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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 15th Mar 2023, 03:56
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The question is, when???
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 08:50
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When they are done with DEFOs, which takes, I don't know, X amount of years?

https://www.reuters.com/breakingview...oo-2023-03-10/

​​​​​​​Captains and First Officers quit the airline in droves after pay cuts and being forced to endure near perpetual quarantine thanks to the city’s now-abandoned draconian quarantine rules for aircrew. The company has close to 2,405 pilots, roughly 63% of pre-pandemic numbers, according to a survey conducted in March by the Hong Kong Aircrew Officers Association and seen by Breakingviews. Investors are not encouraged, and sold shares down 3.6% on Thursday.
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Old 15th Mar 2023, 14:10
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Hello everyone, I tried contacting a few people here but no response. I am soon to do the initial assessments with Cathay and would love to talk to anyone who has been through the process. I literally have no clue on what to expect and I want to even learn more about the training itself. I am confident but I guess having waited for 3 long years for this day, it does feel like a lot is at stake. Literally, anyone with any information, please reach out as any information would still be helpful. I can also be contacted on telegram @hfxyz123

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Old 16th Mar 2023, 04:15
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394 pages filled with gold and treasure, both past and present, and people still don't read, and they're applying for a flying job. How funny is that.
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Old 16th Mar 2023, 05:20
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Originally Posted by whitsunday
394 pages filled with gold and treasure, both past and present, and people still don't read, and they're applying for a flying job. How funny is that.
I agree with your two cents on how "people" don't read and stuff. I didn't go through all the 394 pages either but I did go through the recent pages because I would love to dig in anything "relevant" I can. What you fail to understand is that a lot of the information is also outdated, last year I was not even eligible to apply, there's staff movements that have happened within the TA team at Cathay and policy changes, not to mention, the impact of COVID 19 and so on. I am happy to read through all the 394 pages but half of them are not even relevant in today's day. If you can't be helpful, please don't assume and throw shade. How funny is that.
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Old 16th Mar 2023, 08:49
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Originally Posted by futurepilot2001
Hello everyone, I tried contacting a few people here but no response. I am soon to do the initial assessments with Cathay and would love to talk to anyone who has been through the process. I literally have no clue on what to expect and I want to even learn more about the training itself. I am confident but I guess having waited for 3 long years for this day, it does feel like a lot is at stake. Literally, anyone with any information, please reach out as any information would still be helpful. I can also be contacted on telegram @hfxyz123
If you just read the last 20 or 30 pages you would know what to expect on your app test and interview.
And if you read the whole thread you would even get a better picture about the history of the program, the ups and downs, the standard, how it is different now than before, what possibly you might get yourself into so on and so forth. Some members might think there's just too much negativity here, I say, it's the reality, and the reality is always cruel in Hong Kong. I guess what whitsunday is trying to say is, do your homework, do your research, and read, because that's what you will be doing a lot in the training, throughout your pilot career - read and research and learn. If you can't commit an hour to read the last 100 pages then chances are, you are not gonna go too far with that kind of attitude, it just doesn't show you are motivated, it doesn't show you are taking this seriously. And if you did read on here, you will notice that there isn't much changes in terms of the selection process, it's still the same ICAO test, the same Aon aptitude test, same interview stages, except a few assessment were removed. You've asked me how I got through the process. That's what I did - read and research.

Good luck with your application process!
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Old 16th Mar 2023, 09:05
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
If you just read the last 20 or 30 pages you would know what to expect on your app test and interview.
And if you read the whole thread you would even get a better picture about the history of the program, the ups and downs, the standard, how it is different now than before, what possibly you might get yourself into so on and so forth. Some members might think there's just too much negativity here, I say, it's the reality, and the reality is always cruel in Hong Kong. I guess what whitsunday is trying to say is, do your homework, do your research, and read, because that's what you will be doing a lot in the training, throughout your pilot career - read and research and learn. If you can't commit an hour to read the last 100 pages then chances are, you are not gonna go too far with that kind of attitude, it just doesn't show you are motivated, it doesn't show you are taking this seriously. And if you did read on here, you will notice that there isn't much changes in terms of the selection process, it's still the same ICAO test, the same Aon aptitude test, same interview stages, except a few assessment were removed. You've asked me how I got through the process. That's what I did - read and research.

Good luck with your application process!

