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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

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Old 26th Aug 2018, 00:23
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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Hi Victor,

I am Brian, just wondering whether I can join your group to study together? Planning to apply CX .Thanks


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Old 26th Aug 2018, 18:02
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Re:study group

Originally Posted by cindy292929 View Post
Iím at the beginning of the stage of my application. Been studying around half year. Really keen to form a study group. Please give me a shout. Iím a current Cabin Crew of Cx 😃
Hi Cindy,

I am Brian, would you like to form a study-group? what is the best way of contact for you?? Thanks

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Old 26th Aug 2018, 18:39
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Originally Posted by cindy292929 View Post
Iím at the beginning of the stage of my application. Been studying around half year. Really keen to form a study group. Please give me a shout. Iím a current Cabin Crew of Cx 😃
Hi Cindy and Brian,

Please add me on telegram @victorlaw_4 then we can discuss and study tgt =)

Cheers and thanks!
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 04:17
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Originally Posted by bl2998 View Post
Hi Cindy,

I am Brian, would you like to form a study-group? what is the best way of contact for you?? Thanks

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Old 27th Aug 2018, 04:21
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Hi Victor

Originally Posted by victorlaw_4 View Post
Hi Cindy and Brian,

Please add me on telegram @victorlaw_4 then we can discuss and study tgt =)

Cheers and thanks!
Victor
hi victor. May I know this is an email address right ? Or is like wechat sort of thing ?
My email is [email protected]
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Old 30th Aug 2018, 14:48
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Hi all, this is Danny. I will re-apply the programme this year too and it would be great if you could add me in your study group. We can prepare the exams together.
My email is [email protected]
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 09:11
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Hi all,

Is anyone going to have stage 2 on 25 October? Please contact me via telegram (nahcjyc). Thx!
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Old 3rd Sep 2018, 10:55
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Originally Posted by dannyhknt View Post
Hi all, this is Danny. I will re-apply the programme this year too and it would be great if you could add me in your study group. We can prepare the exams together.
My email is [email protected]
I am going to apply this year and would like to join a study group as well. Please add me [email protected]
Cheers.
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Old 12th Sep 2018, 05:58
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YOU'VE ALL JUST BEEN GIVEN A PAY CUT

New joiners after the 1st of DECEMBER 2018 will be on the new COS18 payscale, you will get paid less or work more than the rest for the same amount, you will have to pay for 50% of your cadet course, it will be deducted from your salary over the first 3 years of employment.

You have been warned!
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Old 13th Sep 2018, 13:13
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Further to Avinthenews's post, what they will do is, they will stop giving SOs allowance for the first 3 years, which is worth 10k per month, and if you are still around, they will give you back the allowance from the forth year onward. You don't need to pay for the training , but, you will be making less money then those folks who joined prior to December 1st 2018, at least 10k less per month.
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 00:14
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http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra...er-hours-flown

More info on the cuts
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Old 14th Sep 2018, 05:04
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Originally Posted by zxcfg21 View Post
Just scroll up for the type of tests they ask. This thread has 372 pages, if you can't conduct your own research how are you going to manage problems that arise in the cockpit?

Also Latestpilot is an unpolished mess. Don't waste your money on it.
Doing your research on a PPRuNe forum has no relation to managing problems in the cockpit... if you had to comb through 370+ pages why not just simply ask someone for the answer? saves yourself time and im sure many here are happy to help.
Also i believe latest pilot jobs is the closest thing out there to the actual CUT-E test. If you've got a better program by all means, please share it here.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 14:36
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Hey! I'm planning to apply soon for the cadet program. Feel free to whatsapp me at 91345777

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Old 18th Sep 2018, 14:38
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Hi everyone. Could anyone provide me with a breakdown of each stage of the interview process?
Is CUT E used or is SKYTEST used?

Thanks in advance. I'm 18 and keen to apply soon.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 11:16
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You guys are so royally screwed and that's putting it politely. And frankly if you guys still join after all the Information put out there, then you certainly aren't fit to be in a flight deck. Let alone flying an aircraft after 5-6 years minimum.

