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The CTC Wings (Cadets) Thread - Part 2.

Old 19th May 2008, 12:43
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Hi everyone...On the ctc CAdet program there isn't anything say about living accomodation and meals for the long period of the course....

Anyone know say something more about this fact??? THANK YOU
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Old 19th May 2008, 12:54
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Usually CTC throw you into the fixed base 737-300 sim which does have an EFIS setup. You are not expected to be able to fly the 73 fluently - the reason they use a much more advanced and higher performance aircraft is to allow a potential cadet's trainablility and learning curve to be assessed in a technical environment. If you have some flying experience, it definitely helps a bit but CTC will in turn expect more from you in the sim. You will have an instructor tell you where all the relevant instruments are and what indications to be looking for. Generally you will start off just in control of the yoke and rudder pedals, and then the power levers may be thrown in for good luck as you fly an ILS at the end.

As for accommodation, CTC provide self catered accommodation for cadets included unders the training bond, but you will need to account for living costs, fuel etc. Overall, NZ is a little cheaper than the UK but alcohol costs about the same. NZ$150 per week would be a fairly decent figure to start with I'd say.
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Old 19th May 2008, 13:06
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OMG
I am going to have to play down my previous flying experience in that case
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Old 19th May 2008, 13:48
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I had had 7 hours previous flying experience, thought I hadn't done too well and passed. I think like PAJ says, they're looking at how well you can pick something up and repeat it getting better each time.
They may also throw a few random maths questions in there while you're trying to fly just to make sure you can multi-task.
I think the best advice is just to go and enjoy yourself, listen and learn. I thought I'd messed up on a few things, but I passed, so I don't think they'd expect you to be a skygod just yet.

Also the lower display on the screens was for my assessment, set up as per the bottom photo in Kerosine's post above.
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Old 20th May 2008, 10:20
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Phase 2 4th June

Hey belongins - ya i'm in for the 4th June for Phase 2/3!

Have you accom sorted? Getting nervous!!!
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Old 20th May 2008, 10:31
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Wee Willy Wobbler i passed my phase 2/3 i have phase 4 at Nursling
Accom - try Avon Causway/Hurn Farm
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Old 20th May 2008, 15:56
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Oh okay well done then!! best of luck for P4! From what I've read you'll enjoy it!

What did you find the hardest? To be specific I'm brushing up on the arithmetic (couldn't believe what I couldn't do when I took the pen & paper out ie no calculator!!)
Also doing sample aptitude tests and learning as much about the airlines as I can. I've done interviews before so I don't think I'll be too uncomfortable with that.

Can you recommend anything else I should practise? eg any particulars about the aircraft etc before I go over??

Cheers!
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Old 20th May 2008, 17:06
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Not really sorry
Clue up on you basic GCSE long x and long / (inc. decimals!)
Good luck
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Old 21st May 2008, 12:54
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I have a question...which kind of student nationality are there in CTC cadet program??
there are some Italian guys taking the CTC cadet course or they are most UK ??
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Old 21st May 2008, 14:04
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Bonjorno
I know one Italian dude Rik i think hs name is who has nearly passed 2/3 but has to go back for one element resit
I also met a Portugese guy during my phase 2/3

Ciao
Barry
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Old 21st May 2008, 16:18
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Hi, im looking to enroll on this course in 2010. Is the loan they offer you unsecured? Or do i have to secure my parents house onto it?
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Old 23rd May 2008, 07:30
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Well chaps it's taken a while but I'll be seeing you out there later this year
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Old 24th May 2008, 20:49
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Many Irish out there?! I'm applying later on in the year once I get my Leaving Cert results!
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Old 25th May 2008, 01:06
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Well, just as Kerosine, I will be seeing some of you in New Zealand later this year! (CP65 ) unbelievable!!

As about the nationalities, I am swedish...and have actually lived most of my life in Brazil, so there are definetely some few from other countries at CTC!
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Old 25th May 2008, 16:52
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Il happily watch it, but only if Down have a chance of winning the sam maguire for the 6th time! otherwise i will be in my bed like everyone else...hehe
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Old 28th May 2008, 11:29
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For all those moving on to stage 4, the cockpit definately has an EFIS layout. It looks like this:
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Old 29th May 2008, 12:52
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This might seem a totally irrelevant question, but where do you "fly" when you're in the phase 4 sim? Is it like "I live in X can we do this out of X airport?" sort of thing? Just curious cos I can't wait, and the big geek par tof me would love to do it "flying" out of my home airport.

Are the engine instruments digital as in the later 300 series, as is portrayed in the likes of the 400 in FS2004? Or are they analogue dials for the likes of N1, EGT etc?
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Old 29th May 2008, 13:14
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where do you "fly" when you're in the phase 4 sim?
Myself and 3 others on the day flew out of Bournemouth, but as chelsce said, you barely look out of the window. When your in the sim with this experienced training captain, the last thing you would do is say "Oo do you mind if we fly out of Manchester instead??"
Are the engine instruments digital as in the later 300 series, as is portrayed in the likes of the 400 in FS2004? Or are they analogue dials for the likes of N1, EGT etc?
Doesn't matter really, Cap. looks after the throttles, although the guages are digital (not sure how this compares to FS2004). See this link for an almost identical FD compared to the sim:
http://www.b737.org.uk/flightdeck737classic.jpg

It's near impossible to prepare as there isn't much to prepare for. You are given simple instructions really, nothing you could revise. Therfore IMO it's best to ask the captain when you're there, it will show you're interested!
In short, you will fly an ascent to ~8000ft, practise turns maintaining altitude, practise descents and more turns, then possibly allow you to intercept ILS and fly the approach right down to the ground

Believe me after stage 2/3 is done you'll find this amazing fun!
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Old 29th May 2008, 13:31
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Thanks for the replies guys, I absolutely can't wait to get into that sim! One week to go, seems like forever! How soon were you told the outcome of phase 4, was it that day?

What comes after "hopefully!" passing phase 4? I believe another trip to Bournemouth to sort bank stuff out, correct?
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Old 29th May 2008, 14:35
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I've got the print out of my approach and landing pinned on my wall!
I'm guessing your landing ability isn't being tested as mine was appalling: pretty much zig-zagged down the localiser then hit the deck at -1100fpm yet still managed to pass! I guess I showed that I've got room for improvement...
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