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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 12th Jul 2010, 16:46
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@Barney

Yes the A330 fleet. Sorry forgot to mention! Thanks though for clearing it up.

@Everyone about the Kunming descent question.

If both are 50% less (i.e. the deceleration and descent) then isn't simpler to divide the initial answer of 114nm by 2? Rather than go through
1.5x33=49.5nm which is the distance now travelled for 33,000ft descent. The aircraft now only needs 7.5nm to slow down before reaching Kunming, so now it is 49.5+7.5=57nm
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Old 12th Jul 2010, 18:51
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cx cadet pilot help

hi

anyone who can send the booklet for the test please and any information on the other stages of the interview i would be very grateful

thanks and good luck to all candidates ..im currenty waiting and preparing for my assessments in the meantime until i get a call from cx

email is [email protected]

regards

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Old 12th Jul 2010, 20:27
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Smile Interview in India?

Hello People.

I am following PPRUNE long, and i really loved all of information there.Thanks guys

I just want to know, Can anyone please tell when is Cathay Pacific Holding their Cadet Pilot Programme in India?

I am 18, doing my first year Degree In Computer Science.

I have applied to them two months ago, with first Preference India, and Second one as HKG, but so far no reply .

Can anyone please tell how should i follow up and what tests i should prepare?

Thank you guys!
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 00:25
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@Everyone about the Kunming descent question.

If both are 50% less (i.e. the deceleration and descent) then isn't simpler to divide the initial answer of 114nm by 2? Rather than go through
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1.5x33=49.5nm which is the distance now travelled for 33,000ft descent. The aircraft now only needs 7.5nm to slow down before reaching Kunming, so now it is 49.5+7.5=57nm
You are right. To be honest, during the interview I had thought of doing what you just mentioned, but I did not do it simply because I wasn't sure if there were any conditions that would go ignored if I did that. That's why I chose to take a conservative approach and solve the question thoroughly and logically, as opposed to a quick jump to a mathematical solution.

I can tell you that I deliberately re-wrote the "Kunming question" in a stress-free, organized and logically presented manner. I can also tell you that when you are under pressure in an interview where the interviewer spews a load of figures, asks you to make sense of them AND give a logical answer afterwards... it feels a lot different to sitting down in front of your computer and doing it, to say the least.

Good luck everyone, if anyone runs into such a situation in the future, try asking them for some scratch paper to work on. I don't think they will comply, but if they do it will make your life much easier. Peace
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 02:22
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Maybe a piece of paper isnt needed if they would repeat the question again.

but do you think it is a bad idea to ask them to repeat a question? cos that question was quite long and a few variables.
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 03:28
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I was allowed to use the whiteboard in the room during my stage 2 interview. Other parts, they told us we can use everything in the room to draw conclusions. So the board was free to use. If they don't tell you, ask and make sure. Every interviewer is probably different.
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 06:56
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Location Interview

Hi guys,

I would like to know if interviews have ever been held in India???

I am asking that because my first location interview is India and the second one is HongKong..

Do you think it is better to put HongKong in first location?

Thanks in advance for your replies.
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 11:45
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AsL402 and anyone, would you mind to share what the setup is in the interview room? like a chair for us who is going for an interview and a white board? etc,,

Thanks man, this forum is pretty helpful hope everyone is going well
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 13:05
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cx interviews

@vipers nest,congrats on your achievement as well as all those who have made it to AdelaideU leave us green with envy

Now that CX dont fly to Nairobi,Kenya, I have no option other than to fly to Jo burg for the interviews.
Unfortunately,my dream for joining cx seems like will a shattered dream because the airticket cost is beyond my reach and also due to connections I have to make to Hong Kong thro Jo burg if I hopefully pass my 1st interview.Seems like I have to wait longer.
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Old 13th Jul 2010, 21:48
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Kyotowu

AsL402 and anyone, would you mind to share what the setup is in the interview room? like a chair for us who is going for an interview and a white board? etc,,

Thanks man, this forum is pretty helpful hope everyone is going well
Kyotowu,

There are several interview rooms that were used throughout my Stage 2. All of them were conference rooms that could fit about 6-10 people. You will probably sit next to the interviewers around the conference table. There is a whiteboard on one side of the room. Some have a nice view overseeing the HK airport. Nothing really special...pretty much just a typical office conference room.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 11:16
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G'day guys,

I was wondering if there's a place to look for which CX planes fly to which route online apart from wikipedia. The page on wiki seems disjointed and outdated.

