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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 26th Jun 2007, 15:21
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How did you do equinox?
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 11:57
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FAO equinox_code

Hi equinox,

I know this maybe 'too little too late' but the approach on your trail flight-are you referring to the circuit, i.e. joining instructions, or specific points in the circuit, like the 'crosswind', 'downwind', 'baseleg' and 'final'.

There is also the following terms 'long final' or 'short final' referring to length you are from the runway when preparing to land.

Anyway thought it may be useful to you.

CD
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 12:33
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gutted. i didn't get on and i'm not allowed to re-apply. i put so much work into all of this, i can hardly convey my disappointment. i thought the whole day went really well. i even had a suspicion i'd got on to stage 4. considering the cost of applying, i felt they should've given me more feedback too. i'm devastated
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Old 27th Jun 2007, 12:56
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no feedback at all. just the standard rejection letter. i'm quite shocked actually. i understand the sort of character they want, and i know i match it. and as far as industry knowledge, i spent 9 hours a day revising for this. i answered every question they asked me in detail. i really thought i was gonna get on. knowing i can't reapply either makes it all so much worse
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 00:12
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dude sorry to hear you didnt get in. they normally don't give feedback for cost reasons etc. But don't be put off by this, if its what you really want to do then why not try somewhere else, OAT, FTE or something like that. A mate of mine was working at a desk job for an airline and now they are paying for his training to become a pilot for them. Theres always other options.
 
Old 28th Jun 2007, 00:22
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at 180 per person, i'm sure they could afford me the time of writing a few lines to tell me why i didn't pass selection. anyway, i'm not a homeowner, and neither are any of my relatives. so no integrated options are available to me (if anyone has any suggestions, please pm me). the only way left is to go modular. in the area i live, with the wages available, and with my qualifications, i'm looking at 6 per hour. it's gonna take me about 15 years to get the money to cover the cost bof my training. i can't help being a little bitter about people who get it all payed for them by their parents.
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Old 28th Jun 2007, 14:33
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Equinox sorry to hear you dou didnt get through selection, its especially frustrating after you put in alot of work. However, you have to get over this opinion that the industry owes a job. If CTC havent even given you the option to reapply perhaps your assesment of the character they are looking for isnt quite right.
Its not like all is lost, have you thought of applying to the Highland/Air Atlantique sponsorship? Im not sure if the GAPAN still offer a full FATPL scholarship, and PPL ones. The Air League offer scholarships and bursuaries, and there are many local trusts around that might help out if you dig for info. Also what about working at a flying club, try to get cheaper/free lessons?
There is heaps information around on here, and many people who will try to help, but taking a cheap shot at other wanabees just because they are lucky with funding isnt going to help you out.
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Old 1st Jul 2007, 23:04
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Stage 3

Anyone doing Stage 3 on Wednesday 4th July?
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 16:18
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Hello, i've got a stage 3 place fairly soon but there was no mention of the essay questions that people have mentioned in previous posts (up to about 2 months ago). Have they been dropped?

Many thanks - this thread is very useful . I'll contribute when I have something useful to add.

Ginger
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 16:23
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I got emailed my essay questions along with my pass email on the same day as stage 2. They're tricky! It's really hard to think of obstacles I've overcome to achieve a goal, have I ever done that?!


I have stage 3 on 25th July, very excited!

Gingerbread man, check your junk mail to be sure it hasn't got caught in that or just email/phone CTC again and ask them to send them again.
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 17:23
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The day I took my phase 2, 1st June, they were apparently having some technical problems which led to the essay questions not being emailed to me. Just drop them a quick email and I'm sure they will get back to you very quickly. I agree with you EZYramper, that last one sure is the trickiest one! Quite enjoyed writing the others once I got stuck in.
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 17:53
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Ooft I found the last essay question the easiest! (maybe thats not a good thing). I've filled all my boxes, and had to cut out unnessessary words like "and" etc.

I have my Stage 3 on the 11th, anyone going to be with me on that one?

I'm panicing so much as I have NO IDEA what to prepare!
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 20:05
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I found them. I was about to leave for a holiday when I got the email to say i'd passed and just quickly scanned it, obviously forgetting the bit about the questions. When I went back I just checked the most recent email - thank God for PPRuNe!!

Do they look unkindly on questions that take a couple of weeks to come back, or do they generally not care as long as it's a sensible amount of time before your Ph3?

Cheers,

Ginger
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Old 2nd Jul 2007, 20:19
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I would think they did not care. As long as they have them on hand on the day that should be fine.

As the 6 P's rule states:

proper preparation prevents piss-poor performance!

What's better? Someone who rushed through them and returned them two days later or someone who took their time and produced what was sought in two/three weeks?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 11:47
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Essay questions

I had my phase 3 on a Tuesday and they phoned me on the previous Friday to say that they hadn't received my answers yet (even though it said that they were just due on the Tuesday). I'd therefore try and get them in no later than about a week beforehand. But there certainly is not any rush to get them in first or anything like that. I wrote my answers and then got a couple of people to comment on them and to make suggestions as to how they could be improved in fact so when I finally submitted them I was pretty happy with what I'd written down and was glad I'd taken the time to do so.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 14:36
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I have my phase 3 on 18th July and aftermany probs with e-mails from CTC have sorted returning my questions. One quick question, where is the phase 3? Bournemouth or Southampton?

From the correspondence I have, I would go for Bournemouth but I am unsure as many posts refer to Southampton?
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 14:50
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Hey mallinderjb Phase 3 is at Bournemouth. Only Phase 4 is at Nursling. Good Luck!
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 15:17
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Thank you, I can book the Travelodge now.

Thank you, I think I'm gonna need it. Trying to brush up on some industry/technical knowledge. Hope the right questions come up. This thread has been very useful though so thank you to everyone for all the tips and hints.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 17:27
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Hotel

If anyones after a decent, cheap, friendly hotel for their stages at Bournemouth try The Hostel Inn Hotel in Boscombe. Top hotel and owners are brilliant. Only 25-30 per night B&B for a Single en suite room.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 20:39
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Phase 3 at Bournemouth? Must have changed since I did it. They always used to do it at the house (Dibden Manor, Southampton). You could even stay there the night before...Very nice.
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