Check out the main forum - COS18
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 13:31
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Originally Posted by betpump5 View Post
You guys are so royally screwed and that's putting it politely. And frankly if you guys still join after all the Information put out there, then you certainly aren't fit to be in a flight deck. Let alone flying an aircraft after 5-6 years minimum.

Check out the main forum - COS18
betpump - Can I ask you a question. Say for someone who grew up in a poor side of Hong Kong, never been to any fancy restaurants in Central because didnít have the money to pay the bills, living in a public housing all his/her life, parents are relying on the government to get by, you tell me, where should they go? I agree with you. COS18 is pathetic. But, when you donít have any another options, the only thing you could do is to suck it up and live through it. Thatís Hong Kong.
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Old 19th Sep 2018, 13:51
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 06:58
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Could anyone who has done stage 2 shed some light on the flight planning exercise?

I've read through quite a few forums and sources but none actually describes what exactly is included. thanks!
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 07:23
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Originally Posted by divergent View Post


betpump - Can I ask you a question. Say for someone who grew up in a poor side of Hong Kong, never been to any fancy restaurants in Central because didnít have the money to pay the bills, living in a public housing all his/her life, parents are relying on the government to get by, you tell me, where should they go? I agree with you. COS18 is pathetic. But, when you donít have any another options, the only thing you could do is to suck it up and live through it. Thatís Hong Kong.
Someone who grew up in a poor side of Hong Kong is still very rich, that is just an excuse. Never been to fancy restaurants? If you want to be a pilot to go to fancy restaurants, you picked the wrong career (see Culinary Chefs). Didn't have money to pay what bills? You said you live in a public housing estate all his/her life where rent is at most 1k a month? Don't have any other options? Ill do some very basic Maths for you.

Parent's relying on the government, public estate, no bills as no money to pay. That puts away your worry about rent etc. Average wages in Hong Kong are 16k/month. Work and save up enough to get your own flight training. You will be sitting in a SO seat for 6-7 years doing nothing anyways, and those P2 hours count as 0 elsewhere, yep NIL. A CPL should cost you about 400k-500k depends where you do it. Divide that by the 7 years of doing nothing as SO, and if you give that time into any other field your salary will go up heaps.. trust me I have been in worse shoes and always thought Hong Kong had no other options but I was so wrong. 8 years of saving and investing money you should have enough money for your flying training. If you think CX will train you for "free" you are wrong, you will have to accept a bond. How is that different from taking out a big loan?

Pay for your own training and build the hours, get a respectable flying job elsewhere or heck even start your own little gig or just do it as a hobby. It will be way more fun and you won't just be sitting doing nothing in a shiny jet eating at "fancy restaurants". Try getting X Plane or Microsoft Flight Sim and put it into autopilot, just sit and observe for 8 hours daily then turn off or close the program right before landing take-off. That will be your life as a "Pilot in CX without any other options".

If you are in it for just the pay or money you can earn way more putting those 7-8 years of your life elsewhere or in any other occupation cause at CX your title is a Pilot as SO but you nothing even remotely close to flying, except for the initial training. Oh and if you leave before your bond is over, have a hefty cheque ready not just for the company but also for the lawyers you will be needing to pay.

Goodluck!
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Old 20th Sep 2018, 11:44
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Originally Posted by Jeju View Post
Doing your research on a PPRuNe forum has no relation to managing problems in the cockpit... if you had to comb through 370+ pages why not just simply ask someone for the answer? saves yourself time and im sure many here are happy to help.
Also i believe latest pilot jobs is the closest thing out there to the actual CUT-E test. If you've got a better program by all means, please share it here.
So being resourceful doesn't help when it comes to being a pilot? Yikes. You don't even have to go through the entire thread, just going back 20 pages or so will yield most of the answers as it's asked over and over again. If you think doing your own research is a waste of time then I would question one's commitment to actually being a pilot.

That site is the closest thing to the CUT-e but it doesn't make my statement untrue; it's unpolished. It's your money though.
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