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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 31st Mar 2007, 18:47
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I put my predicted grade and in brackets put: (predicted, current average = )

something like that should do
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 18:48
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Just a quick question for poeple who are in new zealand at the mo or have been already, regarding the leave that wings cadets get from nz, how much time exactly do you get to come home for excluding time spent back here for exams etc?
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 19:25
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i'd like to know that also, do you get leave at xmas etc?
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 22:41
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Excluding the time spent in the UK for exams, if you're in NZ over Christmas/New Year there is usually a 10 day break where there is no flying. You're free to do what you want with this time. Apart from that, you get 2 days off every 5 or something like that I seem to recall.
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Old 31st Mar 2007, 23:24
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You can't do more than 6 days consecutively, and you must have at least 3 off in every 14. That's the basic rule. But there are no "school holiday" type leave periods, apart from a break over Christmas and New Year. You can request leave, but you have to specify why you want it and it's not automatically granted.

There is time to get back over Christmas if you so wish - a few of us did - but bear in mind it's the height of summer in NZ at that time, and many people use it to go and see a bit more of the rest of NZ, which you won't have a great deal of time to do otherwise.
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 12:07
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how much did it cost to fly back at xmas?
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 12:32
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A return from auckland to heathrow is in the order of 725-750. Singapore airlines is usually cheap
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 13:35
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You will need to book way in advance. I booked in October and Singapore Airlines was sold out; the only flight I could get was on Emirates (a silly route with loads of stops) which cost about 1200.
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 13:53
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Yeah was expecting around the 600-800 mark, just to clear up the course structure, is it 9 months in NZ then 5 months in UK? Is the time in NZ done all at once or is it split up with the time in the UK?
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 15:04
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For time scale, my course starts 9th apr in NZ, coming back to the uk 22nd oct with 1 week leave before bristol GS. Leaving for NZ start of jan untill end of mar where we go back to bristol again for 3/4 weeks.
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Old 1st Apr 2007, 21:57
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cheers mate might see you out there then if i pass my stage 4 on 26th april and theres room left on the 22nd august intake!
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 06:48
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Girls cadets

Does anyone know how many girls have made it to NZ ?
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 11:02
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I asked Chris Clarke about this and he told me that only about 2% of cadets are women. A recent edition of CTC news has an article about a graduation/awards ceremony in Q4, 2006 I think, and there's two ladies in a group of about 30. I met one of them at the London Airshow 2006, and IIRC she was line flying for Easyjet at the time.
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 15:59
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What Major Yaw doesnt say is that this low figure is mainly due to the fact that not nearly as many girls apply in the 1st place as boys.
Unless this changes, you're always going to get fewer girls who make it onto the course than boys.
As far as Im aware, the percentage of people who make it through selection is the same for both boys and girls.
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Old 2nd Apr 2007, 20:34
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I failed stage 2 but can apply again in 6 months. Does anyone have an opinion as to whether this is worthwhile? i.e. Am I actually likely to have improved by next time? Anyone been in a similar position and passed 2nd time round? What do you think you did differently?
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 07:09
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Female Wannabee....I'd go for it, CTC have stopped charging at stage 2 anyway, you only have to pay at stage 3 onwards these days so what have ya got to lose! Also being a bit more familiar with it second time around might help you settle and get better results.

CaptainFlash..i failed the maths test but passed at the resit at stage 3. All I can say is to geek it up to the max and revise like hell. Personally I took it too easy the first time thinking that i'd ace it, whereas in fact I'd pretty much forgotten how to do long division! It defo helps to do lots of practice sums beforehand.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 10:10
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depends what you failed on, afaik they dont fail you at s2 if you dont pass the maths they just make you re-sit at stage 3, so i guess you could try getting the pilapt-prep/cockpitweb programs and practicing on them!

for anyone who needs to brush up on maths i highly recommend this book, i used it for my stage 2 and found it a massive help, especially as i hadnt done some of the stuff for years.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Speed-Mathem...5594888&sr=8-1
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 10:51
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At the moment there are 3 girls out here, and one has just gone home. I cant talk for previous courses but out of about ~100 cadets out here, that 2% quoted doesnt seem to be far off.
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 12:30
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Ctc Cp49

Hi Tom,

I will be leaving for New Zealand on 2nd May. Have you got the meet and greet event on the 18th April?

Craig
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Old 3rd Apr 2007, 14:52
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Hi guys,

I have my phase 4 sim at the end of the month and was wondering if anyone can offer any advice on how best to prepare for it. I am so pleased to have got this far and just want to get over the final hurdle!

Thanx....

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