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15th May 2012, 22:56
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Last I saw the hours had come down to 163 (Legal...

Last I saw the hours had come down to 163 (Legal minimum is 150 for integrated programme.) They were looking at how to reduce that further to save more costs so it may have come down again.
There...
11th May 2012, 01:26
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CTC has a lot of hidden costs that will make it...

CTC has a lot of hidden costs that will make it about the same or more expensive than Oxford. But don't think of the cost too much, that wont matter in the long run. Go Oxford for the quality....
30th Apr 2012, 22:21
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" NZ has to provide the same quality instruction...

" NZ has to provide the same quality instruction as the UK to get CAAUK approval" They had quality instructors just to get approval... They have all left.
Quality has been taken out of CTC's SOP's....
25th Apr 2012, 22:49
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Wages? at CTC

Some guys started BELOW the min wage so they raised it to the min wage after they suggested it was illegal. Experienced Multi IFR B cat finish on 41K.
CTC does not want to retain experienced...
5th Apr 2012, 01:41
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The source of my information is from being there...

The source of my information is from being there when the syllabus was changed and being told to not teach techniques. I have also posted elsewhere with more information on the syllabus. Anybody who...
4th Apr 2012, 22:06
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That's true the cadets are mostly very smart and...

That's true the cadets are mostly very smart and highly motivated to succeed. But they are not trained very well any-more. Instructors were told to not teach things because it was taking too much...
4th Apr 2012, 21:08
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MrHorgy is quite correct and to ad to his...

MrHorgy is quite correct and to ad to his statements the quality of training (especially at the NZ school) in CTC has been hugely sacrificed. CTC built a good reputation and poured lots of money...
19th Jan 2012, 08:03
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Posted By systematically

Rosters

What are the rosters like if based out of Auckland or Christchurch? How many overnights and what routes do they fly? I have herd they are better than the PB rosters.
24th Jul 2011, 05:43
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It is interesting to watch how CTC has changed...

It is interesting to watch how CTC has changed over the years. The comments from cadets/instructors 4-5 years ago were mostly good, then 2-4 years they became more damming due to the increase in...
13th Jun 2011, 21:52
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The interview process is just looking for average...

The interview process is just looking for average competencies in your abilities, so relax. Itís easy to get in to CTC now. The main thing they are looking for is your personality and of course the...
16th May 2011, 20:35
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CTC is scaling back their UK placements in...

CTC is scaling back their UK placements in particular the training in NZ. So much so that there may not be anymore intakes. Their JAA instructors are leaving as fast as they can and they cannot...
1st Dec 2010, 04:58
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Ummm O.K Most of what I have said is common...

Ummm O.K
Most of what I have said is common knowledge and easily accessable. You must be living in fairy land if you can't see it. Look it up for yourself
Sources are
1. Syllabus Versions 6.4 and...
29th Nov 2010, 19:27
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Just looking at the syllabus now... Version 6.4...

Just looking at the syllabus now... Version 6.4 syllabus has two PFL lessons. The first lesson is just flying the pattern the second is dedicated to the emergency checks and procedures.
Syllabus...
29th Nov 2010, 08:46
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The African Dude and wirefly84. Fortunately you...

The African Dude and wirefly84. Fortunately you went through CTC when they had the money and quality to spend. Your courses were complete and you had good training. So
Unfortunately the standard...
24th Nov 2010, 21:51
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Yea we were fed the "honesty" too. Things...

Yea we were fed the "honesty" too.

Things have changed folks. CTC is not producing a high quality product anymore. The low cost operators are about to be fed some pretty poor products, but they...
24th Nov 2010, 21:32
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Oh. OAA's website says "Our aircraft are all...

Oh. OAA's website says "Our aircraft are all instrument equipped with Garmin 430 GPS or Garmin 1000 and airliner style Horizontal Situation Indicators (HSIs) and Radio Magnetic Indicators (RMIs). "
...
24th Nov 2010, 19:28
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Posted By systematically

I thought Oxford had new G1000 C172's, where as...

I thought Oxford had new G1000 C172's, where as CTC have old Katanas and older C172's.
CTC does have the twinstar for their IF training but you hardly fly them. The Syllabus has been changed and...
18th Nov 2010, 08:13
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StephiStoddart. I hope I'm not too late in...

StephiStoddart. I hope I'm not too late in replying to your post, but other things to consider with CTC is they have cut their course back to BARE minimums. The new Syllabus is the minimum 148.5hrs...
8th Sep 2010, 07:13
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The airline list is a list of airlines that CTC...

The airline list is a list of airlines that CTC has talked to in the last few years in desperation to get them to take on CTC's cadets. They are by no means 'Partner' airlines. If you rang most of...
29th Aug 2010, 12:05
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Bealzebub If you are seeing the end...

Bealzebub



If you are seeing the end product then you wont see the drop in standards for a year or more. I agree the "product" in the past has been all of those things you have said.

But to...
23rd Aug 2010, 11:04
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African Dude... Yep I had the cash up front. HP...

African Dude... Yep I had the cash up front.
HP bleed... How could anyone fail selection?? Never got a PR2 (costs the company too much money). And if you do get a PR2 it will be remedied in the...
23rd Aug 2010, 08:28
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So a TRUE bit is... There have been cadets that...

So a TRUE bit is... There have been cadets that have gone bankrupt from the CTC scheme. But now the loans have to be secured so the banks don't loose their money. ie Now the Guarantors will have to...
21st Aug 2010, 07:12
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Yes most of the CTC/OAA cadets HAVE been trained...

Yes most of the CTC/OAA cadets HAVE been trained well. At least they WERE trained well. There have been a lot of changes to the way CTC/OAA train due to financial restraints. They now have to make...
21st Aug 2010, 01:15
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Posted By systematically

Why do you want to spend all this money to get...

Why do you want to spend all this money to get poor training, end up in a budget Airline that will flog you to death and then take your parents house?
21st Aug 2010, 01:09
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Views: 81,915
Posted By systematically

I recently traveled and had the choice of Qantas,...

I recently traveled and had the choice of Qantas, PB, AirNZ and Jetstar... Qantas and Air NZ were the cheapest and they have the best service!? Whats going on? Maybe JS and PB are just trying to make...
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