Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Wannabes Forums > South Asia and Far East Wannabes
Reload this Page >

Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

South Asia and Far East Wannabes A forum for those applying to Cathay Pacific, Dragonair or any other Hong Kong-based airline or operator. Use this area for both Direct Entry Pilot and Cadet-scheme queries.

Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 26th Sep 2010, 17:22
  #1401 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 502
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Mark Roland

How many people do you think applied for CX's cadet pilot programme?
I read somewhere that there were around 20,000 applications this year.

How many r accepted and how many are rejected?
Accepted = 50-100, maybe 150?
Rejected = the rest?
holdmetight is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 03:00
  #1402 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Philippines
Age: 34
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Do you think the chances are very slim for someone who haven't got any flight training at all? I'm new here and i'm planning to apply but I'm worried because I don't even know what FTO, JAA class 1, etc means.
kaufmansj is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 05:23
  #1403 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 502
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
kaufmansj

Do you think the chances are very slim for someone who haven't got any flight training at all? I'm new here and i'm planning to apply but I'm worried because I don't even know what FTO, JAA class 1, etc means.
The chances are not slim for those who haven't had flight training before; the chances are only slim for those who haven't done their homework.

Start reading up!
holdmetight is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 14:52
  #1404 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I did my stage 3 last month but haven't heard anything back.
I wonder if everyone need to do further eye examination with Ophthalmologist? or that is required only for those who wear glasses. I hope not getting an email to do eye examination is not a bad sign to me.
CMS123 is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 14:59
  #1405 (permalink)  
SW1
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Victoria
Posts: 468
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi,

Some people had eye issues and others had various follow up things Cathays medical department wanted checked out. I know 2 people now who had their stage 3 on the 9th September who have been given dates for Flight Grading in about 2 weeks from now. If you did your stage 3 last month, maybe you should call them or email HR in case they have forgotten about you.
SW1 is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 17:01
  #1406 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 502
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
CMS123

I wonder if everyone need to do further eye examination with Ophthalmologist? or that is required only for those who wear glasses.
You only go for a further eye examination if you cannot meet the listed visual prerequisites for an initial issue CAD Class 1 medical.

Are you headed for the full course or short course?
holdmetight is offline  
Old 27th Sep 2010, 22:28
  #1407 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Bury St. Edmunds
Age: 36
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stage 2 technical interview part

Yo,
I'm going to stage 2 in HK on 26th of oct. I know we must know knowledge booklet stuff and info far beyond the level outlined there but does anyone have some examples of technical questions asked in the stage 2 interview?

thanks WL
What Luck is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 01:17
  #1408 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 7
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
SW1 and holdmetight

Thank you for info.
I have CPL and over 250 hrs, so I should be qualified for the short course.
CMS123 is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 04:57
  #1409 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
@ What Luck!

Hi mate,i am doing stage 2 and 3 on 26th 27th oct...best of luck ...and..hopefully we will meet on that day..

cheers,
Pandaman
Pandaman is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 08:19
  #1410 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: .
Posts: 123
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I forgot to thank sloppyjoe and holdmetight earlier, thanks guys for the info on S/O fleet upgrades!

Now since nobody has yet found a reliable source of ALL the CX "routes by aircraft", I thought that we all together in this forum make our own, then at the end we will add them all together and have a full CX route map specific to each aircraft.

So far I have found for passenger aircraft: (to and from Hong Kong, also via other countries which i'm not sure of)

747-400: Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Heathrow, Paris, San Francisco, Vancouver, New Chitose Airport Japan, Kansai Intl Airport Osaka Japan, Bali Ngurah Rai Airport, Johannesburg

Not exactly sure about which 777 variant goes to each of these destinations but, at least one of each (only an assumption) goes to: Los Angeles, JFK New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Heathrow, Milan.

A340-300: Auckland, Brisbane, Rome, Vancouver, Bombay, New Delhi, Moscow, Johannesburg.

A330-300: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Dubai, Narita Airport Tokyo... and also to add to this, it goes from Adelaide to Melbourne aka a Cabotage flight (allowed in Australia to carry passengers as a domestic flight).

