Being a Pilot with Cathay Pacific is a demanding, but rewarding, career. It requires a lifetime commitment to learning and development, and comes with an immense level of responsibility for the well being of our customers and our multi-million dollar aircraft. The rewards, however, are enormous. Our pilots enjoy an exciting, fast-paced lifestyle that’s made possible by flexible working hours and ongoing opportunities to experience new cultures and explore the world.
Second Officers are integral members of our flight deck crew. They fly as cruise co-pilot and ensure flight safety by monitoring the operating crew during approach and departure. Once qualified, you’ll benefit from continued training and assessment every step of the way to ready you for promotion to First Officer and ultimately, Cathay Pacific Captain.
Second Officers are recruited via three entry programmes that have been tailored to suit people with varying experience levels. All programs are conducted at Flight Training Adelaide, a world-class training facility located in Australia that has been training airline pilots since 1982.