If your dream is to become a commercial pilot, CTC will give you an unbeatable start in this fast-paced industry.
CTC Wings aims for you to achieve NZ CAA Commercial Pilot Licence & Multi Engine Instrument Rating - (CPL/MEIR). Having completed these qualifications you are now in the best position for one of our airline partners to select you for advanced training including a jet type rating.
CTC's integrated approach to gaining a CPL/MEIR incorporates theoretical and practical training as well as testing - all in one continuous course. Integrated programmes, compared to the modular route, are generally considered to be the preferred training approach by airline employers.
CTC’s vertically integrated approach to training is one of the aspects that sets us apart from other training organisations. From day one we focus on the end goal – that of becoming an airline pilot. Wherever possible, we incorporate airline standards, disciplines and procedures in all aspects of our activity – selection, training, and management. Our modern fleet of training aircraft includes single-engine Diamond DA20s, Cessna 172s, and twin-engine Diamond DA42s. Many of our C172 and all of our DA42 aircraft are equipped with the Garmin 1000 avionics suite. The DA42 aircraft are also equipped with the fully computerised engine management system, FADEC. These systems efficiently prepare you for the type of new generation Boeing or Airbus you are likely to fly in the future.
The course consists of NZ CAA approved theory training in all relevant aviation subjects integrated with practical flying delivery. The theory and flying programme is structured in a way that ensures continuous training and provide progressive steps to improve the skills being developed.
These flying hours meet all CAA NZ requirements for the issue of a CPL and MEIR. They will also meet the requirements for a CPL and MEIR as set by the Indian DGCA. Alongside this is the non technical skills training – training that prepares a pilot for the professional environment they will be working in. This aspect looks at developing interpersonal communication skills and a professional attitude, dealing with emergencies, creating a safety first attitude and culture, and improving self awareness.
Normally students can expect to be scheduled for classroom or flying duties at least 5 days a week, but this can increase to 11 days out of 14 if weather or student progress requires it. CTC is a 7 day a week operation so flying can be expected to be scheduled for Saturday and/or Sunday on a regular basis.
During the summer months (December through to March) flying may begin as early as 6:00am and may not finish until 10:30pm. In view of the busy cadet schedule, part time work outside of your training and studying is highly discouraged.