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Old 30th Dec 2012, 10:24   #461 (permalink)


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Glasses/Eysight

Hello everyone.

I wear glasses and I am trying to research if that is okay for being a commercial pilot- from my research I believe it is as long as you can correct your eyes to 20:20 vision using glassess or contact lenses.

Can someone please confirm this for me?
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 14:15   #462 (permalink)
 
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Callan, have you done it for FTE? When did you hear back from them because me & 2 friends haven't heard anything back
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 15:55   #463 (permalink)
 
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halpo87 I haven't heard anything yet either. I guess we just have to sit down, relax and stop refreshing our email inbox hehe
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 17:14   #464 (permalink)
 
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Originally Posted by flying_god
Hi,

At Oxford calculators were not allowed but you didn't need them. There were was no need to use cosine etc.

I would revise basic maths like additions, subtractions, multiplication particularly how to do them fast, you have about 50 seconds per question. There was algebra, you were given a value of x and asked to find the value of y for a given formula.

For the physics, it was again really basic almost pre gcse. Hope I'm not giving too much away when I give an example question I was asked: Does hot air rise or fall ?

Most of the questions in the maths and physics tests didn't require revision more an ability to think logically. For the other tests, its all down to natural ability that I don't believe can be trained for in advance (I used wii ski to practise the slalom, but it was completely different.

No need to get a medical before the tests, unless you have a reason to think you would fail..

Good Luck.
This makes me so cross. Do you want this job or not? I am irritated that any hard work, revision and research I have done for myself with no help is blown out of the water by ill though out posts such as this. This is a competition, and whilst I wish everyone the best of luck why are you giving away info like this to your fellow competitors? If you have any hope in this highly lucrative and extremely improbable endeavour you really need to review this attitude.
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Old 30th Dec 2012, 17:35   #465 (permalink)
 
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For the eye sight question, as well as 20:20 vision there are three important factors

'If you need correction the refractive error (the amount of correction) must not exceed +5.00 dioptres of long sight or -6.00 dioptres of short sight'

'Astigmatism must not exceed 2.00 dioptres.'

'The difference in correction between each eye (anisometropia) must not be more than 2.00 dioptres'

This is all from Class 1 medical certificate - Flying Academy but I read the same material on the official requirement list too.

hope that helps.

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Old 31st Dec 2012, 08:15   #466 (permalink)
 
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This makes me so cross. Do you want this job or not? I am irritated that any hard work, revision and research I have done for myself with no help is blown out of the water by ill though out posts such as this. This is a competition
Good luck with your group team work exercise
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 12:48   #467 (permalink)
 
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OAA Assessment

I have my OAA Assessment coming up but I'm having issues trying to pay the 250 - issues with the website that is...NOT financial issues!

Anyone else experiencing problems with the payment site? I've been trying to pay since 21st Dec..Any suggestions? Sadly, OAA are closed!
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 15:08   #468 (permalink)
 
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If your "competition" does not know if hot air rises or falls I don't think you have much to worry about.
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Old 31st Dec 2012, 16:15   #469 (permalink)
 
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I applied on the 13th December at midday for CTC wings and haven't heard back (apart from receipt of application). Is that bad news?
I am currently still in sixth form but finish my A-Levels before the 1st July when you have to be 18 by which i will be. Do I stand a chance?
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 10:12   #470 (permalink)
 
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It looks as if the next OAA e-mails are going out as I write.

I just had confirmation that I got through to Day 2! What an great start to 2013!

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Old 1st Jan 2013, 12:22   #471 (permalink)
 
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This makes me so cross. Do you want this job or not? I am irritated that any hard work, revision and research I have done for myself with no help is blown out of the water by ill though out posts such as this. This is a competition, and whilst I wish everyone the best of luck why are you giving away info like this to your fellow competitors? If you have any hope in this highly lucrative and extremely improbable endeavour you really need to review this attitude.
Couldn't agree more. Don't people realise this? It's a competition! Why help your direct competitors and risk them taking your place! If they can't do the research themselves they need to be looking at what they are doing applying in the first place and just how much they want it...
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 12:27   #472 (permalink)
 
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CTC Wings Application

Has anyone heard back from CTC wings yet? I applied on the 13th December.
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 15:09   #473 (permalink)


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Congrats Naturals! When did you have your assessment?
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 16:08   #474 (permalink)
 
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"Couldn't agree more. Don't people realise this? It's a competition! Why help your direct competitors and risk them taking your place! If they can't do the research themselves they need to be looking at what they are doing applying in the first place and just how much they want it..."
Get a life guys .......what secret information that is going to spoil your chances , has been given away?
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Old 1st Jan 2013, 23:18   #475 (permalink)
 
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"Get a life guys .......what secret information that is going to spoil your chances , has been given away?"

I agree with you Tomkins. He told people basic information. Things people should already know such as there will be a basic mental maths test etc.

Anyone been rejected from CTC yet? I haven't received a reply yet...
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 04:58   #476 (permalink)
 
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Is the maths test timed per question or is it just 1 overall timer for all the questions and you're left to ration it yourself??
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 09:51   #477 (permalink)
 
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Is the maths test timed per question or is it just 1 overall
timer for all the questions and you're left to ration it yourself??
One overall timer at OAA and by god does it move quickly when you're in there!

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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 09:52   #478 (permalink)
 
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Congrats Naturals! When did you have your assessment?
Thank you! I sat mine about ten days before Christmas.
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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 11:06   #479 (permalink)
 
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Also got my invitation yesterday to day 2 OAA, see you all on the 14th!

And I'm afraid I agree with 513059, this is a competition and although its kind to give information away, you are giving not only yourself a disadvantage but also the applicants who fairly went into the process not knowing what to expect. BA and OAA made a big point that they patrol these forums and giving a question from the test is surely a prime example of what they don't want to see, regardless of its difficulty.

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Old 2nd Jan 2013, 11:21   #480 (permalink)


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Thumbs up Day 2 interview

Hi Naturals. My congrats for your day 1. When your day 2 is going to be? I did my day 1 on 21st of December - still waiting for reply.
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