Press Release – CTC Aviation Training
Hamilton, New Zealand Two Jetstar pilots, both former CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited instructors, provided personal insights relating to their aviation careers at the flight training organisations 7 September open day.
12 September 2013
CTC hosts nearly 200 guests at September open day
Hamilton, New Zealand – Two Jetstar pilots, both former CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited instructors, provided personal insights relating to their aviation careers at the flight training organisation’s 7 September open day.
CTC hosted nearly 200 guests at the event – the most ever to attend one of their semi-annual open days.
Jetstar First Officer, Jason Franklin, was one of two Jetstar pilots who spoke with aspiring pilots on the day. Talking about his career path, he said, “After completing my pilot training, I became an instructor at CTC. I then went on to fly for Air New Zealand Link and now have a position with Jetstar where I have been for about a year.
“My involvement with CTC lasted almost six years and throughout that time I 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 a proven track record and is one that provides those who are willing an opportunity to fast-track the success of their goal to become an airline pilot.
“The partnership between CTC and Jetstar provides an exciting opportunity for CTC cadet pilots to gain their first airline experience flying for one of the most dynamic and fastest growing airlines in this part of the world.”
More than three years ago, CTC began training pilots for Jetstar through its CTC Wings programme. Twenty-six (26) CTC Wings graduates and former CTC instructors are now flying across the Tasman with the airline and six (6) others will join them in a few months’ time.
CTC Wings is a unique, comprehensive, training and career development programme. Graduates have gone on to employment with a range of CTC airline clients, including: the Jetstar Group, British Airways, Dragonair, easyJet, Monarch Airlines, Oman Air, Royal Brunei Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines and more.
CTC open day attendees also received information about CTC’s new Qatar Wings programme, which is open to New Zealanders to apply and provides the opportunity to become a pilot for Qatar Airways – a world-leading, five-star airline.