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CTC Wings - ''Flybe Wings'' pilot course

Old 10th May 2012, 18:54
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I was reading about previous Flybe programmes and they all said 90% (although they weren't clear if it was per exam or an average) and I assumed it would be the same for this.

The daily mail (I know it's probably not reliable) but they said it is 90% per exam.
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Old 10th May 2012, 19:05
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Exam Passes:

The requirement is a 90% average across all exams, not 90% in each. However, given the current standards achieved by non-sponsored ATPL students elsewhere, it would be expected that candidates will exceed this pass mark by some margin.

Bonding:

The standard bonding arrangements for Flybe are for a 3 year, reducing bond to cover the type rating - something in the order of 14,000.

The 5 year requirement is the repayment of the Flybe 'sponsorship' of 19,800. This is repaid, interest-free, from salary after tax over the first 5 years of employment, following completion of Final Line Check. There is also currently an option to take up to an additional 2 years as repayment 'holidays'.

Course Costs:

The Flybe contribution is paid in advance and counts towards the total cost of the course. So if the course costs 65K, the student contribution is lowered by 19,800.

Employment:

The final stage of selection is effectively the Flybe job interview. All successful applicants are given a conditional job offer alongside their sponsorship. Successful completion of the course guarantees a place in the Flybe holding pool, and priority over direct entry applicants. It has been only during the very worst period of the industry downturn that sponsored students were not immediately recruited. It is quite normal for students to finish their training one week and commence their company induction the following week.
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Old 10th May 2012, 19:24
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Great, thank you very much for that.

One more question, is a driving license needed (or will they favour a candidate with a driving license over one who has not got one?)

Although its not on the entry requirements list, they do ask about it on the application form.
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Old 11th May 2012, 00:02
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Driving licence shouldn't make any difference. The only time that might possibly be referenced is in a CRB check for a potential employer. It is by no means a requirement to apply for the course!
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Old 11th May 2012, 03:23
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Otto Throttle - Thanks for the info, very informative



cd7007 - What about if you can't swim? There's a question in the application where it asks whether you can swim 50m with out help basically.

I can swim but I'm not the strongest, 50m is pushing it for me lol.
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Old 11th May 2012, 07:12
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Tick the box and get some swimming practice until you can comfortably swim
50m?
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Old 11th May 2012, 11:33
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Driver's Licence:

Lack of this won't prevent you from applying, but it would be expected that all employees can drive. Positioning by hire car is an occasional requirement, although there is always an option to request a taxi. However, the company preference is that you can drive. I doubt you will find time to learn whilst completing the ATPL, so I recommend you get this done ASAP.

Swimming:

Fortunately, the company have yet to request you swim to a duty, but during your first week of induction you will complete wet drill, which involves faffing about in the swimming pool learning how to use lifejackets. Basic swimming ability is a must, and I seem to recall that you will be expected to complete one length of the pool wearing the jacket. The ability to swim 50m should more than suffice for these purposes.
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Old 11th May 2012, 14:20
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jhr187 - Yes that's what I did, as I say I can swim but I am not the strongest so if I get through and get offered a place on the course, I'll get some swimming lessons in.



Otto Throttle - Ok thanks again for the info, helps alot
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Old 13th May 2012, 02:05
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Hi guys,

I need your help with the following question :
Describe the business/commercial opportunities and challenges facing flybe
I'm not a native english speaker and I don't understand what kind of answer they are waiting for !?
Are they expecting from us a :
- current situation description of flybe business/commercial plan or
- our personal point of view ?

Many thanks
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Old 13th May 2012, 08:56
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Originally Posted by gpar View Post
Hi guys,

I need your help with the following question :
Describe the business/commercial opportunities and challenges facing flybe
I'm not a native english speaker and I don't understand what kind of answer they are waiting for !?
Are they expecting from us a :
- current situation description of flybe business/commercial plan or
- our personal point of view ?

Many thanks
They're asking for your personal view and from what I can gather, whether it fits in with their point of view. I think the aim is to see if you understand what sort of business Flybe is and what their long term aims are.
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:11
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Jambone

Working fine here mate
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Old 13th May 2012, 11:22
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Anyone else got through to phase 2?

This is the phase I am not looking forward to, particularly with the maths.
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Old 13th May 2012, 16:32
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gpar - Yes exactly what David Woodward said. Flybe are after what you think that their business views are, their commercial views are and where they are going as a company, business and airline and whether it ties in to what they agree with what you have said.

The challenges facing Flybe are self explanitory but remember, you have to answer all of these in a maximum of 150 words so choose your words carefully!

flybSOU - Well I have literally gone through my application multiple times to make sure it was spot on! Just sent it off so I am just waiting now, fingers crossed!!

I am also not looking forward to the PILAPT section of the assessment

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Old 13th May 2012, 18:43
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FlybSOU when did you send off your application?
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Old 13th May 2012, 19:11
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Friday morning (just after midnight) and had a reply 16 hours later.
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Old 13th May 2012, 19:49
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flybSOU, when is your phase 2/3 assessment at CTC? I read in another thread that someone had an invite for the 17th May!
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Old 13th May 2012, 20:11
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I had the choice of three dates - 17th of May, 21st of May or the 23rd of May.
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Old 13th May 2012, 20:19
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Very little in the way of preparation time then! Best of luck with phase 2/3, flybSOU.
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Old 13th May 2012, 20:31
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just for info chaps, dates are 17th, 21st, 23rd and 24th, 24th hasnt been released as far as i know! best of luck
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Old 13th May 2012, 20:33
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I have two questions:

1. Are you allowed to bring guests (i.e. the person who will help me fund it) to the selection day?

2. If you make it through to the interview in the afternoon, is technical knowledge required?


And thank you very much Keeley, you too!

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