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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 20th May 2011, 21:44
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futurecadet05, when I went for my selection, they asked quite a few technical questions a bit more complex than 'how do planes fly?'....it was a while ago but I remember talking about things like thrust reduction on takeoff. They also asked some non-techy questions for example about CRM, so be prepared for them.
I think what they ask is dependent on how you answered the questionnaire they emailed you.
To be honest, you shouldn't panic about the interview. It's more about getting to know you and your previous experiences (that relate to the qualities they are looking for in potential pilots) and to make sure that you can stay calm under pressure.
The number one rule I always stick by is: Don't freeze!....always always always say something, it seems obvious but I'm surprised by how many people who say nothing or just say 'I don't know'....I remember in my interview asking for a minute of thinking time before I answered a particularly tricky question, she didn't mind at all!

Just stay calm and be yourself and you will be ok
I hope that helps
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Old 21st May 2011, 08:47
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Futurecadet, my interview with CTC was very relaxed, it was far more focused on why you want to be a pilot, why CTC, and then a few questions asking for examples of a time when you showed some core competencies. These include the obvious ones, e.g. leadership,teamwork.

The interview was extremely relaxed, more like a chat really. I didn't get asked a single technical question all day.
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Old 24th May 2011, 06:09
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thanks guys
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Old 30th May 2011, 18:30
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CTC Deviation Crosshairs

Hi guys, does anyone know whether they use inverted or normal test, or do they change it from time to time?

Thanks
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Old 31st May 2011, 21:07
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Mine was inverted, but I believe it can be changed in a click of the button so be prepared for both.
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 15:44
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Hi there, can someone maybe sum up the best reactions here in this topic? Not the whole text but the reaction numbers are enough..

Thanks in advance!
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 15:52
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There are 3943 posts (now.) Why can you not read them yourself and sum up the reaction? Every contributor has made their own individual comment, observation, question or summary.

What is it you feel you need to know?
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Old 6th Jun 2011, 16:08
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Yeah I thought already that someone will put a reaction like you Bealzebub. I want to know a lot of information about the insides of the selections and of course, of the training. I can sum them up by myself yes, but maybe there is someone already here who has summed up the most useful posts..?

It is a very big thread, with I think a lot of useful posts. It will take a lot of time, but it will pay-off, I'm sure!

If someone has summed the most useful posts, can he/she please write them down? Otherwise I'll do it!
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Old 13th Jun 2011, 21:52
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The interview process is just looking for average competencies in your abilities, so relax. Itís easy to get in to CTC now. The main thing they are looking for is your personality and of course the money to pay for the very overpriced training.

Think about whether you really want to go to CTC as they have changed a lot! The quality is now focused on the cheap and nasty training for the low cost Asian markets. The skills set of CTC has plummeted and they have mostly very low time fresh instructors. Air New Zealand recently chose five other training organisations over CTC. They are not interested in the JAA integrated course as this requires higher qualified (costly) instructors. The training is the bare minimums. And more... see older posts in this thread.

pipersam. My sources come from being there. You can also check out the pending rule changes that will affect the JAA instructor ratings on the caa web site. Basically to hold a JAA IR you will need a JAA CPL and this will mean all the NZ instructors doing a JAA CPL in the UK (VERY expensive). Whereas in the past they have beed allowed to use their NZ (ICAO) CPL.
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Old 17th Jun 2011, 19:20
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Apologies for posting here but the social thread doesn't seem to be used anymore.

Anyone got their phase 2/3 on the 22nd and staying at Dale Farm House?
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Old 20th Jun 2011, 19:38
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Math phase 2

Hello,

Have any of you recently done phase 2 and remembers a little bit of maths question, there is a particular type that I want to go through again. If anyone remembers a question about sg volume and mass, could you tell me what exactly were they asking about and which values were provided please?

I would be very grateful.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 21st Jun 2011, 09:29
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I did the test recently and there were no questions about volumes or masses. Expect fuel calculations, altitude calculations, square roots and basic arithmetic. You have plenty of time. I finished in 7 min, reviewed the slightly harder ones, and still got time left. I shouldn't worry if you have at least one brain cell with a feeling for maths.
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Old 23rd Jun 2011, 19:08
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I also recently did the test and I had 3 questions about determining the specific gravity of a volume.
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Old 29th Jun 2011, 08:19
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Hi there, again apologies if this is not in the right place but i have my Phase 2 coming up on the 14th of July. Anyone who is also going on this date feel free to PM me!
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Old 12th Jul 2011, 09:39
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ctc stage 2

Hi Jimmy

Just seen your post regarding stage 2 on thursday this week...i have mine later in the month, although thought i would get in contact!

Have you found any relevant questions or has anyone shed any light on example questions!?

Im willing to send over a couple of questions I believe should be relevant for the maths test when i get home from work tonight.

Would be great to hear from you after the stage 2 on thursday.

Best of luck
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Old 13th Jul 2011, 09:42
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My advice (and it worked for me very recently)

http://www.pprune.org/interviews-job...uirements.html


check out aviac.com I also bought the Oxford Maths software.
Preperation does work!
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Old 14th Jul 2011, 18:35
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Anyone got their phase 2 on Wednesday 20th July?
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Old 15th Jul 2011, 00:10
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@natashacabin80

try www.ctcwings.com/india/pdfs/PILAPT-Introduction V2.pdf

very basic but a good start

Last edited by giggitygiggity; 15th Jul 2011 at 00:21.
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 11:40
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Entrance Tests

Hi all,
I have my CTC Cadet phase 2 and 3 test/interview coming up on the 17th August.
I have read many pages of this thread and recently there doesn't seem to be an awful lot of information about the maths test that you have to sit.
I'm wondering what type of questions they ask and is it still 15 questions in 15 minutes?
Thanks alot.
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Old 23rd Jul 2011, 15:14
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Question CTC wings (UK flight school)

Hi,

I looked up in all PPRuNe forum but I couldn't find reliable information about this flight school.

Is there anybody who got into the Cadet programme and got employed by any of the partner airlines? Could you give me your opinion about the school and everything that you might consider important to know?

Thanks
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