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Old 6th Mar 2007, 15:01
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did maths, physics, geog and chem but the a levels aren't the important thing, as long as you have the right credentials (3 A-C a-levels, good gcse's and possibly a degree) then you shouldn't have too much trouble passing stage 1.
Stage 2 is a really straightforward maths test followed by a couple of tricky aptitude tests.
Stage 3 is the real test, yesterday was a battle of nerves and remembering all the research i had done on the company and its partner airlines. Even as someone who has hardly any flying experience, to be asked "If you were CEO of Monach, what issues would you address based on current aviation affairs?" makes you blummin' glad you were prepared!! Oh and most importantly make them know you really want the job!

But hey i still have stage 4 to go so i'm by no means home yet!
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 15:05
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Thanks pal.

I'm already through stage 2 actually. I have chemistry and biology at A-Level and I'm still 18.

Just wondered if the subjects will affect the other stages.
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 15:32
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Nope, as far as i'm aware the only point at which you could be pulled up academically is stage 1 so now its down to no-one but yourself! best of luck!
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 15:58
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Congratulations mate! I managed too, pretty chuffed! I think I was asked why I wanted to be a pilot about 3 times, I was paranoid there was some gem of information they were trying to get out of me that I was completely missing. Never mind. When's stage 4 for you?

Rob (gliding rob)
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 17:16
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Good stuff rob!.
i have mine on the 29th of march....have to be at nursling at 6:30 what sort of joke is that???

What about yourself??
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Old 6th Mar 2007, 23:35
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Congrats guys. 06.30?? That's a lie in. Get used to it fella, this is the airline biz

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Old 7th Mar 2007, 06:10
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CTC Wings applications from NZ


Just a quick note to see how anyone who has applied to CTC Wings from NZ has fared, and whether any of the preliminary parts of the selection process were able to be completed in Hamilton, rather than flying back to the UK...

Any info (or hearsay) would be great,

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Old 7th Mar 2007, 08:04
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Cheers WB,
I notice that you have been with EZ for a year now... how did that come about? did u get told your partner airline or did u feel that this one was right for you? You on the A319 or 737-300?? and finally and probably most importantly, are you enjoying it?!!?
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Old 7th Mar 2007, 11:41
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Hi all,

This is a question for current cadets on the CTC programme out in NZ.

I was just wondering what the recommended text books you use in the foundation are, and whether you're expected to buy your own or they are provided in NZ?

Although I've still got stage 4 + medical to get through, I'd quite like to start reading up anyway, to get a headstart if I'm lucky enough to pass stage 4.

Thanks a lot.

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Old 7th Mar 2007, 12:16
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RE: CTC wings application from NZ

One guy I can think of currently on the course is from Australia, and he was required to travel to Bournemouth to do the selection. I think CTC did make sure that he had all the phases in the same week, so it only required one visit.

The only selection going on at CTC Hamilton is for the new course which has been set up for New Zealand residents.
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Old 7th Mar 2007, 12:55
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I am in a similar situation. I am going over for stage 2 from South Africa next week monday. Its certainly not easy when you don't have a permanent base to stay at between selection stages!
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Old 7th Mar 2007, 19:54
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can anyone remember how to do the last maths question?

It gave you one currency to convert to another currency - then convert that to another currency?

Could someone show me an example if anyone recalls this?

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Old 8th Mar 2007, 00:48
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The questions are unlilkely to stay the same...

I assume you are talking about getting a question like "You have £314, how much is that worth in Euros? The Exchange rates are $1.7 to the Pound and €0.75 to the Dollar"

The answer is simple; You know how many euros there are to a dollar and you know how many pounds there are to a dollar. All you need to do is convert your pounds into dollars then from dollars into euros.

£314 is about $534 (314 x 1.7)
$534 is about €400 (534 x 0.75)

so £314 is about €400
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 08:44
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comon a330, its really simple maths and probably the easiest part of the whole day. If you overprepare for the specifics of a question and its changed you're undoubtedly going to panic and then its all over!!

Its multiple choice so if you're really stuck just guess! saying that the answers stick out like a sore thumb so you should be fine!!
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Old 8th Mar 2007, 10:02
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Rusty, Give up this pilot malarki, you should have been a maths teacher!

Of course, the other way to do it is to multiply the two factors together first (1.7 x 0.75 = 1.275) and then multiply the original £314 by the answer (314 x 1.275 = 400.35). However, like Alexjolly says, they won't be as hard as that; the numbers will work to give a nice round answer. Remember also, that this kind of question will be one of the last and also one of the hardest you are likely to get.

Don’t over think it; if you can multiply and divide and are confident with basic mathematical manipulation generally you won't have a problem.

Good Luck

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Old 9th Mar 2007, 10:19
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Post CTC Aviation

Hi guys,

Ive got my assessment next Friday and was just wondering exactly whats involved?

I hear there are the PILAPT tests but to what extent are there maths and physics tests? Have I missed anything else either? If anyone has any tips and can tell me exactly what to expect along with whats best to revise I'd appreciate it.

Thanks in advance......

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Old 9th Mar 2007, 11:36
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Hi, im new to this forum but have been keeping an eye on it for a while...

I just had my phase 3 this week and got rejected, I do however get to reapply for phase 3 in 6 months and I want to prepare myself the best I can so I wanted to hear about people who have been there the second time and what are the main things that CTC looks for.
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 11:58
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Hi Polorutz,
Im sorry to hear you didnt make it through stage 3, but its a positive that they asked you to come back 6 months later.

Although i did not have to resit stage 3, take some positives in the fact that a good friend of mine resat stage 3 about a year ago now and hes just completed his atpl exams with CTC so stick at it mate!!!
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 13:44
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I think the people that make would have thought of that 1! It wont work on other peoples computers as you need a password that they send to you
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Old 9th Mar 2007, 13:53
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That software is utterly pointless....
The aptitudes are designed to not only test ure natural aptitude, but also youre improvement as you repeat the tests for a second and third time...
Getting good at certain tests before stage 2 will not be beneficial!
Also, the hardest tests are not included in the software according to those who did waste their money.
Everyone in my morning group bar 1 person passed stage 2!... you'll be fine!
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