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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 3rd Jun 2014, 06:10
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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kelevra

My 1A is scheduled on 22nd July. I've got to speed up my study since there isn't much time left. Honestly I don't feel completely comfortable due to the limited time for preparation.

I was shocked when I first received the email. In fact I was expecting my application to fall into next batch, somehow they have managed to squeeze some space for me. Salute to the hard-working HR ladies
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 06:32
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lkof

Interesting, I just checked your post history and I can see that you made it to AT in KA… You are telling me you done all that without any studies before hand?

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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 08:49
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The_Architect

It wasn’t a successful try for the AT in KA because I scored badly in the 3in1 test. That’s what worries me. I have done some studies like the BAK and Ace the Technical Pilot Interview, but it isn’t enough as these are just thefundamentals, everyone knows that. After all, It’s always better to know and practicemore.

By the way, here is an interesting blog in Chinese explaining some basics inaviation and Xplane 10. I found it quite helpful to understand general ideas.Hope it helps:

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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 12:17
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Guys the reason the wait times are getting shorter is because they are running out of applicants who have the minimum requirements to apply.

The only avenue of entry now is for Ab-Initio HKPID card holder. No AE or TT for a while now.

Get in while you can because they will have to open up to foreigners again in the near future. Once that happens it will go back to waiting months, not weeks.
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 13:04
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lkof

You said you read BAK and Pilots Guide yadi yadi ya

1A job knowledge test should be a walk in the park for you. A little patch here and there should be good to go
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Old 3rd Jun 2014, 18:17
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Join Date: May 2002
Location: up here, everyone looks like ants!
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Guys the reason the wait times are getting shorter is because they are running out of applicants who have the minimum requirements to apply.
Not true. The reason that CX is going back to the TT option is the extraordinary drain on training resources that a full course cadet has been taking (on average). We are running out of trainers, simulator time and money getting zero-to-hero candidates onto the line.

As an aside, the APTITUDE is another area of concern; failures are off the clock and disciplinary issues at a high.

In short ; we need PILOTS, not MS FS experts.

Get out there guys, and GET A LICENSE, for pity's sake.

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Old 4th Jun 2014, 09:48
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Cpt. Underpants

Cpt. Underpants,

When you talk about the aptitude are you referring to the Stage 1A test?

R
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Old 4th Jun 2014, 13:24
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Get in while you can because they will have to open up to foreigners again in the near future
For Ab Initio its not 'their' decision to exercise but Gov and Immigration dept.

The issue was what Visa category they will be employed under.

i.e no skills no Visa, simple.
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Old 4th Jun 2014, 17:09
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Has anyone heard of FTA Assessment before?
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Old 6th Jun 2014, 18:17
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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however

Hi however,

I'm in as well. I'm getting prepared for my initio a that is going to happen in 2 weeks time. But still interested to hear what CX get to speak.

pm you my email address.

Look forward to meeting you folks soon!
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Old 7th Jun 2014, 14:42
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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I would like to go either but i have a trip
Can you send me some info after the exhibition?
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 02:33
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Singapore
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Hi guys,

As a non Hong Kong citizen cum PR is it still possible to apply for cadet pilot (ab initio)? Last I checked they only wants citizens or PR. How can I apply to be a cadet? Under the website currently there are no more vacancies for cadet. Help please! Thanks!
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 13:15
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Join Date: Nov 2011
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pongg51

Please link me to the website. I would like to know where and what you are reading.
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 20:51
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hong Kong
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You would have to browse the web site through HK server, in another words, go to www.cathaypacific.com/hk‎, in order to get into the career sector. I tried with the Aussie server once and no vacancy was shown neither.

Hope that helps. Good luck.
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Old 8th Jun 2014, 20:52
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Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Hong Kong
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Got my 1a interview invitation

I just got my 1a interview invitation a few days ago.

HR called me while I was still sleeping in bed and I thought she was calling from "Pacific coffee" instead of "Cathay Pacific" LMAO

the interview is by the end of next month.

Gotta get prepared!!
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 04:42
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Cpt Underpants

Captain underpants about to lose your hair are you, hmm?

Pilot, give you, I can. Aptitude, give you, I can. Discipline, give you, I can.

Enough 500 hours not. Hmmmmmm.

Permanent resident, not, am I. Hmmmmmm

PineappleYoda
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 06:51
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And right there, one post above this, is 99% of the problem.

Please try and separate fantasy from reality. Really??
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 07:15
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Have I upset you Captain? or were you referring to the post above mine?
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 11:57
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Join Date: Nov 2007
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As I've said with these idiots we have become a Single Pilot Ops.
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Old 9th Jun 2014, 12:27
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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nice blog.
Are you a HK citizen buddy?
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