This is all I can find and think of (i'm sure there is way more than this). Everyone feel free to add on to this and correct me if i'm wrong, and also the the other places that CX go via on their routes as well would be appreciated. Thanks in advance! We can do it
Em773ER is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 08:54
  #1411 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
@EM773ER

Hi mate,
thanks for the info.actually,you can obtain informations regarding Cathay's fleets and routes.They DO have published a little booklet,which is updated on a regular basis(i am not sure how frequent they update it,but it seems they do an update like every 6 months ).

i am not sure whether there is an electronic version,but i am pretty sure you can get one by asking those customers service ladies sitting the check-in counter at CLK.

i have pick up one last time i travelled with KA..(they include the fleets and routes info. for KA as well but that one is more simplier since they only operate 333/321/320).

althougth that little booklet is rather useful,i sometime use the Airliners.net to help me spotting which AC does CX operate to each port.

hope this helps.and best of luck with your applications.finger X


pandaman
Pandaman is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 15:07
  #1412 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Wet Coast
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Em773ER: The 777-300ER is the only 777 that goes to the destinations you listed.

The drug tests: You will get tested at least twice on the way to a cadetship. They test for a variety of narcotics including cannaboids and opiates.
BigglesNBella is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 15:24
  #1413 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Holland
Age: 40
Posts: 68
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I think it would definately would be alot harder to get in if you have no previous flight training experience tbh.. They are investing in you and it's alot easier for them to invest in someone they know who has been through it all before and has reports from their FTO etc.. surely that would be far less risk for CX??

BigglesNBella. I would think they just drugs test at each Medical no? Unless they were suspicious of you. Seems a bit too much of an expense to them to Drugs test you twice on the route to cadetship? Or is this from experience?
DDobinpilot is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 15:27
  #1414 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: The Wet Coast
Posts: 40
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You go through two medicals on the way to a cadetship.
BigglesNBella is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 15:31
  #1415 (permalink)  
SW1
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Victoria
Posts: 468
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
DDobin,

Its true what you say, but the vast battery of tests they put you through, plus the Flight Grading, allows Cathay to see how much of a risk you will be. We were told that you wont even sign a contract with them until you have finished all your training down in ADL. In other words, they can chop you at any time they like. Granted, they might have wasted a fair amount of money by this point, but im learning quite quickly that Cathay have their own rules regarding this.

Regarding the drugs test, its not uncommon for airlines to pull you in for random drugs tests, in America it is standard policy as well as the likes of BA in Europe. My advice would be to stear well clear of any ilicit substances if youre serious about this cadetship, would be a shame to mess it all up because of something in your system!

Biggles, whens the second medical? Im stil waiting for a reply from Cathay after receiving a medical follow up letter last week regarding an issue they wanted further investigated. Can i ask, is this common with potential cadets?
SW1 is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 17:12
  #1416 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 502
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Em773ER

Out of the top of my head... the B777 is also known to go to Taipei, Seoul Incheon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Penang, Jakarta, Denpasar, Bangkok, Moscow and Colombo. The A330 flies to Manila and Cebu.

BigglesNBella

When is the second medical, and what is it for? I have always been informed that there is only one medical in the selection process.
holdmetight is offline  
Old 28th Sep 2010, 17:20
  #1417 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Kenya
Posts: 12
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stage 1

I just did the first stage interview,Thanks for all the helpful posts and specially for the ones who replied to my questions.
So I would like to do the same and share my experience,I would reply to anyone who wants to know more about the stage1,by PM because the questions will have more chance to be asked again even if I had not really difficult questions.
gopher121 is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 03:11
  #1418 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Top end of OZ
Posts: 52
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Holdmetight

Holdmetight:

I havent gone through the process myself but i was told that there was a medical in stage 3 (as you know) and another one prior to starting in adelaide once you are accepted.

So techincally yes you are right, there is only 1 medical during the selection process. The other medical is once you have already been accepted to the cadetship.
OZvandriver is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 04:37
  #1419 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: hong kong
Posts: 1
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Stage 1

Hello Bro. Glad to hear that an African brother went to the interview with Cathay. CAn u please send me the details?Questions and other.i will attend the interview in october.thx a lot Best of luck
Turbofan GE is offline  
Old 29th Sep 2010, 05:38
  #1420 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 502
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
OZvandriver

there is only 1 medical during the selection process. The other medical is once you have already been accepted to the cadetship.
Thanks for the heads up!

That clarifies the purpose of the second medical, I'm guessing it is for the CASA Class 2 medical needed to fly as a student pilot in Australia. Obviously they would only have you do this medical if your participation in the cadet programme is confirmed, which is after you pass flight grading and have been offered a cadetship.
holdmetight is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.