Graduation and Basing

This last week has been very good for me as I graduated from CTC and received news of where I’m going to be based with Flybe and get my official start date. Firstly, I’ll start with my graduation.
Be aware – there are lots of pictures in this update!

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After all of the hard work of the last 2 years, I have now officially graduated from CTC Aviation! Last weekend, CTC held their annual graduation ceremony and we were all presented with graduation certificates and commemorative crystal blocks to recognise our graduation.

 

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Our guest speaker was Willie Walsh, the CEO of International Airlines Group, and he gave a very good speech about his journey into the industry.
Aside from all of the formalities, it was very nice to be able to catch up with everyone who I’ve been through training with again.

After the graduation ceremony in the afternoon, CTC held a black tie graduation ball in the evening for all graduating pilots – a chance for us to all let our hair down and enjoy the evening!

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event and it was a fantastic way to end my time with CTC. Looking back at where I am now, I certainly made the right choice in training to be a pilot and I’ve met some amazing people whilst training.

And off the back of finishing CTC, I have now found out that I shall be starting my type rating with Flybe on the 2nd February next year, so there really isn’t long to wait!
I have also found that I’m going to be based up in Aberdeen once my training is completed, so that is certainly going to provide me with some great experiences as I start flying passengers around the country.

Finally, I would like to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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