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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 14th Sep 2007, 12:51
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congrats barcelona cadet, enjoy stage 4, a 737!!
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Old 14th Sep 2007, 14:42
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NZ Accommodation

Hey Guys,

Could anyone shed any light on the Accommodation situation in NZ? I'm heading out on CP55 in November and can't wait to get stuck in. I was under the impression that we'd be staying at Clearways Accommodation Centre but I've heard a rumour that we might be heading else where. I've emailed the folks at CTC but they said they can't confirm anything untill we've had our deployment day. Could anyone tell me where the other accommodation places are and what they're like?

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Old 14th Sep 2007, 19:03
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andrew3181, to be honest it is generally the case now that newbies go into either the accommodation at Peachgrove or Knox Street. CP53 arrived last week I think and were very lucky to get into Cleaways first time. The staff do their best to get the cadets returning from the UK from their first set of exams back into Clearways as a priority, but they are soon to start building a new accommodation block like Cleaways in the next month or so, although I doubt this will be finished by November.

Out of Knox St and Peachy, Knox is generally preferred by cadets as it is a little less rough round the edges I think and is in a fantastic location right in the centre of town - it is a mere stumble from the local bars CTC guys frequent! Peachy is where I was based for about 6 weeeks and is fine, especially if you have stayed in halls of residence at uni before. The only issue I had was that it is a 15 min drive into the airport each day as opposed to about 3 mins from Clearways, and when you have one vehicle to do this, when you get flying at all different times, the logistics start to get a bit complicated and fuel consumption is increased. The guys there now seem to be coping fine and the rooms are perfectly suitable. So I would probably expect Peachy or Knox St, but I doubt CTC will have decided where you are living until a few days before you arrive so you will not get a difinative from them until you get to Hamilton.
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Old 14th Sep 2007, 22:01
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Newbie

Hello All,found out about this place from CTC of all people,told me not to believe eveything I see!
Read through this mountain of posts,some goldmines of info i gotta admit. Passed my Stage 2 on the 4th of September and was supposed to have stage 3 on the 3rd of October but since im travelling down all the way down from Scotland they said that they have moved it to the 17th and also booked me a provisional stage 4 the next day in Nursling(oo la la) to save me travelling down again,awfully nice the admin folk at Bournemouth to arrange that for me.Just hope and pray that I sell myself at Stage 3!
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Old 15th Sep 2007, 19:14
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Geetea.....they did that for me too. They are very good that way and you'll appreciate having the night before stage 3 or stage 4 to relax prior to your tests/interview.

Good luck matey.


Barcelona Cadet - Well done mate. CTC should send you a list of recommended accomodation for your Stage 4. Relax, listen to what you're being asked to do and you'll have a whale of a time. It's a really enjoyable day.

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Old 16th Sep 2007, 00:15
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Geetea

For all those who have had any of their stages at Nursling,whats the best transport and accomodation,il be staying in Stour Villa in Christchurch the night before my stage 3 which is at Bournemouth Airport,but(heres hoping) if get to stage 4,i need to get to Southampton and get accomodation as cheap as possible,as my rents arent funding me on this and my part time job while at Uni isnt paying much either.Would appreciate the help

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Old 16th Sep 2007, 11:57
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Thanks for your help PAJ.
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 13:36
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Geetea,

I stayed at the hotel Ibis in the city centre, I believe it was 65. That isn't cheap but for the preperations that I needed to do (sleeping!) it was excellent. Very nice room with TV and internet, only a 2 minute walk from Asda and about a minute walk from a little Tesco express. For stage 4 you just need to be very well rested. After getting the good news at about 7pm I didn't have time to be choosey about where to stay, it was raining and getting dark and I was walking, and it was just worth spending a little extra to get my head straight on a pillow!
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 16:07
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Couple of things

Hi guys,

Firstly, a thanks to all who have contributed to this thread, also to those responsible for the original CTC threads.

Secondly, for those looking for cheap accomodation in southampton, I have an option for you, there's no garauntees, but worth a shot.

If you give Emily Davies Halls of Residence (Serves Southampton Solent uni) on 02380 335336, and mention you are a student in town for one night, due to exams, and you were wondering if there were any rooms you could have just for the night, they may be able to help you. As I said, its worth a shot. It's literally right in the centre, next door to asda, and the train station is about a minutes walk down the same road.

Thirdly, I think I have a question which has not been asked before regarding phase 2 of selection:

I was wondering whether you have to work out the arithmetic questions in your head only, or are you allowed rough paper for you to do your workings?

Many thanks,

CF
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Old 16th Sep 2007, 17:19
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You have a rough piece of paper to help with the maths

Chris
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 11:43
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Stage 2 Maths

Just remember how to do long division and currency conversions and your only given 15 mins to do 15 questions. You should be grand though! I have read all the posts about Stage 3,has anyone been down for it in the last month or so? just incase they have changed it in anyway compared to what the previous posts have said
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 16:25
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Thanks for clearing that up guys. Thought I'd be counting on my fingers for a while.
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Old 17th Sep 2007, 19:38
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Hi everyone, I have CTC Phase 2 on 26th 13:00 Anyone else going then? I v been reading the links. I am worried bout the Math test as prob not done any real math since school days. Any tips can anyone remember a type of question are they long questions ? or is it straight forward math with race against time. Tks for any help.
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 20:29
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all the best katia

i attend phase 2 on october 9th. fingers crossed for u
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Old 18th Sep 2007, 20:49
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AdamLT, I also have my phase 2 on the 9th October at 13:00. Are you on this session or the morning one? Might see you there!
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Old 19th Sep 2007, 14:07
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hey jazmin82

yes, i am on the afternoon session at 1300. i am stopping at the wessex hotel the night before so i'm clear-headed and stress free from the drive down. have you planned to stop anywhere?

hows the revision going? if any??

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Old 20th Sep 2007, 15:30
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w00t!!! I passed my phase 4 today, going to NZ in November!!! its a whole lot sooner than I expected but hey!! the faster the better!!! I don't know the CP number yet but I'll be posting here when I get all the information.
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 16:07
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congrats Polorutz
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 17:40
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Hey, November will be CP55, join the facebook group.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6466117944

That is really early! I passed in July and have till december to wait!
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Old 20th Sep 2007, 18:04
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GAPAN

Hi,

I'm due to complete the GAPAN testing after having a bad day on one of the written exam's taken at an FTO.

Is the original Document still available or if anyone has any experience with GAPAN and could point me in the right direction for similar software i'd be greatly appreciative.

I've already PilApt and CockpitWeb, wondered what the GAPAN Battery Programs are called?

Again thanks to anyone offering guidance.
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