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I believe they now have 5 simulators overall, with three 737s (-700, -500 & the -800 I believe?) and two A320s. Apparently there was unprecedented demand for the open day (probably down to BA's appearance), but it was still brilliant nonetheless as I gained invaluable information for my preparations.
Does anyone know the best way to pay $21,000NZD for the foundation course?
It should be around £10,600 at the current exchange rate but even xe.com which claims to be "much better than the banks" quotes £13,559 to get $21,000NZD.....which I wasn't expecting at all. The post office can do a moneygram for £11,200 +£400 fees.....which still isn't great. I'm waiting on a a quote from hifx...... Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks
The Foundation Course is delivered by CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited and the price is currently NZ$33,900 (Approximately £17,000). You are required to pay this prior to commencement of your flight training in New Zealand. Any unused flying hours during the Foundation Course will be repaid to you pro-rata.
I agree wholeheartedly with FlexPower's post and think that it should be read by everyone thinking of training at CTC.
However you must realise that there aren't many options out there at the moment. Some people have spent years researching where to train and decided that CTC is the place. Everyone has different needs, goals and backgrounds and for some CTC is the best option.
Personally I would love to go the modular route, get experience in different countries and then build up my hours bush flying. But this isn't an option for me because I don't have the finance. For me with my finances, qualifications, needs and wants I think CTC is the best place to train. This doesn't mean it's the best place for everyone, but it is for me.
Just as a point of interest the 'foundation course' when I did it 6 years ago was about £4000 - it's a PPL basically. And now they're charging 33000 NZD?!!?!?! Are you mental. IT'S A PPL!!!!! EDIT: I see that it includes the ATPLs now which it didn't back then - £2140 at BGS as an individual!
Look at the rate it's increasing - from someone currently on the course it's 21000 NZD and someone enquiring now its 33000 NZD. Before we jump to unfair conclusions, what has changed? I'm only quoting whats been said here. No matter how much I wanted to train I could not accept that.
As for the course prices and exchange rates - ours were all agreed and paid in GBP. They are taking advantage of the strong NZD too I see - at your expense.
Last edited by BlackandBrown; 12th Nov 2012 at 08:55.
highland kilt, you are what is wrong with this forum. I know the deal yes, flexicrew is the likely deal but a friend of mine in the hold pool has just got monarch full contract and others got qatar back in May. I know that isn't likely but flexicrew will work out fine for me as a starting place. Yes it doesn't work for everyone but you have no clue about anything about me or my financial situation. thanks again for your concern though.