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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 24th Apr 2013, 19:24
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Any new rumours on future AE and TT recruitment?
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Old 24th Apr 2013, 20:21
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HR said they will be able to offer more information in October when the training schedule is released. I don't expect to hear much until then.

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Old 24th Apr 2013, 21:11
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I thought it was that training will re-comence in October, with those who have already passed assessments starting first.

Any idea of how many AE and TT have passed and are waiting to start?
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 06:09
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TeaTowel, from what I gather AE21 and AE22 are the two courses with candidates whom have passed all assessments and waiting for a course start. I reckon there is between 5-10 people per course, not sure of the exact figure though.

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Old 25th Apr 2013, 13:34
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Thanks jumpseatCAPT for the info. AE20 will be the last to finish for at least a year so.
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 17:38
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" before one of the old salts here blast you with the flamethrower of hate"

Strong words, tenderfoot.

Not hate (far from it, in fact)...more like incredulity at the masses naivete that CX is giving away this training and that all you need to do is get your foot in the door, and she'll be alright mate...

This IS the widening of the wedge, and the only way the T&C will go is DOWN.

Fact: the wages are unlivable in HKG
Fact : you're bonded for 6 years, 4 years of which will have you on an unusable "rating"
Fact: there will be a scramble for the exit as soon as the bond ends
Fact: the airline is shrinking, there are scores of young captains who will be obliged to stay the course (golden handcuffs) and time to command will stretch OUT, not reduce in future.
Fact: China is heading full steam towards a financial cliff. You don't want to be here when that happens.

It goes on and on... truth is (to paraphrase Tommy Lee Jones in "The Fugitive", I don't care. Just open your eyes, don't be blinded by the shiny jets, this is not the CX of the 90's, 2000's or even 2010...no matter which way you cut it.
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 09:50
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Stage 2 on 30/5

Hi Guys,

Anyone going to have stage 2 assessment on 30/5? Please kindly PM me so that we can have some practices before that

I have found three teammates already This is a funny team game and hope we can all work together to make our dreams come true

Cheers,
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Old 27th Apr 2013, 10:18
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Stage 1A

Thanks for all who previously sent me the booklet

Coming June I will attend the stage 1A interview

One question is about the compass aptitude test

I wonder it is still consist of 6 tasks
or will have the extra task about controlling the aircraft to land, means totally 7 tasks?

Thanks so much
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 02:44
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If you're talking about flying the ILS its part of the Advanced Compass Test which is normally done by the AE candidates.

For the Basic Compass there are 7 parts

1. Memory
2. Maths
3. Multitask
4. Flight Control
5. Slalom Course
6. Orientation
7. Basic Physics
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 11:30
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Thanks man

May I make matching with this?

1. Memory - kind of 15000 a, 230 h, 300 s, 172.123 r
2. Maths - 24 questions in 20 mins, pen and paper are provided
3. Multitask - receive instruction and amend autopilot panel
4. Flight Control - use joystick to control VSI and rudder to control the bar
5. Slalom Course - use left and right of the joystick to control the triangle and go through the path
6. Orientation - the three instruments display and choose the correct aircraft
7. Basic Physics - For this, I really have no idea, is it something like maths with question or controlling sth?

Also, is it follow the order as well or the order is random?
And pls correct me if I am wrong even in a little part

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Old 28th Apr 2013, 12:41
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That's pretty much it, except the order is not exactly as i listed.

The physics is like stuff you would do in highschool. Some are based on basic prinicples, some you can answer without any physics knowledge and use common sense.
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Old 28th Apr 2013, 15:42
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Anyone attending the initial (A) selection

Does anyone attending the initial (A) selection on 13 June?
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Old 29th Apr 2013, 09:34
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Hey guys,

I am very new to all of this type of stuff. I read a couple of posts in this huge thread. It confused me a lot.

These are the requirements for the Ab-Initio Cadet Program (for people with zero or little flying experience)
  • be physically fit and qualify for a Class 1 Medical
  • meet our flight deck reach requirements
  • have the right of abode in Hong Kong
  • have a secondary school education with good passes in mathematics and science, or a degree or diploma, or passes in all ATPL subjects
  • be 18 years of age or more.

So far, i met the requirements of having the rights of abode in hong kong.

I am only 17 years of age and turning 18 next year. If i send them an application early, will there be a chance for me to start as soon as i turn 18?. Alternatively, do i have to apply when i am 18 years old next year and wait for a few months until i get accepted?

Of course, i have to see if i am accepted or not to get in. Is it difficult to get in?



This link don't seem to work http://www.cathaypacific.com/cpa/en_...ot_application
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Old 29th Apr 2013, 09:45
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Apply for CX and KA at the same time?

Hi all

I have been invited to attend the CX initial A interview on 3 July.

But just a few days ago I noticed that KA CPL application is open as well so I wonder should I submit the application to KA.

Is there any impact that I applied for both at the same time?

Do CX and KA share the applicant information?
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Old 30th Apr 2013, 15:46
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Applied in Feb...

Got email last week...they are pretty quick now

18 July... but damn...flights are $$$ from YYZ to HKG

The booklet I recevied was dated for Feb 2000 anyone has a later date one please PM me!

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Old 1st May 2013, 04:08
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Hi HunGJal,

I also got an email last week and ive been invited for the Ab initio initial A interview in Hong Kong on the 18th July 2013.

I agree flights are expensive to HK.

Btw do you have any flight experience....
I personally do not have any flight experience at all.
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Old 1st May 2013, 06:29
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thx kitcanfly

i applied in early April......
now going to study hard for this as i got 2 months left
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Old 2nd May 2013, 03:31
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Thanks for the info and heads up!

1. Memory - kind of 15000 a, 230 h, 300 s, 172.123 r
But I have a question, what did you mean by that?
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Old 2nd May 2013, 04:14
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Memory

Hi Flyer Spotter,

Don't take it serious.
Just the mon will pump out those information including altitude heading speed and radio channel, therefore a h s r
Few seconds later, it will disappear
and let you input afterward

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Old 2nd May 2013, 08:06
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Interesting. Thanks!
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