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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 15th Jul 2014, 12:28
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How much longer can the training dept last under this sort of pressure?
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Old 15th Jul 2014, 15:46
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what sort of pressure?
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 01:04
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If the interview only covers the booklet, I would have been hired 10 years ago. Knowledge is infinite, there is no harm to study whatever resources you have, I would suggest study up to CPL or even ATPL level.
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 04:37
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Got it, Thanks for the suggestion
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 04:53
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Honestly, there is not enough time for you to prepare the interview if you just start preparation after submitting the application or getting the invitation email.
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 07:29
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hours logged per year.

once line training is complete, approximately how many hours do cruise relief pilots log at Cathay each year?
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Old 16th Jul 2014, 21:30
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Actual hours operated by a typical S/O are about 60 hours per month.

However, only 1/2 the actual seat hours may be logged towards a licence upgrade. Assuming that the S/O spends 1/2 the typical flight time in a seat with a forward view, he/she would be allowed to log half that - so, about 15 hours per month towards a higher licence.

Take a month off for vacation, that leaves 135 hours per year logged time.
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 08:40
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Stage 1a

Does the stage 1a interview (Compass test) for the ab initio program comprise of Physics???
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Old 18th Jul 2014, 16:59
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Question about PPL

Hello fellow Cathay enthusiasts,

I'm in the midst of finishing up my undergrad and I'm debating on whether or not I should get a PPL. I've read that they'd give PPL holders different questions. My question is, being a PPL holder wouldn't give one a better chance at landing the interview correct? Also, would being a PPL holder better prepare one for the interview, although questions might be a harder level?
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 03:10
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Private

Well, a private license/certificate will make you make you an actual pilot. That's more than most of these guys on the forum, who can tell you about jets but can't even fly a 172...

So, YES. Why wouldn't you want to get your feet wet before committing to a life long career?
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 06:00
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You make a great point. But is there a higher chance of getting past the application process to stage 1 if you are a PPL holder?
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 06:31
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CaptainLimbu

Does the stage 1a interview (Compass test) for the ab initio program comprise of Physics???
Yep i was asked some physics mc questions in the compass test...it should be some high school level physics
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 07:49
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Anyone knows what kind of assessment is included in the 1wk flight grading? I know there is stall recovery, but what else?
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 10:53
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Its actually depends on how many hours you already have...
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 12:26
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What if it's less than 100
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 13:05
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Anyone knows what kind of assessment is included in the 1wk flight grading? I know there is stall recovery, but what else?
Basic aircraft control, stall recovery, wingovers, circuits (intermediate grading only). Just pretty basic stuff.
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 13:19
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mast000

I know, just wasn't sure if they've changed a lot after cutting a whole week
anyway thx!
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Old 19th Jul 2014, 13:19
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DrakeSkyle
thx!
Is it the same as KA?
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 03:09
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DrakeSkyle
thx!
Is it the same as KA?
Hm not sure about KA as I've never done it.
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Old 20th Jul 2014, 14:42
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What type of "papers" are you referring to? Other than an HKID and "papers", are there other specific things that they look for when looking at your application?
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