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Virgin Atlantic Airways to speak CTC Wings open day, 25 May

A33004.03Virgin’s Head of Aircraft Operations, Captain Jeremy Burrows and Senior First Officer Andree Hill, Flight Crew Manager Airbus will deliver a joint presentation during both the morning and afternoon sessions of CTC’s second of four open days in 2013.

Captain Burrows will talk about Virgin’s history, brand, current and future fleets, the Delta Airlines joint venture and Little Red. Senior First Officer Hill will discuss the airline’s culture, their recruiting processes and will share her experiences as one of the growing number of female airline pilot managers and the opportunities that exist for both male and female aspiring pilots in aviation today.

Karen Bath, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing Services for CTC, said, “We are really delighted that the Virgin team will be joining us for CTC’s next open day.  People are always intrigued by the Virgin brand and having Jeremy and Andree to speak offers a great opportunity for aspiring pilots to hear more about Virgin’s airline operations.  The recent launch of ‘Little Red’ will no doubt also be a focus for questions.”

“We are very keen to encourage more female applicants. At the moment the industry average is 10% and we are really chuffed to be beating that with 12% of our current CTC Wings trainees being ladies.We also heard recently that 15% of this year’s BAFPP successful applicants were ladies, so there is a clear upward trend which is great news. We hope that Andree’s talk will inspire even more future female pilots.”

CTC asks that cadets register to attend either a morning or afternoon presentation in order to manage the numbers. 

CTC will also be hosting open days on 10 August and 2 November this year. To apply or learn more about the various routes into CTC Wings and to register for an open day, visit ctcwings.com