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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 11th Jan 2007, 13:14
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Originally Posted by newbie008 View Post
what have people done who have failed stage 2 of CTC? Have you gone elsewhere like oxford or cabair and passed? I thought I would have passed as my scores on the hand eye coordination were high, must be the multi tasking i failed on! Bit stuck on what to do next ie get my ppl and try elsewhere..
Hi Newbie008, check your PM's....
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Old 11th Jan 2007, 21:17
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Ive ordered the Speed mathematics book. Thanks for the replys.
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Old 11th Jan 2007, 22:25
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I bought the Cockpitweb test software (50) not realising that there is another company PilotPrep who do the same type of tests for half the price (and they actually make referance to CTC,FTE Cabair). Does anyone know which one bears the most resemblance to the tests at CTC (might purchase the Pilotprep one as well)

Thanks
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Old 11th Jan 2007, 22:36
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Spam,

Where can i find this Pilotprep software? Nowhere to be found on google...
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Old 11th Jan 2007, 22:41
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Tamesy1

http://www.pilapt-prep.co.uk/

http://www.cockpitweb.com/
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 06:08
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Originally Posted by Captain Spam Can View Post
I bought the Cockpitweb test software (50) not realising that there is another company PilotPrep who do the same type of tests for half the price (and they actually make referance to CTC,FTE Cabair). Does anyone know which one bears the most resemblance to the tests at CTC (might purchase the Pilotprep one as well)

Thanks
From what I know, the Cockpitweb software is much closer to what you will find at CTC than Pilotprep. I have the Cockpit web software and its very good.
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 08:53
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given that CTC use pilapt I think you'll be wrong on that one lol!
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Old 12th Jan 2007, 13:02
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Well, I didn't have to wait 7 weeks but I just got the email telling me that they won't take my application any further.

Obviously I'm very disapointed...and I just would love to know where I went wrong. But like we all know they don't give feedback.

Well, it's a shame but at least my math is shit-hot now thanks to Bill Handley.

And I guess now it's looking into alternative ways. Any suggestions pm me :-)
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Old 13th Jan 2007, 03:28
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Gwidgery:

The amount of time varies, from sending off phase one to being in newzealand didnt take me much longer than 7 weeks but others were in selection for almost a year, id like to think its because im amazing but sadly i dont think thats the case. Chasing them up pays off. Hassle them, i know they managed to loose a few peoples applications. One guy got a call six months later after he'd moved to america!
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Old 13th Jan 2007, 21:15
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Hi,

Just wondering about the minimum age you can be to apply for the CTC scheme. Reading through some previous post's it seems hard to tell what the minimum age is, does anyone know of people aged 18 being accepted on the scheme?

Thanks.
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Old 14th Jan 2007, 12:06
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Just to clarify, the 7 weeks i stated to Dolley was from faxing phase 1 questions to receiving the email to attend Phase 2.
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Old 14th Jan 2007, 20:34
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Hi everybody,

I've got the following situation:

The reply for my faxed application (phase 1) was that ctc doesn't want to take my application any further. Obviously they didn't give me any feedback.

After thinking about it for a couple of days I started to wonder if they might think that I don't meet the minimum requirements to apply. The reason why I think this is that I stated all my school grades and qualifications in german. Whenever I applied to jobs before (in the UK) I stated the english equivalent but ctc sort of asks you to state your qualification as exact as possible so I did. But now I'm worried that they might not realize what it all means and assume that I don't have A-levels (Well, I don't. But I do have the equivalent!).

Does anybody know if it's worth a shot to send them an email (or a fax) stating this worry? Something in the line of 'I appreciate you can't give any feedback and I don't expect any but I would like to make sure that you know that I meet all the minimum requirements'?

