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Old 27th Oct 2004, 12:56
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Family Guy

Anyone here watch Family Guy?

Peter: "Hey Joe, don't worry. If things don't work out, you could always get a desk job. Yeah. You could be a desk..."

Thanks for that Rod...I've been trying to come up with a list of questions that could be asked and have prepared answers etc...this "back-up plan" or "what will you do if not successful with your application to CTC?" question was just one I was thinking about most..not for the interview solely, but actually for myself.

Exciting times...
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Old 27th Oct 2004, 18:10
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well if it's interview questions you're after, the old ctcmcalpine thread had a link to the kent uni website where someone had listed all the questions they were asked... I'll be honest in saying I can't be bothered to look for it, but if anyone does it might be good to re-post it... covered about 95% of the questions I was asked
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Old 27th Oct 2004, 21:39
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Came across that link when I found out bout CTC...very helpful. Thanks for mentioning it again though.

Check your PM's Rod.

regards,
Simon.
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 13:52
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Does anybody know anything about having a second go at the scheme? I got to the interview in march but failed. . . due to poor preparation because of my university commitments at the time. Has anyone been invited back or, asked and recieved a second chance?

good luck those in the process, and be yourself!!!
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Old 28th Oct 2004, 14:41
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I was invited back about a year after my Stage 3 interview. Unfortunately by that time I had started the ATPL groundschool so they said I had gone beyond being considered as an "ab-inito" candidate

I had just assumed that because I didn't get any indication after my interview that I had been considered a "near miss" and hence had the chance of a second bite at the cherry, I would have to proceed down the self sponsored route, which I did.

Best thing is to give them a call and see if you fall into that category. I would have loved for another chance at that, but instead will just have to have a go at the CTC scheme for fATPL's (if it still exists when I qualify!)

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Old 28th Oct 2004, 15:04
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Thanks and good luck with the course, I've sent an email, just a case of waiting!!

anybody else had anything similar, has anyone actually got through at the second attempt?!!!
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Old 30th Oct 2004, 04:30
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CB1 check your pms'
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Old 30th Oct 2004, 07:10
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Theres plenty of people over in New Zealand now, who have got onto the course after previously failing at stage 2 or 3, only to get called back and suddenly find themselves down under flying katanas!!definately give it another go.
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 15:52
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Nearly a learner

How did you get on in the simulator. I was so gutted when she annouced just 2 of you to go upstairs as I knew that meant you succeeded. I'd convinced myself that this time it was my turn, but obviously not.

Well done for getting through to stage 4 and I'm sure you'll do well in your training.
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 19:21
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Passed!

Gillespie

I was a little surprised that only two of us made it through, but you just never know with interviews do you? I do think that you need a lot of experience to get through the interview stage though, both in terms of previous interviews and definitely in terms of work experience, where you have learned about teamwork and leadership. If I had gone in there a couple of years ago I wouldn't have stood a chance.

The simulator was absolutely fantastic. It's not something I've ever done and I thoroughly enjoyed. I thought I would have been more nervous, but I am quite confident in my flying ability and the two assessors (no names for obvious reasons!) did everything possible to relax us beforehand. We were in the 737-300 sim and received about a one and a half hour briefing beforehand and had a look around the new Nursling centre (very impressive). I was in the sim for about an hour and a quarter and had the opportunity to take-off, do a circuit and land at the land - brilliant! They kept us hanging on for an hour though before telling us if we had made it through! Unfortunately I was the only one to make it. I really thought we would both be heading off to New Zealand together, but it wasn't to be.

I had a medical today and that was no problem, so I'm just getting ready to go now - looks like I could be heading off as early as December.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do next and I'll let you know how it all goes when I get out there.
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Nearly a Learner,

Well done mate!

Enjoy New Zealand!
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Old 1st Nov 2004, 22:22
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NAL,

Well done indeed. It's a tough selection process. You should be chuffed.

That 737 sim does sound a hoot

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Old 1st Nov 2004, 22:41
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Nearly a learner,

Check your PM's!

Cheers,

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Old 2nd Nov 2004, 16:44
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Just got my email feedback from CTC after getting knocked back at Stage 2. It is fairly detailed - and appreciated - but I have a couple of questions. Since they made it pretty clear that no further communication regarding feedback will be forthcoming, thought I'd see if anyone else is in the same boat.

My results show that I got an average score in one set, high in the second and passed both the maths test and group exercise. This translates as a medium to low risk candidate but it's the next bit that bothers me. I got only average to low in "specific piloting abilities" which apparently indicate areas of potential weakness in training but does not tell me to which set of tests this refers.

Has anyone else had feedback about specific piloting abilities? I only ask since my next step is to go for an ATPL and this has given me (only slightly) cold feet!
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Old 2nd Nov 2004, 19:12
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Nearly a leaner,

Congrats on getting through mate, I had a feeling you would. Very surprised to hear that your fellow candidate didn't get through as I thought he was a sure thing.

Enjoy New Zealand mate. I'm waiting to here weather I can reapply again.

Can you 'private message' me you're e-mail? I've no idea how Pm's work but I'm sure I can work it out.

Congrats again.
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Well done Nearly,

New P.M. for you..
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Old 4th Nov 2004, 14:11
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Stage 3 - November 9th,2004

Anyone going to Stage 3 next tuesday (09/11/2004)?

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Old 11th Nov 2004, 15:28
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Is anyone else going for Stage 2 this Tuesday (16/11)?
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Old 12th Nov 2004, 11:27
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Sweeney,

I assume 'specific piloting abilities' refers to the computer-based hand-eye co-ordination and mental capacity tests. Unless anyone has other ideas? How do you feel those went in particular?

The only way to get better at those would be to play loads of video games and maybe buy a specific 'game' that challenges mental capacity.

Hope this helps,

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Old 12th Nov 2004, 20:18
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From those that have been to stage 2 testing with CTC, are there any Verbal Reasoning Type questions and if so, can you give an example (as there are various types of these tests).

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