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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 28th Apr 2008, 13:08
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From my knowledge and having taken phase 2 fairly recently. phase 2 is as phase 2 was back when the information for phase 2 was written on the first page of this thread.
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Old 28th Apr 2008, 13:14
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Xbilz,

Maths: only algebra needs to be reviewed, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with decimal places too.

other than that it's just basic unit conversions.

as for the Pilapt, there is a good deal of data on it on this thread, read up on it, there is no real way to prepare for it, good luck!.
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Old 28th Apr 2008, 14:44
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Is it true that courses are being pushed back? When I did my phase 3 on the 18th April I was told there were 8 places on the July slot!! I was really hoping to get one of them!
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Old 28th Apr 2008, 14:55
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What do you mean by 'pushed back'? CP64 (August group) is nearly full with at least 10 members so far.
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Old 1st May 2008, 10:59
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I passed stage 2, however the interview didn't go as well as planned. Didn't get asked anything on partner airlines, fleets, knowledge of aircraft, technical knowledge, flying experience, preference on aircraft/airlines, duties of pilot etc. Basically nothing I had revised.

LOTS of questions on teamwork, more teamwork, leadership, disputes with colleagues, how you resolved them, how this translates to cockpit. Very specific examples on all. Also asked to provide examples not mentioned in the questions done before Stage 3, which is hard when you have used most of your good examples in them already!

Only question about the industry was "Tell me about current issues in aviation". Now my aviation knowledge is good, myself and the chap I travelled down with talked non stop for 5/6 hours about current issues, airline news, employment prospects, the course etc, yet in the interview I couldn't reel off all the aviation stories I'd read and talked about off the top of my head. Still haven't heard back yet, not looking promising,
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Old 1st May 2008, 12:04
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Hmm that sucks that you weren't asked any of that. I was also grilled on team work, leadership and giving examples etc. If you've got the guts to do so, check your application online. I didn't check mine, was way to scared . Fingers crossed for you mate.
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Old 1st May 2008, 12:32
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How did the teambuilding exercises go, Kerosine?
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Old 1st May 2008, 12:33
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Kerosine, I'm sure they just wanted to put you under pressure... don't give up yet! If there's one thing I've learned about these interviews, then it's that ultimately HOW you react is even more important than WHAT you actually say. So if you're asked about teamwork for the 126th time, can you still keep a smile, stay calm and come up with something sensible. It's about keeping "situatioanal awareness" at all times.

Let us know how this turns out for you! Fingers crossed!

And thanks a million for posting this - I'll be enjoying the same stuff next week...
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Old 1st May 2008, 13:01
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Guys, firstly thankyou for all the information, help, guidance and morale support!

Received an email from CTC, looks like I'll be booking phase 4 soon.
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Old 1st May 2008, 13:03
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Good stuff mate. Get phase 4 as early as possible, that way, providing you pass you can start getting every other thing ready
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Old 1st May 2008, 13:16
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Group exercises were really good fun. Top bunch of guys, loads of good ideas and communication and everyone worked well together. I think my performance in the group exercises made up for my (ahem) less than perfect interview.

Any guys that passed the interview on the 30th, congratulations

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Old 1st May 2008, 13:43
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Well done Kerosine!! I too had an interview with no questions on partner airlines, technical stuff, pilot duties etc etc. Was all on my life experiences.

Good to hear you made it through - must have been quite a grueling day having phases 2 and 3 on one day. You've now got the fun phase!! Enjoy it

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Old 1st May 2008, 15:49
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The two phases in a day is ok, it was the 8 hour journey home that really knackered me! Worst bit was getting £10 away from CTC in a taxi and realising I'd left my education certificates, passport and logbook at reception... Expensive taxi journey to go back, pick them up, and then get to the train station!

Hope there's some room left on the CP64/65 courses!
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Old 1st May 2008, 16:01
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CP64 is pretty chocker (11 of us on facebook) but there's loads of places left in CP65.

Good luck with your phase 4
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Old 1st May 2008, 17:24
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Yeah its about 60 grand each isn't it dave?
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Old 1st May 2008, 20:52
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It could work out very well in terms of then not having as much time to grill you but on the other hand the additional stress must be a killer.
Was yours much longer than 50 minutes lol? I don't think they've compromised on interview times. Like I said, there was no faffing around with the questioning which was maybe what caught me off guard!

The upside was that in a single day I escaped the mass cull that is Stage 2/3. Only stage 4 to prepare for now.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 07:03
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Kerosine!!

Kerosine........ well done pal!! Shame all that talking on the way down didnt help!!!

Knew you'd do it!!!

Keep your fingers crossed for me, (resitting maths test), will be in about 4-6 weeks Daphne said.

Well done to everyone who got through on the 30th April, as Kerosine said good bunch of lads, I'm sure all the ones who had an interview got through.

Anyone know how Ryan got on??

Jordan

PS The whole day is really nothing to worry about, as said already its really relaxed!! Enjoy it and you will be fine. Cant add anything that hasnt been said already so just read the advice on the forum.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 10:41
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Anyone going for Phase2&3 on 7th of May and staying at Queens Hotel, could share ride in the morning to CTC
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Old 2nd May 2008, 11:15
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Just a quick note, me and Kerosine stayed at the Fishermans Haunt Hotel, 10mins from CTC, £55 for a double room as a single. Just been refurbished, lovely meals and WiFi for last minute revision.
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Old 2nd May 2008, 18:31
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hey guys.

can someone answer these questions for me?

1)is it normal to be given oppotunity to choose stage 2 and 3 tests + interviews date, 1 day after i submitted application.

2)are tests/ interviews granted for everyone who submitted their application.

3)what maths/ physics do i have brush up before stage 2/3 ?

cheers
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