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Old 14th Sep 2006, 08:58
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Hamilton

Thats a bit harsh dragonfly, Hamilton is a lovely town and ideally located to go and do anything you could possibly wish to in NZ.
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 09:53
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Nah I'd agree with dragonfly, Hamilton is a nice enough town but it doesn't have a large centre and therefore has a limited number of places to go on a night out. Nine months is a long time to spend in Outback. Even Coyote's got a bit average after the tenth visit. There isn't a great deal to do nearby so you need time and money on your side to head out further afield and do other things on the weekends. If I had my chance again I'd spend more time in the South Island.

One of the lads on my course had his gf out there for about 4 months. She found casual work fairly easy to find but she did admit she got a bit bored hanging around RAF Peachgrove and often their plans for a weekend away were destroyed by the flying schedule. Personally I left the Mrs behind in the UK and took the hit on phone cards!

For those about to head out to NZ I must warn you if you haven't already heard, Kiwi beer is "different" - I'm being diplomatic there. My personal favourite was Speights, but I'd stear clear of Tui. Just a suggestion.

Enjoy, and Good Luck.
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 10:26
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Hi- carrying on the topic of girlfirends out in NZ, I actually broke up with mine last night.

Really annoying, but she was finding the thought of the whole long distance thing too difficult to handle, although I wont be leaving until Dec anyway.

Pretty crap really; im sure this must be a frequent topic with a lot of airmen/women with the whole long distance thing.

On the plus note Hamilton is getting closer so thats something to really look forward to.
If guess if its meant to be...Que Sara sara
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 11:00
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Originally Posted by BitMoreRightRudder View Post
For those about to head out to NZ I must warn you if you haven't already heard, Kiwi beer is "different" - I'm being diplomatic there. My personal favourite was Speights, but I'd stear clear of Tui. Just a suggestion.
Enjoy, and Good Luck.
MMMMM....steinlager
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 11:07
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Hi,

To everyone on CP42, where are you all staying on the 27th? I havnt booked my accommodation yet, just wondering if anyones got any good deals. Also I whats everyone planning on wearing seen as they dont want us in jeans?

Cheers,
Ant
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 11:24
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I'm train-ing it down, so I'll be tired and bleary eyed for the first part of the day...

Gonna have to be up at 6am!
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 11:26
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And I'm wearing smart trousers and a shirt I guess...
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 11:31
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cp42

Originally Posted by X-Plane View Post
Hi,

To everyone on CP42, where are you all staying on the 27th? I havnt booked my accommodation yet, just wondering if anyones got any good deals. Also I whats everyone planning on wearing seen as they dont want us in jeans?

Cheers,
Ant
Hello fellow cp42er I have similar thoughts. Earlier on some were suggesting that we go in pink polo shirts. I do have a couple of pink polo shirts but don't know if I will wear one. I think I'm going to wear cords and a polo shirt or short sleeved shirt.

With regards to accommodation I have not chosen anywhere yet. I'm leaving that down to my sis, who is coming down with me. I usually go for a travelodge or travelinn as you can book them online. I'm driving down on the Monday and spending a few days down there as a short break before I go to NZ.

Also to anyone flying down to Heathrow from Scotland on the 4th I recommend BA from Glasgow or Edinburgh as they allow 30kg luggage + 1 laptop and 1 hand luggage which is good for 35.

G
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 12:06
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S-I, sorry to hear about the breakup mate. Going away for this long won't be easy on any of us, let alone the friends/family/girlfriends we're leaving behind.

I'm booked to stay at the Dale Farm House, as it's not far from the pilgrim and only 5 mins walk from CTC in the morning. Also, at 35 a night it's not bad either.

I sense a CP42 tradition of pink polo shirts in the offing....?
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Old 14th Sep 2006, 12:19
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Sorry to hear that Squawk. Just consider that if the relationship couldn't survive even the thought of you moving out to New Zealand for a while then it probably wasn't meant to last anyway, and better now than half way through your course! At least now you can go out there a single and worry free prospective pilot and enjoy flirting with the natives guilt free!

My GF actually had a year out in the south of France last year as part of her Uni degree, so now it's payback time .
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 00:26
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Originally Posted by Jimbo_P View Post
S-I, sorry to hear about the breakup mate. Going away for this long won't be easy on any of us, let alone the friends/family/girlfriends we're leaving behind.

I'm booked to stay at the Dale Farm House, as it's not far from the pilgrim and only 5 mins walk from CTC in the morning. Also, at 35 a night it's not bad either.

I sense a CP42 tradition of pink polo shirts in the offing....?

Surely not!!

We... we can't let that be the tradition... can we??





I'll get one tomorrow...
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 07:24
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pink shirt

So I guess we are all wearing a pink shirt then ha ha? Definately not long to go now!
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 08:18
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Originally Posted by Caracul View Post
MMMMM....steinlager
I wasn't a fan of that mate, but it's worth an honourable mention

In fact that reminds me, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES drink the Guiness in NZ. Just don't do it.
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 11:07
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Mine's an Export Gold - sweet as! There's a load of websites with photos etc. taken during training that CTC applicants might find useful/inspirational/interesting/none of the above but nice to look at regardless..
www.ctc19.com
www.cadetpilot.com
http://theflying.********.com
http://airjaime.********.com
www.thepilotslounge.co.uk
I'm sure there's more...
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Old 15th Sep 2006, 11:30
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pink shirt it is
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 11:13
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The Shirt

Sorry lads, haven't had time to get the pink shirt (it's not something I would normally own!!)... going on holiday today and getting back on the 27th so its looking unlikely!

Maybe when we're out on the beers in Hamilton I'll wear one.

This has sort of become a CP42 thread now... looking forward to meeting you all
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 11:38
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I'm afraid the pink shirts have been done before.... you know who you are!

Have fun out there.
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 12:00
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Stage 2 29th Sep

Hi all,

first of all - thanks very much to everyone who has contributed to the forum (some really useful information here...)

Just writing to check if anyone is booked in for stage 2 on the 29th of Sep?

Cheers,

ezy_3
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 17:40
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Originally Posted by ezy_3 View Post
Hi all,

first of all - thanks very much to everyone who has contributed to the forum (some really useful information here...)

Just writing to check if anyone is booked in for stage 2 on the 29th of Sep?

Cheers,

ezy_3
I'm on 13th Oct
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 18:44
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My phase 2 is on the 29th too!
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