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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 23rd Jul 2017, 06:26
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Hi everyone,

I've got a few questions related to the cadet program. I'm 21 years old and recently graduated with a diploma in Airport Operations, I'm extremely interested in applying for the cadet program as soon as possible however I need some information first.

1. I'm a Canadian born citizen with no ties to HK or China, is there any way I can apply for an HKID to qualify for the cadet program ?

2. I'm having difficulty differentiating between right of abode and HKID, I'm assuming they go hand in hand ?

3. If I cannot obtain the right of abode prior to application is there any other ways of successfully joining without going through the advanced entry program ?

Thanks kindly,
RLYVR
Re Q 1 & 2 -Home | Immigration Department | Immigration Department

Re Q 3 - https://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_...ir/pilots.html

Simple is that.
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Old 23rd Jul 2017, 19:46
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Hi everyone,

I've got a few questions related to the cadet program. I'm 21 years old and recently graduated with a diploma in Airport Operations, I'm extremely interested in applying for the cadet program as soon as possible however I need some information first.

1. I'm a Canadian born citizen with no ties to HK or China, is there any way I can apply for an HKID to qualify for the cadet program ?

2. I'm having difficulty differentiating between right of abode and HKID, I'm assuming they go hand in hand ?

3. If I cannot obtain the right of abode prior to application is there any other ways of successfully joining without going through the advanced entry program ?

Thanks kindly,
RLYVR
Hello there,

1) To gain a HKID card you need to have lived in Hong Kong for 7 years.

2) HKID card is a residential card that gives you the right of abode meaning the right to live and work in Hong Kong. Without the Hong Kong Identity Card, you are not a permanent resident of Hong Kong and therefore have no right of abode. It's basically a visa card allowing you to stay in Hong Kong when you dont have a Hong Kong passport for foreigners. Whereas Hong Kong locals have it with their passports for identification purposes.

3) It seems at the moment they are only having Cadets and Direct Entry recruitment, and have heard Advanced Entry wont be for a few months least. If you have enough hours to directly join the fleet of the 747 freighter or the A330 fleet than you can try, but if not, youre gonna have to train and gather enough flying hours to be considered for CX.
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 00:37
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Originally Posted by mmb327
Hello there,

1) To gain a HKID card you need to have lived in Hong Kong for 7 years.

2) HKID card is a residential card that gives you the right of abode meaning the right to live and work in Hong Kong. Without the Hong Kong Identity Card, you are not a permanent resident of Hong Kong and therefore have no right of abode. It's basically a visa card allowing you to stay in Hong Kong when you dont have a Hong Kong passport for foreigners. Whereas Hong Kong locals have it with their passports for identification purposes.

3) It seems at the moment they are only having Cadets and Direct Entry recruitment, and have heard Advanced Entry wont be for a few months least. If you have enough hours to directly join the fleet of the 747 freighter or the A330 fleet than you can try, but if not, youre gonna have to train and gather enough flying hours to be considered for CX.
Thank you for the quick response,

Has the cadet pilot program ever been open to overseas applicants outside of the AE and TT routes ?
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 09:29
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Can somebody shed some light on the updated modules during the FTA training?

I don't know if this is accurate but what I heard was that the Grob 115 (which now they have like 2) have been taken out of the module and has been replaced by the Tobago TB10. And then all the modules that used the Tobago TB10 now uses the Diamond DA40 and then you get to start to fly the DA42 during the MECIR.


Will somebody be able to confirm this?
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 14:30
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Thank you for the quick response,

