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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 6th Jan 2010, 09:54
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Just what I have read online. Computer tests for maths, and interviews. And of course a tour of CX City.

wowpeter.com Blog Archive Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Program! [Updated with International Applicant Timeline / Info] is a good site to have a look at.

Also, I guess having some knowledge of FTA wouldn't go to far amiss.

I think the interviews took place over 3.5 days, with 3 or 4 each 0.5 day. so maybe a total of 20-25??? Don't really know
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 11:29
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i have to agree with you CX #1 and Kiwi (cheers for putting up the link), excellent piece to read although its made me slightly nervous for when (if) i get my own interview!
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Old 6th Jan 2010, 23:20
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Unfortunatly CX, I have no idea at all. You seem to have a bit of inside information
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Old 7th Jan 2010, 11:37
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there is a Stage 2 scheduled in the second half of Jan some time
I know that a fresh round of HKG-based applications will begin around the 11th or 12th of January. The scheduled stage 2 assessment in late January that you speak of could be for these people, but I'd keep checking my phone/e-mail if I were you. You never know, perhaps you might be slotted in as well.

Good luck!
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Old 11th Jan 2010, 09:13
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pilot

If i have a CPL, can i do my ATPL training in hong kong? if they dont have ATPL training in hong kong, which country do you guys recommend me to have my ATPL training done?
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Old 14th Jan 2010, 08:39
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ATPL in Hong Kong?

Does anyone here knows if theres an ATPL course/training in Hong kong, I'm currently in Perth right now and they only train pilots up to CPL level, I was thinking to do my ATPL in Hong Kong, if theres an ATPL course/training, where is it held and do they accept foreigners?
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 08:57
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CX Number One: Yup, had a call from Cathay. Will be seeing them in Hong Kong later this month.

Any other Melbournites heading up Australia day?
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Old 15th Jan 2010, 11:43
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CX nr 1 finalApp, when did you guys apply?

How long did it take from the day you sent in the applications til they called?

I send in my app in Nov, havnt heard anything..
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 03:29
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There are no ATPL courses in Hong Kong.
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 04:40
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Devil The Honest Inside Information

With Great Courage and Motivation I write this today. Please Appreciate the Honesty.

This thread is with regards to the CX CPP ( Cadet Pilot Programme ) which is very very active. I know that forum's / websites / webpages like "www.pprune.org" , "www.wowpeter.com" , "www.askcaptainlim.com" , "www.******************" are a great resource for Cadet Wannabes but they are not enough.

Lets start with the sensitive information that all the people / wannabe cadets / current cadets / ex-cadets ( current cx so's) don't talk about.

1) Stage 1 Interview

* Technical Multiple Choice Questionnaire - " The JKI Booklet ." am happy to e-mail it to anyone who wants it just e-mail me, good to have it before the Flight Crew Recruitment Department sends it to you, you can prepare for it and ace the technical test.

* Reasoning Test - People say it cannot be prepared for , I used to believe the same till my actual Stage 1 interview , after my Stage 1 , I went to the library and bang "Raven's Advanced Progressive Matrices " the exact booklet that I was tested on.

Raven's Progressive Matrices - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Very easily available at any library / Oxford Publications also print them and easy to self study. Thats all for the reasoning if you practice all the 8 booklets you will be able to ace the test.

FELLOW WANNABE CADETS BEWARE OF CONS. ( I wish someone had written about this before I spent $3000 AUD)

* Pilot Aptitude Training Systems * Jonathan Ryan will charge you $3000 AUD Australian Dollars , he claims to prepare you for the entire selection process , you can spend 3000 $ in a much better way , if you take heed of what is written here then you can make it without paying anyone. PATS is a waste of money (Speaking out of personal experience)


* Face to Face Technical and Personal Interview , know your theory, all what you are supposed to know + a bit extra like

a) company information
b) fleet
c) engines used by CX on different planes
d) lots of information available online

I have a huge list of question which were actually asked in the interview happy to e-mail them to all of you. Remember one thing do not bull**** , say the truth.

Thats all that I can think of at the moment. Will update this topic as I remember more.

Expecting Contribution form fellow pilots / fellow wannabe cadets / friends who have inside info for CX CPP (Cadet Pilot Programme), do not be afraid, help all the wannabes like me, all the help will be highly appreciated.

P.S. - this topic is intended to help fellow Cadet wannabes in good faith , people please post the truth , do not bull$#?t and mislead the readers.

Everything written above is nothing but the TRUTH.

Regards,
Swine Facipic
"[email protected]" - corrected e-mail address

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Old 16th Jan 2010, 12:31
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Devil I am sorry.

Well my friend , yes I had been waiting for nine months , and my wish did come true , I did get my initial interview, I just won't specify the dates of both because of personal reasons , my apologies.

But , all said and done Post number #146 is written in good faith, to help fellow cadet pilot wannabes as much as possible.

Regards ,
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 13:58
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Ahhh gotcha
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 01:43
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Cathay Cadet Program is it on hold?

Hey I heard that this program was scrapped for January until further notice. Does anyone know differently as I know of a group that went up in early December for stage 2 interviews and all were sent home after day 1.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 01:57
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Devil well

My friend all I know is that people were interviewed mid december melbourne and auckland , some guys from those interviews are going to Hong Kong for stage 2 on Jan 26, that is what i heard , but I don't have any confirmed news. As far as I know the programme is very much active.

If the guys who went for stage 2 early December could shed some light here !!!
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 04:02
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Thanks Swine and Whey for their informative posts.
I applied in august and havent heard anything so I decided to email them today to check on my status. I hope they dont take any offense to that =/
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 04:32
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Does anyone know differently as I know of a group that went up in early December for stage 2 interviews and all were sent home after day 1.
I don't know for sure but my guess is that they were all sent home after Day 1 because none of them could get past Stage 2. It happens, and probably on quite a regular basis. International applicants being sent to HKG are actually required to do Stage 2 assessments one day, and provided you are successful you only do Stage 3 the following day. If not, then you pack your bags and leave on the next flight out.

As mentioned by some others, the programme is still quite active. I have a friend who has been scheduled for a Stage 1 interview in late January, so I don't see how they could have frozen the program.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 04:48
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They were all told upon check out of the hotel that the program had been frozen. Admittedly the night before they got the 'thanks for coming letter' but that was retracted the next morning ....not sure what happened there.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 04:53
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They were all told upon check out of the hotel that the program had been frozen. Admittedly the night before they got the 'thanks for coming letter' but that was retracted the next morning ....not sure what happened there.
Beats me, too...

Anyhow, they are still processing applications so if you are interested in applying, don't hold back because things are still in motion at cadet recruitment!
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 05:11
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They were all told upon check out of the hotel that the program had been frozen. Admittedly the night before they got the 'thanks for coming letter' but that was retracted the next morning ....not sure what happened there.
Who knows what was actually said! I wouldn't imagine them spending money on phone calls, staff, flights and hotels to send people onto stage 2 if the program had actually been frozen though.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 11:45
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Was there in Early December for stage 2&3 and it isn't frozen
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