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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 11th Oct 2007, 22:14
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Does anyone know, upon coming out of CTC with your fATPL, do you automatically go into the holdpool at the back, or do airlines sometime pick up pilots along the way, regardless of the pool situation?

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Old 12th Oct 2007, 09:12
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Entirely depends on the jobs available. In the past generally everybody's been picked up by an airline before finishing the course. Currently, however, there's a holdpool of cadets building up, which isn't expected to start going down until Jan/Feb. As for the situation in 2 years' time.....your guess is as good as mine
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 11:51
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How long does it take to receive the results from the medical?
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 12:05
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when you go for your class 1 medical you receive your results there and then and if you pass you get given your certificate to take home.
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 15:59
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Is that the case for the initial now as well? When I did mine 18 months ago I had to wait for mine to come in the post, but my renewal certificate was given to me there and then.
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 16:03
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I did my initial class 1 in August and got the certificate straight away.
Did already hold a class 2 so don't know if that made any difference?
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Old 12th Oct 2007, 21:54
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No, I did my class 1 initial earlier this year with no class 2 and got the thumbs up straight away on the day
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Old 13th Oct 2007, 22:46
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CrazyFokker...don't worry about failing Stage 2 mate. I did the same and I'm now off to NZ on CP57 in January.

As for the Class 1 Medical.....I didn't get my Certificate until approx 2 weeks later (via the mail) as they wanted to check something on my ECG. Turned out ok though. Daphne at CTC reassured me by saying this is fairly common. So, any time up 2 weeks I suppose but if all's fine on the day then you'll get your certificate that day.
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Old 14th Oct 2007, 01:27
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Thanks alot for letting me know that RS999, it means alot

I wish you all the best for NZ!
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Old 14th Oct 2007, 10:36
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Cheers, hopefully see you out there before I leave in Dec 08.

Good luck mate and stick at it
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 10:25
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Phase 3 on the 18th Oct

Anyone out there also on it???
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 11:18
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What about after course completion

The only information that every seems to be listed on PPRuNe is about the selection process and what who has been successful in en-rolling on the course. Can someone please point me in the direction of the information about what happens to the cadets once they have completed the course. How long do they wait in a hold pool? What percentage progress to airline jobs with CTC partners?

The CTC cadets strikes me as a very well regarded and professional course hence the high competition and difficulty in securing places. I just find it strange that there is very little information on the cadets after completion although I can find lots on the wings ATP's.
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 12:35
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I believe that so far everyone who has successfully completed training has been placed with an airline - 100% employment rate.

After completing the CPL/IR with ATPL credits, you then go on to do the Airline Qualification Course and begin type rating for the aircraft you are going to go onto. I think cadets are generally ''tagged'' by the selected airline during the end phases of training.

CTC said that there may be a couple of weeks wait before starting the AQC, I think recently there has been a bit of a holdpool due to the situation with the airlines, easyjet over-crewed and all the mergers.

This info may be wrong tho, maybe someone who's been through the process already can better comment.
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Old 16th Oct 2007, 13:45
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Hold

I know of a guy who is waiting 10-12 weeks between the intermediate phase (end of ME/IR) and advanced phase (type rating, MCC ect with the partner airline) at the moment but that is the longest wait I have heard about for a wings cadet. Up to now all have got jobs but it is worth baring in mind that this i not promised by CTC but i think it would harm their reputation (which is a major trading point for them) should someone not become employed.

EZYramper i believe i will be going out to NZ with you (i'm on cp56) look forward to meeting you guys, will join the facebook group as soon as i can.

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Old 16th Oct 2007, 15:39
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Afternoon all

i passed my stage 2 last week and thoroughly overjoyed. I have already guessed stage 3 will be more rigorous. any help on how to prepare for the interview? i have heard thet they ask you what you know about the partner airlines, their fleet, history, etc, and some technical aspects of the aircraft they fly.
is there any other relevant info you could throw my way to help me?

much appreciated guys

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Old 17th Oct 2007, 09:06
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AdamLT,

Dont know but perhaps some industry news and stuff about the financial/business sectors? they're all related.. makes you look intelligent too if you ramble on about how the state of the markets may affect the future of aviation
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Old 17th Oct 2007, 09:43
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cheers rick0. yep, im always reading Flight International to keep up on the business side of things.
cheers for your note
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Old 17th Oct 2007, 13:08
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In my interview they just asked "if we were sitting in the crew room now, what aviation related subjects would we be talking about?".

So I just gave a few examples of current events and that was that, about 3% of the interview.

The rest of it was spent giving examples of where I'd done this and that and the other.
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 06:48
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Bank

Hello everyone,

I'm trying to sort all the stuff that comes after stage 4 and I was wondering if everyone has decided to go with HSBC for the bond

And for the insurance what has people gone for ?

thanks
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Old 18th Oct 2007, 09:34
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Unless you've got a spare 60k lying around, I highly doubt you'll have much choice other than to go with HSBC! Go into any other bank and ask for 60k unsecured to fund pilot training and they'll probably laugh in your face. Even my local branch of HSBC wouldn't believe me until I showed them the letter from the Hythe branch.
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