Monarch Airlines announces need for more CTC Wings pilots
Monarch Airlines has announced a requirement for more CTC Wings pilots at the recent CTC Wings Open Day.
CTC trains airline pilots and Monarch is one of their longest-standing partners, recruiting pilots through the programme since 1996.
At the recent open day guest speaker Captain Martin Dudley, Head of Pilot Training for Monarch Airlines, confirmed yet another intake of “CTC Wings” pilots in readiness for this summer. Of the 432 pilots flying for Monarch today, 95 of them are ex-CTC cadets.
“On May 5th these new pilots [the CTC Wings Cadets] will be walking out across the tarmac at Gatwick to a Monarch A320 for their first circuits / touch and gos," said Captain Dudley, speaking during the open day. "Having conducted many of these details myself, I have come to appreciate at first hand the amazing learning curve that these cadets will have achieved. They will get about 400 hours flying experience during their six month placement with Monarch, after which it is very much hoped that we will have the opportunity to welcome them into permanent positions within the airline.
“I genuinely believe now is a most timely point to be considering a career in commercial aviation. It is certain that we will soon start to face a global shortage of qualified pilots to fly the world’s fleet of aircraft.”
CTC Wings open days are a popular means for aspiring pilots to research their flight training options. Organised at least three times a year, the open days are hosted at CTC’s Boeing and Airbus simulator centre near Southampton. Attendees can meet the CTC team, talk to banks and financiers about funding, learn more about the selection process, and hear about the training programme itself – as well as trying their hand at the controls of a jet simulator.
The next CTC Wings open day will be held on Saturday 9 July. Please visit www.ctcwings.com for details.