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Flybe confirmed to speak at CTC Wings open day

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK ’s Number One  domestic carrier will be providing the guest speaker for the forthcoming open day at CTC’s Southampton (UK) training facilities on Saturday 17 March 2012.

Max Wright, Director of Flybe Training Academy and Head of Crew Training for the airline will present at two sessions during the course of the day.  His talk will be of significant interest to aspiring pilots and their families attending the event.

He will share his view of how the airline industry is faring in today’s climate, the opportunities available for tomorrow’s airline pilots and provide some tips on what to consider when contemplating a career as an airline pilot.

CTC’s open days provide a ‘one stop shop’ for those interested in becoming an airline pilot to fully research all aspects of selection, financing and training as well as an insight into the role once you achieve your goal.

Whilst Max will certainly be the star attraction on the day, there are many other features that visitors will find invaluable.  There will be presentations from the BBVA bank who provide funding for many cadets going through pilot training, drop in advice centres with experts on hand to help with questions on selection, basic training and advanced type-rating training as well as opportunities to ‘meet the pilots’ from the various partner airlines we work with” said Karen Bath, Head of Corporate Communications for CTC.

“We are keen to provide honest and fair advice so that people can be sure that they select the right Flight Training Organisation (FTO) for them.  A career as an airline pilot is extremely rewarding, but there is a great deal to consider before investing your money and time.  Our open days are an essential research tool and have proven extremely popular over the years, with speakers from easyJet, British Airways and Monarch Airlines during 2011.  We are delighted that Flybe will be joining us for our first 2012 event.”

“CTC Wings” and “CTC Takeoff” – CTC’s world renowned cadet (ab-initio) pilot training programmes – are highly respected by airline managers globally and 100% of the graduates from the “CTC Wings Cadet” route have been placed with a partner airline.  “CTC Wings” provides full time, integrated training for both ATPL and MPL and “CTC Takeoff” offers a flexible, modular option from which successful trainees can filter in to“CTC Wings” to benefit from the company’s airline connections and enviable placement record.

CTC recently announced an MPL partnership with Monarch Airlines and during December 2011 CTC celebrated the graduation of more than 500“CTC Wings” pilots into the airlines at the annual graduation events.  With Boeing forecasting a need for an average of 23,300 new pilots a year until 2029 at least, the opportunities for tomorrow’s airline pilots look very promising.

For more information and to register for the open day, visit www.ctcwings.com/europe