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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 22nd Jan 2016, 14:11
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There is this from the 'Terms and Endearment' forum just over a year ago.
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 14:21
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There is this from the 'Terms and Endearment' forum just over a year ago.
Invaluable, thank you Alex.
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 16:46
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Very interesting read. Thanks for that.

BBVAs terms on their loans are changing soon perhaps somewhat to match the new ATPL Finance offering. In having discussions with them of late it is likely to mean payments reduce and the payment duration available increasing. Just keep an eye out on their publications.
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Old 22nd Jan 2016, 17:40
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Thanks Alex - Brilliant link, enjoyed reading that.

@gbotley - I've recently read about the new financing options. As you've said will be interesting to see if BBVA change their terms in response to this.
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Old 24th Jan 2016, 09:28
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A recent blog of the whole CTC/Easyjet training scheme can be found here.
harryclark141.********.co.uk. Some of you may find it of interest.
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 10:27
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CTC Wings

Good Morning,

6 Months ago I sat the CTC selection day, same story as many failed in two aspects, and was told to reapply in 6 months which happens to fall this month or beginning of next. I failed in one PILAPT test infact it was right at the end I lost count of the numbers and the domino effect occurred, to prepare for my resit I bought the Skytest which was recommended to me by a current airline pilot I couldn't recommend it enough. It is CTC's actual exam, when you enter the daunting exam room you will be prepared I had previously used latestpilotjobs.com which is 'Ok' for want of a better word, I found some of their tests similar although didn't prepare you enough. I used this software for Oxford, and passed first time. In reflection Oxford wasn't for me, my personality and training offered is much better suited to CTC.
I used aptitudetests for the maths for CTC and it was fantastic I scored full marks in mathematics.

I failed in my interview mainly due to lack of competency interview experience it was the first time I had encountered such an interview. This is where I'm hoping someone could assist me, I'm hoping someone might have typical questions they ask the candidates. I remember a few but they may have changed 6 months on, anyone who has done a selection day recently. I've enrolled on an airline interview preparation course next month, any help is greatly appreciated. I've no intentions on failing this interview again.

I'm aware CTC/CAE/FTE are controversial subjects on this forum, for me I'm lucky enough to be able to finance it without having to worry about not having a life and fully healthy with my eyesight falling within the CAA restrictions for correction. Any help appreciated folks.
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 11:59
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Originally Posted by Byrne11 View Post
I'm hoping someone might have typical questions they ask the candidates.
- Tell me about a time when you...
.........had to improvise/adapt.
.........lead a team.
.........failed.
.........had a disagreement with a team member.
.........showed resilience.

- What do you think...
.........being an airline pilot is about?
.........are important qualities for an airline pilot?
.........the worst part about being a pilot is?

- What is/are your...
.........career goals?
.........hobbies/interests?
.........biggest weakness?
.........biggest strength?

- Why CTC?

- What airline do you want to work for?





These are all pretty generic questions. The best think in an interview is just to keep it flowing more like a conversation than an interview. If you're able to keep talking and answering follow-on questions before they have to ask them, thats a good thing
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Old 27th Jan 2016, 13:26
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^^ Pretty much as LlamaFarmer has said.

My only top tip for competency interview questions is to think of examples. But sadly there is no other replacement to help you other than life experience. In regards to the questions themselves, you mentioned Latest Pilot Jobs, I recall this site having a question bank for preparing for CTC WINGS assessment so I'd recommend that you take a look back at that.

All the best,
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 06:33
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Questions are as listed by others just before me. Remember though, the key to passing the interview is prepare and practice for it just like you would for the other parts of the assessments. Have a good idea of what you would say if asked any of those questions and practice how you would say it. Have as many examples to hand as possible. Like everything in aviation, preparation is everything. If you go into it properly prepared then you WILL pass, simple as that.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 08:45
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The above is all really good advice, and I would just add a little interview technique. Sorry if the following seems like common sense!

Don't be afraid to ask for a moment to think of the best example to a question-it's better to think and prepare than waffle! Also, they will offer you a glass of water. Take it as this can provide thinking time mid answer and also helps if you get a dry throat during the interview. Sounds basic but it really helps!

Oh, and also the question 'what have you been doing for the last 6 months as preparation for CTC' and (assuming you got feedback) 'was our feedback useful/how have you worked on improving, based on the feedback?'
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 14:06
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Thanks

Thanks guys, appreciated!

Regards 'what have you done to prepare' if you were me, would you mention buying software to help me prepare for the PILAPT? Or should I totally ignore that.
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Old 28th Jan 2016, 14:10
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If they ask be honest. I used skytest and told them during my selection and they had no issue with it.
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 10:04
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Bryne11 send me a pm and I'll answer all the questions about the interview stage, being new to this forum I can't work out how to send pm's or even if I'm allowed to! Anyway get in touch if it is possible!
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Old 29th Jan 2016, 12:50
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Thanks buddy,

I've send an email to yourself, i look forward to hearing any advice you have!
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 14:13
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I've been looking through my notes, I'm comfortable on most questions. With the help of posts above I've been able to roughly prepare answers, which i'll try and make not sound prepared in the interview!

There's one that boggles me however, 'Tell me what a Pilot is about?' I assume the answer to this is talking the attributes of a pilot. Or is it hinting more towards daily life?
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 14:39
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There's one that boggles me however, 'Tell me what a Pilot is about?' I assume the answer to this is talking the attributes of a pilot. Or is it hinting more towards daily life?

Learn both and then you're covered. As said before, if you prepare you will not fail. Practice PILAPT, prepare examples for interview.
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Old 30th Jan 2016, 15:38
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If you aren't clear what they are asking in the interview then ask the interviewer to clarify what they mean, they can't expect you to answer if you aren't sure what you are being asked.

Byrne, I've replied to your PM as well.
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 08:42
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Anyone here booked onto selection on 11th March?
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 17:56
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You'll see my fine self there that day buddy.
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Old 31st Jan 2016, 20:15
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Originally Posted by Byrne11 View Post
I've been looking through my notes, I'm comfortable on most questions. With the help of posts above I've been able to roughly prepare answers, which i'll try and make not sound prepared in the interview!

There's one that boggles me however, 'Tell me what a Pilot is about?' I assume the answer to this is talking the attributes of a pilot. Or is it hinting more towards daily life?

An example of a day in the life of an airline pilot from report time to off-the-clock.

So all the pre-flight preparation and briefing (wx/NOTAMs, tech log, crew briefing) aircraft walk around and setup etc.

They want you to show you have knowledge and understanding of what a pilot does, other than just flying the aircraft (or monitoring the autopilot)
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