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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 9th Apr 2008, 13:12
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Christ-on-a-bike alright didn't know that. I was looking forward to the view! Nevermind... maybe in 2 years time
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 14:43
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Wink Ifly

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As of April the 15th phase 2 & 3 will be on the same day. 2 in the morning and if you fail that they boot you out in the street!!
If you pass it you stay for the 3rd phase in the afternoon.

I am taking part in the phase 2 assessment on the 29th ofApril (phase 3 to be confirmed)

Anyone else going to the 29th assessment?
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 14:55
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Wow! both P2 and P3 on the same day, what a killer! i'm glad i've already done mine, certainly do feel sorry for those who have to do both on the same day. You feel pretty drained after all those tests, and to then go straight into teamworking/interview could be tricky to say the least :/ Even more prep required...

DJ, I think it is updated instantly as soon as you finish the test, and there is a set pass/fail mark that you have to achieve in order to go through, so I guess it would be possible.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 15:04
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Thanks for the sympathy guys , although I'm hoping their assesment criteria in the interview will have 'adapted' to take into consideration the exhaustion toward the end of the day!

The way it's phrased on the mail from CTC explaining the day is as follows:
If you successfully pass the morning session you may then be invited to stay for an interview in the afternoon. Results of the morning session will then be delivered face to face, however feedback will not be provided due to the volume of candidates and constraints of the timetable.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 15:21
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I do like that idea, almost makes it seem easier, passing a day of assesment rather than 2.

I have read through the thread but could not find an accurate measure of how long the interview is likely to last. Some say 30 mins, others say 90, could I have some input on that?

I'm assuming also if the interview is, for example, 40 minutes long, there's a lot of waiting around for other candidates to have theirs to make it last all afternoon.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 15:35
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kerosine..

when i had my pahse 3 back in december i remember my interview lasting for about 50 minutes..and yes, there is a lot of waiting around, but use that time to chat to the others that are on the same phase as you.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:02
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In the simulator they don't want you to perform amazingly, they want to see that you have the ability to learn from your mistakes. As Dave said, if you sit there and actively tell the assessor where your going wrong and what your going to do to correct it will bode well for you. Just think of it as playing a video game .
Neither DJ and I started out doing well, we had opposite problems in there - over inputting, under inputting... but we showed a progession to where we put in just the right amount, probably the reason we passed.
Phase 2 and 3 in the same day is going to be killer.. perhaps they feel that one at a time isn't producing only the best onto the course so they changed it. I'm so glad I applied prior to this change!!
Haven't heard anything at all on the possibility of a Ryanair partnership from CTC although in some facebook groups the cadets have said a couple of things on it.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:05
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Apart from having enough time to calm your excitement after passing phase 3, does it matter how much time you have to prepare for phase 4??
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:09
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You can't prepare for it. Maybe looking at the flightdeck of a 737cg but you will be shown that and have everything explained to you prior to going in there and sitting in the left hand seat.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:12
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'scuse my ignorance, what is a 747cg? Cargo? Or did you mean NG?

I'm not nitpicking but aaaanything I'm not sure about I'm asking before my interview!
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:50
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737 Classic Generation.
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 16:52
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If you successfully pass the morning session you may then be invited to stay for an interview in the afternoon. Results of the morning session will then be delivered face to face, however feedback will not be provided due to the volume of candidates and constraints of the timetable.
They do not say anything about a group exercise. Are they reducing the length of phase 3 so that both phase 2 and 3 can be done in one day?
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 20:04
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They do not say anything about a group exercise. Are they reducing the length of phase 3 so that both phase 2 and 3 can be done in one day?
No, more detail on this is included below (taken from confirmation of passing s1 email):

The morning session consists of a presentation by CTC providing further detail on the programme, followed by a question and answer session. You will then be asked to complete a set of computer based aptitude tests designed to predict your ability to learn to fly and undertake a numeracy test. In order to assess your interpersonal and team working skills there are a number of group activities.

If you successfully pass the morning session you may then be invited to stay for an interview in the afternoon. Results of the morning session will then be delivered face to face, however feedback will not be provided due to the volume of candidates and constraints of the timetable.

The report time for this assessment will be 0815 for a prompt 0830 start. We aim to be completed by 1730 so therefore be prepared to stay for the whole day pleased to offer you a complimentary lunch.
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Thanks, I believe the sim is a -300? Thinking about it, 20 mins in a sim cost around 200 if you were to do it elsewhere for fun, so I suppose your 176.25 is well spent!
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 21:01
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No no... Read the post again:

... You will then be asked to complete a set of computer based aptitude tests designed to predict your ability to learn to fly and undertake a numeracy test. In order to assess your interpersonal and team working skills there are a number of group activities.

If you successfully pass the morning session you may then be invited to stay for an interview in the afternoon....
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Old 9th Apr 2008, 21:34
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Nah it's a breeze .... ahem

We'll find next week how it works exactly.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 07:59
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Thanks a lot guys I've solved my problem
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 09:04
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Well not to worry you guys who have a Stage 2&3 day to come, but i'm sat here thinking 'thank f***' I managed to get through it all before this change has been made! I'm sure it'll give you an even greater sense of satisfaction if you manage to get through though.

Regarding the question of preparing for S4, as other have said there isn't any preparation as such. However, for me S3 was always going to be the biggest hurdle and I was on an incredible high after passing that. I chose to leave it 2/3 weeks until my S4 (although that was partly due to having to give notice to work for annual leave) just so I could calm down a little and get my head together ready for S4.

I was conscious of getting through S3, being high on adrenaline and then underperforming at S4. OK it may not have happened that way in the end and maybe I would've still managed to get through S4 anyway, but looking back now knowing I'm off to NZ in June, I can only look back at the decision to delay my S4 as the correct decision.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 09:28
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Wink As daft questions go......

Hi guys

a quick question

Iam sure I have read this some where but is the maths exam a written exam or a computer based exam?
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 09:30
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*wanders who allmanc is....*
Are you part of the CP62 facebook group yet?

Maths exam is on a pc.
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Old 10th Apr 2008, 09:48
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Yeah Poss it's xxx. My username is just made up of my surname and initial.

Haven't really posted on here much, certainly read my fair share though!

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