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and be inspired Now Open: CTC Aviation’s new Customer Experience Centre - Southampton For those seriously considering a career as an airline pilot, research is the key. Our new Customer Experience Centre will enable you to meet with our expert careers advice team, experience our next generation training facilities and get a real feel for the airline culture.

Located at the heart of our airline pilot training hub, our ‘centre for excellence’ provides a professional, but relaxed environment for you and your family to visit and gather all the information you need to help you prepare to begin training and launch your airline pilot career. Book a personal consultation with one of our Airline Pilot Careers Advisers. Our team are fully conversant with all areas of selection and training. They will be able to guide you on the routes to the flight deck most suited to you and talk through the opportunities that exist for aspiring pilots in the industry today. Meet and speak to our trainees and graduates. A key feature of our Airline Pilot Careers Advice team is that many of them are graduates of our CTC WINGS and CTC TAKEOFF Routes. They can offer you a personal insight into their own career research and experiences through training and with the airlines they now work for. Experience a real airline training environment. A visit to our facilities would not be complete without a personal tour of our Crew Training Centre – Southampton – our group headquarters home to our latest generation, high fidelity Boeing and Airbus simulators, Virtual Flight Decks and Computer Based Training rooms. Airline pilot careers advice, wherever you are in the world. We understand that it may not always be practical for you to visit us, so you can also speak to our advisers via phone on +44 (0) 23 80 742 400 or email The team is available Monday – Friday, 0800 – 1800 hrs UK local time. Discover more and be inspired - book your visit to our Customer Experience Centre…come and see what all the buzz is about! +44 (0) 2380 742 400

Dates for your diary 18 April 2015

CTC Aviation Careers Event

CTC Aviation Crew Training Centre – Southampton

CTC Aviation hosts a number of CTC Aviation Careers Events in both the United Kingdom and New Zealand to help you fully research your pilot training options and to kick start your airline pilot career. The event will provide an opportunity for aspiring pilots visit our training facilities, meet some of the team and fully research the options available to you in the industry today. Discover more and register today 25 April 2015

Professional Flight Training Exhibition

Sofitel Hotel – Terminal 5, Heathrow Airport

Visit CTC Aviation on stand at The Professional Flight Training Exhibition - an exciting career exhibition designed to provide all the answers for anyone considering a career as an airline pilot. This is the perfect environment to meet experts and pilots who can assist you to make informed decisions on the career and the types of training available. Discover more and register today

CTC TAKEOFF WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Since CTC Aviation launched its inaugural CTC TAKEOFF professional pilot training course in June 2011, hundreds of aspiring airline pilots have passed through our doors - and up to the flight deck.

It’s not only our industry-recognised training standards – this year we have witnessed a 98% first series Instrument Rating pass rate by our modular trainees – it is also the flexible training options we offer and most of all, the highly sought after Partner airline placement opportunities that make CTC TAKEOFF an obvious route to the flight deck for many. Through CTC Aviation’s selection and resourcing body CTC FLEXICREW, CTC TAKEOFF graduates have been placed with a number of CTC Aviation’s Partner airlines. CTC TAKEOFF pilots are now flying the line with airlines around the world including the likes of Jet 2, Flybe, easyJet, Cathay Pacific and BA CityFlyer. We caught up with First Officer and CTC TAKEOFF graduate Dan Bertorelli. Dan graduated from CTC Aviation in December 2014 and is now flying the line for our longstanding Partner airline, easyJet. What did you think of your training through CTC TAKEOFF?

airlines. This was fantastic for my development, experience building and learning some tricks of the trade. It was also run very much like an airline with rosters and report times.

had to complete my biannual tech exam and I’m currently preparing for my six month simulator check. I am really enjoying myself at easyJet and looking forward to a lot of flying in the up and coming summer.

How has it prepared you for your airline pilot career?

CTC TAKEOFF offers you the opportunity to complete your professional pilot training, all the while keeping flexibility in mind. Our full time integrated CPL/IR and part or full time modular options enable anyone to benefit from the high quality training CTC Aviation has to offer. With CTC TAKEOFF you may also be eligible to apply for airline placement and benefit from our airline partner relationships and industry renowned placement service.

The training through CTC TAKEOFF prepared me for the airline environment; it laid the foundations for further learning with easyJet. CTC Aviation also runs interview preparation days which helped me significantly when it came to my interview with easyJet. How did CTC Aviation help you get your airline placement?

Once I obtained my CPL/ IR, I completed selection which included CTC Aviation’s AQC (Airline Qualification Course). Two months of training later I entered the airline placement pool where I was updated on airline opportunities over the seven months that followed. When an easyJet opportunity arose, I completed an application supplied by CTC Aviation and was invited to interview – the rest is history! Honestly, CTC Aviation was the key to finding me an airline placement. Their airline relationships really break down the barriers to entry faced by many newly qualified pilots.

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Your life today?

The training environment was very professional and airline orientated, which is exactly what I wanted from a training organisation. During the final, more advanced phases of training I was instructed by airline pilots, some having retired and some still working for

There is never a “regular day” at work so to speak, which is fantastic and keeps you on your toes. There is no time to just take a back seat and relax however. Time has flown by (pun intended) and already I have

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THE FLYING FAMILY When you train with CTC WINGS, you become part of a family. From aspiring pilot, to First Officer with one of our Partner airlines; we take you under our wing. The Shemwell family: Jamie is ‘flying the line’ with our Partner airline easyJet and Tom is about to join him having started his A320 type-rating training with CTC Aviation. Marc is completing flight training in New Zealand and is looking forward to joining his brothers in the right-hand seat!

Visit us at: CTC Aviation Careers Event, Crew Training Centre – Southampton, 18 April 2015 Professional Flight Training Exhibition, Heathrow, 25 April 2015

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CTC Aviation Newsletter April 2015