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Old 8th Nov 2016, 20:07
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Ok makes sense... I've been on 2 long haul flights with VA this year and have seen 3 pilots on each (one flight was 11.5 hours to Shanghai). Maybe this was because they were cadets. They all looked to be at least late 40s though .... At least that gives hope to some of the older applicants amongst us!
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Old 8th Nov 2016, 22:52
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Hi everyone,

Do you know what they mean by "What experience do you have of being around aircraft?"?? I am worried to misunderstand this question!!
It is asked while completing the application form!!

Many thanks in advanced
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Old 9th Nov 2016, 20:10
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There's no cadets on the line with VA yet. Flights over approx 11 hours require augmented crew in order for the crew to get adequate rest. This is from EASA FTL Regulations:

(2) The maximum daily FDP under the provisions of ORO.FTL.205 (e) may be
extended due to in-flight rest for flight crew:
(i) with one additional flight crew member:
(A) up to 14 hours with class 3 rest facilities;
(B) up to 15 hours with class 2 rest facilities; or
(C) up to 16 hours with class 1 rest facilities;

(ii) with two additional flight crew members:
(A) up to 15 hours with class 3 rest facilities;
(B) up to 16 hours with class 2 rest facilities; or
(C) up to 17 hours with class 1 rest facilities.


There are no second officers or relief crews at VS, just First Officers who rotate roles on the long sectors which are mainly flown by 787s and A340s.

The MPL scheme is for the A330 only which is always in two crew ops at VS. So any cadets will actually being flying the aircraft in the RHS the same as any FO after the line training section is over.
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Old 11th Nov 2016, 16:47
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In regards to the question about 'being around aircraft', I would imagine it is quite vague for a reason - to give you an opportunity to sell yourself. It could mean anything from looking at aircraft at a museum to going flying in an airliner on holiday.

Where it asks you to provide a list - I would suggest answering it as a paragraph would be incorrect...
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Old 13th Nov 2016, 13:55
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The application is open "untill 14th november 2016" - does it mean I can still submit application tomorrow or it has to be done today before 23:59?? I'm not a native English speaker and after some research in internet it looks like this term is not 100% clear and even natives had problems with deadlines. So maybe someone can tell from his own experience, is 14th november included in deadline?
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 07:22
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As far I know from last year the 14th should be included in the deadline. If there is no time specified I would assume either by the end of the working day (5pm) or by 23.59 on the 14th.
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 09:07
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The scheme closes at 1pm today guys!
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Old 14th Nov 2016, 12:01
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They must have had more people applying this year, they extended the opening last year for at least another week.

If they were Lingus-esque in the funding I'd say go for it without question though I'm going to be sitting it out this year after getting as far as Dibden Manor last year. Good luck to all those who apply though!
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 21:00
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What does everyone application status say when they sign in? Under application status ot says "Unfortunately this prpgramme has now closed. Incomplete application cannot be submitted".

I got a confirmation when mine was submitted but from that it looks like is isn't? Help haha.
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Old 17th Nov 2016, 21:17
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Hi FlyVeryHigh,

Fear not - mine says the same! On the right side of the page it says 'Awaiting Selection' so I would guess that's the actual application.
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Old 2nd Dec 2016, 17:28
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Anyone know when they start to email out whether you've been succesful or not?
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 06:57
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I received an email on the 24th Nov asking for scans of my academic qualifications. Judging by last years topic, people started to receive emails regarding the outcome of their online application around the first week of December. It could be any day now!
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Old 5th Dec 2016, 13:17
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Originally Posted by LukeChafer View Post
Anyone know when they start to email out whether you've been succesful or not?
We were told at the Open Day we should hear from them in December... so hopefully we will find out in the next couple of weeks!
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Old 6th Dec 2016, 14:48
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They are vetting the applications now- we should know shortly. I received an email RE: ATPL subjects taken; as I started down the modular route, no response to that as of yet.
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 15:40
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Has anyone received a response?

Hi

I was simply wondering how many of you have had a response from CTC?

As it has previously been mentioned, people should be recieving emails any day now. However, I am yet to receive any news...

Should I be worried?
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Old 10th Dec 2016, 21:26
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Don't think anyone has got one yet. There will undoubtedly be a flurry of posts on here once responses are sent out. Chillax
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:58
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I've just had a reply saying I've been successful at the application stage.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 15:58
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Just received my email.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 16:22
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Just received mine too.
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Old 16th Dec 2016, 16:37
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It was only a matter of time until all of these posts arrived! I have also received my response...

Congratulations to everyone who got through to the next stage - and good luck!
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