For 25-years we have been innovative and inspired our customers - meeting a growing need for pilots, instructors and leaders for both today and tomorrow

The DNA of our company is based upon a continued commitment to innovate and to lead our industry and customers into new ways of doing things.

The key to our success has been our ability to listen and then to propose new solutions for our Airline Partners and individual customers.

We have a willingness to challenge existing ways of doing things with a clear mission to make aviation safer, more efficient and accessible.

New Zealand International Business Awards 2015

Recognised for our innovative and compelling pilot career programmes

Named as finalists in the 2015 New Zealand Prestigious International Business Awards.

Chief Operating Officer – Ab initio Training (NZ), Peter Stockwell, said “It is fantastic to be recognised as one of the best businesses operating internationally in the New Zealand International Business Awards’ $10m-$50m category. We are excited to have made such a strong impression in international business,”

New Centre for Excellence

For those seriously considering a career as an airline pilot, research is the key. Our new Customer Experience Centre will enable you to meet with our expert careers advice team, experience our next generation training facilities and get a real feel for the airline culture.

Located at the heart of our airline pilot training hub, our ‘centre for excellence’ provides a professional, but relaxed environment for you and your family to visit and gather all the information you need to help you prepare to begin training and launch your airline pilot career.

Book a personal consultation with one of our Airline Pilot Careers Advisers. Our team are fully conversant with all areas of selection and training. They will be able to guide you on the routes to the flight deck most suited to you and talk through the opportunities that exist for aspiring pilots in the industry today.

A key feature of our Airline Pilot Careers Advice team is that many of them are graduates of our CTC WINGS and CTC TAKEOFF Routes. They can offer you a personal insight into their own career research and experiences through training and with the airlines they now work for.

A visit to our facilities would not be complete without a personal tour of our Crew Training Centre – Southampton our group headquarters home to our latest generation, high fidelity Boeing and Airbus simulators, Virtual Flight Decks and Computer Based Training rooms. Airline pilot careers advice, wherever you are in the world.

We understand that it may not always be practical for you to visit us, so you can also speak to our advisers via phone on +44 (0) 23 80 742 400 or email The team is available Monday – Friday, 0800 – 1800 hrs UK local time.

Upset Prevention Recovery Training (UPRT)

The prevention of loss of control in airline flight operation and appropriate recovery should it occur, is a core skill that airlines demand from their pilots. Significant discussion through aviation conferences and regulatory committees has taken place over the past 3 years on how this subject should be addressed. As a consequence, it has been decided by a number of key aviation regulators (e.g. EASA and FAA) to mandate Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) for all professional pilots effective from future dates yet to be determined.

CTC Aviation has been highly participative in these discussions as well as helping with initial draft aviation rulemaking activities. In anticipation of future legislation for UPRT, CTC Aviation has now proactively included mandatory UPRT as a standard part of the syllabi for all CTC WINGS airline pilot career programmes - Integrated ATPL and MPL, including those sponsored by Partner airlines. Moreover, the introduction of UPRT has been implemented retrospectively to all CTC WINGS programmes for trainee pilots enrolled into training from October 13.

To enable this, CTC Aviation has introduced an innovative 7-hour UPRT programme which comprises:

  • 3 hours of training in a recently purchased Slingsby T67 aerobatic aircraft based at the Bournemouth, UK, Crew Training Centre
  • 4 hours of training in one of CTC Aviation’s Boeing or Airbus level D full-flight simulators to enable transfer of these core skills into an operational airline environment.

Unique Training Sponsorship

CTC WINGS is no ordinary route to becoming an airline pilot. It is characterised by unique ‘value-add’ benefits and enhancements…

CTC WINGS ab initio airline pilot career programmes are designed to bring the profession of an airline pilot within much easier reach. To enable this, included within our programmes is:

  1. Dedicated airline placement service 98% of our graduates placed with our Partner airlines by us

  2. Simple finance solutions Further enhanced for Partner airline sponsored Routes

  3. New enhanced ‘Performance Protection’ • All additional training and re-testing to achieve the required skills • All regulatory skills test and retest fees • Initial licence and ratings issue fees • A refund of any monies deposited to secure your Training Sponsorship should you cease training due to your skills falling below the minimum required for professional pilot licence issue

Gliding opportunities with CTC Aviation

CTC Aviation has partnered with the Air League and Lasham Gliding club to help aspiring young pilots into a career in aviation. The joint initiative ‘iFly’ will use the sport of gliding as an affordable tool to not only help young people get in the air sooner, but also to give their CV a real boost when it comes to progressing an application for a pilot training programme in the future.

Many young pilots want to fly for their own pleasure before they embark upon an airline pilot career programme, but often find it difficult to fund their passion. The iFly programme will enable successful applicants to gain valuable experience in terms of flying and theory designed help them in their future airline pilot career endeavours.

Up to 10 candidates will be chosen to receive a £200 bursary from the Air League. This will be paid into their Lasham flying account so the young pilot can embark on their flying career! We will expect that young pilot to attend Lasham at least once a month and join in with the great social scene that the Lasham Juniors have. In addition CTC Aviation and Lasham will be laying on a number of seminars across the year. These will provide fantastic material to help build a young pilots knowledge about the airline industry and what it is like to be a pilot.

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