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Hi and welcome to FLY GOSH. Thank You for downloading the Cathay
Pacific interview questions. As everyone is different, it can never be
possible for me to provide the entire questions being thrown to you
during the interview. Same as those on personal questions as everyone
has their own experience and background. What I can do is to give you
a general idea and some favorites question that you will most likely be
asked. I believe that you have an interview coming up or just to prepare
yourself for future interview. Whatever it is, I hope that I can help you
be a better candidate and wish you the best of luck in pursuing your
dream as a Pilot.
Why do you want to become a Pilot ?
Whats the most challenging part of your job?
How do you deal with aggressive people?
Why do you think you will make a good pilot?
What kind of aircraft is in the picture?
What are winglets?
Why does the 777-300ER have no winglets?
What part of the cadet program will you find most challenging?
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How do you feel about moving to Hong Kong?


What do you like to do in your spare time?
What are the duties of SO?
Do you prefer classroom learning to hands on visual learning?
Knowing that a SO does, there is very little hands on learning how do
you think you will cope?
Why is the cargo plane outside silver?
Have you looked into learning to fly in Australia?
Why should Cathay hire you?
What would some of your work colleagues say about you if we asked
them?
What qualities do you have that will make you a good pilot?
What type of planes will you be flying in Adelaide?
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What is the difference between the Grob A and Grob B?


Who is the first person you would call if your car broke down?
If you know youre in the right, and your boss is hammering you telling
you, you are wrong, what do you do?
What did you think about FTA when you visited?
How can you tell an A330-300 to a 777?
What are the 4 training aircraft in Adelaide?
How much will it cost to do it privately?
What is the different between Flaps, slats, double slot, fowler ?
Tell me about your current job?
Tell me about your flying experience?

What are your weaknesses?

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What are your main strengths?

What aeroplanes do you like better 747-400 or A340-300

Why do you want to work for Cathay Pacific?

Have you been to Cathay City before?

What would you do if you didnt get this job?

Have you considered paying for your flying training?

What do you think makes a good pilot?

Describe a situation in which you found your performance was not up


to expectation. How did you feel?

What interests you most about this job?

Tell me a time when you have been under stress. How did you handle
it?
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What goals do you have?

What is your greatest accomplishment?

Tell us about yourself?

What can you bring to this company?

Have you ever had an Emergency?

How did you deal with it?

How did you get started in Aviation?

Who have been your role models, or who has had the most influence
on you?

What are some goals that you had that were never achieved, and how
did you deal with it?

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?


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How would you fly this SID?

The Capt. continues an approach beyond minimums, he tells you that


hes shot this approach a1,000 times, knows the area, and everythings
fine. What will you do?

You find your Capt. drinking before a flight, how will you handle this?

You are talking to the Capt., and you smell alcohol. Although you didnt
see him drinking, what would you do?

You smell smoke in the cockpit, what initial action should you take?
Then what do you do?

The Capt. tells you the smoke is normal and it will clear itself, 15
minutes later the condition is growing worse. The Capt. gives you the
same response, now what would you do?

The aircraft is loaded way beyond gross wt., the Capt. tells you that he
does this all the time, and the aircraft will fly. What do you do?

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You have been cleared for take-off, upon getting airborne with the gear
in the wells, what kind of conversation are you going to have with the
Capt?

I see your flying various twins, do they all have a critical engine?

Which ones do not, and why?

Can you define Balanced Field Length?

What have you done to prepare for this interview?

What is the difference between a fixed and variable pitch propeller?

What engines does Cathay Pacific have?


-explain all aircraft engines
-what is the thrust output?

How many spools does the Airbus/Boeing engine have?

How many flight management computers does A340 have?


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Explain Crew Resource Management?

Explain the aerodynamics of an aeroplane in a spin.

What is the ETOPs on different aircraft?

Explain a jet stream?

If you are on a Track, and need to deviate because of weather, what do


you do what other considerations would you have?

Explain all three lines on the L over D Chart

Using a B747 model aircraft, explain Dutch Roll

Explain the yaw dampeners and why aircraft would have more than one

Explain EGPWS, what provides inputs

Indications of a warm front approaching


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If overcast cirrostratus, what type of icing would you expect?

IAS vs. TAS in a climb get bigger, lesser or same?

What do vortex generators do at low airspeed? How do they help?

How does CG affect stalling speeds?

Series vs. parallel yaw dampeners

Can a clearway be used for takeoff or stop portion of T/O calculations?

Timing on outbound leg in holdings above 14,000 feet

Initially on wet runway, what is the most effective means of slowing


down?

As weight decreases, IMN for long range cruise increase, decreases,


stays the same?

HF waves bounce off what?


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From stall to high speed, what is the effect on total drag?

What type of drag involves streamlining?

What happens to Mach number if you climb at a constant IAS?

What is aspect ratio?

What is katabatic wind caused by?

What can you do to reduce adverse yaw?

Why are spoilers used?

What helps control boundary layer flow?

EGPWS vs. GPWS

Why set EPR early on T/O roll?

Explain balance field length


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Why doesnt the B777 have winglets?

What is your aircrafts wind shear recovery procedure?

How would you brief your crew on upcoming wind shear?

Where do hurricanes/typhoons form can they form over land?

ITCZ explanation (Intertropical Convergence Zone)

What do vortex generators do?

In wet runway, where do you set flaps?

What is Mach Crit?

On the B747 where does it happen first? (Mach Crit)

Relationship between V1 and Vmcg

Why would you use a reduced thrust takeoff?


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How would you design a high-speed wing?

How are Typhoons formed?

What is Predictive Wind Shear?

What are Supercritical wings?

What are the advantages of Aft CG?

Explain Vmca

What type of drags are there?

What causes induced drag?

What engine on a B747 would be the critical on a crosswind?

What type of engines does the CX B747 have?

Tell us about the RB-211 and RB-211-524


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Indications of a warm front approaching

If overcast cirrostratus, what type of icing would you expect?

If you fly into a cloud and the TAT is -47C do you need anti-ice?

Why use the Stabilator?

Differences between the A340 they operate

Is Hong Kong tropical or subtropical?

What happens to your flight director when you encounter a wind shear
warning? What happens if it happens when you have already captured
an ILS? (EGPWS Priority)

Whats more important during landing? Reverse thrust or spoilers?

Explain the benefits and attributes of Horizontal Stab fuel tanks


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Explain why swept wings

Does EPR rise, fall or stay the same during the T/O Roll?

What is the phenomenon called where temperature change between


land and see causes sea breeze

Why do wing tips stall first on swept wings?

Break down the fleet by aircraft numbers

Why use carbon brakes

What kind of flaps does the B747 have?

Explain Dutch Rolls

Define service ceiling

What are the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th segments?

Explain TAS and Pitot tube effect during changing conditions


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What would cause a Hot Start, Hung or No Start?

How far to start a Descent from FL 330 and 1,500 fpm, which is better
to descent earlier a heavier or a lighter aircraft and why?

Explain the fuel system on the B747

Explain the effect of constant Mach held during Temp decrease

Explain the aerodynamic characteristics of different wings

ICAO CAT I II III Mins, qualifications and recurrent requirements

Explain T/O Segments

Main differences between the B744 and the B743

ICAO Holding altitudes and speeds ?

Climb gradient calculations


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How much fuel does the Stab hold?

What is higher at altitude, TAT or SAT?

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