It's just that it would be such a stupid thing to happen that I want to be as certain as possible that it's not even an option...just tell me if I'm just a bad looser! I decided to re-apply one way or another in six month time anyway so I know that already ;-)

Bring on your thoughts!
Thanks for any advice!
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Old 14th Jan 2007, 20:51
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Feedback

Dolley =>
You have nothing to lose by asking for feedback. The worst they can do is say no. They are pretty friendly folk though and if you ask nicely, they probably will reply.

I would have thought though that if they didn't feel that you met the education requirements, they wouldn't have given you the four additional questions to fax back.

Asking them is the only way to find out for certain.
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 06:59
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Hi Dolly,

I was in a similar situation to you as I did all my schooling in South Africa so my grades where quoted in the South African system. I think if they sent you the written questions after your initial online application then it won't be a problem with your school marks. Always worth asking though.



Originally Posted by Dolley View Post
Hi everybody,
I've got the following situation:
The reply for my faxed application (phase 1) was that ctc doesn't want to take my application any further. Obviously they didn't give me any feedback.
After thinking about it for a couple of days I started to wonder if they might think that I don't meet the minimum requirements to apply. The reason why I think this is that I stated all my school grades and qualifications in german. Whenever I applied to jobs before (in the UK) I stated the english equivalent but ctc sort of asks you to state your qualification as exact as possible so I did. But now I'm worried that they might not realize what it all means and assume that I don't have A-levels (Well, I don't. But I do have the equivalent!).
Does anybody know if it's worth a shot to send them an email (or a fax) stating this worry? Something in the line of 'I appreciate you can't give any feedback and I don't expect any but I would like to make sure that you know that I meet all the minimum requirements'?
It's just that it would be such a stupid thing to happen that I want to be as certain as possible that it's not even an option...just tell me if I'm just a bad looser! I decided to re-apply one way or another in six month time anyway so I know that already ;-)
Bring on your thoughts!
Thanks for any advice!
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 08:06
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system change?

Hi guys,

thanks for your replys!

I believe they must have changed the system because as soon as I sent of my online application I got the fax-questions. And I mean instandly, I pressed the button, next thing on screen was: 'Thanks for your filling out your first part of the application. Here are some questions that we want you to print out and fax them once answerd.'.

So I had the feeling it was automated and nobody ever checked the first part of my application before I got the second (how could they, within seconds?).
Does that make any sense?

Can anybody confirm that or had a similar experience?
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 08:39
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I do not have any A-Level passes under any UK examining boards. They are from an EU country, but not UK, and they recognised them.

As previously stated, if they sent you the fax questions, I guess they did accept your basic qualifications. If this is an automated response or not - I don't know.

Best of luck.
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 12:11
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Thumbs up Accomodation

Hi Guys

Im not sure if this has come up before but thought it might be helpful.

If you need accomodation for your phase at Bournemouth and you have 2 weeks to a month before your up and are driving there, forget the B&B for 40+. Book in at the Ringwood services, A31 Travellodge, if you book a month in advance its 15, 2 weeks in advance 26, BARGAIN.

Im up for Phase 2 reassesment on 5th Feb, good luck to everyone and if there is anyone on the same day as me see you there.

Tom
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 15:42
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Originally Posted by ppl_student View Post
My guess is that they didn't like the way you answered the questions. But if you're concerned, contact them and ask!
I do believe you are absolutly right about both parts here mate.

Thanks everybody for your thoughts!
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 16:18
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Pilapt test

Originally Posted by Captain Spam Can View Post

Hi,
Does anyone have any idea if with the cheap one is enough or the expensive one is better?

Thanks
( I'm going to Stage 2 this friday!)
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Old 15th Jan 2007, 20:34
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Hi guys,

Ive recently commenced training on the CTC wings course out in NZ and have started writing a blog. The aim is to document all the good and bad points of training as im actually doing it. At this stage, I dont actually know where i'll end up in 18 months, and so have decided to keep a journal to record my progress.

If anybody's interested, visit http://flyingtraining.********.com .

JMOndo
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