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CTC launches fully-funded Flight Instructor Scheme

Credit: Stephen Barker, CTC Wings

CTC Aviation Group Limited (CTC) has launched a programme to select qualified Flight Instructors and sponsor the successful candidates through a development programme to become a Multi Engine IRI and CRI. The fully sponsored instructors will spend two years gaining flight instructor experience with CTC’s FTO division in Bournemouth and on completion, will be offered employment with CTC or the option of airline placement through the CTC Wings ATP route.

Martin Hunt, Operations Director for CTC, said, “Global airline training requirements will very shortly outstrip supply. Our aim is to attract enthusiastic and dedicated instructors and develop their skills to an advanced level.” He added, “We’d like to encourage applications from instructors with some experience, but more importantly, the we want people with the right attitude.”

The company recommends that along with the right drive and motivation, applicants need to posses the following as a minimum:

  • Class 1 medical
  • CPL
  • Unrestricted FI(A)
  • Minimum 450 hours total time
  • Minimum 150 IFR time

The airline industry is predicting a need for around 460,000 new pilots over the next 18-20 years and CTC has confirmed that is stepping up its training activity to meet the demand being indicated by both current and prospective clients. The company has recently announced a contract to provide new pilots to Qatar Airways and more than 80 CTC Wings pilots have been placed by CTC with their Partner Airlines this year to date, with just under half of that figure going to easyJet and the remainder to Qatar, Monarch and Thomson Airways. A representative from Qatar Airways will also be a quest speaker at the CTC Open Day on 7 July.

For more information and to apply, visit www.ctcaviation.com/career