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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

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Old 13th Feb 2018, 04:49
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Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Hong Kong
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Originally Posted by nahtangnat View Post
Hi guys,
Since the educational requirement has changed lately, I knew they have deleted "Diploma" in the requirement, but is a aviation related diploma considerable?
Could any one please tell me ?
Nope. It has to be a 4 years College Degree.
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Old 13th Feb 2018, 06:28
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Join Date: Sep 2016
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Originally Posted by JarrodJP View Post
G'day all,

I have my Cadet Pilot Initial-A assessment on the 26th of February, followed by my Initial-B assessment the next day if I am successful. I cannot believe it is finally happening and that I have this amazing opportunity since I only just graduated year 12 last year. This has always been a dream so I am super excited but nervous. If anyone who has gone through the process has any tips, advice or could hint at what to expect it would be so greatly appreciated. I really want to prepare myself as much as possible and nail this. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] or WhatsApp me at +61432613689

Thank you all very much in advance!

Kindest Regards,
Jarrod
Mate, when did you apply? I put my application on 26 January, (Australia Day )
and has yet to receive any reply from them, did it take you long to get a reply from them? From Brisbane too
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 02:09
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Originally Posted by Wongwai09 View Post
Mate, when did you apply? I put my application on 26 January, (Australia Day )
and has yet to receive any reply from them, did it take you long to get a reply from them? From Brisbane too
Hey mate ~ I applied on the 25th/26th of January and received a reply on the 29th.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 14:42
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Join Date: Mar 2013
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ooh more BNE people. JarrodJP and Wongwai09 we should start a group! My WhatsApp is +61422880455
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 05:44
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Originally Posted by JarrodJP View Post
Hey mate ~ I applied on the 25th/26th of January and received a reply on the 29th.
Got my reply last week just before New year, I am going back on 26 MArch . Good Luck with your 1 A, do Let me know how you go!!!!!
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 05:47
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Originally Posted by timchoi89 View Post
ooh more BNE people. JarrodJP and Wongwai09 we should start a group! My WhatsApp is +61422880455
The problem is I don't use Whatsapp haha. Nice to see more BNE people. MAy the force be with all of us for the upcoming 1A and 1B

Divergent, I think I spoken with you last year in email about your cut-e test and you gave me your latest pilot access as you didn't get through, was it you or someone else? When is your 1A happen?
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 07:42
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I bought Skytest (Pan-Asian) iPad version. For math test, there are four areas which are math word problems, mental arithmetic, number series and numerical estimation. Is the math test for CX stage 1A from math word problems area?
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 11:53
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Originally Posted by Wongwai09 View Post
Got my reply last week just before New year, I am going back on 26 MArch . Good Luck with your 1 A, do Let me know how you go!!!!!
Thanks man and good luck to you too! Will do.
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Old 20th Feb 2018, 13:27
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Hey guys I've been thinking about replying to the Cathay Cadet Pilot Programme. I live in Toronto, so I'd probably have to fly back and forth quite a bit I'm assuming. I have a job so that complicates things a little, assuming I get to the first round, would I legitimately have to do like 5 round trips YYZ-HKG for the whole interview process?And if successful how long does the whole hiring process usually take?

Thank you guys!!!!
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 07:22
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Wongwai 09 - I don't have assess anymore, it expired, sorry about that. 1A was fine. I did it last month, now waiting for stage 2. Good luck.


Manho - The Applied Numercy on the Cut-e only overs four areas which are Unit Conversion, Persentatge, Rule of Three & Space and Areas. Also, you are allowed to use calculator.

Derozan - Just curious, why would you want to come back and work for CX? A buddy of mine went to UWO for college, got his BA in Aviation, paid his training with his own money. He refused to join CX because he doesn't to be a slave to them, now he is flying with Air Georgian as a Senior First Officer and he is a free man. He is only 28 by the way. I know you and I can have a debate on this, but if I were you, if I had a dual citizenship, I would have worked my ass off to stay away from this program, not to mention the useless P2X rating and 5 years prolonged upgrade time. Just a thought. But to your question, the answer is YES. You will have to do at least three round trips and you will have to pay for them. Good Luck
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Old 21st Feb 2018, 13:30
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Originally Posted by divergent View Post

