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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 23rd Oct 2007, 04:23
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phase 3

cannot believe I passed the last test of phase 2 - that was hardcore!

got my phase 3 next week 31st October 2007. Anyone coming to that one?

And has the location of phase 3 been moved to bournemouth? earlier posts have mentioned it being in southampton.
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Old 23rd Oct 2007, 08:40
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well done minglejingle

let us know how you get on with phase 3.
my phase 3 is at bournemouth. i believe they have moved them to here now.

best of luck for october 31st

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Old 24th Oct 2007, 14:15
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Phase 3

I had my phase 3/4 last week and they had phase 3 at Bournemouth. Phase 3 is a good day,especially when you have sound people in your group for the excercises. My interview was 2nd last in the day,by then i think i had ate most of the snack tray!
I am provisionally on CP64(August 08) pending medical/references etc. The first available one for me was March 08 but they advised that I stayed and finish my degree (2 months later) and come out in June. However Glasgow University's exams dont finish until the day of departure to NZ in June! So got pushed back to July but then i asked for another month so i could then attend my graduation and my friends wedding in July. Not many things more important than flying but missing one of my best friends weddings(would not have been too gutted about missing my graduation stuff) would have killed me so im happy CTC have been so accomadating
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 16:14
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Well done Geetea, i hope to join the same course at you, still at uni too, was advised to wait until jan to contact them about selection tho, but all going well i will preferably join cp64
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 18:12
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Leeds University? It was my 2nd choice to do aviation studies with pilot training,money was the issue so went with the cheaper option of Glasgow,lol
Good luck on your selection process when it comes round,when it comes to the interview part, know your partner airlines,how planes work,and how the pilots job works
On another note,does anyone have experience of flying into Gatwick and going for the medical on the same day? how easy is the medical centre to get to from arrivals?
Many Thanks
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Old 24th Oct 2007, 21:03
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Yeah I did that last March, you get a bus from arrivals which takes about 10 minutes, really easy to find etc. A lot of waiting round however, my flight landed at about 10 and the medical was at 12.45! Better safe than sorry!
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 00:46
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thanks adamlt, good luck with yours too.

calling to those who have passed or are studying for phase 3, are there any web pages for information on partner airlines that you found particularly useful and can recommend?
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 09:35
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i have been using wikipedia. gives you great info about the main bases, history, fleet, stats....lots of useful stuff.

hope that helps you
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 21:03
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Minglejingle...

I looked at the partner airlines own websites although they do not appear to be as up to date as Wikipedia but.......wikipedia may not be up to date either (check the dates posted against their entries).

If needs be email each airline for stats on aircraft types and routes (Monarch helped me out this way) which ensures you have the most up to date info available.

Read Flight International Magazine and look at the Royal Aeronautical Society website for up to date Aviation news.

Also, research up to date aviation issues (fatigue, Open Skies, aircraft in development, environmental issues (i.e. noise and emmisions etc)) as you will more than likely be asked on these.

Remember though that your Stage 3 interview is based approx 90% on you and your experiences and approx 10% on your technical knowledge. Your technical knowledge will be geared towards your experience (although I've never flown an aircraft before in my life and was asked the difference between Boeing and Airbus winglets and their benefits.....a subject I had researched)

Ultimately, be yourself, tell the truth, give meaningful examples to back up your answers and if you honestly don't know the answer.....don't
bullsht, tell them you don't know.

Good luck
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 23:07
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Phase 3

Wikipedia and each partner airline's website. For technical stuff,i just used my uni notes,Studying Avionics Engineering has paid its means!!
As being a student from that course,i was very dissapointed i never got asked a single question about aircraft structures! Passed though,so i shouldnt really be complaining!!
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Old 26th Oct 2007, 23:35
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thanks you guys..
pint on me if i make it through to NZ
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Old 28th Oct 2007, 12:57
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Smile

Mate.......you'll be held to that lol
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Old 28th Oct 2007, 14:29
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boeing/airbus

RS999 -
where did you find information on boeing winglets vs. airbus?

I also read on an earlier page that you may get asked "how is the cockpit of a boeing different from that of an airbus?" and found this-

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/boe202.shtml

Anywhere else you guys would look at?

Thanks!
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 15:26
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The Boeing web site gives a good idea of what new technologies it offers, as well as a check list of aircraft similarities/ differences to its rivals, Airbus.

http://www.boeing.com

hope thats give you a little more help

ps..saintexupery, in regards to the link you sent, (by the way..thank you for that) it brings back horrible memories of the Air France A320 that crashed during an airshow in 1988 where the pilot could not over ride the computers, resulting in it crashing into a forest.
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 16:30
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It wasn't because the crew couldn't over-ride the computers that caused the crash!

Think it might have been someting to do with leaving it a little too late to dodge the waiting forest. Takes a while for the engines to spool up no matter how hard you yank back on the stick!!!
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 16:38
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ah....sorry about the 'wrong info'.

i could have sworn it was cos of the flight computers..but cheers for the info
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Old 29th Oct 2007, 23:40
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See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France_Flight_296 and http://www.airdisaster.com/investiga...96/af296.shtmlfor info on that crash


Also, I found info on Boeing winglets (as on B747-400 and B737-800) on Boeing website as well as info on raked wings (B787 Dreamliner and B747-8 Intercontinental) there too.

Airbus winglets info found on Airbus website.

Also looked at info on wikipedia

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Old 30th Oct 2007, 00:43
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When you get onto the BGS ATPL notes, you find that they tend to focus on the 737-800 series when talking about EFIS/EICAS, Autoflight, TCAS & GPWS - the Flight 296 accident is one of the models we have had come up in class to consider the differences between the Airbus FBW aircraft and Boeing series.

Much speculation exists as to whether the brand new (at the time) A320's FBW control laws were programmed properly.
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Old 3rd Nov 2007, 19:58
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Im currently in my final year of uni and finish in June, when would be a good time to apply ?
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Old 3rd Nov 2007, 20:47
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It usually takes around a month since you apply to the point where you need to go there for phase 2, but If I remember correctly you can choose the date.
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