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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 6th Feb 2008, 14:17
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Did you get any feedback as to why you failed Bambe?
Good luck for your April resit!
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Old 6th Feb 2008, 14:19
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Debrief? I never had one of those! Hm... my briefing was just him simply telling us a few things, and asking for any questions, and constantly stated that he didn't expect you to pick it all up there and then. After the simulation he said, Great, did you enjoy it then? End of assessment.
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Old 6th Feb 2008, 15:12
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I think just recently, Exhibitz, they want us to show some form of self evaluation.

Haven't heard anything from people doing Phase 3 on the 5th March. Perhaps theres just the two of us going?!
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Old 6th Feb 2008, 17:15
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I hadn't any formal debrief, simply a quick chat with the instructor. Then I had to give them my feedback before they sent me theirs.

As Polorutz told me the night before...Focus on the attitude and not on the vertical speed indicator.. I should have kept it it mind... Anyway, I'll do it the next time.

Best of luck for you
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Old 6th Feb 2008, 18:37
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Actually, Bambe was "my friend" who has been reinvited for phase 4 .

Good luck ! (Bambe, si jamais je suis dans les environs de Bournemouth jusqu'en fin Mars, ainsi que 2 autres bonhommes du forum aéronet, alors si tu veux qu'on aille se boire une bierre, PM )
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 06:55
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Thumbs up

Hi Bambe,

The attitude is important, but it's not actually about how you fly the thing that matters. Really focus on showing your instructor that you're taking on board what he's teaching you.

They want to be sure that they can train you. When he asks you a question to distract you or check capacity, let your prioritisation kick in - near the end of a turn? Tell him to hold on for a sec while you finish it, then you can answer him straight away as you roll out on heading.

Don't forget to trim - then you can just push the plane where you want it to go, and it will always come back (nearly) to straight and level. That frees up a lot of capacity for chatting and having a bit of a joke with your instructor (and dealing with engine fires, not that you'll have one of those )

I passed the phase 4 recently so you can trust me!
Good luck!
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Old 7th Feb 2008, 23:41
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After stage 4

There is some info on what follows stage 4 both on here and on the ctc site. However can someone who is or has experienced it tell me (and anyone else who is interested) what exactly happens after stage 4? If you pass i mean.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 06:00
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You'll probably get a phone call with the result, although you may have to wait a few days if the person dealing with your application is off sick or something. Once done and passed, Daphne will send you a pack which contains the information on getting insurance, visas, funding with HSBC etc. You'll also be allocated a CTC email address and be given access to their forum. Obviously you will have to stop running around with your pants on your head in sheer glee in order to see any of this happening.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 10:44
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I passed stage 4 last october and I have never been told about no forum!
I was given my ctc trainee email address,but no forum log in.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 12:41
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Damn, I will have to tell Daphers that I've accidentally let-slip to you, Geetea just kidding. What course are you on? You might get access closer to start date.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 15:30
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You only get forum access once all paperwork is dealt with. i.e. medical, disclosure etc.
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 15:37
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Hey guys,

ant tips or hints for stage 2?

cheers
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Old 8th Feb 2008, 15:46
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wingman theres loads if you look at the first page of this thread - a link to all the information on stage 2.
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 00:55
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Hey guys,

I'm interested in the CTC Cadet scheme. I had high marks on all my high school studies. I am wondering if CTC gives an advantage to applicants with degrees? I am trying to decide if I should do my degree now and afterwards apply to CTC or just apply to CTC now. I am worried because I know if you fail the test once it is unlikely to retake it. Does anyone who has a degree and did the tests think that the degree helped them pass?

Thanks!
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 10:26
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Degree's do not give any advantage over other applicants. The only benefit would be gaining further "life experience", there's a few other threads going on about whether going to uni is benificial in the aviation industry, perhaps take a read and see what your opinion is.

I can safely say however, CTC do not give any sort of biase towards degree candidates. If you can prove you are what they are looking for, then they do not care about what qualifications you have (assuming you have the application minimum). If you believe that you have already done enough outside of school, such as sporting activities, leadership and teamworking examples, and a particular interest in aviation, just go for it while you're young.
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Old 10th Feb 2008, 18:30
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Just to add to what Exhibitz said, a lot of people go for degrees as a back up so that if they struggle to find a job after they've spent all that money on training they can find work to keep their head above water.
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Old 12th Feb 2008, 18:08
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Nursling Phase 4

Hey all,
Does anyone know a good place to stay near Nursling for phase 4?
Also, which simulator does CTC use? As far as I know, they have a B737-300 as well as an a320 sim, but only the b737 is used for phase 4.

Am I right to assume that?

//D
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 08:43
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We used 737-300/400/500 Full Flight Sim, but with the motion turned off (a bit easier to fly apparently).

I stayed at the Express by Holiday Inn, which is just across the motorway, as close as you can get really. Bear in mind that there's absolutely nothing there though, so if you're going by cab pick up some food first. I ended up getting a cab to take me to Sainsbury's and back. Not ideal!
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 08:44
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Hi Dondon
The place I stayed at was only 1/2 a mile away from the CTC centre - the holiday inn express southampton west. All the hotels I found were much the same price (about £45 to £50) so I went for the closest - no chance of getting caught in traffic or getting lost!
They do have several different sims, although I think they only use the 737 fixed base sim for the assessment. They walk you past all the 6-axis full motion sims just to tease you...

Good luck with it!

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Old 13th Feb 2008, 10:07
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Holiday Inn, Southampton West - walkable to the Centre, for Phase 4????
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