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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 16th Oct 2018, 13:48
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Old 20th Oct 2018, 10:45
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Is calculator allowed in cut-e test (1A) ?
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 13:47
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Good day mates! I have applied for the program last year and after a month or two, Cathay invited me for the initial step or 1a as they call it. Unfortunately, I didnít get in because I was underprepared. It was my term in uni when I got the invite and I was studying for my finals.

I updated my application and still waiting for their reply...and it has been a year and a half.

Can anyone add me to their facebook / telegram / viber study/discussion groups where I could ask study materials from. My username is Hans Eco.

Thank you everyone
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Old 21st Oct 2018, 22:03
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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Anybody in Los Angeles thinking about applying?

Also side question, how much do SO get paid during their first year after the cadet program (assuming in 2019)?
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 06:16
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 06:41
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Old 23rd Oct 2018, 06:54
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Old 25th Oct 2018, 09:52
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Originally Posted by jchung View Post
Anybody in Los Angeles thinking about applying?

Also side question, how much do SO get paid during their first year after the cadet program (assuming in 2019)?
From the employee handbook effective Dec 2018 (posted above by flyera359), for an SO, basic pay should be at 31,383.33, with monthly productivity pay at 611.36 (B777), 640.48 (Airbus), 742.07 (B747) beyond minimum monthly block hours ([email protected], [email protected], [email protected]). There are also some allowances, most of which, I think, would be negligible except the "monthly allowance" (maybe meant for housing?) at 14,000.

You could read up on it to get a clearer picture. Hope this helps!
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Old 26th Oct 2018, 07:05
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Join Date: Feb 2016
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What's the pay like for SO under the COS08 contracts?

Also realistically, how many days do pilots fly in a month(max vs min)? And how many days do they usually get off?
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Old 27th Oct 2018, 05:27
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Originally Posted by Dan Buster View Post
At the end of the day you have to ask yourself how you will feel working a lot more, for less pay, less protections, less provident fund, less benefits, for doing the exact same job as your colleagues sitting beside you...for an ENTIRE CAREER.
i see. Noted!
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Old 1st Nov 2018, 05:22
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Join Date: Dec 2015
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Finding 22Nov stage2 groupmate

We are finding our stage2 groupmate on22Nov.
please let me know if you are on of us.
[email protected]
Thanks.
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Old 5th Nov 2018, 02:59
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Originally Posted by jchung View Post
What's the pay like for SO under the COS08 contracts?

Also realistically, how many days do pilots fly in a month(max vs min)? And how many days do they usually get off?
For how many days pilots work that depends on the fleet you are assigned. Pilots on the 330 work considerably more as their flights are much shorter for the most part, while those on the 350/777 may work 14-18 days a month, given the flights are much longer and need recovery time. Sadly the jumbo pilots, while accruing less actual work hours, work the most as their schedules are almost always never set in stone. Many days of being rerouted, or taken off flights, just hoping to get back to hong kong. In the end less focus should be placed on how many days you will work. The numbers sound amazing compared with other 9-5 jobs, but trust me. You will spend a lot of your days off recovering. For Cathay Dragon 320/321 pilots, I have seen rosters that are 8 days off for the month (as this is the minimum days off you need to have)

SO pay for COS08 contracts starts at $40,747 HKD a month. Add to that your 10,000 for HKPA, your 10% for duty hours (around 5000 extra) plus any overtime allowances is. (keep in mind COS18 does not pay overtime, but rather a set amount after a certain number of productivity limit hours). To put it simply, if you manage 110 hours on COS08, you will receive a double paycheck. If you do the same on COS18, you will not. The contract above will show you the pay on COS18. Also do not count the provident fund pay (which they have included as part of the package). You won't be able to touch this money for many years. Do also note that COS18 SO's will be docked around 16,000/mo for their training costs over a period of 3 years. Hope this answers your questions.
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Old 14th Nov 2018, 08:40
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Originally Posted by divergent View Post
flyera359 - All ab initios joining after Dec 1 will not receive HKPA and will only get paid by the base salary which is 31,000ish HKD. This has been confirmed by the new recruitment manager.
Hi, thanks for the info, but could anyone further explains this?
No PA for the first 3 years or for the entire career?
Thanks!
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Old 15th Nov 2018, 07:51
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Originally Posted by michaeltga View Post
Hi, thanks for the info, but could anyone further explains this?
No PA for the first 3 years or for the entire career?
Thanks!
For the first 3 years only cause this 16,000/mo is paying for your cadet training.
After 3 years, you will receive the PA again.
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Old 16th Nov 2018, 22:18
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Join Date: Nov 2018
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Study group

Hi everyone!

I am new to here and I am starting my preparation at this moment and looking for some buddies to study together. Please contact me! TG: marylch
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Old 19th Nov 2018, 05:59
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Join Date: Oct 2018
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Thinking about applying for the next intake. Does anyone know the duration of the "forgivable loan", knowing new cadets won't get housing allowance for the first three years??
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Old 22nd Nov 2018, 08:40
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Join Date: Dec 2015
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Hello,
We are finding other 2 groupmates on 7 Jan, 2019 for stage 2
please find me via telegram: @chermaine1002
Thanks!!
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 03:15
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: HK
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Just applied for KA
Still hoping to find some buddies to study together
TG: sokl901005
Whatsapp: 67429037
Cheers
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Old 23rd Nov 2018, 03:18
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Join Date: May 2018
Location: HK
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Originally Posted by yayaching View Post
Hi Guys,

We are going to form a study group in Kwun Tong every night from 6 pm to 10 pm. We will have a first meeting on this coming Saturday. Please feel free to join. For more information, please Whatspp me: 6443 1754

Cheers.
Are you guys still meeting?
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Old 24th Nov 2018, 04:28
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Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: South Australia
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Hi all,
I am planning to apply cpp in late Feb or beginning of March. Does any buddy will do it around that time? please feel free to contact me. I will graduate after X'mas.
Email: [email protected]
Whatsapp: +61406939117
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