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Old 24th Sep 2006, 11:42
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Stage 4 28/09/06

Guys,
If anyone is going for stage 4 on the 28th that lives anywhere along the M1 and wants to car pool then let me know.
2 stages in one week with hotels and the price of fuel is crippling. Trains start at around 95 and a flight is 173 so I guess Im left to the car again.
The Reverand (I'll be asking for more donations at this weeks collection )
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Old 24th Sep 2006, 18:01
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Originally Posted by scotty.mike View Post
Fellow CP42ers! I too leave on the 4th Oct, unfortunately I don't get to use PPRuNe frequently enough, looks like i've already missed out on plenty of (pink shirt) bonding.

I already know Pazu as we went through the selection stages together. Look forward to meeting the rest of you on the 28th.

Scotty
Not long to go now, look forward to meeting you all at Dibden on Thursday!

11 days to go!

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Old 25th Sep 2006, 11:05
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Travelling to Bournemouth

Dear Reverand Lovejoy,

I will be arriving from Malta on the 27th at Gatwick airport and go to central London from where I will take the bus to Bournemouth. At least this time the bus tickets were not so expensive! But I guess we cannot meet before the assessment day. In two weeks I had to fly all the way from Malta - pretty expensive - but it's all worth if we will be in NZ soon! Really hope so!

Where will you be staying for the night??
Good luck!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 15:56
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Myself and another lucky sod (you know who you are MT are staying in the avon causeway. Will be arriving there around 2pm on the 27th if your in the area. This applies to anyone else who ends up down there on the day. Oh yeah just a quick question for you all - How many people end up on the sims in one day? 4? 8? 12? Just curious as to how much waiting around may be involved.

Many Thanks
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 16:30
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Participants

As far as I know there will be 4 participants. At least this is what one guy who is in NZ told me. I will arrive in Bournemouth very late (at around 22.00) Well I didn't pay anything till now so I can always change my mind and stay in Avon. How much are you going to pay?
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 17:17
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Originally Posted by Reverand Lovejoy View Post
Oh yeah just a quick question for you all - How many people end up on the sims in one day? 4? 8? 12? Just curious as to how much waiting around may be involved.
Many Thanks
The Reverand
Hey Rev,

When i had my phase 4 there were 8 in total for the day, 4 went in for the morning and 4 in the afternoon. Depending when your turn is you could be there for 3-4 hours!!

Hope this helps and good luck,

FD
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 18:21
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Phase 3

Was wondering how everyone got on in phase 2 on the 22nd september??? it was quite a good day in the end - especially checking hotmail on the phone every 2 minutes all the way home!

wish they'd ordered more sandwiches from the 'bun run' for us though lol

I'm heading down for the 18th October - any of you guys coming down? what's everyone doing about travel? don't know if I could handle another 7 hour train ride
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 19:31
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At least you don't have to do 6hours in the car!!
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Old 25th Sep 2006, 20:44
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I was down there on the 22nd for phase 2, passed and will be there on the 18th!

Took me 7 hours to get back, stuck on the M3, M25 and the M1. I had visions of coming back from the nightmare drive to an e-mail saying I'd failed. Its been worth it so far tho!
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 07:29
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if you need to do the wakefield to Bournemouth trip again I would avoid the M25 at all costs (and the M1 for about 30 miles north of the M25 too for that matter)

It might be worth taking the M1 as far as the A42 then taking that to link you up with the M42, then onto the M40, then A34 towards Oxford and Southampton, from here you can pick up the M3 towards Bournemouth

Of course it all depends on the time of day, but bear it in mind!

ps. flybe also fly to Southampton from Leeds/Bradford. Not sure on the frequency or prices though!
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 11:42
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SAM109,

I am paying 50 per night for a single which is a little pricey but I'll be there all day so it kinda works out. If there is only 4 of us then it is you myself, my friend and another candidate. I am getting mixed feedback from people regarding passrates for this stage.

However, CTC say that it is measured the same as any other of their stages, ie, against THEIR marking scheme and not each other. This means if we're all good we all go through. This would be awesome.

One final call for advice on stage 4 guys. I am so nervous and don't want to be. The nerves have kicked in because I can taste nz and dont want to let myself down. I'm currently going through Trevor Thom edition 5 on instruments and am scrubbing up on my scan. What else can you do??

See you soon
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 12:38
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Just try not to let nerves get the better of you. I know it's easier said than done but once you're in there it'll fly by. You will be shown all the instruments before you go in and their functions will be clearly explained. The best advice I can offer is the same as I've given before.

1) Early night
2) Good breakfast
3) Relax

Also, it's true that all can go through from one stage 4 day. There were 6 on mine and they all went through. Also, I believe none went through the following week. If you're good enough, you'll do it. Best of luck.
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 12:41
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The Rev,

Best thing is to try and relax when you're in there, listen to what the instructor says, and try to apply it to improve on each go. Not much you can revise for, like you said, if you've been looking at the basic radial scan then you'll do fine!

ANC is the priority ( aviate, navigate, communicate ), which you'll hear quite a bit in the training, i.e when they start asking you questions whilst flying, the priority is to fly the plane, then think about answering the question.

Have fun!

WBV
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 12:51
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Thanks for the advice. Alot of common sense which can be put to one side when focussing on one thing.

I guess thats exactly the point - keep the scan going and ANC.

I have only one concern now though and that is the fact I have about 130 hours including an IMC which I have never used! Will they put the thumb screws on me because of my experience?! Also due to this lack of currency I have forgotten the reason behind "reversing" the approach technique. What I mean is that I was always taught to control airspeed with elevator and trim and then move the aiming up and down the windscreen with power. However, on a precision approach airspeed is controlled with power and the elevator controls the glideslope?? Anyone fancy a stab at this one? Sorry it's off topic.

The Reverand

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Old 26th Sep 2006, 13:57
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Nerves

Dear Rev, same here.
Cannot relax! Now that we are so close we cannot loose it kind of. It would be great if we will all make it!! Hope all goes well! Have a nice trip tomorrow, to you and your friend! take care. cya in bouremouth
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Old 26th Sep 2006, 16:52
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Rev, check your pms

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Old 26th Sep 2006, 19:37
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Hi Rev- I found the sim flight to be quite fun actually although the rest of the day was fillled with nerves.

In my case, the examiner was a current training captain (not sure if he still flies with an airline although i suspect he does part time).
He clearly stated at the beginning that if you have any questions then ask him and thats exactly what I did.

Their real job in CTC is training pilots and I found him to be very patient and helpful. However this doesnt mean to say that he'll do everything for you - rather that if you have any questions such as power=descent rate /attidue = speed then do do do ask.

I also found it was useful to talk outloud but then I find that helps me with my flying generally.

Good luck to you anyways

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Old 27th Sep 2006, 07:42
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Rev, good luck with stage 4 mate - Sure all will go well!

Just want to find out, is it cheaper to hire a car in Bournemouth or to take a taxi. Everytime I seem to take a taxi this horrible feeling of getting blindly ripped off comes to mind...

rgds

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Old 27th Sep 2006, 16:37
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Anyone going for phase 2 the 13th of Oct.

Hi

I was wondering if anyone is going for their phase 2 selection the 13th october from london. If so it would be nice to take the trip together.

Jan
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Old 28th Sep 2006, 01:23
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rev check your pm's
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