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Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot Programme

Old 19th Jan 2011, 05:20
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Herrtob:

0 Hours... they will ask you why they should invest in you to become a pilot! Why you havent gone and tried flying before applying to CX... a lot of people turn up with no flying hours expecting questions to be flying specific, when in fact they (CX) want to know your reasons for deciding to apply to the cadet program without even conducting a TIF. Those are the questions that will help them decide if you REALLY want to be a pilot! Would you go out and pay for a license, if there was no cadet program?
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 06:15
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Sorry but what's TIF?
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 06:34
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Trial Instruction Flight... most flying schools offer them. You go up with an instructor for about an hour... you can even log it in your log book! Not a bad thing to do, even if just to prove that you are keen to be a pilot.
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 09:42
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Some ppl dont need to do the Wombat due to many many flight hours... true story
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Old 19th Jan 2011, 13:22
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Hi. Is anyone going for Flight Grading between 31 Jan - 14 Feb? Pls pm me.
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Old 21st Jan 2011, 23:17
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JKI Booklet

Ditto.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 17:21
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Any good websites that has anything to do with courses that FTA offers, planes that they'll be using and all that stuffs? Just wondering.
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Old 22nd Jan 2011, 23:54
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Umm...

Flight Training Adelaide provides world-class aviation and pilot training for international airlines, corporate pilots and private learn-to-fly studen ?
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Old 23rd Jan 2011, 07:27
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HMT,

Thanks for the link =)
appreciate it...
how was your flight grading?

and does anyone know what the latest route for CX?

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Old 26th Jan 2011, 06:34
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Hi there,

It has been awhile seen my last time getting on this website. How's everyone going. I did my interview with CX in 2009, but I was not successful.

I am now planning to apply for the CX again, and I will spend approximately 1 year to prepare for my next interview. Can you guys give me some suggestion on it? I am thinking to take some aviation course to learn more about aviation, Navigation, and Meteorology. I, however, do not have much money for those course in HK yet. Is there any book I can read.

A little information about my background: I am holding a business degree, with no flying experience at this moment. I do not know much about jet, engine, etc, but I would like to learn more. So, please suggest some books to me if there is any.

Thank you guys, lets keep in touch here.

Nice to meet you all!


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Old 26th Jan 2011, 09:11
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cx stage 2 interview

i also got invitation to stage 2 interview on feb 28
anyone else?
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 16:57
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Has anyone from Vancouver interviews on Jan 10 heard good news?
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Old 26th Jan 2011, 23:45
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Cadetpilotwannabe:

I would suggest you start by going through this entire thread - many people have posted valuable information about their interviews and it will give you a very good idea of what to expect.

You could probably start by getting a PPL text book. This will give you a good understanding of the basic aerodynamics, navigation and piston engines etc. There are tons of pilot shops online where you can find these. Bob Tait from Australia has a good PPL text book.

The FAA's "Pilots Encyclopedia of Aeronautical Knowledge" is also a good resource for beginners and I believe is available for free from the FAA website.

Closer to the interview time you will obviously have to read some more advanced stuff but that should keep you busy for now!

Goodluck!
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 02:50
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Thank you very much for your information, CXGE90!

I will start preparing my interview now. Hopefully everything will go well.
Btw, hows your interview going? Are you a CX cadet now?
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 03:39
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cadetpilotwannabe:

How long did it take for CX to contact you after you applied for the programme?

I was actually invited by CX for an interview about 2 years ago. Unfortunately, due to family matter I was not able to attend. (I forgot how long it took them to contact me after my application).
Recently, I contacted CX via email and re-submitted my application about 4 weeks ago. I have gone through the forum and it seems the wait time could be months.
My cousin (who is flying with CX now as a SO) said it does take months... still there is this very anxious feeling.

We have a very similar background. Business degree with no flying experience but very into becoming a pilot. It's a childhood dream!

I'll be taking an Introductory Flight this coming weekend. I will also enrol into getting the PPL. I really want to prepare myself and hope for the best. I believe we must be pro-active and show our passion in flying!

Anyways, good luck to all of us!
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 08:36
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Dear KelC13,

I applied back in Dec 2009 and was invited to the interview a month after submitted the online application.

Are you currently in Hong Kong? Let me PM you my msn!
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 09:03
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I didn't notice this posted before, but heres the 2011 schedule for interviews, i guess it will save alot of guess work as to when they will come to your location

Cathay Pacific - Careers : Careers Home

Cadet Pilot Initial Interview Schedule for 2011 - maybe subject to change without notice:
  • January - Hong Kong, Vancouver, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur
  • February - Hong Kong, London
  • March - Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Paris
  • April - Hong Kong, San Francisco
  • May - Hong Kong, Sydney, Vancouver
  • June - Hong Kong, London
  • July - Hong Kong, Brisbane
  • August - Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Johannesburg, Melbourne
  • September - Hong Kong, London
  • October - Hong Kong, Vancouver
  • November - Hong Kong, Adelaide
  • December - Hong Kong, Auckland
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Old 27th Jan 2011, 12:42
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Cadetpilotwannabe,

I currently reside in Toronto.
I hope I'll get a reply soon. It seems they are hiring a lot of cadets. If you check out FTA's website, the home page has a huge CX advertisement about the program. I hope we will hear some good news.
By the way, you were asking about what books to get for preparation. My cousin suggested a textbook called "From the Ground Up". It covers topics such as theory of flight, meteorology, navigation, instruments, etc. You may want to start from there. FAA has numerous publications as well.
I'll PM you my msn.

Orangeboy:

Thanks for the post. I guess they just posted it. I remember I was on the site a couple days ago and it wasn't there. An add to my comment above. CX is having interview every month. Perhaps it's true they are hiring a lot of cadets. Peparing for the new A350s and 747-8s ordered?

Anyways, I hope I'll get selected to go to Vancouver for interview.

Good luck!
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 02:55
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they're going Vancouver and London 3 times per year, gosh

Australia, though different cities, also for a few times..


no worries man...
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Old 28th Jan 2011, 16:36
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Hey Stallone,

Thanks for the clarification.
I'll stay positive!

Anyone knows if they will contact you if you don't get it?

Thanks again!
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