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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 18th Nov 2013, 15:18
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Join Date: Aug 2013
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I know that I may be so - hence my initial apologies, for which I had stated in my last posting...

However, I don't think can blame anyone who is currently undergoing said process. If you do, either you are surprisingly talented or just looking for an excuse for a post...

You can say all you can - but when you are actually in the middle of it - there's really nothing you can do about it - until you get a response. So please, I'm not seeking unhelpful advice, therefore unless you have good things to say - else say nothing at all. A philosophy which I assume many companies have picked up for their candidates selection, and perhaps you too.

I know my faults, I do not need a third party to point that out...
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 15:22
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Wow, a bit like the character in 'The Bates Hotel'.
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 15:46
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Perhaps some of you might find my reply to flyer_spotter to be quite harsh, and I do apologize for that if you do. Well perhaps this is because of the anxiety that I'm currently feeling.



Well, cheerios!
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Old 18th Nov 2013, 17:36
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Well you sound like you'd be a joy both to train, and to sit next to long haul in a tiny box with little to do: no respect for seniority, doesn't take criticism well, lives in a fantasy world where others must say something nice or nothing at all, no patience whatsoever, gets "anxious" over Stage 1A let alone a jet full of pax, doesn't think to ask standard job interview questions... at a job interview. Also doesn't seem to know what an apology is as there are none in the former post, but even if there were, is yet to learn that "sorry" doesn't give a carte blanche.

And Pilot For Life (even though you have barely started...) being in the interview process is no excuse. You are not a special little snowflake. Many other interviewees - myself included - have managed to contain ourselves.

If you'd be so kind as to stop giving the rest of us a bad name, along with the txt spk ppl above, I'd be most grateful.

Well, cornflakes!
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 01:11
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This is what I was afraid of... and wanted to avoid at all costs...

I do not want to start a heated argument on this. Okay fine, should the term apology mean little, and you seek the term sorry, I am sorry for the way I may have acted.

I have seen and felt how terrible it is for a pilot enthusiast who is seeking information on this thread to have to read through numerous pages of such heated conversations between individuals. So please stop it.

Yes I know how professional you may sound, and I appreciate what you are trying to say but you clearly can't assume everyone would feel and act the same.

So lets just end this unrelated discussion on the matter and continue with the actual topic of this thread.

Thank you and once again if you are still unsatisfied.
I'M SORRY to all those who are apparently intolerable to matters such as this.

And Pilot For Life (even though you have barely started...)
And a reply to plane-crazy's post, well I do not know if you are already a successful pilot or not, but my name suggests that I am an enthusiast who wants and is ready to be a pilot for life, as compared to yours (well lets just not go there)...
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 05:05
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PilotForLife8888

Have patience. Except for stage 2, cx never gets back to candidates on the same day. Could be weeks or months. So just chill, grab a beer (or mojito), and relax.

Also try to learn to take criticism well, as you will be checked and criticized upon endlessly through training (checking) and flying. Everyone's entitled to their opinion (especially true on a forum), and your reaction to it or how you handle it will determine how others see you; as someone that is logical/critical or someone that loses their sh!t easily.

Cheers.
J
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Old 19th Nov 2013, 07:40
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Thank you jumpseatCAPT!

For both your response to my question and console. Looking back - perhaps my temper got the better of me for an instant. And there's also the fact that I am just beginning many things, one of which is posting to forums (for which most of the time I just am a observer) maybe I'm just not that experienced with taking criticism. I'll definitely reflect on that.

Now if only people were more like jumpseatCAPT (including myself) perhaps there'd be less meaningless arguments.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 09:06
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Pilotforlife,

Having read all the above, you really do lack patience. You really needa work on that. Not Joking. Stage 1b's results will take even longer than 1a's, so be prepared not to ask the waiting time for it when you are at that stage. Just try your best in 1b if u pass 1a, and wait PATIENTLY for your results.

Cheers,

Serviceman
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 09:36
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TT Courses

So, 12 months has well and truly lapsed. Yet we are still waiting. Having passed up a few sort after jobs here in Australia, I'm beginning to doubt I made the right call. Recruitment still can't give an answer. What's going on??
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 13:12
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Do you have a HK(P)ID?

If not, then click the link http://www.pprune.org/south-asia-far...ml#post8136148
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 20:14
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Yes, we've all heard the speculations and I'm not denying them.

The point is, having passed all assessments, interviews, 747 sim check etc and given a 'yes letter' well over a year ago, we are still being told to hold on for a start date. If immigration or other issues are the case, why can't they just officially tell us? If they had, I would have taken my experience elsewhere.
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Old 20th Nov 2013, 20:19
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What speculations?

It is firm, no non-HKID holders until further notice.

Why don't they just let you know it will not happen any time soon? To keep the experience in a pool ready at the snap of a finger.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 12:16
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747? just in time to send it to Victorville mate.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 12:28
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NZ744

Just out of interest, what is your level of experience? Hours, most complex/heaviest type etc.

I'm curious as to what experience this iCadet program is attracting.

Please don't feel obligated to reply in the public domain - a PM would more than suffice.
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Old 21st Nov 2013, 15:11
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Hey Cpt,

Out of interest do you know for a fact that the HKID is affecting all the SO streams (Cadet, AE, TT) and not just the Cadets, or is it just an opinion?
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 00:46
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It's a fact.

The training plans for 2014/5 have just been released and the numbers don't look promising for anything other than HK(P)ID holders - the numbers are so low that they can easily fill the courses offered without going outside of what the HKG Immigration department will allow.
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 06:26
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hi, sorry to interrupt. i was wondering if anyone is having their stage 2 of ab initio on coming 14 jan? (can't find anyone on this day, solo here.)
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 12:22
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wfscmgbh

wfscmgbh

when did you have your first interview ?
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Old 22nd Nov 2013, 14:26
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Ah that's what I was afraid of, thanks for the info.
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Old 23rd Nov 2013, 15:32
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Anyone going to have Stage 2 assessment on 13 Jan? Maybe we can get prepared tgt :)

Anyone going to have Stage 2 assessment on 13 Jan 2014? Maybe we can get prepared tgt
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