Has the cadet pilot program ever been open to overseas applicants outside of the AE and TT routes ?
They used to before back in 2009 for a few years. But they've stopped it around 2012-2013 I think and havent opened it to international cadets ever since. Many people have still wondered if they will go through that route again but I heavily doubt it. But you never know maybe they will unless they are really short on locals wanting to apply for the cadet program.
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Old 24th Jul 2017, 16:30
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are you allowed to use calculators in the applied numeracy test for stage 1A?
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Old 25th Jul 2017, 05:29
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Originally Posted by maazm
are you allowed to use calculators in the applied numeracy test for stage 1A?
For Cathay Pacific 1a, no
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Old 26th Jul 2017, 14:05
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Originally Posted by maazm
are you allowed to use calculators in the applied numeracy test for stage 1A?
If you are applying for the Cathay Dragon cadet you are allowed a calculator. If you are applying the Cathay Pacific cadet you are not allowed a calculator.
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Old 27th Jul 2017, 06:58
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Read a comment on the Fragrant Harbor board that the "unofficial' plan is to eventually close FTA, anybody else heard that ? Seems unlikely IMO
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Old 28th Jul 2017, 20:20
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Read a comment on the Fragrant Harbor board that the "unofficial' plan is to eventually close FTA, anybody else heard that ? Seems unlikely IMO
Havent heard anything of that. Maybe its just one of those pilots who have a strong dislike towards CX workings aha. But hopefully thats not the case. Why would CX stop it when they need more pilots?
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Old 29th Jul 2017, 04:56
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Originally Posted by mmb327
Havent heard anything of that. Maybe its just one of those pilots who have a strong dislike towards CX workings aha. But hopefully thats not the case. Why would CX stop it when they need more pilots?
Exactly, it doesn't present a good business case to shut what has been their biggest tool for recruiting new flight crew. Especially considering they are looking to hire a fair number of SOs over the next 3-4 years. Fragrant Harbor is pretty tough to read sometimes, I know there's both sides of an opinion but the negativity on there far outweighs any other sub forum even the regions where working conditions are third world.
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Old 2nd Aug 2017, 03:13
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Screening time

Hi, how long does the screening usually take? Do you receive a rejection email? If you passed initial screening how does the assessment happen? What are the different tests?
Thank you
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 05:43
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AE Program SUSPENDED

Hey everyone,

just a quick update. The Advanced Entry program is SUSPENDED for the remainder of 2017 with no current plans to re-open it. Details come directly from CX flight crew recruitment team.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 09:46
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Hey everyone,

just a quick update. The Advanced Entry program is SUSPENDED for the remainder of 2017 with no current plans to re-open it. Details come directly from CX flight crew recruitment team.
Well thats a bitch. Gotta find other low time places now...
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 09:49
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I failed KA cut-e in May this year, and was told to re-apply after 1 year. Do anyone know whether it affects the CX process since now CX use cut-e too.

I failed CX 1B two years ago and applied last month. No news so far. I heard some saying that the time to re-apply for KA and CX counts together now, which means I have to wait until next year to get back from CX.

Any ideas?
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Old 12th Aug 2017, 12:21
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 10:52
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Hi I am going to take the initial test next week
does anyone know whether the multiple choice test will be within the scope of the designated syllabus of the FAA handbook?
am thinking about whether to dig deep and go through the book again or to study a bit broader than just that

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Old 17th Aug 2017, 07:20
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Originally Posted by ericscleung
Hi I am going to take the initial test next week
does anyone know whether the multiple choice test will be within the scope of the designated syllabus of the FAA handbook?
am thinking about whether to dig deep and go through the book again or to study a bit broader than just that
Feedback on what they ask on the test.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 11:06
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Originally Posted by ericscleung
Hi I am going to take the initial test next week
does anyone know whether the multiple choice test will be within the scope of the designated syllabus of the FAA handbook?
am thinking about whether to dig deep and go through the book again or to study a bit broader than just that
I think the booklet will give you all you need for the test. After all, it is the official book for pilot knowledge. So what else would there be needed to learn. Just learn some Cathay key facts such as history, aircrafts they use, routes and all of that. (Also learn about which is Cathay major shareholders :Swire Pacific Ltd and Air China Ltd as they slipped that in the test when I took it).
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Old 19th Aug 2017, 08:38
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Originally Posted by RLYVR
Hey everyone,

just a quick update. The Advanced Entry program is SUSPENDED for the remainder of 2017 with no current plans to re-open it. Details come directly from CX flight crew recruitment team.
No wonder one of the staff in FTA said they didn't get any news from CX about the Advanced Entry program. I hope they open next year!
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