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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 13th Feb 2008, 11:33
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queens hotel bournemouth. Bed and breakfast 35 quid. Right on the sea front and only 10 mins from CTC.

As borat would say, Its nice.
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 11:37
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queens hotel bournemouth
Not much use for people going to phase 4 at Nursling...!
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 11:37
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Queens Hotel is very nice for staying in Bournemouth (phase 2&3) but as for phase 4, I will book a night at Holiday Inn Express Southampton West (65!).

Is it true that you will be asked to answer maths questions while flying the sim?

//D.
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 12:02
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Apologies for misunderstanding the thread topic.
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Old 13th Feb 2008, 16:15
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If you want the closest place to stay for CTC bournemouth, Avon Causeway is just 4-5mins away and when my gran stayed there last august it was only 14 b&b for a small single room.

Handy for anyone to know if your on a tight budget, or just wanna spend the savings on beer (beer there is fab!)

http://www.avoncauseway.co.uk/index.html
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Old 14th Feb 2008, 11:43
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Originally Posted by Dondon View Post
Queens Hotel is very nice for staying in Bournemouth (phase 2&3) but as for phase 4, I will book a night at Holiday Inn Express Southampton West (65!).

Is it true that you will be asked to answer maths questions while flying the sim?

//D.
This is not true... You will be asked to just recall certain figures which you were told in the briefing before hand.
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Old 14th Feb 2008, 13:34
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Timed it last night took 3 mins
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Old 14th Feb 2008, 15:39
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The sim is tailored to your experience and can vary from person to person. I was asked something like.. how many days are there until the 1st of April? Chatted about work etc. It's not the same for everyone - those with more flying experience may do more advanced handling. Just work within your limits and manage the workload to the best of your ability and you'll be fine. Good luck.
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Old 14th Feb 2008, 17:34
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cp63

Hi, is anyone on cp63 flying out on the 2nd July I need some mates lol
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Old 17th Feb 2008, 18:11
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PILAPT at stage 2

Rj111,

Sorry to hear you're out now. I hope you mind asking you question about one of the tests at stage 2. It is the one where you have to identify a shape in patterns that "represent visual clutter" This is the only test I am unsure about. I have been on the PILAPT website to look at the screenshot of it, but from what I saw, I can't see the shape in the patterns on the screen. I did read the other posts about it, but all seemed a bit vague. I hope you don't mind elaborating on what you are presented with during the test itself.

Thanks in advance for your time,

Adam.
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Old 17th Feb 2008, 20:34
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Davina777,

Thanks for the link to Avon Causeway. I'm going to Stage 2 on the 18th March and I've just booked myself a room there. Here's to hoping the beer is as good as you say it is!
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Old 18th Feb 2008, 17:37
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Scottish CTC Applicants

High guys, can the Scottish guys who are on the course or who have applied specify what grades they got in Standard Grade and Higher certificates?

Just interested to see what CTC equivelate to A-Levels

Thanks
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Old 18th Feb 2008, 18:26
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Hi all,

Ive been invited over for Phase 2 and just wondering about times.. If the tests begin at 13:00, is it unwise to book a flight home that same day for 18:30? Will I have enough time to get to the airport after the exams for 17:30?

DU
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Old 18th Feb 2008, 21:00
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flying home

Delta,

You will almost certianly be finished by 4pm. I was on the road to heathrow by 4:05pm. Might be cutting it a bit fine if your flying from a london airport. If its bournemouth airport then you should be fine i would have thought.
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Old 18th Feb 2008, 21:07
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Tommy C,

Prob best to call up CTC ad ask. I think im right in saying you can join CTC from the age of 17 however I think they value life experience very highly so i would get as much experience in aviation as you can and find a way to prove that aviation is to be your life.

Grades wise i got all credit passes in standard grade, 5 highers ranging from an A to a D, but then I also have an Hons Degree and an HNC in Mechanical engineering, plus im 25 so it easier (i think) for CTC to accept that i am 100% dedicated.

One if the ctc staff told us that there have been a couple of 18 year olds gone through the CTC process so your definately in with a chance! Go for it!!!
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 01:04
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I got all credit passes for my standard grades, 4 B's 2 C's with 2 Advanced highers in Maths and Physics and just about to finish my degree and i have just turned 20. The one and only one good thing about the scottish education system(in my opinion) is that you can get plenty of qualifications at an early enough age(some people can graduate with a degree at the age of 19!) I dont like my course at university,but through university i went through 2 years of the Air squadron(taught me so much and gave me valuable life experience!),learning to motivate yourself to study and hand coursework in is soo important. There would no way on earth that i would have had enough life experience/maturity if i applied as a 17 year old. Might have had the enthuasim but lackin the substance.

Hope that is of help
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 23:00
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Well, I am due to fly out in May, and my A levels were somewhat bad, only narrowly passed the requirement. Although my AS and GCSE were far better, i'm only 18. So sure its possible, grades aren't their main priority, its just showing them that you will be able to get through the training!
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Old 20th Feb 2008, 07:37
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Exhibitz - congratulations on passing all stages!
May I ask at what age you initially applied at stage 1? I thought it was 18 strictly, however I now begin to wonder if age of Application may be 17?

Thanks
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Old 20th Feb 2008, 22:23
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I was 18, I applied about 1 week after turning 18. It's a pretty fast turn around, from first applying and going out. So I think it's probs best to just wait till you're 18
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Old 22nd Feb 2008, 11:31
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Got a phone call this morning saying I passed Stage 3 yesterday. Anyone else who did it with me (21st Feb) find out yet?? I have stage 4 on 06th March. So excited. Is the sim anything to worry about?

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