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Old 12th Sep 2006, 03:46
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Originally Posted by Reverand Lovejoy View Post
NickS,

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"


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Just to clarify; that particular section of the FAQ is outdated, as it deals with the consequences of turning down the offer of a place on the wings course, because a pre-selected place was not offered. These pre-selected places do not exist anymore, as far as I am aware. The decision on which airline people will be offered is not now made until approximately midway through the course. I'm pretty sure that one still gets the opportunity to turn down the offer of placement with up to two partner airlines without any problem.
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 06:25
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AKoM

Thanks for clearing that up. I was confussed a bit too. Is that the only outdated part of the FAQ as I have based a bit of study on this area for my upcoming interview

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Old 12th Sep 2006, 10:21
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Originally Posted by JT26 View Post
Firstly, does the fact that I have no flying experience affect my chances of entry onto CTC programme?
Nope, I only had half an hour when I applied, and I leave for NZ on 4th Oct!

If you really want to do it, have a trial lesson (essential) and then go for CTC!

Good luck
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 13:41
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Originally Posted by Jimbo_P View Post
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?
Hi there folks, I too am on CP42 so look forward to seeing you on the 28th of September. It looks like that is the 6 of us who are heading out on that date.

See you on the 28th. If anyone is near Glasgow we can meet up for a drink before hand?
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 14:27
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Originally Posted by glasgowfly View Post
Hi there folks, I too am on CP42 so look forward to seeing you on the 28th of September. It looks like that is the 6 of us who are heading out on that date.

See you on the 28th. If anyone is near Glasgow we can meet up for a drink before hand?

Look forward to meeting you mate.

It's getting so close now!
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 14:39
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Just out of interest CP42 guys, how long did it take you from passing stage 2 to being awarded a place in NZ?
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 14:54
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Thanks Tim,

Really hope all goes to plan over the next couple months then. Best of luck to you in NZ. The Outback bar in Hamilton is a good spot by the way!!!
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:12
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Tim think we were both on phase 4 together - you went first and I went last on the sim. Good to see that I've already met one of my coursemates. Glad to see we get 30kg luggage allowance!

I had my phase 2 in early July (10th I think), can't remember the exact date since there has been so many dates for different stages, medicals and of course my friends at the HSBC. It all happens very quickly and now 3 weeks tomorrow I should be boarding a flight to New Zealand

Thanks for the advice on the outback bar I look forward to checking the place out.


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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:27
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So that's 7 of us already from the prune!

I'm booked into the Dale Farm House on the 27th. Anyone around for a beer in the Pilgrim the night before the meet and greet?

Incidentally, the Pilgrim has a superb name, especially if you try and walk there from the Dale Farm House!!!

With the timings, you can normally expect to wait 1-2 weeks between phases, and you'll be offered a place (subject to medical, etc) almost immediately upon passing phase 4.

Looking forward to meeting you all, and best of luck to those still going through the selection.

JP.
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:41
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Originally Posted by Stall-turn-Go View Post
Just out of interest CP42 guys, how long did it take you from passing stage 2 to being awarded a place in NZ?

Stage 2 - 21 July

Stage 3 - 02 August

Stage 4 - 10 August

Found out passed - Same day as Stage 4 (after a nerve-destroying train ride home!)
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:44
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So long as you sit there and politely do as demonstrated and as your told, you shouldn't really fail phase 4 should you? Does anyone know of people who have fallen at this stage?
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:46
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Post-Phase 4...

I still can't forget that train ride home.... checking my phone every five seconds and getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of signal in the New Forest!

"She must have called whilst I had no signal, what if I didn't get in? What shall I do now? Oh no it's ringing..... ARGH!"
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:49
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Originally Posted by Stall-turn-Go View Post
So long as you sit there and politely do as demonstrated and as your told, you shouldn't really fail phase 4 should you? Does anyone know of people who have fallen at this stage?
From what I understand, the pass rate at phase 4 is roughly 85%.

They seem to be looking for someone who can remain calm and show a learning curve. Flying a perfect 3-degree glideslope isn't too important, especially if you've never flown before!!

They'll talk to you whilst you fly, which both calms you down and shows your multi-tasking abilities.

Everyone says just be calm and be yourself, which is exactly right. But try telling that to someone who's sitting in the crew room waiting to be called up...
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:52
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Sicky

I was at the stage 2 resit yesterday, the northerner with the gold tie. well chuffed when I found out I got through, Howd u do?
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 15:55
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Cheers Jimbo,

I'll just crap myself about the interview for the time being then.

If you CP42 guys are able to it'd be great to hear updates from you when you get out to NZ. Successful folk seem to go cold on this thread once they've got through. Or am I missing some other 'on training' thread somewhere.

I guess the point of this thread is the slection process more than the training that comes after but heh, can't hurt can it and it'd certainly help to wet some appetites!
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 16:05
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S-T-G,

There is a CTC Cadets forum, but I suspect the guys get extremely busy once out there. We'll try and keep the forum updated, though.

In the meantime, you might like to check out the website set up by previous groups of cadets such as ctc19.com (CP19) or cadetpilot.com (CP29/30). They've got some great photos on there.

If you need any advice for phase 3, i'd be happy to help - having done it twice!!

JP.
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 16:37
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just had phase 3 selection. Day didn't start to well when I accidently spilt a few drops of water over one of the assessors!!! Schoolboy error. Good luck to all the lads that were down there
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 17:26
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Mixmaster - don't worry too much about the spilling of the water incident. I too dropped water all over the table in the group exercise and I start in three weeks. The assessors were really nice about it.

The journey home after phase 4 is quite scary as you are so worried that you are going to be the one that hasn't passed. Although finding out you've passed just before you catch your flight home makes your flybe flight more enjoyable. I don't think I stopped smiling the whole flight!

I've still not booked accommodation yet but will do so very soon.
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 20:32
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glasgowfly...good stuff man. I dunno just get the vibe that it was one of those days that didn't quite go according to plan, we'll see....
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 20:39
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Hey guys, (especially CP42),

I'm flying down on the 27th to bournemouth from glasgow then getting the train to southampton. I contacted CTC and they have booked me into the lyndhurst park for £55 a night?? Apparently thats good?? The meet and greet should be good.

What are you guys wearing?? I just thought of some trousers and a shirt, but no tie?? Any ideas??

See you there on the 28th,

FD

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