are many streams into the Aviation business and all of which require sacrifice, commitment and a lot of hard work and persistence
Except for the modern day Cathay Pacific!!
 
Old 17th Apr 2012, 03:20
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hey rahil, just wantd to know how did it go with cathay?
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Old 17th Apr 2012, 07:58
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localcadetflyer

thank you for your help, ive been reading the PHAK booklet after the JKI one they sent me, hope I have I remember most of it =]
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Old 18th Apr 2012, 12:56
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I applied in October, and no reply yet... finger cross i guess
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 05:12
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Just got my knock back e-mail, reasonably gutted. Any success stories from the second attempt?
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Old 19th Apr 2012, 06:52
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Which stage? Any reasons given?
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