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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 2nd Mar 2011, 22:41
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Well you have to do more than just submit your CV. There is an online application process to go through, and once this is complete it can take up to a few weeks for them to contact you. However, from personal experience, and from other cadets on my course, we were all contacted within 3-4 days.
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Old 3rd Mar 2011, 00:01
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Thanks for the info greenfreddie, additional info on gaining an NZPPL during the ctc programme is available on this thread should anyone else is interested.
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Old 4th Mar 2011, 12:52
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On the CTC single engine phase in NZ, it is possible to take a NZPPL; with an in-house examiner, at your own cost...

However during the ME phase in NZ don't expect a parent or partner to be allowed to 'backseat' a twinstar flight. CTC don't like it. Not sure if its an insurance / cost issue, but it generally isn't allowed.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 06:55
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It's mainly from an insurance stand point, but i meeting recently with the Head of Training, he said that he would have no problem with family and friends going on training flight depending on what is requred on the flight.

If the training manual states that on this flight you are ment to carry out forced landings, stalls ect you will not be able to take people with you, only other cadets.

I am a NZ cadet so i'm unsure if the rules are a bit different (other than by defult UK guys don't get a PPL).

If you get thru and are a cadet, just ask someone. the forgivness vs permission model doesn't work well at CTC
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 18:29
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Hello

Hi guys, I'm new to this site but I really need some information and advice in the steps I should take. I'm 16 and studying A-Levels, I wanted to be a pilot and always have done. I have researched into different academies and other options I could take. To be honest I would prefer to be taught in a college or in an academy rather than going through the private process. Has anyone got any advice on who I should contact or the best options I should take. I'm constantly being put under pressure with UCAS and other university entry methods and I want to know what steps I should take to train to be a Pilot.
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Old 6th Mar 2011, 19:49
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Hi Michael,

I am also 16 and I know what you mean. My advice to you would be to go along with the whole UCAS thing and make it seem like you want to follow the uni path. You don't have to accept a place. It takes a whole lot of pressure off that the college put on you. My college are super-keen on UCAS so I decided the best bet would be just to follow it. I don't understand what you mean about private vs. academy?? I would read the stickies at the top of this page to answer some of your questions. The basic steps would be get a license I guess but that is by no means a passport to any job, unless sponsorsed of course.

Good Luck,


Also, why did you post this in the CTC section?
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 07:50
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CTC NZ version

Hi everyone, I have been reading this thread for a while now and am pretty sure I'd be able to put together a pretty good interview. However I live in NZ and I have just applied for the NZ course. Has anyone been through the New Zealand interview process? I am currently sitting my PPL exams and alrady have 34 hours, I'm 17 and in my last year of schooling. If anyone could give me some advice on the NZ course, job placement (I know some have been put with Eagle, but are there any others??). If no one can answer the latter then just some info on the NZz side of the selection process would be sweet. And no, there's no way I am going to apply for the Jetstar program.
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Old 11th Mar 2011, 04:34
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if you want CTC to pretend to help you with a job at the end of it jetstar is the only option.

Eagle don't want 200 hr F/Os off ctc, they only ever placed 2 with them and i think it just didn't work out.

you will come out the other side of the CTC production line thinking Airline is the only flying there is, i'm one of the only ones in my class liking the idea of doing 135/141 ops.
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 20:16
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loughrey1,
I was in your position 4 years ago when I was deciding whether to go to university or just straight into pilot training. In the end I went to university because there is no harm in having a degree. In fact it's a good safety net if for whatever reason you fail the medical. Once you fail a class 1 medical I have heard it's incredibly difficult to get it back, so in that situation having a degree is a good thing to fall back on. I am aware that fees are going up a lot nowadays though which will definitely complicate things.
As for ways of becoming a pilot there are two routes, Integrated or Modular training. There are plenty of resources online explaining the advantages and disadvantages of both routes. After reading the information about them, you'll have a pretty good idea of what route is best for you.


By the way, anyone here going to CTC wings assessment on 24th March?

(If I am in the wrong thread for my final question then my apologies, first time posting here)
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 20:19
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Does anybody know what the first exam's are that you sit at CTC?
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Old 28th Mar 2011, 23:57
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I believe it is currently: Engines/Airframes General; Meteorology; Principles of Flight; IFR communications; VFR communications; Instrumentation; Air law.

Not necessarily in that particular order.
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 13:03
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Thanks for that mate!
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Old 18th Apr 2011, 17:11
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Anyone doing phase 2 and 3 this week at CTC?

Regards,
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Old 23rd Apr 2011, 14:51
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hey

anyone going to may 11th selection phase 2,3 ? message me!
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Old 16th May 2011, 13:05
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does anyone knows when is the next intake starting at ctc, UK?
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Old 16th May 2011, 15:20
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I asked this question as it was worrying me. as far as they told me, all the placements they have made with easyjet this year have been cadets, and that quite a lot of these, from this year and the last, now work at easyJet full time! ! !

(oops, reply fail! this was about the amount of cadets ctc were placing on flexi-crew. None this year have been already rated!)
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Old 16th May 2011, 21:35
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CTC is scaling back their UK placements in particular the training in NZ. So much so that there may not be anymore intakes. Their JAA instructors are leaving as fast as they can and they cannot afford to train more JAA qualified instructors.
The instructors need JAA qualifications to teach the intergrated cadets and the law is changing so that it will be a lot harder for them to get the necessary JAA qualifications. This all makes it to expensive to run the Integrated course. CTCNZ is all about making money and are now targeting the asia market.

alexWCD: CTC didnt even get on the AirNZ perferred training programme list. Are you sure you want to go to CTC? Have a look at the flight training schools that are Air NZ approved. They have a higher quality and hence chosen by AirNZ. There are 5 or 6 approved organisations. I think they are Massey, Hastings, southern wings, Christchurch and Nelson.
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Old 17th May 2011, 20:16
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what is the integrated course?
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Old 17th May 2011, 21:52
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systematically: what is your source regarding CTC scaling back their UK programme? Not saying your wrong at all, purely interested to hear more!
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Old 20th May 2011, 08:09
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Question help...

During the interview with ctc are they going to ask predictable technical questions such as "how do planes fly?" or more complex tech questions?

..my selection is soon so I'm panicking!!
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