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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 1st Mar 2008, 13:25
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another young scot hitting his university time!
i went to uni just after i turned 17 and im about to leave with a degree(hopefully!) and head out to new zealand in august and i have just turned 20! with most folk in the rest of the UK are really only starting uni when they are 19/20. University and the opportunities you get there can teach you a lot of the attributes that ctc look for; maturity,leadership and have some serious life experience. Your still 16,you can only get accepted by ctc if your 18 i believe so knuckle down at uni for 3 years,get a degree and go flying. Thats my 2p anyway
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 13:45
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Is anyone else going to NZ on CP 62 (June)? Found out I had passed phase 4 yesterday and would be great to find out who else is going in June
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 14:10
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flying experience

Hi guys,

To add to Tom's question, do you think CTC understand that you have no flying experience because lack of finance? The only flying experience I can get is a trial flight.

I have thought of getting a glider rating because it is cheaper than PPL. Is it best to get the glider rating or just save money for your professional pilot career?

Thanks,
Jorge
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 16:46
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Jorge,

Many people who apply for the CTC Wings scheme have very little experience. List your one hour or whatever it is you can get as a trial flight. Then, you can explain in the interviews that it is due to financial reasons that you have not been able to pursue your training further, but that you have taken a trial lesson or two to ensure that flying is something you'll enjoy doing for a living.

Edit: I applied with 2h, 1 of which was gliders so don't worry!
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Old 1st Mar 2008, 17:18
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Thanks african dude, I was worried CTC don't like applicants with less than 5 hours.
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 08:47
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Don't worry about hours, although I would recommend a trail flight at least. Plenty of people out here in NZ with only a trail flight to their name at the start of the course
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 10:08
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Stage 4

Can you prepare for stage 4 at all? I understand its a way of showing them whether you are trainable, but im worried that I need to prepare myself in some way for the simulator...??

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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 22:39
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Hi VS029
I found looking at the cockpit layout and the instruments helped a lot - ie familiarise yourself with the displays and how to read them - makes it less daunting when the ask you questions if you know where to look for the answer! - But they do go through it all with you for quite a while, and you really only use a few instruments, so don't worry too much.

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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 22:39
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Stage 2 application

Alright guys and gals, first post here so firstly: hello, hope everyone’s well!!

Sorry if these questions have been answered before, but I have done a pretty exhaustive search along with reading many of the previous 70 pages!!!

Anyhow I am just about to send off my application to CTC for the cadets scheme and was wondering if some of you could answer the following:
Do CTC accept application year-round or do they stop taking applications every so often?
How often do CTC run the stage 2 days?
Also how long did it take from initial application to response (positive or negative) to a place (hopefully) at a stage 2 day?

Thanks a lot,

Andy
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 22:45
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CTC are always recruiting. If they put a block on it, they will tell you and you aren't able to send off an application.
I think stage 2 is run once or twice everyweek.
The time it takes for a response varies, some get a response within a week - some a few weeks. I got mine about a week and a half after submitting it.
Hope this helps!
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 22:51
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Cheers for the info.
How long was it between the initial response and place at a Stage 2 day?
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Old 2nd Mar 2008, 22:58
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Depends, you can pick them. When I got my response they gave me a day every week in January. I went for the last week.
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Old 3rd Mar 2008, 00:25
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Thanks Ewan, what have you got to do when you go back in 6 weeks?

Well done Max that's great news! Have you booked Phase 4 yet? I might have to get my hands on a copy of flight sim and play around for the next fortnight

iFlyPilot, in response to your Uni question. From what I hear there are plenty of guys out in NZ without degrees. I don't think that having a confirmed place at uni will hinder your chances but CTC may ask that you complete your degree and then carry on at CTC. They like to see commitment and doing a degree shows just that. I also found it useful when asked questions at stage 3 such as what would happen if I lost my medical/ what's my fall back plan etc.

Cheers,

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Old 4th Mar 2008, 01:15
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Andy did you by any chance get your PPL at European Flight Training in april??
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 12:41
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CTC Wings iCP self funded programme

Hi!

I'm going to the phase 2 of the above next monday.

Is that the one everybody is talking about with the big loan or it's just a brother self funded scheme?

Thanks

R.
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 13:19
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This is the Wings Cadets thread, a different scheme to the iCP scheme.

Try this:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthr...ghlight=scheme
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 13:26
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Phase 2 Pilapt

Can anyone direct me to the post that describes the pilapt test at phase 2. I saw the post a while back, but its like looking for a needle in a haystack!
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 13:28
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Selection descriptions are on the first page of this thread. Post number 6

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Old 4th Mar 2008, 13:31
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Yes, this is what you want:

http://www.pprune.org/forums/showpos...&postcount=950
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Old 4th Mar 2008, 13:38
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I wouldn't stress too much about the marks out of 10 for each test. I would have given a different score for each test, it's just a personal opinion. To see screenshots of the test, go to http://www.pilapt.com/

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