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Old 21st May 2017, 09:58
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Hi everyone,

Just reading through everyone's comments and all are informative so thanks for that! As far as I'm concerned nothing is set in stone until the dotted line has been signed so might as well apply and keep researching if unsure. Good luck to everyone else applying I've just sent my application myself!
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Old 21st May 2017, 12:56
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I've been invited for stage 3 at OAA. Has anyone recently been and willing to share their experience with me? Will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 21st May 2017, 16:02
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The Cityjet programme with OAA is about to open as well. And its definitely worth looking into it Id say.
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Old 21st May 2017, 20:55
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Bit OT but I must say "For the love of flying" has to be the cringiest name ever thought up for a scheme that leads to people doing very little actual proper flying, instead, a lot more simulator time to end up in the RHS of an airliner engaging autopilot at 300ft. However it'd be a fantastic name for a vintage taildragger scholarship!

But I guess that's marketing departments for you for you
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Old 21st May 2017, 21:03
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Flying to me also means just being in the air and enjoying the views, not just controlling the aircraft. Besides, if you didn't love or like flying, why else would one become a commercial pilot?

This is all my opinion of course.
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Old 21st May 2017, 21:13
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Originally Posted by planesandthings View Post
Bit OT but I must say "For the love of flying" has to be the cringiest name ever thought up for a scheme that leads to people doing very little actual proper flying, instead, a lot more simulator time to end up in the RHS of an airliner engaging autopilot at 300ft. However it'd be a fantastic name for a vintage taildragger scholarship!

But I guess that's marketing departments for you for you
Agreed. This entire thread is about people who just want to sit in an airliner.
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Old 21st May 2017, 21:22
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I'm not applying to this scheme, but going to add my two cents - seeing as everyone else is!

Some of the comments on here are really spiteful. This is a forum. You do not know who is on the other end of that keyboard, you don't know their story, their background, their financial situation or their motives.

Who are you to judge how they achieve what they want to achieve? So what if 'their way' seems a bit backwards? I couldn't care less if someone who loves flying becomes an airline pilot first and a stunt pilot later. I don't care if they pay 50,000 or 150,000 to get in the same seat.

Everyone is different, that is something to be happy about - not moan about.
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Old 21st May 2017, 21:29
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Unless EZY are paying for the entire cost of training, it should be called "For the love of money", since the FTOs are going to be getting quite a bit of it from you if you get onto the programme.

With interest on the loan it's realistically going to be 150k. Let's face it, you could get a house for that.
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Old 21st May 2017, 21:46
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Originally Posted by rudestuff View Post
Agreed. This entire thread is about people who just want to sit in an airliner.
I made this thread to provide information and discuss what is out there. Of course, if we ever desperately wanted to "sit" in an airliner, just buy a budget return on any airline. Many of us are passionate of what's out there, yes it's not financially ideal but at least it is something. It's a route to become a first officer on a big airliner.

Everyone has their opinion on it and that's fine, whether negative or positive, it's what us hopefuls want to take into account.
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Old 21st May 2017, 23:00
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My comment was designed to be tongue in cheek

Best of luck to all of you, but please lighten up before getting to the RHS
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Old 21st May 2017, 23:32
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I see some people are saying CTC/L3 are now accept re applicants, does that include if you have already applied from other schools? They might have still not updated the website but it is saying:

"PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE APPLIED UNSUCCESSFULLY TO OTHER APPROVED TRAINING PROVIDERS OF THE GENERATION EASYJET PILOT TRAINING PROGRAMME. "

I failed stage 3 at OAA but would like to go through CTC now rather then trying again with OAA.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 08:19
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I've been selected for easyJet MPL route 1 (January intake) however financially the whole thing is falling through. Both parents have been ill for a while, unable to work full time so I've been left with a conditional job offer from easyJet whereby I must attend CTC, but with no means of funding the course! I'm not sure on my best options, do I go modular with the likes of ASW/ Aeros?

