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Dragonair Pre-qualified Cadets

Old 7th Aug 2010, 03:18
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I'll not be surprised if the KA cadet program opens up to international applicants. As some of you probably knows, CX is hiring international cadets now. The sole intention of that is to reduce housing allowance by replacing the DESO scheme with the cadet scheme. KA, being a subsidary of CX, will probably do the same in the near future. CX is trying to integrate the whole operation with KA now. All the sim trainings for KA are now being done in CX city. If KA cannot hire enough cadets locally, they will definitely accept international applicants.
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Old 9th Aug 2010, 15:42
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I don't deny the fact that KA will open international, but i would say the fact won't be housing allowance. KA don't offer that have much housing allowanace compare to CX.
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Old 11th Aug 2010, 14:47
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from KA's page It required the applicants pass all ATPL ground examinations. Just wondering for those who just got their CPL/multi-engine instrument rating around 200+hours. How do you go write the ATPL exam? Isn't it need at least half 1500 hours to write the ground examinations?
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Old 11th Aug 2010, 14:54
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the CASA and JAA licenses allow you to take the theory examinations and your ATPL remains frozen until you've got 1500hrs
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Old 14th Aug 2010, 23:45
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the CASA and JAA licenses allow you to take the theory examinations and your ATPL remains frozen until you've got 1500hrs
Or more precisely, CASA is frozen until 1500 hrs but under FAA you only get a theory exam credit as you still need a checkride after 1500 hrs to obtain your FAA ATPL. In practice however it doesn't make any difference for KA.
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Old 17th Aug 2010, 20:48
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form of invitation

hey everyone

just wondering how did ka contact you if you are invited for the interviews?

phone calls ,emails?

thanks for the heads up
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Old 28th Aug 2010, 02:24
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takamasa sir, I've noticed for some time that you are a regular and helpful contributor.

The answer is - "email".

Cheers.
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 02:43
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ReverseFlight

thanks, brother.

i am wondering when they will start informing candidates,especially overseas.

i am from oversea, really anxious to know if i will be considered.

thanks for your heads up
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 09:49
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anyone know if they are willing to take upon an CPL holder without frozen ATPL??
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Old 30th Aug 2010, 12:43
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Hi All,

Does anyone know when they actually started hiring for this position?? I'd applied for the Cadet Pilot Program earlier this year, but didn't hear anything in return.

However, when I clicked "APPLY" on the Pre-qualified Cadet Program page, after I enter all my details, I've got this:

"We are unable to accept an additional application as your current application is being processed."

kind of confuing but, it seems like they are still processing my last application??

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Old 30th Aug 2010, 13:23
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polair911

hey,how are you?

are you an oversea applicant as well?

Also did you update them saying you meet the mini. requirement for the PQCPP?

cheers man
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 01:58
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Hey Takamasa,

Yea, I am an oversea applicant, but as I was saying I was originally going for the normal cadet programe until the Pre-qualified one came out. Haven't heard anything from them, and yet couldn't apply for the PQCPP because they're still processing my previous application. Might just give them a call when I get to HK, as im going back for the GFS eye test anyway.

Thanks dude~~

cheers~
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 02:44
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i am wondering when they will start informing candidates,especially overseas.
KA has been conducting interviews and sim checks for overseas candidates under pre-qualified scheme already. BTW, you may have a problem with this scheme if you hold Canadian CPL but not Canadian ATPL exam credits due <750 hrs, even if sufficient hours for HKCAD.

I was originally going for the normal cadet programe
Depends. If you have 250 hrs, ATPL exams and fulful other requirements of CAD54, then you may be considered for pre-qualified scheme. If not, then you're back on the original cadet scheme. I think the computer server might have recognised your name and put you on hold. By all means contact HR when you're back in town.
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 04:09
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ReverseFlight

hey,

thanks for your instant.

they started already?that might be a big concern for me.Coz i originally applied for the traditional one. Later i updated my resume with my renewed IFR and ATPL written done. I dun know if they will automatically move me to the PQCPP pile , i hope they do of course.
i still dun have any news from them

for the hours you are mentioned, i have about 900 hrs tt. i hope it should be good enough to impress them, at least experience wise.
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 10:51
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Word is that there will be a pre-cadet program to decide if you can make it to the cadet program. The pre-cadet program will identify certain characteristics in you that will decide your applicability. The pre-cadet program is rumored to begin in Jan.2011 and will cost appx. $499.00 for the pre-cadet screening.
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Old 31st Aug 2010, 12:27
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are u serious Uncle W.?? Cos it sure sounds like one of those program that focus more on $$ than the right candidate......hmm similar to what I read on this forum regarding to CX's English tutoring class???

If so, that's a big worry where the aviation industry is heading......

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Old 7th Sep 2010, 19:38
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any updates or news from KA??

have been so long since applied.

any news for all of you guys??

thanks for the heads up for any info.
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Old 2nd Oct 2010, 01:34
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Dragonair Pre-Qualified Cadets

hey guys just some updates on the interview process-

1. General Interview (2 recruitment personnel) 35-45 mins
Self introduction, company info, fleet details, questions on your resume and experience

2. ICAO english test

3. Technical Interview (2 Training Captains and someone from recruitment) 45 mins
Typhoons, thunderstorms, jet engines, constant speed propellers, IFR charts, fleet info, weather in hk, a330, a320, situation questions i.e how do u handle stress, terrain in hk, MDA/DH, visual circling, pneumatics, hydraulics, braking, aircraft you've flown on, fly by wire (thats all i remember but basically everything under the moon so ur better off studying everything- Ace the Technical pilot interview was pretty useful)

4. Sim Check (2 Captains and someone from recruitment) 30 mins
In the A330, but i think it depends on sim availability could be in the 320. General handling and ILS approaches, no auto throttle. Happens on the same day as the tech interview with casual drinks at the bar at the end of the day.

5. CAD class one medical

6. Flight grading
1 sim and 7 flights in the DA42

upon passing flight grading you stay on for 4 more weeks in FTA for JTS in the 737 sim.

hope this helps!

good luck to all applicants

z
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Old 13th Oct 2010, 11:34
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zanki

wondering if there's any questions regarding calculation,

if yes, wt would they be?

talking IFR charts, what r they about? approach plate? en route chart?

what do i need to know about the terrain in hk?


thanks zanki, have a good one
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Old 17th Oct 2010, 03:15
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Anyone holding FAA CPL +250 hours got called for the interview?
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