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Old 4th Dec 2023, 14:41
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Cool Cathay DEFO

Hi everyone, I have applied for DEFO, completed the DAC form, and had the first online interview. Afterward, I received an email with the medical form and a request for my latest training records, also done. Could someone tell me what to expect in the interview in Hong Kong and in the simulator? Thanks a lot!!!!!
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Originally Posted by 744F2FO
Hi everyone, I have applied for DEFO, completed the DAC form, and had the first online interview. Afterward, I received an email with the medical form and a request for my latest training records, also done. Could someone tell me what to expect in the interview in Hong Kong and in the simulator? Thanks a lot!!!!!
A hall mark of what Cathay is looking for in a pilot is people who can find out answers to things without being spoon fed. They therefore assume that you will have trolled through hundreds of pages of, admittedly now older, threads on Pprune dedicated to this exact subject. There are publications to search for online that describe the typical Cathay interview and simulator profile. Depending on what you fly now, they might like to see that you have paid for a practice sim profile in the assessment aircraft type. It shows you are serious and self motivated. Perfect for CX as then they donít need to actually spend much on training when youíre in the company - they just assume youíll turn up ready to go.
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CXDOG; Darn. Beat me too it. Also, my larf of the day. Cheers. Oh, Where were you when I could have used that advice in 1978?
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Tell them about the FDMM
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 22:29
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Originally Posted by 744F2FO
Hi everyone, I have applied for DEFO, completed the DAC form, and had the first online interview. Afterward, I received an email with the medical form and a request for my latest training records, also done. Could someone tell me what to expect in the interview in Hong Kong and in the simulator? Thanks a lot!!!!!
How long after your initial application to them did it take to hear back from them?

I submitted an application a week ago but so far radio silence...
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Old 15th Dec 2023, 22:49
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DEFO application time

Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.

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Old 16th Dec 2023, 08:09
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Originally Posted by AviatorPac
Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.
Wow, one whole week and still no reply?!? Absolutely unacceptable!!!!
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Old 16th Dec 2023, 12:41
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If Sully applied, I suspect it would take them more than a week to get back to him.
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Old 16th Dec 2023, 17:49
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If Sully applied, I suspect it would take them more than a week to get back to him.
Not sureÖ. Sully is pretty awesome 😅
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 00:13
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Originally Posted by AviatorPac
Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.
relax man, in my case more than a year but ya iím here 😂
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 04:50
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Originally Posted by AviatorPac
Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.

Itís not McDonalds!!! Things take time.
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 09:53
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Cathay DFO

My three applications took 20 years and I still didn't get in.
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 12:56
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Originally Posted by AviatorPac
Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.
Seems like they've reached their desired number of crew. If anything, they are overmanned
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 15:29
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Seems like they've reached their desired number of crew. If anything, they are overmanned
what makes you think that?
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 18:51
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From the sounds of it unlikely any DEFO's will be taken on for a while. Company seems to be focusing on upgrading current SOs. Massive backlog of cadets in the pipeline waiting for their type rating means that the training system is already at / over capacity. Adjustments to SO upgrade training means it doesn't make as much sense to hire external DEFOs for the company.
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 22:52
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Anyone here recently been through the DEFO application process with CX? I applied a week ago but so far radio silence.

Wondering what other's experiences have been.
LMFAO. Call your mummy and ask for sympathy. Jez.
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Old 18th Dec 2023, 22:54
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Itís not McDonalds!!! Things take time.
Pretty close now a dayz bru! Actually a McDoe manager might take offence being compared to a Cathay Pathetic FO!
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Old 19th Dec 2023, 15:29
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What a bunch of strange people here.
I applied mid October and the first interview was a couple of weeks later.
Then they required a bunch of papers and got back a couple of weeks later.
I'm now invited for the simulator in Feb. Big company require lots of time with bureaucracy, normal procedure.
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Old 20th Dec 2023, 20:25
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What a bunch of strange people here.
I applied mid October and the first interview was a couple of weeks later.
Then they required a bunch of papers and got back a couple of weeks later.
I'm now invited for the simulator in Feb. Big company require lots of time with bureaucracy, normal procedure.
yeah some of the people here are bizarre arenít they.

im simply looking for some gen.

I used to work for CX and already have the ATPL and type ratings. Was simply wondering if people are hearing back reasonably quickly or not.
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Old 8th Jan 2024, 15:50
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Hello AviatorPac,

Any news from CX so far ?

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