I've spoke to a financial adviser and hes not very helpful to be honest, both parents are too young for equity release. I feel my only option is to work myself for 3 months and apply for a mortgage? will a bank lend to a 22 year old wanting 109k for flight training?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 12:19
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So after re applying with a fresh application, CTC emailed me via my old email address that I used to apply for the EZY MPL in 2016. They have advised me that they automatically re applied for me and now I should book for the assessment .

When I failed the 2016 stage two assessment they advised I can re apply again in 6 months.
The assessment will cost 168 surprisingly lower than last year.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 13:35
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Hi Gaz. Have you spoken to easyJet to see if they'll act as a guarantor?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 14:51
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Originally Posted by GazG View Post
I feel my only option is to work myself for 3 months and apply for a mortgage? will a bank lend to a 22 year old wanting 109k for flight training?
Hi Gaz,
I saw a post somewhere in PPRuNe about less expensive flight academies with lower cost, with cadet programs for Smartlynx and Wizzair at BAA in Lithuania. Perhaps that could be an option for you.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 18:06
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Probably seen it in this thread around page 4-5.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 18:44
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Originally Posted by Speedbird148 View Post
Hi Gaz. Have you spoken to easyJet to see if they'll act as a guarantor?
I second this. Speak to ezy.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 19:19
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Originally Posted by GazG View Post
I've been selected for easyJet MPL route 1 (January intake) however financially the whole thing is falling through. Both parents have been ill for a while, unable to work full time so I've been left with a conditional job offer from easyJet whereby I must attend CTC, but with no means of funding the course! I'm not sure on my best options, do I go modular with the likes of ASW/ Aeros?

I've spoke to a financial adviser and hes not very helpful to be honest, both parents are too young for equity release. I feel my only option is to work myself for 3 months and apply for a mortgage? will a bank lend to a 22 year old wanting 109k for flight training?
Sorry to hear about your struggles. I agree, speak to Easyjet. If they've got anything about them they'll help you out. Let us know how it goes, it'll be a good test case for this years entry!

On a wider note, cases like this are a perfect example of how broken the whole cadet training system is. You've got candidates who the flight school and airline agree would be perfect for the role potentially unable to take a place due to the extortionate costs involved. ITV are running a documentary following CTC cadets later in the year, I really hope they highlight this side of the industry but I won't hold my breath.....
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Old 22nd May 2017, 19:50
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Originally Posted by stupotk View Post
I'm not applying to this scheme, but going to add my two cents - seeing as everyone else is!

Some of the comments on here are really spiteful. This is a forum. You do not know who is on the other end of that keyboard, you don't know their story, their background, their financial situation or their motives.
Their motives are actually quite clear: to sit on that big, shiny jet whatever the costs.

Who are you to judge how they achieve what they want to achieve? So what if 'their way' seems a bit backwards? I couldn't care less if someone who loves flying becomes an airline pilot first and a stunt pilot later. I don't care if they pay 50,000 or 150,000 to get in the same seat.

Everyone is different, that is something to be happy about - not moan about.
If their behaviour will affect mine and everyone else's capability to get a job thanks to $$$ and not personal merit, I have every right and every reason to judge them.
When you prostitute yourself you lower the bar for everyone else in your industry.
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Old 22nd May 2017, 21:19
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Again, if we wanted to "sit" in a big shiny jet, it so easy to just get a budget ticket on an airline that has a young fleet.

The point is, there are many motives why an individual would want to apply for a scheme such as easyJets. For me, as I am applying for easyJet, it is because easyJet is one of the UKs biggest airline whom I believe have a good corporate culture after speaking to some trainees, FOs and Captains. It's a route to the right hand seat on what seems to be currently a stable airline. These are just some motives for taking on such a scheme.

The big problem is clearly the cost of training and the difficulty around funding it... Complaining about it on a thread dedicated to help people who are applying for it ain't really gonna make a difference? Like said somewhere on PPRuNe, jokes on us for picking an industry which requires us to pay a high sum just to do the training. Go on, judge those who can afford it, but honestly, they couldn't care less unfortunately.
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