Thank you so much, I genuinely value that feedback. I understand that I need to do better on my end but I just felt like I am currently going through a time crunch because of how my current days are scheduled (and with everything I am dealing with), and sure I could have read all of these before but I became eligible recently (and before that I didn't read much since I knew I wasn't eligible and wasn't going to end up here). I decided to apply and I am trying to read as much as possible and since you've been through the process, you would know how fast they are going through the process, which is why I am caught off-guard with the whole schedule. I am also trying to keep up with other cadet programs and yeah I guess it does consume time. I could have been better prepared and would definitely try to do better. However, I definitely didn't appreciate the tone used by whitsunday as they blatantly assumed things and just passed comments.
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Old 17th Mar 2023, 10:15
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Originally Posted by Carpets
Depending on your experience level coming in there were different courses/course length.
The most recent 'advanced entry' course with CX was only around 9 weeks in Adelaide. 4 weeks to do all the HK ATPLs and other relevant exams and then 4-5 weeks for a quick MEIR conversion in a DA42 for HKCAD and then some simulator work to finish off.
Hello! Any idea on when was the last time they offered this “advanced entry” course with CX?
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 03:04
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Class 1 medical

Hi everyone here, good morning.
did the medical screen last week but was ordered to do a 6 min running test to determine my pre/post exercise FEV1 as I had asthma during childhood. It's been extremely difficult to get this test done as most clinics either don't provide this type of service or they don't recognize the referral letter issued by CX.
does anyone have any experience dealing with this or know any places where I can get this out of the way? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 03:54
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Originally Posted by yellokiwi
I am a NZ citizen though but i guess i can fall under "right to work" with the right visa?
From the CX Cadet Pilot FAQs:

I have the right to live and work in Hong Kong but I do not hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. Can I still apply?

All candidates for the Cadet Pilot Programme must be a holder of a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. We accept applications globally for Second Officer and First Officer positions and successful candidates will be sponsored for their Hong Kong employment visa.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 04:00
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Originally Posted by Tomho85
Hi everyone here, good morning.
did the medical screen last week but was ordered to do a 6 min running test to determine my pre/post exercise FEV1 as I had asthma during childhood. It's been extremely difficult to get this test done as most clinics either don't provide this type of service or they don't recognize the referral letter issued by CX.
does anyone have any experience dealing with this or know any places where I can get this out of the way? Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
Have you checked the HKCAD AME list?
This should be my 8th post, so I'll try to see if I can post a direct link in a new post below, but if not, just search "HKCAD AME" in google!
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 04:03
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https://www.hkatc.gov.hk/HK_AIP/aic/AIC10-10.pdf
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 04:20
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Thanks for the help!! Yeah I did but the list uploaded there isn't very updated as a few doctors have retired.
just found out Aventis hospital does that but its also very expensive!!
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 06:01
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Originally Posted by AltocumulonimbuS
Hello! Any idea on when was the last time they offered this “advanced entry” course with CX?
The last time this course was offered was late 2019/early 2020 (pre-COVID).
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 11:04
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Originally Posted by Angle_of_Attack
From the CX Cadet Pilot FAQs:

I have the right to live and work in Hong Kong but I do not hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. Can I still apply?

All candidates for the Cadet Pilot Programme must be a holder of a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. We accept applications globally for Second Officer and First Officer positions and successful candidates will be sponsored for their Hong Kong employment visa.
Don't trust the FAQ. It's kind outdated. You can still apply even if you are not PR, as long as you have the right to live and work in Hong Kong OR Chinese Mainland. Think People Department really needs to make some updates/changes.
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Old 20th Mar 2023, 11:08
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Anyone in the application process now? Is the pace slowing down?
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Old 21st Mar 2023, 10:24
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Originally Posted by trigonometry
Don't trust the FAQ. It's kind outdated. You can still apply even if you are not PR, as long as you have the right to live and work in Hong Kong OR Chinese Mainland. Think People Department really needs to make some updates/changes.
Originally Posted by Angle_of_Attack
From the CX Cadet Pilot FAQs:

I have the right to live and work in Hong Kong but I do not hold a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. Can I still apply?

All candidates for the Cadet Pilot Programme must be a holder of a Permanent Hong Kong Identity card. We accept applications globally for Second Officer and First Officer positions and successful candidates will be sponsored for their Hong Kong employment visa.
I second what trigonometry says as I applied using a visa too. However, I do think when they state "right to live and work", you need to have a visa on your own and not provided by Cathay (this is my understanding), or else, anyone around the world who is eligible for a visa, can join the program which would drastically change things.
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Old 22nd Mar 2023, 04:01
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Exactly. It's quite easy to solve actually. All they have to do is to make every single piece of information consistent on their website, then you don't have confusion, yet somehow they decided not to do it. Another example is the reapplication policy. FAQ says 9 months, but everyone who failed the aptitude test knows it only takes 6 months, cause that what it says on the rejection email. Confusion.
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Old 23rd Mar 2023, 23:21
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I would like to ask for your advice if possible. I am in my 30s. Perm. resident. Did not finish secondary school as I needed to work early. I've worked in IT for more than 10 years now and I've always been fascinated with flying and have aspiration to become a commercial pilot someday. Am I too old to join? Do they accept someone who did not finish secondary school but have good results say from GCSE physics/math/english? Do they only accept Cantonese-speaking cadets? You insights would be helpful. Thank you!
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Old 24th Mar 2023, 05:28
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Error during computer assessment

Did any of you who's taken the computer assessment recently encounter any error during the assessment? I heard that someone encountered error during the working behavior part and needed rescheduling.
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