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Old 12th Sep 2006, 21:08
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55 per night, it was 50 in my day!

Enjoy NZ i'd go back there tomorrow given the chance, something called a CPL on the horizon to get out of the way first!
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 21:34
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Originally Posted by Final Destination View Post

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


FD
Yeah trousers and shirt (polo shirt perhaps) sounds good. Not planning on wearing a tie, but we've been warned off jeans!
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Old 12th Sep 2006, 21:39
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Originally Posted by Jimbo_P View Post
Yeah trousers and shirt (polo shirt perhaps) sounds good. Not planning on wearing a tie, but we've been warned off jeans!
Yeah, i think that sounds good, trousers and polo shirt!! I may wear a pink one so no laughing!!

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 05:55
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Originally Posted by Final Destination View Post
Yeah, i think that sounds good, trousers and polo shirt!! I may wear a pink one so no laughing!!

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Can't make any promises...
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 10:04
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Hi Guys,

Was just wondering if anyone who is out in NZ or is meant to be going in the next month (4th Oct 4 me if i get all these forms filled out) has a girlfriend/boyfriend who you are leaving behind back here in good old UK? If so I was just wondering how they felt about it all. My gf is being very supportive and we have a strong relationship so no problems about me being away, but I can tell she's going to miss me. If there is anyone in a similar position feel free to PM me.

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 11:15
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Girlfriends

Hey FDD,

I'm in the same situation and i have sent you a PM.

As for the pink shirt, i may give that a miss to spare my blushes.

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 11:56
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Hi same situation again. Check your PM's.
I think this must be a standard issue with flying and long distance relationships-I know im already starting to feel the strain and I havnt even left home yet!

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 13:00
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Same situation with me too, leaving my girlfriend behind...

Not looking forward to that particular part of going, but it'll easily be worth it in the future.
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 13:12
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Hey guys,

My girl is coming out for about 4 months and is getting a NZ working visa!! Just depends what CTC say!!

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 13:29
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Really? what work is she gonna be doing?
Not a bad idea that at all - might drop it by the missus later on.
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 13:31
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Thanks guys for all your responses, have had quite a few PM's so will try and reply to all of them. Its good to see I'm not the only one, and we're all in the same position. I think it makes it easier for the gf knowing i'm off to train as a pilot which is going to involve alot of hard work and not just off for a jolly!! (Well that's what i'm telling her!)

I think the key is good communication with the missus and the prospect of a sucessful fulfilling job at the end of it. I will miss her but it is short compared to a lifetime , perhaps there should be some thread or website for partners of trainees/wannabes/pilots?

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 13:39
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FD - I just thought it was only spouses that could accompany the trainees? If CTC approve it for you maybe I'll suggest it to the gf, I know she'd love to be out there with me, she's got nothing to do after Feb! Not sure if its a good thing though, could be very distracting and demanding, however if there are others out there, it could be like a club!
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 14:56
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Hey,

I'm not too sure about who is allowed out but i will be asking that question at the meet and greet. It would be good if a few other partners were out there as i'm sure they would have a good time together especially when they are bitching about us when we are working hard and neglecting them!! Ahaha!!

My girl applied online for a NZ work visa and was accepted quicker than i was for the visa!! Her plans are to come out for xmas and stay until march!!!

I'm a bit weary about her coming out when it is going to be hard graft but i have hardly seen her this year as i just completed 9 months at sea so she is certainly putting the guilt trip on me!!!

I guess we'll just wait until the 28th to find out!!

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 18:04
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Results

Just found out my results of my stage 3 selection. Looks like its back to the drawing board for me again since I failed misserably!

Anyone else here go the the selection on the 12th? Would be good to hear how everyone else got on?

Good luck to those who have got their stage 4 coming up and to the lucky ones that are off to NZ!!!
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 18:26
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Viggi,

Gutted for you man. I know exactly how you feel. I was in those shoes 6 months ago when I failed but they gave me a second go. Did they offer you a second go or was it a flat no? Feedback given?

Dont worry about going back to drawing board - atleast you wont have a clean sheet start because your experience yesturday will stand you in good stead if you take onboard the advice.

Would you hazard a guess at what you thought went wrong. It might help others on here with their stage 3's coming up. If not I still have the notes from the email that gave generic feedback information if you want it.

P.S - Who interviewed you. Was it M.B or L.W?

Just wandering because M.B gave me phone call with feedback and it may be an idea to contact her. Although I didn't really want to speak to her the morning I got my fail result, her advice has proven to really help.

All the best

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Old 13th Sep 2006, 19:54
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Alright viggi, how'd you get on in the maths test? Sorry to hear you didn't make it man, I too got a no but have been invited back for reassessment in 6 months, some tricky decisions to be made in the near future.....
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 21:57
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Smile Through to Stage 2

Hi all. Have just registered to this site and have been reading (for hours) through the thread. I applied to CTC Wings (Cadet) programme in July and was accepted through to Stage 2 on 5th September.

I'm currently a Firefighter but really want a change of career. I've always wanted to become a Commercial Pilot since I was about 5 when my Mother worked in Dubai and I flew out there regularly with Gulf Air, Air Lanka, the fledgling Emirates, BA and Cathay Pacific but have always thought that it was financially out of my reach and now that I'm 28, that it was out of my reach on account of my age. Having read through this thread and every last word of the CTC website that is clearly not the case.

I'm booked on the Stage 2 assessment on 13th October 2006 so I may meet some of you there. I'm flying from Prestwick down to Bournemouth on the 12th and staying at the Rylstone Hotel in Bournemouth on the 12th and 13th October so if anyone fancy's a couple of beers on the night of the 13th after the assessment day get in touch and we'll arrange something.

Finally, thanks for all the advice which is given by everyone in this thread, it has been very very helpful. I'm sure I'll still have questions to ask before going to Bournemouth next month though .

Also, good luck to those flying out to Hamilton on the 4th Oct, best wishes
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Old 13th Sep 2006, 22:12
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Originally Posted by his3dmw View Post
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?
Hey, I was the Scottish/English guy with the black suit and red tie, I passed too! Went to the local pub in the area i was staying had a nice few celebratory pints of the guest ale ha ha! u going to dibden on the 27th?

Ba/c

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Old 14th Sep 2006, 08:37
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Hello,

am out in NZ at the moment, been out here a while now. Thought i could offer some advice r.e the girlfriend issue. Anyone is allowed to bring girlfriends/partners out and a couple have done, although the accomodation is out of town and is basically an en suite room plus fridge and microwave. You also have to appreciate Hamilton is not the most happening of places. Also, CTC will only issue one magnetic key card per room. Spouses/girlfriends would definately need a car of thier own. The course is quite intensive and engaging, i would suggest unless the partner had an engaging job here it would be unlikely that they would last the course of the stay. In addition, and on top of delays to the flying schedule, rumours would suggest that in future, the CPL and IR might be done here as opposed to bournemouth so you may be here longer than planned. Hope this helps.
Good luck to anybody doing selection.
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 08:40
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You would also have to purchase a double bed unless both of you are incredibly small.
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