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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 25th Jan 2015, 23:10
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Anyone have stage 1a on 9th February.... Please PM if you do
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 04:22
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Stage 2 on 4th Feb

Hi anyone else going to have Stage 2 on 4th Feb? Please PM me
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 06:13
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Greetings everyone. I've been lurking this thread for a while and finally signed up.

I am currently at work but I can't stop thinking about the exam so I have to keep this short

Has anyone use the sample test from Latest Pilot Jobs provides the latest aviation vacancies around the world.-Latest Pilot Jobs-Latest Pilot Jobs
I would really appreciate some feedback on how useful their questions are and when did you use them?

I think I am more worried about the aptitude test than the technical knowledge test. I did search about it on this thread but I want to hear some recent response on whether studying the JKI booklet would be suffice for passing the technical test (I have absolutely no flying knowledge with a degree in economic which I know is irrelevant)

Btw anyone scheduled for the 1A test on feb 9?

Again many thanks in advance!
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 09:42
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Greetings

Greetings everyone. This is my first post on this forum. Pleased to meet you all

I am wondering if anyone has tried this site recently.

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How useful is it. I read some of the sample technical question on the page. They seems much more in depth thAn the content on the JKI booklet.

Would you guys think the technical or compass part would be more difficult for me?

Sorry forgot to recap. I will be writing the initial A test and I have absolutely zero knowledge in aviation. I have a degree in economics (does not relate to aviation in anyway). I've always wanted to pursuit a career in aviation but did not seem feasible until recently.

Btw anyone writing the initial A on feb 9?

Many thanks in advance. I greatly appreciate your input.
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 09:42
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Just wondering people who had 1a recently, how long does it take to have the invitation for 1b? I know cx will let the fail candidates know rather quickly
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 12:28
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From the email i got for 1a, it says the date for 1b.
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 23:54
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dont bother to ask who will have 1a/1b with you.

for those who are going to have 1a or 1b
i will rather suggest you to save the time and study more as you are actually doing everything yourself during these two stages....

its ok if you want to study together but from my experiences most ppl asking to meet up to prepare their 1a or 1b.....disappear right after the interviews....

their hr ppl interview way so many candidates than you can imagine and if you are just try to pass the test with throwing all the info into your brain right before the interview....you will probably receive the decline email as soon as you leave the cx building...
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 02:09
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5th feb

Anyone having stage 2 on the 5th of feb?

Plz pm

Cheers guys

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Old 27th Jan 2015, 07:18
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For international applicants, (contact address is out of hk) they will probably send you a rough schedule for the whole interview progress, but don't be too rely on that.
I just had my 1a last Thursday and just got the invitation for 1b in feb, so it took them sometime to arrange this time.

One thing I'm sure is, they let failed candidates know fairly quickly
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 11:58
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Hi Johnson, congrats on passing 1A.

Any pointers you can give since you are the most recent one who passed it.
Does the JKI fully cover the technical test?

Im more worried about the compass test which involves some math and psychics right? i am quite rusty on those, do they expect u to memorize any formula if so which ones?
Any question u rmb from the compass test?

And how long did it take them to inform u of the 1B in feb.

Sorry for all the questions and thx in advance.
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Old 27th Jan 2015, 23:54
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Stage 2 on the 3rd of February and medical on the 5th February

Hi people, I've been lurking on this site for quite a while now, I've PM 2 people already about the above topic of having my stage 2 on that date but still awaiting reply. Thanks guys. PM me if you have the same dates for stage 2.
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 04:32
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well mate, don't worry too much about the compass of cathay, I don't think there are too many people failing the compass. Math were easy, any necessary formula or unit conversion unit would be provided, just rmb the formula for ohm's law :P during the math section in compass, finish the first few questions a bit faster as those appear later in the sequence would be a bit more demanding but wouldnt be too difficult.

For JKI, the booklet itself should be able to get you a pass, if you have studied thoroughly. what i mean by thoroughly is to memorise any bits and bobs in the booklet. Global Meteorology is the topic which you want to dig a bit deeper than JKI. And if you are engineering major or have been preparing this interview for quite sometimes, you will find that quite a few pieces of information inside the booklet are actually contradictory to some of the textbooks out there, but those ambiguous theories won't be tested.

My advice is, read and memorise all of the content in JKI and study a bit for company background, then you should be through for 1a, and as soon as you have finished 1a, you should be preparing for 1b
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 09:38
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Thanks for your input man.

Regarding the compass test you said the formulas are provided?
Any triggernometry stuff (the soa coh toa lol) in there?

You mentioned that some content on the JKi are contradictary from other content. I think I might have a problem Cuz I find the JKI kind of difficult to understand so I googled many of the topics myself. Will that throw me off completely?

Any recommendation on how to prep for the compass?

Good luck on 1b buddy
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 09:48
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Btw would I run into question like these in the initial a sample question there (sorry I can't attach image on my phone). They seem quite outta the scope of the JKI booklet.

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Old 28th Jan 2015, 12:56
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I m an international applicant, and with the invitation email I got for 1a, it tells me the date I will be having for 1b if I passed 1a. My 1a is on 9th February and 1b on 16th February.
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 14:00
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They refer to the interview stages for the cadet program. The whole process is:
Stage 1a
Stage 1b
Stage 2
Stage 3
Flight grading

I'm not sure if it is the same or not for AE or TT
For the stage 2, do anyone know if the followings are still included or could anyone share some details on it?

Group exercise (definitely yes), Flight Planning assessment (definitely yes), Professional Profile (=CPP personality test in stage 1b?), Aptitude test, and interview
Sorry for asking again but anyone who have recently completed the stage 2 can help clarify if the below parts are still included? or they have changed the assessments contents already?

-Professional Profile , Aptitude test (apt test again?) , and interview (hr + pilot in stage 2?)

Many thanks!
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 17:52
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When I did 1a. Everyone in my 'group' already had their 1b tentatively scheduled 2 days later because we were living outside HK.
Ones who are living in HK arent constraint so 1b would not be scheduled when they invite you for 1a.

Like mast000 said, there's really no point getting together for 1a/1b unless you really need the moral support. It's pretty much just studying for a test (JKI/Knowledge test).

There are sites that list what the COMPASS test has. It's really testing high school knowledge (math and sci) and the innate skills required for flying (multi tasking/hand-eye coord/short term memory/instrument readings/etc).
If you're a decent gamer and competent in math/sci, I'd focus more on aviation knowledge instead....or the 1b interview.
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 18:03
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Rncn

You list yourself as in Canada. Get a book called "From the ground up". It's what's used for training in Canada. It's like 30-60CAD. It'll be a good extension of the JKI if you think the JKI alone is insufficient. Dont get the workbook by accident though.

The questions on the site you linked seems more for the Stage2 interview for licenced pilots.
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 00:27
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Chapfo. Thanks for your input man. Regarding the book too bad I alrdy moved back to HK. I've been googling and youtubing many of the concepts instead of reading it straight from the book.

Thank god I have Ur concurrence on those questions. They seemed quite out of the scope of 1a to be as well.

And you all mentioned 1b coming so quick after 1a (especially for the guys who are not living in HK. They give u a date alrdy ). There really isn't much time to prep for 1b. Does any of u know approx how long it takes them to inform the candidates who live in HK on 1b? Providing that u pass 1a of course
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Old 29th Jan 2015, 13:14
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It'll be very soon, probably in around 2,3 days, mine take 2 working days. It's usually scheduled 3 weeks after the invitation.
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