THanks
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 12:01
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arflyingman

Have a look at this:

Fleet Info (CX) - FlyerGuide Wiki

As far as I know, this the only website that provides the information you ask for. Use with care though, it is incomplete and may be inaccurate as well, not sure if anyone keeps the information updated.

Hope this helps!

P.S. My apologies if you were referring to this source in your post.
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 12:13
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Hello,

About the numerical test (30min),
is it about operations like:
568-343 = ?
435+54-65 = ?
450/5 =
...
....
or problems ? "the son is twice father's age etc etc"

I know there are Graphical questions too, but not only that ?

Thanks
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 16:35
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Hey,
I applied online a few days ago, and I know I'd be lucky to get a reply so quickly, but I was wondering if anyone knew a guesstimate time-scale for replies, only I'm nervous everytime I check my e-mails.

Thanks,
Alex
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 19:24
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My Journey Until Round 2...

hello guy,
Appreciate all the response from everybody in the forum.. Alot of info i got from here helped me alot.. sadly i could not get thru my second round but would love to share my experience..
I attended my round 1 in april and got called to hk for round 2 in june... i had my high school studies with me and a PPL.
actually most of the things have been mentioned by the rest of our friends who attended their interviews, il just touch on a few things that were not been mentioned before... hope it helps everyone...
There was one question which i was asked in the 1st and 2nd round.. i guess its their fav one.. They asked me where will a FO be seated in the cockpit..initially occupies the observer seat and then he can sit either on the captains seat or the FO depending on who needs to go of to rest.. i got this confirmed from the captain who intervied me in round 2..
For the round 2 take care of the NUMERICAL TEST.. guys it is hard, and i mean real hard.. if u have not practised any maths,pls do so before going.. if you get nervous seing the questions , you will end up answering a few only..that is what happened in my case .. if you can get 20 correct out of the 33 questions considered u r damn good..
Flight planning is very easy and simple. you need no flying experience for it.

My interview was a bit hard coz actually i got myself into trouble for most of the questions they asked me. one advice just be specific and answer to the point. dont give them any extra info.. for me the HR asked me my fav acft, the same question as HOLDMETIGHT. I told them the 777-300ER version. after that he asked me what is so good in it. I started with telling him that it has the strongest engines,widely in service, good safety record, fly by wire and stuff....i was not aware that The captain was noting all this down on the paper. so when it was his turn for the technical part he started drilling me by asking everything in detail. some questions like How does the fly by wire system works? advantages, disadvantages of it. asked me the working of INS, IRS,GPS. how acurate a GPS is, the errors with it. can the errors be corrected? it went deeper and deeper after that. SO THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS, PLS DONT GET YOURSELF INTO TROUBLE...

ALL THE BEST to the rest of you who will be attending the interview... be confident and it should be fine.. any help needed do pm me....
TK CR GUYS. hopefully i get a chance to apply CX next year..
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Old 14th Jul 2010, 21:33
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Stage I initial

Hey guys...

I'm just curious what other aviation math do they ask u during the initial? Are u allow to use the white board to do the calculations???

Thanks.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 01:25
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Ravens

Hi All,

I'm selling the Ravens 'Advanced Progressive Matrices' books and answer sheets. Identical to what features in the CX reasoning test. $190AUD including postage.
Anybody interested PM me to arrange immediate postage.

Thanks and Good Luck.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 01:46
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Raven advance book

how much will that be in USD$
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 04:09
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rakedwingtip

Thanks for sharing, and sorry to hear the news. Did they tell you when you can apply again? It seems to be the norm nowadays... Anyway, keep your chin up mate, you will get it next time!

I guess it is important to read up on SPECIFIC parts of the aircraft that you will declare as your favourite. There is no way you will ever know as much as the interviewer, but if you are an expert in 777 fuel systems or the FBW system (as opposed to a little bit of everything on the aircraft), it could be a bonus if you can rant on and on about it during the interview.

The approach I took when dealing with these sorts of questions in my Stage 1 interview was quite risky, not sure if it will work everytime when used. When they asked me what I liked about the 777, I told them that my love for the aircraft stemmed from watching the aircraft take-off and land. I said that I did not know much about the internal systems and as such they couldn't be the reasons I liked the aircraft, as obviously I have never flown a 777 and cannot appreciate the level of technology onboard. They seemed to accept the answer but I am quite sure I will be drilled on 777 tech if I make it to Stage 2.
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Old 15th Jul 2010, 04:37
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hold me tight

I just got an invitation to go to HKG next month for my initial... Do you know where can you get practice problems for aviation math?

I saw one of your post a question about the TOD of Kumming airport, do they actually let u use the white board to do calculations?

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