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i honestly cant wait, im gona get a 3 years BSc Degree in Buisness like you in Dublin or in London then some were need the end apply to ctc, i already have 10 hours in a piper warrior so hopefully theyll like that for the interview, although its 5 years away im counting down the days, sound like a good plan? Im not really good at physics or Math but hey 5 years to study Also for those of you in New Zealand or those who know whats the daily schedule like Thanks Ryan
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ryan, you have a long way to go yet, seems like you are asking for information that you dont actually need yet, for one thing things could be completely different in 5 years.
My advice to you is to stop thinking about ctc at the moment, concentrate on getting to uni and getting the best degree possible and at the same time get some flying in. Near the end of your degree is when you want to start thinking about ctc.
I had my phase 3/4 last week and they had phase 3 at Bournemouth. Phase 3 is a good day,especially when you have sound people in your group for the excercises. My interview was 2nd last in the day,by then i think i had ate most of the snack tray! I am provisionally on CP64(August 08) pending medical/references etc. The first available one for me was March 08 but they advised that I stayed and finish my degree (2 months later) and come out in June. However Glasgow University's exams dont finish until the day of departure to NZ in June! So got pushed back to July but then i asked for another month so i could then attend my graduation and my friends wedding in July. Not many things more important than flying but missing one of my best friends weddings(would not have been too gutted about missing my graduation stuff) would have killed me so im happy CTC have been so accomadating
Leeds University? It was my 2nd choice to do aviation studies with pilot training,money was the issue so went with the cheaper option of Glasgow,lol Good luck on your selection process when it comes round,when it comes to the interview part, know your partner airlines,how planes work,and how the pilots job works On another note,does anyone have experience of flying into Gatwick and going for the medical on the same day? how easy is the medical centre to get to from arrivals? Many Thanks
Yeah I did that last March, you get a bus from arrivals which takes about 10 minutes, really easy to find etc. A lot of waiting round however, my flight landed at about 10 and the medical was at 12.45! Better safe than sorry!
I looked at the partner airlines own websites although they do not appear to be as up to date as Wikipedia but.......wikipedia may not be up to date either (check the dates posted against their entries).
If needs be email each airline for stats on aircraft types and routes (Monarch helped me out this way) which ensures you have the most up to date info available.
Read Flight International Magazine and look at the Royal Aeronautical Society website for up to date Aviation news.
Also, research up to date aviation issues (fatigue, Open Skies, aircraft in development, environmental issues (i.e. noise and emmisions etc)) as you will more than likely be asked on these.
Remember though that your Stage 3 interview is based approx 90% on you and your experiences and approx 10% on your technical knowledge. Your technical knowledge will be geared towards your experience (although I've never flown an aircraft before in my life and was asked the difference between Boeing and Airbus winglets and their benefits.....a subject I had researched)
Ultimately, be yourself, tell the truth, give meaningful examples to back up your answers and if you honestly don't know the answer.....don't bullsht, tell them you don't know.
Wikipedia and each partner airline's website. For technical stuff,i just used my uni notes,Studying Avionics Engineering has paid its means!! As being a student from that course,i was very dissapointed i never got asked a single question about aircraft structures! Passed though,so i shouldnt really be complaining!!
ps..saintexupery, in regards to the link you sent, (by the way..thank you for that) it brings back horrible memories of the Air France A320 that crashed during an airshow in 1988 where the pilot could not over ride the computers, resulting in it crashing into a forest.