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15th Dec 2009, 18:45
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Posted By dragonfly6

As an ex ctc-cadet who got in and out at the...

As an ex ctc-cadet who got in and out at the right time, the number of bitter people who like to cadet bash because they took a harder route into the job never fails to amaze me. I fly permanently...
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Views: 13,782
Posted By dragonfly6

if you mention anything resembling a "mental...

if you mention anything resembling a "mental disorder" including depression they will pull your medical immediately until they have proof you meet their medical criteria to fly no matter how...
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Posted By dragonfly6

be quiet Sagey. shhhh.

be quiet Sagey. shhhh.
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Views: 13,782
Posted By dragonfly6

well said 88, why is nothing easy when the CAA...

well said 88, why is nothing easy when the CAA get involved? CampainAgainstAviation and all the rest of it!

Sorry to hear about the exams, i was held up in NZ but not that long, i would try and...
24th Jul 2008, 14:46
Replies: 4,872
Views: 1,720,248
Posted By dragonfly6

nobody cares what you think. Anyway shouldnt you...

nobody cares what you think. Anyway shouldnt you be at work? Im emailing your boss.:=:)
24th Jul 2008, 13:02
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Posted By dragonfly6

i thik you do it on the 73 sims now..?? ...

i thik you do it on the 73 sims now..??

best advice i can say is just use the exact power settings and pitch datums that they give you and if they dont give you any ask for them. Make small...
22nd Jul 2008, 09:28
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Posted By dragonfly6

CTC secure 30 grand of the 60K loan so it is a...

CTC secure 30 grand of the 60K loan so it is a secured loan in a way. the other 30K is unsecured. All of its in your name though anyway. No coincidence the bond is the same cost as the market rate...
21st Jul 2008, 12:42
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Posted By dragonfly6

i know c couple of partners that have gone to nz...

i know c couple of partners that have gone to nz and worked, they didnt seem to have a hard time with it. dont think you need to tell them your an astronaught or anything. (for that space programme...
21st Jul 2008, 12:39
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Posted By dragonfly6

TomH you dont have to go out immediately as...

TomH

you dont have to go out immediately as far as i know... you can pass selection and postpone going to NZ i am sure. Speak to the selection team in bournemouth they will tell you...
15th Jul 2008, 20:58
Replies: 12
Views: 7,998
Posted By dragonfly6

Its a tough one. I have three lawyers and three...

Its a tough one. I have three lawyers and three pilots in the family including myself and i couldnt see any of them doing the others job. akindofmagic is right, they are both a long grind. I agree...
15th Jul 2008, 12:44
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Posted By dragonfly6

surely easyjet cant afford to pay 23 odd grand...

surely easyjet cant afford to pay 23 odd grand for a type rating so you can do six months (getting 1000 a month and having to be supervised by a third pilot alot of the time) then leave? It probably...
13th Jul 2008, 09:20
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Posted By dragonfly6

its difficult to say youd want to go to jetstar...

its difficult to say youd want to go to jetstar or y or z without seeing the terms and conditions. would probably make these choices closer to the time.
12th Jul 2008, 00:13
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Posted By dragonfly6

choice usually either easyjet or apply to BA with...

choice usually either easyjet or apply to BA with the odd option of a holiday charter cropping up for some cadets around december.

you would generally take whats available unless you felt the...
7th Jul 2008, 23:53
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Posted By dragonfly6

el supremo - check your PM messages

el supremo - check your PM messages
7th Jul 2008, 18:43
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Posted By dragonfly6

1) How long is the CTC Wings course in total...

1) How long is the CTC Wings course in total (i.e. zero - graduation)? Is it 14 months?

Like i said you will meet twists and turns on the course. Zero to fATPL took me 22 months. Then youve got...
7th Jul 2008, 02:10
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Posted By dragonfly6

guilty as charged. jesus keatsey,,, shhhhhh!

guilty as charged. jesus keatsey,,, shhhhhh!
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Views: 1,424
Posted By dragonfly6

I agree with LMET and akindofmagic. They've...

I agree with LMET and akindofmagic. They've placed EVERY SINGLE CADET thats been through thier training scheme, in a medium jet with a major airline. I cant think of another training organisation in...
5th Jul 2008, 21:12
Replies: 194
Views: 23,530
Posted By dragonfly6

got two mates who went into investment banking...

got two mates who went into investment banking out of uni. they both did non-specific humanity degree's. Both are doing well. one has a family.

Met plenty of guys at flight school straight out of...
4th Jul 2008, 16:19
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Posted By dragonfly6

ctc gave me every last peice of flight equipment...

ctc gave me every last peice of flight equipment i needed apart from a book for A5 aerodrome plates, some bulldog clips, and some fine coloured permanent markers for keeping a map and plog filled in....
4th Jul 2008, 12:36
Replies: 4,872
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Posted By dragonfly6

oh i forgot, motoring is really cheap in...

oh i forgot,

motoring is really cheap in NZ, you can pick up a used car for next to nothing. A kiwi MOT requires somone kicking the tyres and if it doesnt fall apart it is passed with flying...
4th Jul 2008, 12:06
Replies: 4,872
Views: 1,720,248
Posted By dragonfly6

no it not like that. they are sensible about it....

no it not like that. they are sensible about it. Everyone runs into problems in thier training at some point, its to be expected - there are very few cadets that havnt. they arent out to chop you or...
4th Jul 2008, 11:59
Replies: 4,872
Views: 1,720,248
Posted By dragonfly6

jaimz1982, ye there have been cadets not...

jaimz1982,

ye there have been cadets not finish the course. Its not a secret that some dont make it through. i think the failure rate is somwhere in the vicinity of 4-7% ish - dont quote me. In...
25th Jan 2007, 22:50
Replies: 4,872
Views: 1,720,248
Posted By dragonfly6

The money issue is all taken care of for you with...

The money issue is all taken care of for you with CTC. If you pass selection it is a case of signing a few forms. Accomodation and training is provided, as well as travel. HSBC will throw in living...
23rd Jan 2007, 00:44
Replies: 4,872
Views: 1,720,248
Posted By dragonfly6

stands for chief training captain. They...

stands for chief training captain.

They used to supply training captains to airlines that needed them on a consultancy basis before they started the wings programme.

The business in now...
Replies: 631
Views: 63,134
Posted By dragonfly6

RELAX, my mum is cabin crew. I was...

RELAX,

my mum is cabin crew.

I was just making a light hearted point how far removed the route to becoming a first officer is with working as cabin crew, which you suggested was the best...
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