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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

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Old 21st Feb 2018, 07:22
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Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Hong Kong
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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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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!

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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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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?

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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?

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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 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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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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Old 1st Mar 2018, 05:56
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How long did you guys take to get an invitation from Cathay Dragon after you have submitted your application form?
it's been a week for me so far.
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 14:04
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Originally Posted by Auxiliary777 View Post
How long did you guys take to get an invitation from Cathay Dragon after you have submitted your application form?
it's been a week for me so far.
4 days for me
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 18:44
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Hi everyone, my 1A will be on 14Mar, if any study/ discussion group in Telegram, please add me in and work hard. My Telegram: @joefly. Thanks in advance!
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Old 1st Mar 2018, 18:51
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four days? That's quick. Would you mind if you tell me when did you submit the application?
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Old 3rd Mar 2018, 21:49
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Originally Posted by Auxiliary777 View Post
four days? That's quick. Would you mind if you tell me when did you submit the application?
Sorry I confused with Dragon.
Cathay was 13 days, it was in early February if I remember correctly.
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Old 4th Mar 2018, 11:27
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Stage 2, 19th Mar 2018

Looking for a team mate for stage 2 on the 19th March.

Please contact [email protected]

Thanks !
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 00:39
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Has any non-local gotten an invite for Stage 2? If so, did CX condense the schedule for Stage 2, english test, and medical? Or is it spread over 2-3 weeks as well?
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Old 5th Mar 2018, 22:16
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Originally Posted by timchoi89 View Post
Has any non-local gotten an invite for Stage 2? If so, did CX condense the schedule for Stage 2, english test, and medical? Or is it spread over 2-3 weeks as well?
I hope they will condense it for the overseas applicants given all the travel and cost that involved
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Old 6th Mar 2018, 04:19
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Originally Posted by Wongwai09 View Post
I hope they will condense it for the overseas applicants given all the travel and cost that involved
I hope so too!
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Old 7th Mar 2018, 09:59
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Hi All! just wondering does anyone know what kind of score that you could achieve on the cut-e practice to get you through 1A?
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