Derozan - Just curious, why would you want to come back and work for CX? A buddy of mine went to UWO for college, got his BA in Aviation, paid his training with his own money. He refused to join CX because he doesn't to be a slave to them, now he is flying with Air Georgian as a Senior First Officer and he is a free man. He is only 28 by the way. I know you and I can have a debate on this, but if I were you, if I had a dual citizenship, I would have worked my ass off to stay away from this program, not to mention the useless P2X rating and 5 years prolonged upgrade time. Just a thought. But to your question, the answer is YES. You will have to do at least three round trips and you will have to pay for them. Good Luck
To be utterly honest with you, I was going to apply just because the starting salary in the position is pretty good, 40K is livable in Hong Kong. I'm actually currently working at AC as an operations manager, equivalent to working at the CX IOC, I do really want to try out life in Hong Kong and I thought why not. If I get a management position in Hong Kong over 40K/month I would probably not consider the cadet position, however with that being said I'm only 25 with only 3 years in the industry, so it's pretty tough. Still thinking of whether or not to apply though.....
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 01:55
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Hi Team,
Going in for my initial test next month - have purchased practise tests from latestpilotjobs.com and have been studying off that for a while, but wondering if there are any better / different websites to use? Want to cover all grounds!

Thanks
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 09:16
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Originally Posted by Wongwai09 View Post
The problem is I don't use Whatsapp haha. Nice to see more BNE people. MAy the force be with all of us for the upcoming 1A and 1B

Divergent, I think I spoken with you last year in email about your cut-e test and you gave me your latest pilot access as you didn't get through, was it you or someone else? When is your 1A happen?
lol that's too bad about your WhatsApp issue! It looks like I'm going to Stage 2 since CX emailed me today asking me about medical stuff. So yay! When is your 1a and b?
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Old 22nd Feb 2018, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Derozan View Post
To be utterly honest with you, I was going to apply just because the starting salary in the position is pretty good, 40K is livable in Hong Kong. I'm actually currently working at AC as an operations manager, equivalent to working at the CX IOC, I do really want to try out life in Hong Kong and I thought why not. If I get a management position in Hong Kong over 40K/month I would probably not consider the cadet position, however with that being said I'm only 25 with only 3 years in the industry, so it's pretty tough. Still thinking of whether or not to apply though.....
In that case, you better should do a heaps amount of research before making that decision, because, let me tell you something, once you sign on the dots, assuming you are offered a place in this program, then there's no turning back. You've gotta work for them for at least six years, whether you like it or not, and the P2X hours you'll log as a SO is not usable at other Airlines, even if you have a commercial pilot licence and a frozen ATPL. Your options are pretty much limited. By the way, if you want to quit while on a bond, they will chase you to every single corner of the world to make sure you pay them back of what they have invested on you. That's the whole idea of a forgivable loan.

There're 366 pages in this thread, try to spend sometime to read them through, then you will know what you're going to get yourself into.

Also, KA and CX Recruitment Teams are now merged, which means you can only apply one at a time, something you should take into an account.
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Old 25th Feb 2018, 05:10
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Hi Guys,

Another question sorry. Above it mentions that you are allowed to use a calculator in the Cathay Dragon initial A Numeracy test? Can anyone confirm if this is correct?
Seems strange that they would allow calculators in Cathay Dragon but not Cathay Pacific?

Thanks
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 01:42
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Originally Posted by grace1210 View Post
Hi Guys,

Another question sorry. Above it mentions that you are allowed to use a calculator in the Cathay Dragon initial A Numeracy test? Can anyone confirm if this is correct?
Seems strange that they would allow calculators in Cathay Dragon but not Cathay Pacific?

Thanks
Idk about KA, but CX allows you to use calculator today. (calculator provided by cx and it isn't with much function)
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Old 26th Feb 2018, 13:04
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Originally Posted by grace1210 View Post
Hi Guys,

Another question sorry. Above it mentions that you are allowed to use a calculator in the Cathay Dragon initial A Numeracy test? Can anyone confirm if this is correct?
Seems strange that they would allow calculators in Cathay Dragon but not Cathay Pacific?

Thanks
You are allowed to use calculator on the applied numeracy test, regardless of the airlines.
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 08:32
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Originally Posted by timchoi89 View Post
lol that's too bad about your WhatsApp issue! It looks like I'm going to Stage 2 since CX emailed me today asking me about medical stuff. So yay! When is your 1a and b?
Going back on 26 March for 1A and that's pretty much where I am looking at from now!!!!! Good Luck with your stage 2, do let me know when will happen!!!!!!
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Old 27th Feb 2018, 21:06
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Join Date: Feb 2018
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Greetings

Hi all, I am new here.
I am going to take the 1a on 12th for both CX and KA.
If there’s any WhatsApp study group please add me in!
My email is Benedict(at)sealandcount(dot).org
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Old 28th Feb 2018, 05:07
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1A on 21MAR

Going for 1A on 21MAR, anyone on the same day?
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