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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 6th Jul 2016, 05:38
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Daace25

Originally Posted by Daace25 View Post
First off congrats on the interview! May I also ask where your interview is scheduled at? Hong Kong? Thanks and let me know how it goes!
Thank you! They scheduled the interview at Hong Kong, will keep you guys updated here!
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 08:58
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Compass Test

Hi all,

I am going to have my 1A in late-July.

I am currently using Pilot-Test.org to practice and I am curious to know how close it is in terms of difficulty when comparing to the actual CPP 1A. For instance, if the actual math test includes any polynomial/factorization/unit conversion .

Thanks.
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 13:57
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Hello all, I have finally submitted my application just today (july 6th) and at what time should I expect a email for inviting me to take the 1A? Some of the threads do mention 1A and 1B do go back to back, but is that the case for everyone?
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Old 6th Jul 2016, 14:07
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Songlee:
Depends, sometime 2 days later, some others say a week later.

Nodaddyplzno:
There are a few weather related questions that aren't in the pdf or not in great detail in the pdf (ie. which direction do high pressure winds turn in the southern hemishere, Cold fronts vs warm fronts) Also a few questions on their fleet.


On another note, I'm going in for the Initial B portion of the interview end of this month, anyone know what the Personality test, Abstract reasoning tests are like and what technical questions they ask you during the interview?
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Old 7th Jul 2016, 10:31
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Challupa Batman and Divergent - thanks so much for the info.

Challupa, good luck on your Initial B. I've heard from a mate who made it to Australia the personality test is a Jung and Briggs typology, and the abstract reasoning tests are general IQ tests such as raven matricies.
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Old 8th Jul 2016, 09:28
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Thanks bud,

Studying like a madman now to make sure I don't get tripped up during the technical portion of the interview. Does anyone know what sort of questions they ask?
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Old 9th Jul 2016, 16:06
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Challupa Batman
I have heard that sometimes pilot maybe interested to ask you about ETOPS, types of flaps, engine type and its performance, APU. Perhaps there maybe some flight planning questions, but with limited flying hours/ experience in the entire cadet pilot candidates pool, dont expect it too hard (in my honest opinion)
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 09:32
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Songlee

Thanks man, that's what I figured too (or rather am hoping). I read a lot of threads based on the SO transition interview but there's not a lot of info on the CPP one. I got the BAK book as well as the Aeronautical Knowledge Pilot's Handbook, hopefully that's more than enough.
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 10:07
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Originally Posted by Daace25 View Post
I applied about 2 weeks ago, and just received an invitation for Interview 1A/B in Aug 1/2. However, I am unable to attend because of my school schedule, they told me to email them back when I become available.

Has anyone else had this experience and actually got a second invitation for an interview?Does anyone know if everyone who applies receives an interview?
Don't worry. I had similar situation and was rescheduled by the team. Be sure to update them your schedule as soon as you know them so they can arrange something for you.

Cheers!
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Old 12th Jul 2016, 13:52
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Yea I got that book too, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 11:17
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Originally Posted by tth611 View Post
Don't worry. I had similar situation and was rescheduled by the team. Be sure to update them your schedule as soon as you know them so they can arrange something for you.

Cheers!

Just give them a call, they can arrange an alternative right away.
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 15:14
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Just apply!!! hope can get the 1a in late july
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Old 13th Jul 2016, 17:27
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CX Stage One 1a

Hey guys,

New here to, applied and invited for stage 1a
Seems there is a lot of information here, but what do you need to know for it? Sorry if I'm obviously repeating the question

Thanks in advance!
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 05:43
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chc.1989, One of the lads mentioned it before. When you reply back to confirm your attendance for teh 1a, they will provide you with the cathay pacific aviation knowledge booklet in pdf form. Which includes topics such as :
Air Navigation, Principles of Flight, Meteorology, Engines and Aircraft systems, to name a few.

There will be a technical mcq on this book. Followed by a compass test.

If you want to study before receiving this booklet, simply google up "PHAK", this goes into far more depth than the aviation knowledge booklet they provide you.

When are you taking the 1a?
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Old 14th Jul 2016, 10:41
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Apparently there's a whole free 2016 version PDF of it on the FAA website. That's kind of handy.

http://www.faa.gov/regulations_polic...t_handbook.pdf
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Old 15th Jul 2016, 14:21
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Originally Posted by Nodaddyplzno View Post
chc.1989, One of the lads mentioned it before. When you reply back to confirm your attendance for teh 1a, they will provide you with the cathay pacific aviation knowledge booklet in pdf form. Which includes topics such as :
Air Navigation, Principles of Flight, Meteorology, Engines and Aircraft systems, to name a few.

There will be a technical mcq on this book. Followed by a compass test.

If you want to study before receiving this booklet, simply google up "PHAK", this goes into far more depth than the aviation knowledge booklet they provide you.

When are you taking the 1a?
Thanks for your response! I was wondering if there is other useful information on the 1a in this 300 pages on this topic, that's why I asked.

Also, what is there to be prepared for the compass test?

My 1a is scheduled for august, and you (guys)?
All the best,
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 07:24
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Thumbs up SO-AB Initio initial Interview

Hi Guys, I read that most of you have got through the first stage. I have my first stage in less then a month. If anyone can pass me some tips and share their experience. Please direct message me here or you can contact me through my email [email protected] or even whatsapp 55001359. Any kind of help will be really appreciated.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 11:22
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chc.1989

The multiple choice questions are pretty much all in the JKI booklet, also there are some choices for some questions that vary little, but they are looking for the exact same phrase as in the booklet.

The only thing I felt missing from the booklet is maybe a bit more on meteorology and the weather.

Also you should have some insight on Cathay's fleet, which can be found on their website.

The Compass test is pretty straight forward, tests your ability to multitask I guess. If you drive or play any first person video games that require you to be aware of your surroundings it will be cake.

There is a math section that requires you to be able to do some basic trigonometry and division of big numbers. Other than that, it's pretty straight forward.
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 14:38
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Originally Posted by Challupa Batman View Post
chc.1989

The multiple choice questions are pretty much all in the JKI booklet, also there are some choices for some questions that vary little, but they are looking for the exact same phrase as in the booklet.

The only thing I felt missing from the booklet is maybe a bit more on meteorology and the weather.

Also you should have some insight on Cathay's fleet, which can be found on their website.

The Compass test is pretty straight forward, tests your ability to multitask I guess. If you drive or play any first person video games that require you to be aware of your surroundings it will be cake.

There is a math section that requires you to be able to do some basic trigonometry and division of big numbers. Other than that, it's pretty straight forward.
Thank you so much for your response, this is exactly the kind of information I need, detailed but yet reassuring.

Have you done it recently maybe? How did you do?
All the best,
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Old 16th Jul 2016, 16:35
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Hi mate,
I passed the TT final interview on the 19th and 20th of Nov 15 . Initialy, my starting date was May, then august 16 and now Jan 17,
The delay is due to the industrial action and the training ban,
Hope the situation will get back to normal soon !
Did you get some updates recently ?
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