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Chute: I would agree its not the best time....

Chute:

I would agree its not the best time. I spoke to BALPA about this, and two very experienced captains said to stay out of the industry for the time being. Unfortunately for me it's sort of...
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Posted By Buggington

Calm down pilotchute. The person who told me the...

Calm down pilotchute. The person who told me the hold pool had shrunk was actually a cadet who was due to finish training in a couple of months. Seeing as the training takes at least 18 months, it...
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Posted By Buggington

Snail: I wouldn't know the answer to that. When I...

Snail: I wouldn't know the answer to that. When I check there weren't as many of these tagged schemes around, but as you say there would clearly be a massive difference.

Smartguy: When I visited...
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Posted By Buggington

I second CAT3C's idea. Just thought of the...

I second CAT3C's idea.

Just thought of the following:

If you're bored and have half an hour to spare, then I would recommend you watch the programme below. I watched it earlier; it gives you a...
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Posted By Buggington

I'm not too sure which is the CTC Modular route,...

I'm not too sure which is the CTC Modular route, but I think it's the Wings Takeoff, as below.

CTC Wings Takeoff | CTC Wings (http://www.ctcwings.com/takeoff)

Prices can be found here...
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Posted By Buggington

Smartguy's hit the nail on the head. Steve...

Smartguy's hit the nail on the head.

Steve - I think that's the wrong way to view it. As I understand it, a lot of subjects are covered.

Regardless, google aviation skills partnership. You...
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Posted By Buggington

Artie - thanks for that. I'm capable of...

Artie - thanks for that. I'm capable of presenting my thoughts over the internet where I can reorder my words, but in person it all falls apart :rolleyes: :)

I need to come up with a new backup....
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Posted By Buggington

Ben, I'm someone who's a couple of years...

Ben,

I'm someone who's a couple of years further down the line from you - I'm eighteen and making the decision on whether or not to become a pilot. I've been looking into it and researching it for...
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Posted By Buggington

Kermit's right, it hasn't been mentioned that...

Kermit's right, it hasn't been mentioned that it's actually three years; two years in CTC doing the main course, and then an extra year for the type rating. 3 years at 9k a year is 27k.

As...
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Posted By Buggington

Smart guy - While I remember, did you get my PM? ...

Smart guy - While I remember, did you get my PM?

The student loan bit is new. It's through the Pilot's Higher Apprenticeship scheme, which aimed to bring more talented people into the industry...
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Posted By Buggington

Taking the leap?

Hello,

I'm in a bit of a tricky situation. I can't decide whether to take the leap and do my pilot training.

I'm now eighteen; I've wanted to be a pilot since I was four and it's just stuck....
2nd Apr 2013, 16:57
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Posted By Buggington

BemaR: "Met my wife at 16, engaged at 18,...

BemaR:

"Met my wife at 16, engaged at 18, married at 19, father at 20 and very happy!"

First of all, I'm impressed at how fast you managed all those things! Congratulations :)

It does sound...
26th Feb 2013, 17:10
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Posted By Buggington

G.S. Willy: Thanks - I've got "So you want to be...

G.S. Willy: Thanks - I've got "So you want to be a pilot" from GAPAN. I've gotta say, if by this point I haven't worked out that the Flexicrew thing is bad and that I probably wouldn't get a job, I...
25th Feb 2013, 21:42
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Posted By Buggington

cldrvr: "we don't want these 18 year old...

cldrvr: "we don't want these 18 year old rentapilot wannabees with 150 hours and daddy's money coming over to our side of the industry".

Ouch.

Mungo: Good point. I have no doubt that I'm...
23rd Feb 2013, 22:15
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Posted By Buggington

Good plan. I've often thought about doing it, but...

Good plan. I've often thought about doing it, but never quite got round to it. There hasn't been anything massively obvious in my family, otherwise it would have been right to the top of the list.
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23rd Feb 2013, 20:44
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Posted By Buggington

Spandex Masher: First off, brilliant name. I...

Spandex Masher: First off, brilliant name.

I think when I said regional I might have used the wrong term. Perhaps I should have simply said props. Anyway, when I said different, I meant that when...
23rd Feb 2013, 20:05
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Posted By Buggington

Seamaster: My sarcasm senses are twitching. I'm...

Seamaster: My sarcasm senses are twitching. I'm glad I amuse though, assuming that wasn't also sarcasm.

I apologise if I'm being rude and annoying people with my naivety. Sadly, it's only from the...
23rd Feb 2013, 19:21
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Posted By Buggington

I've got to say, I'm overwhelmed with the...

I've got to say, I'm overwhelmed with the negative response to this. I realised that things were far from perfect, but the deluge of negativity (realism?) has definitely made me stop in my tracks.
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23rd Feb 2013, 10:25
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Posted By Buggington

Clunk: As you should see from my latest reply to...

Clunk: As you should see from my latest reply to that thread, my theory was that as you had enough hours it became possible to leave Easy or similar, I could move and have better T's & C's and money....
23rd Feb 2013, 10:20
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Posted By Buggington

VRB: I can understand your confusion, and I want...

VRB: I can understand your confusion, and I want to be a pilot. That's the only reason I would take on a stupid amount of debt.

Fingers crossed, after a couple of years building hours at Easy or...
22nd Feb 2013, 22:20
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Posted By Buggington

Flexicrew details?

Hello :)

I'm looking into doing an Integrated course at CTC, hopefully next year once I leave college. I understand that the vast majority of their graduates move into their holding pool system,...
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Posted By Buggington

Can I work for you please? It sounds good...

Can I work for you please? It sounds good already! :sad: :p

I hadn't thought about the costs of keeping current too much to be honest. Fingers crossed, if I was stuck in the holding pool for a...
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Posted By Buggington

Bealzebub: First of all, I think you win the...

Bealzebub: First of all, I think you win the award for longest reply I've ever seen on a forum - so thanks for all the effort!

It's nice to see that there's a positive opinion out there, and I...
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Posted By Buggington

Pilot lad - "Am I correct in saying that with the...

Pilot lad - "Am I correct in saying that with the MPL cadet schemes advertised at CTC it's a case of applying for the standard CTC Wings and if timing is good one of these airlines could preselect...
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Posted By Buggington

Thanks for all the replies - I'm working at the...

Thanks for all the replies - I'm working at the moment but I will take the time to read and probably respond to all the longer replies later.

Quick one: Student88 - why do you say now's not a...
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