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Old 12th Feb 2006, 19:51
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The group exercises are int he morning then the interviews are after lunch. There were only two pairs of interviewers (well there were at my S3) and each interview lasts an hour so there can be quite a bit of waiting around for those who are last. I was last and i think i finished around 1700 but if your first you could be finished by 1400. Dont hold me to these this is just to give you an idea from my experience at S3

Hope this helps

This was in july and held in Bmth dont know if it is still the same
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Old 12th Feb 2006, 20:16
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I think it stands for Crew Training Centre

But I could be wrong
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Old 13th Feb 2006, 12:29
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Plan B!!!

Hey guys!!!

Thanks for all the feedback on the 'Dreadlock Dilema' (FatboyTim that was a wicked reply!). I have decided that the dreads gotta go! I have an appointment with the barbers on wed. My girlfriend aint that happy, shes threatening to cut off my supplies, if you know what I mean

I started preparing for my stage 2 after reading this thread and I realised that I cant actually do long revision! Its hilarious! I can solve complex PDE's but give me a long division question with a pencil & paper and Ill ask you for a calculator! Therefore I have (very wisely) started thinking a lot about my "plan B". A friend of mine is getting his CPL in California and he recommended a few schools to me. I've also heard that S.Africa is a good place to learn but more expensive. However both of these are considerably cheaper than here! But one has to consider the problems that are inherent with gaining your qualifications abroad. What do you guys think? Do you know anyone who qualified abroad? If you do how did they get on when seeking employment?

One love

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Old 13th Feb 2006, 15:11
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If collective feathers were ruffled I hereby openly apologize if anybody thought I was having a personal dig, have an axe to grind or whatever because I don't.

The problem with faceless communicating like this is that you can't really tell what mood it's written in. I sincerely hope you all do well but don't forget, nothing replaces real time to give you confidence in decision-making.

So the lot of you
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Old 14th Feb 2006, 06:58
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Air Jamica

If you are worried about having your supplies cut off now, youre gonna get one hell of a shock when on the course!!! Good luck with the application matey!

Dont worry about the long division maths stuff, I got in and I have difficulty working out top of descents. I even got stuck on "170-152=?" today. Highly embarrasing!
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Old 14th Feb 2006, 18:52
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13 Feb

Hi all,

Had my stage 2 re-takes yesterday, just wondering if either of the lads (there were only 3 of us) got through? To my suprise I Got invited to stage 3 in a month or so. Not gonna bother asking what to expect as I have trailed 25 pages of this thread (at which points my eyes started bleeding...or at least it felt like it) and have found loads of useful info. Thanks to everyone who's posted!

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Old 15th Feb 2006, 21:25
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Old CTC Thread

Can anyone tell me how, if possible, I can read the old CTC thread? I remember reading on this one at some point that someone asked if anyone knew what questions they ask you at stage 3, and the reply was to go back and read the old thread because it gave you a link to the Kent Uni website where someone had listed all the questions they were asked! Alternatively, has anyone recently been for their stage 3 and would care to enlighten those of us who are going for it next?
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Old 16th Feb 2006, 00:54
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Last thread was CTC McAlpine thread, search for it and you'll find it, 40 odd pages I think. The link to Kent uni page was dead a long time ago, there's more than enough on those 2 threads to get you thinking though, then you can add your own questions as well.

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Old 16th Feb 2006, 10:02
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Iíve looked through all the thread and I wonder if someone could please answer a question about the stage 2 maths questions. As I understand it comprises of multiple-choice questions but could someone please tell me how many options exist for each question.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 16th Feb 2006, 10:51
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A: 2
B: 3
C: 4
D: 5

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Old 16th Feb 2006, 20:46
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Chris2005 was correct about the CTC acronym. The origins of the company name go back to when they provided training on a purely consultancy basis and dealt primarily with 'Chief Training Captains' of Airlines. From this association the company's original name was born: "CTC Associates"

So to answer the original question, CTC no longer stands for anything, its just a historical hangover, which just happens to be the same initials as Crew Training Centre.

Hope that clears up the mystery!
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Old 17th Feb 2006, 21:00
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Thanks for that regor, thats interesting! I only asked the question because it just seemed like something I should know as im about to go for the stage 3 interview with CTC, whoever they are!!! More than likely though it wont be important, and it wont take up much room in my head. So how do you know that anyway?
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Old 19th Feb 2006, 16:36
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Air Jamaica

I fear it is too late but I thought I would make an appeal that you keep the dreads. So: KEEP THE DREADS MAN.

As for long division the only time I have ever used long division is at stage 2 selection. I just bring a calculator to work these days - avoids me having to admit to the captain I'm rubbish at mental arithmetic. Go to stage 2 AND KEEP THE DREADS.

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Old 22nd Feb 2006, 12:57
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Hiya guys

On a slightly different tack, I have just been selected through the Wings ATP scheme for the AQC. Can anyone who has gone through recently give me an idea of what to expect and is there any way you can prepare for the course so you give it your best shot?

many thanks
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Old 23rd Feb 2006, 18:33
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Is anyone going for Stage II (Cadet scheme) on either the 10th March? Just looking for the best place to stay, it seems like the consensus is Stour Villa. If anyone would like to meet up the night before for a chat that'd be good.

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Old 24th Feb 2006, 16:26
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I'd just like say thanks to anyone who has posted information about the CTC Wings scheme and application process. I've just been informed that I've passed Stage 4 of selection and (subject to Class 1 medical) I've been accepted on the Wings scheme. There's a lot of useful information on this thread that, if used correctly, can help an applicant prepare for each stage of selection. Thanks again.

Oh, and to the naysayers and bitter individuals who frequent this thread: Move on with your lives. If the Wings scheme is as disgraceful as your spin suggest then why continue to associate yourselves with it by posting on here. Have some integrity and walk away. The CTC Wings scheme is offering me the best damn opportunity I will ever be offered so I refuse to be anything but grateful for what CTC do.

And to anyone who's applying: Pay no attention to the people who do nothing but snipe at CTC. They know little or nothing of what they speak. I've spoken to quite a few cadets on the scheme and I have yet to hear anything but positive feedback. I believe they know what they are talking about. I wish you all the best with your applications. I won't wish you 'good luck' because it doesn't help. The selection process is about who you are and luck doesn't enter into it. Go to Bournemouth, be yourself, and enjoy meeting others who share your dream.

Take it easy.

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Old 24th Feb 2006, 16:45
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Congrats Xsr8! When are you heading out to Hamilton?
You'll have a fantastic time over there! The flying is amazing, and the scenery breathtaking. I believe that they are building new accommodation for the cadets so you might be in luck, although im sure Peachgrove will be missed.

Get ready for many nights out in the Outback.

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Old 24th Feb 2006, 20:33
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Well done Xsr8!

I hope to see you in New Zealand sometime soon, as do I guess about another 2 thousand applicants. I've got my phase 3 on 8th March and just doing some reading starting to get a bit jittery, but looking forward to it!
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Old 25th Feb 2006, 08:26
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What does CTC stand for?

dboydan et al

My understanding is that CTC was taken from the name of the founder one Chris (maybe T) Clarke.


Last edited by 47Club; 25th Feb 2006 at 08:30. Reason: typo
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Old 25th Feb 2006, 17:17
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Thanks for that 47club but it doesn't matter anymore because I didn't get through my stage 3!

Did anyone else do stage 3 on the 22nd Feb at Dibdon, I would really love to hear who if anyone got through, be interesting to see what sort of people they were looking for, because i've got no idea, other than im obviously not one of them!
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