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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 16th Jan 2015, 12:36
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Thoughts

Climb Under Read,


Thank you for posting. I am asking myself the same questions. Additionally I have completed MCC/JOC at CRM Aviation. Training was simply excellent but obviously CTC is definitively an opportunity. On the other hand it is the same price (even a little more) than a FI Rating which I am also considering (not just for the hours but for the experience).


If anyone has more info on the subject, it would be great to discuss!
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Old 19th Jan 2015, 20:14
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I am in CP129
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Old 21st Jan 2015, 01:30
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I was going to join CP129, but I realised i won't be back from holiday on time. Anyone on CP130 or CP131? Officially on CP131 but if a place opens up for CP130, I'm on!
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Old 23rd Jan 2015, 16:19
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Hello mate i am in CP130 if you manage to get on it .
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Old 26th Jan 2015, 12:02
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Im on CP130 too, was offered a place on CP129 but didnt want to rush it
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 20:02
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Over the last year a number of 'cadets' who have successfully completed training have been told they do not meet the 'CTC placement standard'.... essentially after 18 months and paid close to 100k they are in the hold pool and cannot apply to easyjet and the majority of the other partner airlines that CTC supply.

I believe that anything from failing just 4 ground school exams to a weak AQC result results in exclusion from applying to easyjet and pretty much every other airline that comes up. Even if you pass CPL/IR first time etc..
Maybe those cadets should have put in a bit more effort instead of assuming that 100k buys you a job regardless of your ability and skill.

It seems CTC unexpectedly want to keep the standard of cadets going to airlines high.
Unexpectedly, surely you jest...
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Old 28th Jan 2015, 20:56
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I have also heard of the above. People unable to apply for specific airlines as they do not meet the airlines entry qualifications (A-levels etc). I think they're the qualifications that are subject to their cadetships.
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Old 7th Feb 2015, 05:25
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ctc interview

Hi everybody,

I want to know if PILAPT is the company which does the adapt and the interviews for ctc??
any tips will be appreciated from guys who took the assessment recently...

thank you.........
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 14:28
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CTC Communication

Afternoon guys and girls

I recently applied for the VS Future Flyers Programme. I reached the final stage and attended the final selection day at their HQ near LGW. Unfortunately I didn't make the final 12. In order to get that far, I had passed CTC selection, and I was offered the chance to follow the CTC Wings career path instead. As instructed I telephoned CTC and after a long conversation with a very helpful team I told them I would like to train with them.

They accepted and told me my application would be passed on to the relevant people and I would receive start dates and joining information shortly afterwards. That was over 2 weeks ago and since then I haven't heard anything. Is it normal to wait this long? Is there anyone else in a similar situation?
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Old 14th Feb 2015, 18:16
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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

I heard of stories like what FCastro stated. I'm not sure whether it's a wise choice I've made or not. I unfortunately declined my CTC wings offer after much consideration. I'm opting to go to university to study marine operations, and then hopefully pursue aviation with CTC after. I only chose to make that decision to have a 'back up' trade. But I'm really worrying/wondering if I'm making to right choices and to get into aviation slightly later...
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 10:58
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Owu96

For what it's worth I think you have made a very mature decision and you should be commended for it. Well done for seeing through the marketing . Obtaining your degree will give you lots of good experience and you shouldn't have to juggle pilot training with growing up at the same time (some people who have tried that have failed miserably).

I started pilot training at 19. On my programme the next eldest has 4 years on me. I do feel that a few more years on my side may have been a benefit to myself. It is small issues for me such as being with a group of older people on your course a few of them won't take what you're saying seriously or really give much consideration to your point of view.

Your degree sounds interesting so if it does all go tits up for whatever reason you can try to find employment in a different field.

Best of luck
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Old 16th Feb 2015, 17:16
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Owu96

I also think gaining a degree is a mature, wise decision (then again, I'm currently in the final semester of the final year of a management degree, so I would say that )

What I meant by my original post was, is there anybody out there currently having accepted an offer of training from CTC who is awaiting correspondence regarding when/how they can commence training? Whether you're looking to pursue the Wings pathway or the IPP or any of the MPL schemes?
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 19:27
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Interview part of selection day.

Hello,
This may have already been asked and answered, in which case, apologies!
I was just wondering if anyone knows if they expect us to know technical stuff about the aircraft etc for the interview, or is it more general?

Cheers
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Old 18th Feb 2015, 22:33
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Nope. The Wings assessment is purely non-technical. Industry knowledge is essential though.
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 09:02
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CP 13* (july 2015)

hello,
I've been accepted in the CTC wings course and I am looking for people who start on july 2015 (I think CP 134 but not sure yet)
Thanks !
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 12:27
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Mica78

All right mate, congrats for passing the selection

just out of curiosity, how long was it between you finding out you'd passed selection and you being offered a place on a course?
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 19:23
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Interview part of selection day.

Ok cheers, any advice on where to look to get specifics, (other than the standard google search)
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 23:34
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just out of curiosity, how long was it between you finding out you'd passed selection and you being offered a place on a course?
Usually you find out the next day. I had my assessment on a thursday and got a phone call friday lunchtime.
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Old 19th Feb 2015, 23:55
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Ok cheers, any advice on where to look to get specifics, (other than the standard google search)
CTC site, easyJet site, BA site. Places like that combined with the news and different aviation publications won't set you far wrong!

All the best with the selection, just be yourself and truthful and I'm sure it will all go to plan!
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Old 20th Feb 2015, 23:31
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CP 130 anyone?
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