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Cathay pacific SECOND OFFICER ADVANCED ENTRY INITIAL INTERVIEW

Old 10th Dec 2015, 08:19
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I have applied afew weeks back after my mate got in afew months ago.

Inaddition to the standard application, I received a email from a Cheung guy asking if I had done any jet type rating overseas.

Questioned my mate who is also a instructor and he didny get this email last time.

Wondering if it helps to get a 737/320 type done before applying? Does anyone here encounted anything similar?
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Old 10th Dec 2015, 22:40
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really?

I surprised CX asked him about the type ratings on B737, and A320...
 
Old 17th Dec 2015, 08:25
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And to answer the above; yes I can't quite believe that they are asking about 737 and A320 ratings - considering they don't fly either.

I am sure a 777, A340, A330 rating etc, would be beneficial but not critical
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Old 18th Dec 2015, 15:39
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Kiwi Pilot, it's all on the Cathay Pacific website if you dig a bit into it. They always have an up to date list of fleet and destinations!
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Old 1st Jan 2016, 21:07
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Buddy, speaking to the guys who have done it, math test is a mix of everything you mentioned here. It looks like its pretty similar, if not the same like on the latestpilotjobs one, medium level.
And yes, the group exercise and the 747 sim are in the second stage there.
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Old 3rd Jan 2016, 11:17
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Stage 2

Has anyone received an invite for stage 2 recently? I know of a few people who did stage one both in HK and locally in the last few months and haven't been contacted.
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Old 4th Jan 2016, 04:47
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Hour requirements for CX AE.

I writing a post to ask you guys to validate the AE program requirements and if anyone has got a invitation for interview from CX.

I heard the rumors going on that CX is now calling shortlisted candidates of more than 500HR for AE and TT.

Share your experience and information here !
 
Old 6th Jan 2016, 12:04
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CX Interview prep.

Some helpful study areas have been found through this web site, www.aviationcs.net, 4 people recently had some good words about it.
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Old 6th Jan 2016, 13:34
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ACS

Agree with wun7too!!

I used Darren at ACS for stage 1 and he was great! I suggest anyone looking at some coaching should contact him.

He provides a free 30 minute consultation well worth it!! http://www.aviationcs.net/#!contact-us/cce3

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Old 8th Jan 2016, 14:44
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has anyone on here been successful at getting a AE course invite for this coming year?
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Old 10th Jan 2016, 19:59
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Agree with everything that morespeedtape has mentioned above. Except for the last line. There are people in my course with slightly less than 500 hours total time. However, all of them had a current flying position before applying for the job.
Also quoting the Cathay Pacific website, I don't know how you guys came up with the 500 hours requirement?

'Advanced Entry Programme

This is a 31-week programme for global applicants who possess an ICAO CPL and have in excess of 250 hours flight time in specified categories.'
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Old 16th Jan 2016, 04:35
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First Interview

Have my first stage interview on Monday 18th Jan after applying about September 2015. 1200+ hours TT. Any final words (or just any) words of wisdom?

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Old 18th Jan 2016, 05:33
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Hello! good luck for your interview hope it all went well!

Any tips or pointers

thanks
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Old 18th Jan 2016, 18:47
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Hi guys,

My interview is in about 3 weeks for AE.

I have been using a combination of SkyTest and LatestPilotJobs software as some of my study material; however, with all the settings and difficulties you can change it makes it hard to know what will actually be expected.

Does anybody have recommendations for these pieces of software and also what one was more beneficial?
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 01:01
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Talking First Interview

I had my first stage interview yesterday.

This is almost identical to the exam they give: https://www.raventest.net/
The end of it looked like a 3 year old had drawn 3 random scribbles into Paint then you're asked for what the 4th one would look like. It was about 45 minutes.

The technical examination was a range of questions ranging from PPL through to ATPL level - it asked about mach numbers/calculations and the like. It also had some IFR questions in there. I would expect any reasonably experienced junior flight instructor with some IFR instruction experience wouldn't struggle too much. It was about 35 minutes.

The interview was about 35 to 40 minutes for me. I was with two HR people from my region. If youve read the guys post from november a few pages back and are prepared for them you wont be surprised by anything they ask.

If anybody wants any more specific advice, PM me or reply here. Ill try my best to help out.
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 03:27
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a-v-8-r,

Was you interview in your home country or in Hong Kong (or perhaps you are already a local!)?

A couple of q's:

- Did you use LatestPilotJobs or SkyTest at all in your prep? If so, which one did you find more like the actual test?

- How did you find the math test? How was it laid out? Any examples of Questions?

- Have you got any examples of questions from the 35 min multi-choice tech quiz?


Thanks
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Old 19th Jan 2016, 04:57
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I have found those websites unreliable for an interview I did in the past.

Sent you a PM.
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Old 26th Jan 2016, 04:37
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Anyone have Stage 1 in HK on the 18th/19th of Feb?
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 08:22
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Hi guys,

For those who have sat the Math module in the the COMPASS Test, is it comparable to Medium difficulty on the LatestPilotJobs software?

Thanks
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Old 16th Feb 2016, 04:18
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Yeah its a bit random mate unfortunately, In my opinion and again this is just my thought I don't have any actual evidence.

They get you to fill out that form to see if you meet the HKCAD CPL requirements, perhaps you were short on night or something? Anyway, once they have got lets say 50 people in London that are suitable for the HKCAD they will then select 30 most suitable to interview during the one week they will spend there.

The first time I got sent the form I sent it back and didn't get an interview, I knew people who did get an interview in that round, they generally had more experience than myself and had applied before me.

The second time I got sent the form (some 8-10 months later) I filled it out along with paper work required and got the interview this time, however I did have over 1000 hours at that point.

Regards and good luck.
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