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Whether your ambition is to reach MECPL/IR level or to go further and become a fully qualified airline pilot, we'll do everything we can to ensure you complete your training with flying colours.
Our CTC Wings IPP training programme is specifically designed to give you an immediate advantage over other people entering the industry. We set high standards for all of our trainees and you benefit from a training programme renowned for being one of the best in the industry - state of the art training facilities and world-class instructors will ensure that, with the right determination and commitment, the right people will achieve their chosen goal.
At the end of the CTC Wings IPP course, you will hold a valid EASA CPL/IR (Commercial Pilots Licence with Instrument Rating) - which along side your ATPL theory exams equals a frozen ATPL (fATPL - Airline Transport Pilot's Licence).
|ATPL theory||Single Engine Foundation||Multi-Engine & CPL||Instrument Rating (IR)|
|Southampton (UK)||Hamilton (New Zealand)||Hamilton (New Zealand)||Bournemouth (UK)|
|The knowledge base required to build your career upon.
You'll combine classroom based Instructor sessions with CBT and self study to cover the 14 ATPL subjects and prepare for the exams which are taken in two modules.
Having passed the ATPL theory and on completion of your CPL/IR in NZ you will be issued with your Frozen ATPL.
Duration: 5 months (approx)
|PPL holder or not, this phase quite literally provides the foundation of your future airline training. Your general handling skills are developed flying our fleet of single engine DA20 and C172.
You'll learn the fundamentals of visual flying, basic instrument flying, night flying and navigation and advance your skills further operating the more sophisticated, G1000 equipped C172 in preparation for your twin flying.
Duration: 17 weeks (approx)
|Moving onto the twin-engine DA42 means spending some time in the simulator practising new techniques before you go airborne.
You’ll practice more complex manoeuvres and develop your instrument flying skills.
All your ME training will take place on our fleet of Garmin 1000 equipped DA42 aircraft and this phase culminates in you achieving your multi-engine rating and CPL.
Duration: 11 weeks (approx)
|Returning to the UK to complete the final phase of your basic training and having already gained some significant instrument flying experience, we'll work with you to fine tune your IR skills both in the DA42 sim and in the air.
Passing your IR test is a pivotal moment - you are now a (frozen) ATPL holder.
Duration: 8 weeks (approx)
Even before you begin your course with us, we start fine tuning those interpersonal skills by inviting you to attend the first of several 'Airline Preparation Days' (APD). Your first one will take place a few days before your main course and offers a chance for you to meet and start bonding with the rest of your course. You will also get the keys to your accommodation on this day and move in with your course mates. However, we most importantly on this day, we begin to lay down some of the fundamental interpersonal skills required to become a professional pilot and introduce you to our 'vertically integrated' (VI) airline focused style of training.
With APD1 fresh in your mind, we begin the main course at ground level studying for the theory exams necessary to achieve your ATPL (Airline Transport Pilots Licence). This period of training normally takes around 5 months and takes place in the UK at our Crew Training Centre - Nursling (near Southampton on the South Coast of the UK) which houses our Boeing and Airbus simulator facilities.
There are 14 theory subjects, including aircraft general knowledge, air law, flight planning, general navigation, meteorology, human performance and limitations, principles of flight and more.
Our Nursling facility is a-buzz with airline training activity and you will mix and mingle with pilots from around the world completing all sorts of different training courses - from cadets at the intermediate and advanced stages of their training to very experienced airline pilots coming through for instructor and examiner standardisation programmes. The simulators are busy almost 24 hours a day and we will do our best to give you the opportunity to 'back seat' in the simulators whenever we can. A great experience both from a fun and training perspective as you will be able to see how all the theory you are learning, fits into the practical, flying environment.
Your next step is New Zealand and our purpose built facilities at Hamilton airport on the North Island. Our 'Foundation Course' gets you airborne, acclimatises you to CTC's infamous 'vertically integrated' (VI) airline training style and develops your basic flying skills.
Vertical Integration means that all of your training is completely airline focused - even from your selection day we do things the airline way - employing airline procedures and disciplines wherever we feasibly can. This means that as you progress through the various stages of training, you will find the transition far easier than the more traditional training methods often employed by flight schools.
During these early days of flight training in New Zealand you will 'go solo' - taking full control of an aircraft and going airborne to fly a circuit without an instructor - before moving on to more complex modules such as instrument and night flying. This flying is completed on one of our single engine aircraft - either the C172 or DA-20 Katana. However, you will complete at least part of this training on the C172 which is equipped with G1000 flight instruments - all part of our 'VI' approach to training, the G1000 mirrors the technology you will find when you start flying one of today's modern Boeing or Airbus passenger jets in the not too distant future..
With your 'Foundation Course' complete you convert onto the DA-42 for your twin engine and instrument flight rules training, practicing new techniques in our simulators before taking to the air.
New Zealand is an awesome place to learn to fly. It's an incredible country and you will have time to explore whilst you are there, but obviously your training is your priority - particularly if your goal is to progress on through to airline placement with us in the future.
After 8-9 months in New Zealand, you will return to the UK with not only your CPL (Commercial Pilot Licence) in hand, but also life long memories of your time in NZ.
Back at our Bournemouth Centre (UK) you will spend 2 months working towards your IRT (Instrument Rating Test). The training shifts up a gear and you begin practicing airline-type scenarios. On completion of this phase of training you will need to decide if you would like to progress into the airlines with CTC Wings. If that's your choice, we will arrange for a review of your training file with our Chief Flying Instructor before commencing your Intermediate training and our Airline Qualification Course (AQC).
During your training with CTC, you will visit the locations below for parts of your training.