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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 15th Jun 2012, 14:33
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I'm not 100% certain on the passing rate to be honest. But I do believe they send around 50-60 candidates that have passed stage 2 down to Adelaide for flight grading. Each CP course caps at 18 cadets. You can do the maths! But as I said, I'm not sure exactly how many they send down for FG as it is conducted in batches. (ie CPXXBatchX)

You should note that the selection process of the Cadet Pilot Program is non competitive, which means that given you meet the CX standards, you'll be offered a place in the program.
unless they have an ultra high standard that destroys 2/3 of the candidates... i don't see how 60 ppl and 18 spots can be non competitive. ...

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Old 15th Jun 2012, 14:45
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I guess a follow up Question is how many people u went flight grading with actually got offered a fta position?

Possible of re flight grade after a period of time if failed ? Or see ya later and thats it?
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Old 15th Jun 2012, 15:42
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lucky86

Hi lucky86,

Sounds like you have passed Stage 2

May I ask how was the Math Test like?
I heard they have changed it recently but cannot confirm. (Before was more simple mathematics with data interpretation, and now it's geared towards actual aviation questions)
I am having mine in a few weeks and hope you can shed some light on this.

And how was the tech interview?
Did you encounter any type specific questions?

Thank you in advance!
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 01:32
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enthusiastic

Thanks enthusiastic,

Ive PM-ed you, please check.

Do you know much about aptitude testing that is involved at FTA?

What will i be doing for the rest of the time at FTA? Only 4-6 hours during the week... Studying? Is there a test afterwards?
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 01:36
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Pyromania,

Hi,

Refer to previous posts for the structure of the maths tests. Part 1 arithmetic, part 2 aviation maths.

Depending on what expeirence and qualificatins you have, the questions asked in thr interview differ. I have 0 hours, so my questions were a lot more general than others with a CPL for example.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 06:54
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I think there were 9 batches foe cp51
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 15:29
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Very very easy sortie maneuvers.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 16:06
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flight grading

hi all is there any 1 who have gone through the advanced entry flight grading for the 2nd officers? would like to get some details on the entire flight grading process. thnx.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 21:36
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SO Advanced Entry in Toronto, Canada

Has anybody received an invitation to stage 1 interview in Toronto in July 2012?

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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:19
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Hi all,

Could someone please talk a bit about the trends in how cx recruit their cadets? I am talking about qualifications/experience/flying backgrounds that are prefered by the recruiters arent formaly required ... Mainly I want to know if the hours and experience are still the primary criteria that they look at? And how would an applicant with an aviation related degree and 250 hours would fair against another applicant with more that twice those hours but without a degree?...I understand that there are other factors involved like interperonal skill but it would be great if someone could share info on the general trends at all..

Thanks.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 15:33
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Mate

U got all it takes.. 250 + aviation degree.. Ure like the lebron james they are waiting for...
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 22:21
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Stage 2 in HK

Anyone in HK for stage 2 at the end of the month? Pm me
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 05:29
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He's from Australia, so it will either be Andrew Johns or Gary Abblett.

Not Lebron James
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 07:35
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Is anyone here going to AE stage 1 interview on 29/6 in HK?
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Old 18th Jun 2012, 16:06
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lucky86

Thanks lucky86!
I hope I'll do fine on the interview. I have being studying hard.

As for the math test, sorry I was being a bit too general.
I meant to ask specifically on Part 2 (aviation math).
I have seen posts saying it involves calculation of stall speeds, climb gradient, etc.
Is that true? Or is it more like Distance/Speed/Time questions? Variation/Deviations? Pressure Altitude?
Things in the JKI booklet.

Thanks again!
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Old 19th Jun 2012, 17:12
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HKYAA?

Hey fellow wannabes!

I'm new to the forum. I recently attended a university career talk and there is this new non-profit organization doing a presentation after Cathay's called the Hong Kong Youth Aviation Academy. It provides ground school taught by current airline pilots and I hear they're accepting applicants now. Has anybody heard about this? What do you guys think?
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 08:56
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Hi all, it's been a week ago since I had my stage 1 of ab initio with cx in hk and Im still waiting for their response. Is that common for people who passed to wait that long? Coz I have heard some successful candidates waited only a day or two.

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Old 20th Jun 2012, 09:49
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The time it takes to let you know one way or the other will vary. The person who interviewed you may be flying somewhere the next day for a 5 day pattern or they may have a few days off and not want to work during that time so may not submit a report. The people who decide who progress once all information about you is submitted may have other things going on also and it probably wont be just one person. It is just the way it is at CX for a lot of things, many people who are in positions of power usually get to decide these things.

For any upgrade, SO to JFO, JFO to FO, or FO to CN, a group of guys get together and have a look over your past history, reports filed, simulator grades, anything on your permanent file, any crm issues (usually have you annoyed the wrong person), etc. This happens usually once a month when they can all get together. It would not surprise me if the same thing goes for the interview. They probably get together once a month to decide on the past months candidates. So if you interview a couple of days before they get together you will know very soon the outcome. If you interview the day after this meeting it will be a month before you hear. The guys/girls in the office are nice people so as soon as they have the information to email candidates they will do that as know it is hard waiting.

If there are other issues it may take longer, medical for example and they want clarification so it has to go through medical department. I know when I joined they used to get US confirmation that you could get a crew visa prior to a job offer.

It is all variable.
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 10:55
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Dear SloppyJoe

Thanks a lot for your reply. I'll keep my finger crossed and work on my preparation. Cheers
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Old 20th Jun 2012, 14:56
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Joycekin when did you attend the initial interview?
I have been waiting for almost 2 weeks and still have not received any call or e-mail.

Do anybody know if you will receive a rejection letter from CX if you failed?
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