Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


CTC Aviation demonstrates diverse career paths at Open Day

Three New Zealanders who have achieved success in the Australasian aviation industry will offer personal insights into their aviation career paths at the CTC Aviation Open Day on 8 March.

The flight training organisation’s Open Day will take place from 10am-4pm at CTC Aviation’s crew training centre located at Hamilton Airport.

Two of this year’s speakers, former CTC Aviation instructor Jason Franklin and former CTC Aviation cadet Phil McColl, both progressed into prestigious careers with Jetstar.

Mr Franklin’s involvement as a CTC Aviation instructor lasted nearly six years and set the scene for his career with Air New Zealand Link and now Jetstar.

“As a flight instructor I gained first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to train with CTC Aviation. I have also had the privilege of working with cadet pilots who are now airline pilots flying for major airlines in New Zealand and around the world.

“The CTC Wings programme has an internationally-recognised track record and is one that provides New Zealanders an opportunity to go directly into employment with a range of airlines including the Jetstar Group and Qatar Airways. There is also opportunity for Kiwis to train to become instructors with CTC Aviation.

“Choosing to train at CTC Aviation opens up a wide range of opportunities and I’m looking forward to providing insight into the challenges and rewards of an aviation career with all who attend the open day,” he said.

Peter Stockwell will also make his first public address as the new Managing Director of CTC Aviation’s New Zealand operations at the open day.

“Over 80 per cent of CTC Aviation’s former instructors are now flying with major airlines. Beginning their aviation careers with CTC has proven to be a great way for graduates to get into an airline.

“Basically, now is a great time for young people to consider a career as an airline pilot. Globally, the demand for airline pilots continues to grow and our graduates are helping fill that demand,” he said.

Open Day attendees will tour CTC Aviation’s training facilities, view the company’s aircraft fleet up-close, speak with cadets and flight instructors and hear about employment opportunities with CTC’s partner airlines.

CTC’s Open Day is split into two sessions – morning and afternoon - allowing attendees to choose between the two. Each session includes a prize draw where attendees can win either a flight in a DA42 aircraft or a chance to try out a flight simulator.

Worldwide, CTC has distinguished itself from other flight training organisations by its reputation for assisting its graduates to gain employment with airlines.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news