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Cathay Pacific Second Officer/ Cadet Pilot


Cathay Pacific is now accepting applications for the position of Second Officer.

There are two separate streams available for pilots wishing to join Cathay Pacific. Depending on your experience and or nationality you can apply though either the  Pilot Cadet Program or advanced entry program.

Flightdeck Consulting’s has an exceptional record of success with guiding and assisting our clients through the Cathay Pacific recruitment process. Speak to any second officer with Cathay Pacific and chances are the were clients of Flightdeck.

We can also advise you on completing your application giving you the highest chance of being invited for an interview.

Below is information and links to those wishing to apply.

Cadet Pilot Program

A 55-week program offers opportunities to Permanent Hong Kong ID card holders who aspire to be aviators. Training includes 160 hours of day and night flying in single and twin-engine light aircraft, as well as classroom learning and 40 hours of simulator training. To learn more about what’s involved, visit the  Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilot website.

Advanced Entry Program

A 31-week program for people who possess an ICAO CPL and have in excess of 250 hours flight time in specified categories.

Transition Training Program

 A program designed for pilots with significant experience. This 6-week program is designed for pilots who posses an ATPL issued by an ICAO Contracting State.Preference will be given to pilots with more than 500 hours experience on certified multi crew pressurised, turbine powered transport aircraft greater than 5700 kg.ATPL licences must have been issued with no exemptions and you will need to show passes in all examination subjects set by the issuing authority.Entry Requirements

  • Have an excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Have completed secondary school and have good passes in mathematics and science, or have a degree or diploma, or have passes in all ATPL subjects
  • Be physically fit and qualify for a Class I Medical
  • The minimum height of a Cadet Pilot applicant for consideration is 157.5cm.  AE and TT applicants must meet flight deck reach requirements.

Flightdeck Consulting is uniquely positioned to give you the best opportunity of success in your Cathay Pacific  Interview. When you appoint Flightdeck to prepare you for your interview we will also assist in completing your online application, ensuring the best possible chance of being called for an interview.

Contact us today to see how we can best help you.