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Old 8th Sep 2006, 13:20
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Ctc Phase 2- 22 september

Hello to everyone
I'm going to phase 2 on september 22nd.I don't know where to stay it would be nice if can share accomodation.I'll be in bournemouth the 21st.Hope to have some news.see ya
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 13:37
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Life goes on...

hey guys

i've also failed phase 3 on the 6th and also invited back in 6 month.
I'll work and my own feedback, and start my plan B to come back and succeed hopefully in 6 months from now.

I'm glad to see someone who has been invited back just got through Phase 3 finally, good job there !

Good luck to all going through the selection, and for those failing as me, we gotta try to keep it up !!

Ciao !
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 15:40
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Just want to say thankyou to everyone who has posted information about the scheme and the selection process on this thread. If everything goes to plan (medical/loan application etc) I should be leaving for NZ on Oct 4th. Anyone else going to NZ on this date. Also, is anyone else going to the meet & greet on sept 28th?

Ant
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 15:57
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Hey X-Plane,

Yeah there are a few of us already heading off to NZ on the 4th, sept 28th should be fun,

See you there,

FD
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 16:13
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I should also be going out on the 4th and have the meet & greet on the 28th so see you guys there.

FDD
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 16:35
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CP42

I see there's quite a few of us already for the 28th and the 4th!! So far I count Final Destination, Flight Deck Dave, X-Plane, Pazu888 and myself!

Any more CP42'ers out there?
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 17:37
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Stage 2 on the 6th october

Hi all,
Anyone else here booked for stage 2 on the 6th october? it Would be good to try and meet a few people before the group discussion!

Regards
Lee
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 17:40
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Ive gone through all the posts and got some contradicting info, just wondering do you actually have a 1 on 1 interview with anyone at stage 2, talking about experiance etc?
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 18:13
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There's no interview at phase 2, you've got that all to look forward to at phase 3 which I'm headin down for on the 12th. I'll see you there viggi_pilot and everyone else!
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Old 8th Sep 2006, 18:15
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cheers mix master, im going down for stage 2 on the 6th too lee.
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 10:16
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Phase 3

Hi All,

Great to hear everyones progress, Congratulations to all that have recently passed different stages.

I passed Stage 2 on the 8th and have Stage 3 on the 20th!!! so not much time to cram (any help much appreciated). If anyone else is booked up for this day it'd be great to get chatting ASAP.

Great thread, keep posting everyone. Would be really good to hear from recent graduates of the programme to hear what lies ahead in the big wide world of employment and what they think of the programme now they've finished.

Regards

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Old 11th Sep 2006, 14:29
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Anyone know of any good sites where you can print off practice mental arithmetic tests? Got my retake at phase 3 tomorrow and wouldn't mind doing some last minute cramming.
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 14:59
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Hi Mixmaster

Found these quite useful practice stuff:

http://www.kent.ac.uk/careers/tests/mathstest.htm

http://www.excitingfutures.com/numericalreasoning.htm

http://www.assessmentday.co.uk/Pract..._numerical.htm

Some are for use with a calculator but can be done easily enough with pencil and paper, just forget the time limits they suggest.

Enjoy
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 15:13
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 16:34
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Mixmaster,

Try this site for maths practice, just do the arithmetic section.
http://www.thatquiz.com/tq/practice.html?arithmetic

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Old 11th Sep 2006, 17:04
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Thumbs up

Hi all,

I'm just about to start my 2nd year at university at the tender age of 19, studying Psyschology and naturally my thoughts are somewhat occupied about what I'm going to do at the end of my 3 years (the thought of a desk job or law which is what I'm expected to go into makes me a die a little inside). I've been interested in being a commercial pilot for a number of months now having been exposed to the lifestyle by my girlfriend's mother who is a captain for BA (lucky person) and absolutely loves what she does, seeing lots of fantastic places.

Doing research and sifting through all the propaganda leaflets provided by the Aviation schools that offer Ab initio APP courses has brought me to the conclusion that they're all the best and that they all offer me a better chance of employment than each other .

Reading this thread, a lot of people seem very positive about CTC and I have a few questions. Firstly, does the fact that I have no flying experience affect my chances of entry onto CTC programme?
Secondly, does my having a host of A's and A*'s at gcse and 3 A's at A level (in Business Studies, Biology and History) put me in better or worse standing than other candidates or are the grade requirements merely a way of separating the wheat from the chaff? I also got a 1:1 in my first year so am pretty confident of at least a 2:1 after the 3 years.
Thirdly, is a Wings graduate tied to whichever airline sponsors/takes them on for type training for a number of years? If so, how many and does this bother you? Lastly, which airlines take on Wings graduates and is it common for one to stay with those airlines for an entire career?

Answers and comments to this would be most appreciated and I confess that I'm quite new to this so any help would be fantastic.

Cheers
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 17:20
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I'm still waiting to go for stage 2, so don't think I speak from experience, but if you read through the thread, there are people who got onto the course without flying experience. However, I think it's worth giving it a go if you have no flying experience at all. I got a bit bored while doing my masters this summer and just went for a trial flight on a whim. It was just fantastic. It also convinces you that flying is the career for you and gives you determination to fight for it. I also thought they'd ask in the interview why I never bothered getting at least some flying time and there's no real answer to that.

I can't say whether your grades'll put you in a better position in terms of selection, but they won't hurt your chances.

Have a look at the CTC website for your airline related questions. You get to turn down an offer of employment, but only a limited number of times. You're financially tied to your airline for 7 years, but I think it's only financial.
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Old 11th Sep 2006, 17:41
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NickS,
You get to turn down an offer of employment, but only a limited number of times.
Hmmmmmmmm....... true to a degree because CTC say "While you are not allowed to choose your emplyer, you are allowed to turn down an offer from a partner airline. You get two chances to do so and thats the limit."

"However, if you turn down this opportunity then it is unlikely we will offer you another opportunity"

All this info is straight off of the CTC website FAQ section so have a filter through.

The bit about bonding is true also. You dont have to stay with your partner airline, but if you leave early you will be responsable for the loan repayments.

In fact here you go - fill your boots mate. Hope all your questions are answered here------------> http://www.ctcaviation.com/wings/040204.html

Hope this helps

The Reverand

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Old 11th Sep 2006, 23:55
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How did everybody else get on with their stage 2 resits yesterday? (Monday 11th)
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 01:59
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Originally Posted by JT26
Reading this thread, a lot of people seem very positive about CTC and I have a few questions. Firstly, does the fact that I have no flying experience affect my chances of entry onto CTC programme?
Absolutely not - that's one of the main points of the Wings Cadets programme. Desire and motivation is far more important.

Originally Posted by JT26
Secondly, does my having a host of A's and A*'s at gcse and 3 A's at A level (in Business Studies, Biology and History) put me in better or worse standing than other candidates or are the grade requirements merely a way of separating the wheat from the chaff?
I don't think it's necessarily a deciding factor, but I got similar results and the impression I got is that they notice it and maybe look upon it favourably in terms of your ability to learn and succeed. I'm only speculating, though - I don't know that for certain.


Originally Posted by JT26
Lastly, which airlines take on Wings graduates and is it common for one to stay with those airlines for an entire career?
There is a page dedicated to this on the CTC website.
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