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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 8th Jul 2009, 17:13
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Now that is funny! What is wrong with guys downloading a bit of porn? You ship them 12000 miles away from their girlfriends/wives/boyfriends and expect them never to have a Tommy? They need material for goodness sake. That would be hilarious (initially at least) if someone was kicked off this course for masturbating over porn watched over CTCs internet. Who indirectly pays for the internet anyway?
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Old 8th Jul 2009, 17:17
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you dont need the internet to fill out a plog
So you have a flight going 15 minutes after the training centre opens, which gives you enough time to get the tech log, pre-flight and get signed out by an instructor. How do you find out what the winds aloft are, spend time marking your map and working out your headings and times accordingly? And check the weather along your route? When I was there, it was done first thing in the morning, about 5:30am. From Clearways, over the internet.

least you dont have to live in dey street. no internet there, just grey 10'x5' prison cells.
Please tell me they don't still use that place... I would have packed up and called it a day if my stay there was much longer than it eventually turned out.
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Old 8th Jul 2009, 17:53
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Beak,

I love your bluntness. Amazing.

Why don't we set up some kind of special appeal?. If anyone has any old DVDs/CDs that they no longer want/need to get rid of, maybe they could send them to the deprived cadets in New Zealand?

Please send all your unwanted Spank Bank material to...

'Porn for Pilots'
CTC Training Centre
Hamilton Airport
Hamilton
New Zealand.

Just 2.95 (P&P) a month can help alleviate the stress and anguish of a deprived trainee pilot. Do something good today. Give porn.
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Old 8th Jul 2009, 17:59
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None of you will have jobs to pay for the 60,000+ debt you now have around your neck and this, this is what you are complaining about?

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Old 8th Jul 2009, 19:45
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Hi,
This is my first post of PPRuNe! is anyone going to be at dibden manor for selection on the 21st july? Would be good to hear from people!!
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Old 8th Jul 2009, 20:15
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You see. They keep coming. The Wannabe Zombie army is inexhaustible and unrelenting.

You can tell them there are no jobs. You can tell them that instead of being treated like a customer spending 70k they will be treated like an inmate. You can tell them that the job is no longer worth the time, money and risk. And still they come. Relentless. Uninformed. Intent.

It is distrurbing.


On the topic, I'd ignore whoever wrote this hysterical memo. If they suspended you from training for breaching an internet use policy which you hadn''t signed up to via contract terms and conditions (which you haven't) then you could sue them for costs and distress and to be put back into the position you would otherwise have been in. Whoever wrote this thinks he's a headmaster running a school. Where in fact he's a manager selling a product to a customer. He needs a slap in the face (metaphorically).


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Old 8th Jul 2009, 20:54
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Exactly, VERY well said WWW.
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Old 8th Jul 2009, 21:35
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Kirsten299, I see you did aeronautical engineering at glasgow uni.....im starting there in september, a purposeful way to pass 4/5 years to see where this industry is heading before i even think about going to the likes of CTC - the money is silly right now.
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 01:10
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So CTC want you to consider yourself as an employee. Despite the fact you pay a heck of a lot of money to "work" there!! But if you are to be treated like an employee are you then not eligible for certain employee rights? Like proper union representation?? Proper Balpa membership might have helped some of the previous EZY cadets out last summer!!!!

Jeez, what ever happened to just having a quiet word. "Lay off downloading the porn, if you carry on you will go blind and lose your medical." Always better received than "if you even so much as catch a glimpse of some b00bs on-line and you are fired!!!!!!"
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 03:12
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WWW just because there're no jobs right now doesn't mean there won't be jobs in two years when cadets who start training now will finish training. Now I know this is a biased thing to say but Lee Woodward said at the CTC open day that BA were expected to need new 400 pilots in 2011 which sounds like good timing if you sign up now. And before anyone decides to repeat that I've said it's a biased thing for Lee Woodward to say remember I've told you it's a biased thing to say!

And to anyone who says they're going to wait and see what happens to the industry over the next few years remember the cadets coming out today went in when the industry was good and look what happened in two years...

Also it has been said before, "timing is luck!"
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 08:27
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lets go round a-gain

baby we'll turn back the hands of ti-ime

lets go round a-gain...

one more time...

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Old 9th Jul 2009, 08:29
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Originally Posted by pilotguy08 View Post
Now I know this is a biased thing to say but Lee Woodward said at the CTC open day that BA were expected to need new 400 pilots in 2011 which sounds like good timing if you sign up now.
Quite a lot of what he says is utter bullshit though.
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 08:42
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Hmm, flying training salesman predicts surging future demand for pilots - you could blow me down with a feather.

Lee Woodward wants you to spend your money. Nothing more.


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Old 9th Jul 2009, 10:06
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He also probably failed to mention that even if this outrageous prediction does occur, they will have at least 400 in the holding pool anyway.

It's currently at around a hundred with 20 cadets per month being added. PLUS the ATP fools.

Don't buy it! Literally.

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Old 9th Jul 2009, 17:11
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Lee Woodward said at the CTC open day that BA were expected to need new 400 pilots in 2011 which sounds like good timing if you sign up now
It's just laughable. Unbelievable.
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 17:57
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Hi guys! I'm new here!! Sorry for same maeesage on the other CTC post, but i don't know which is right for my post..
Anyone has applied to ctc wing atp 2 part?? i've just received the mail for apply at this!!
Anyone know when there is the next 2 part selection? and who will go there? I don't have still the date.(it' possible they call me before and of July?)

If some people have done already this part,can give me some suggestion or tell me what i can expect in this second selection?I'm really worried!!

PS:
can be a good way to get the first job??

Thx at all guys!!
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 19:41
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This isn't a snipe, but before you do anything with CTC, you should try to improve your english, at the minute, it is likely that you wouldnt proceed as you english isnt quite up to scratch.

CTC had an excellent reputation for starting the careers of many pilots however these days there is very little chacne of achieving a job within the next three years...

If you get selected at the minute, you would come out after 2 years with a fATPL, a 100,000+ loan, and no job... sorry, but that is how it is...

Here's an idea, come over here to britain, do a degree at one of our universities which will take you 3 years, you'll come out with a degree and a total grasp of english, and youd be in a much better situation to assess which FTO to go to
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 20:20
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yes i know that and i know also it's not easy find any jobs now. But ehy here you need try try and retray again even if you fail!! If you wait no any jobs come to find you
For the english can't be really a problem cuz my problem is only with grammar, no problem about speaking,listening or read and i can practise that with an English school.
Never give up on this career!
But thx for your suggestion!
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 20:38
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Lee Woodward said at the CTC open day that BA were expected to need new 400 pilots in 2011 which sounds like good timing if you sign up now
Is this the same BA that is going bankrupt and asking their staff to work for free !?

I think unfortuantly the 'no jobs for 2 or 3 years' is probably the reality.

If you get selected then be prepared to fund 2 or 3 years in a hold pool waiting for a job
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Old 9th Jul 2009, 21:34
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EvelcyclopS - I'd urge reticence in giving advice until you've got a little more experience of the industry. At this moment in time easyJets only expansion is in Italy for its successful base in Milan and its new base in Rome opening in November. alex1982 would probably be viewed as leagues ahead of you in terms of cadet pilot recruitment within easyJet - unless your Italian is as good as his English...

Ryanair is much the same. Monolingualism is starting to be a real weakness now that we have pan-European airlines. You think the passengers on tonights Rome - Madrid want to hear a plummy British airline voice speaking in a language they don't understand?

Right - back to thread topic.


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