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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 21st Aug 2014, 11:29
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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Chris186 Thank you for the advice,
thats a huge help.

I shall take a look and get some stuff printed off.

Thank you.
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Old 21st Aug 2014, 14:50
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Join Date: Jul 2014
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Hi jjdiy,

Focus on the JKI booklet, most of the questions come from there.
Plus some Cathay info (What aircraft does Cathay fly...)

For the compass test, practice your hand and eye, simple maths would definitely help.
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Old 21st Aug 2014, 18:29
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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Ah yes. JKI is a must read. Only if u are comfortable with the content there then u study more from other sources. Fleet and company info are really important too
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Old 21st Aug 2014, 18:49
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Join Date: Apr 2014
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As many others mentioned such as chris 186, read the JKI and a bit beyond the material that is there within the JKI booklet. Info such as the company, the fleet, and weather systems etc. which can be found in a basic flight theory book. Good luck!
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Old 22nd Aug 2014, 07:59
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Gonuts

This is real true.
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 07:42
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Join Date: Sep 2013
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Stage 2 on 27 oct, pls pm me

For those who will undergo Stage 2 on 27 oct, pls pm me.
I have already got one in the group and let's prepare together!
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 08:36
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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Stage 2 25 Nov

Anyone who will have stage 2 interview on 25 Nov, please PM me
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Old 26th Aug 2014, 14:47
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Join Date: Jun 2014
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thanks a lot.

i'm grinding on the book and i think i will finish the book in 3 hours.

But I have something to struggle with........ the clouds and construction of a gimbal

do we really need to understand the structure of it....?


I also read the "Ace_the_Technical_Pilot_Interview"

wow, this one is quite a struggle... things are not really hard but some of the topics/ questions, occasionally, get really struggling
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 03:38
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Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hong Kong
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Stage 2 on Nov 3

Pls pm!
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 03:51
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: hong kong
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how long is the wait after 1b

i done 1b on 19th Aug. til now hv been a week. no reply from CX by email or phone.
wondering how long hv to wait for the reply?
is it true no news is good news from CX?
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Old 27th Aug 2014, 14:36
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Join Date: Aug 2014
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BAK good?

people have said the booklet provided by cx is not enough for the test...
so is there any books out there i can purchase to study that are beneficial for cx test?
is BAK a good option? where can i buy one in HK, at cheaper price would be the best or i needa purchase online and ship it from australia?
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:15
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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Hi guys,

I'm back lol. I will have my stage 2 on 26th Nov. Please PM me if you are with me

Alvin
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:17
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Join Date: Aug 2012
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Hi Jason,

Go for BAK. If price is a problem, check if there is any second-hand on maybe e-bay. In HK, I think you can only order it through those book stores or online.

Alvin
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 16:21
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Join Date: Feb 2014
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Initial 1b on 11th of sep

Hey guys, I am having 1b on the 11th of sep. Please pm or repost here if you want to practise together
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Old 28th Aug 2014, 17:13
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Basic Aviation Knowledge

Jason, Alvin and others....


Why don't you just download from the FAA website, free of charge?

Link:

Aviation Handbooks & Manuals

_____________________________________________

What subjects are included in the BAK exam?

The Basic Aeronautical Knowledge course provides the student with an introduction to:
  • VHF radio operation and procedures
  • Aircraft components and controls
  • The effects of the aircraft controls
  • Forces involved in flight
  • The effects of speed, angle of attack and angle of bank
  • Engines
  • Fuel Systems
  • Oil Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Instruments
  • Aeroplane performance
  • The international standard atmosphere
  • Density and pressure height
  • Takeoff and landing performance charts
  • Loading systems
  • Air Law
  • Local meteorology
  • Local area navigation
  • Human performance and limitations

You will find all of these topics and more available free of charge on the US FAA website.


Hope you find this helpful. Please let me know.

Last edited by CISTRS; 29th Aug 2014 at 05:33.
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Old 29th Aug 2014, 14:22
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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hey everyone, this is my first post here, good to meet you pilots
i got nearly 30 hrs and just applied
i am gonna come back hk for a while in the next few days.
is there any study ground or someone happy to hangout for preparation?
please pm me
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 07:13
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you are having your first stage at when?
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Old 30th Aug 2014, 07:58
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Join Date: Jan 2014
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Me? Just sent application.
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 07:21
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: England
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Stage 2 22nd Sept

Last call for anyone having their stage 2 on the 22nd sept. Please get in touch!
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 08:50
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Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Unfit to fly
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Unfit for Flying..

It is coming to an end of my Cathay Pacific Cadet dream;

I will miss all the sleepless night, dreams about the interviews, dream about become a pilot, woke myself up answering how to correct a Dutch Roll.

My hand will shake in the morning by thinking of which captain I would meet at stage 2 and how harsh will the HR push me. I will miss all the books, knowledge I have read.

I will miss going to interview at Cathay City, especially 6th floor. I will miss all the study groups. I will miss all my hand writing notes... I will miss everything in this journey.

Thank you for all the old friends and new friend, especially someone whom only met me for 2 seconds on the 6th floor waiting area and gave me tons of important information,
thank you for all the support from by best friends, special friends, thank you for all the people I have met during this 6 months, it has been a great journey, without any of you I would never made it this far, and of course thanks for everyone that DON’T want to share their information, you all inspired me and motivated me. Thank You.

I wish I can join all of you at FTA, but not everything in this world is under your control, I am going to medical and ICAO tomorrow and I see no hope of passing the color test, and at 3pm tomorrow, it will be the end of my journey with a stamp “unfit for flying”.

It felt like a dream, I wish I will never wake up from it, but I guess All Good Things Come to an End. I have come so far, so close..

To all still in the dream, keep going, never stop until the last second, wish you all the best!

Last, thank you PPRuNe, I found about 10 threads has useful information in these 300 pages, so if you want to pass your stage 2, turn off your computer.

Fly high cadets!
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