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by kevenv
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada Aiming to Transition 6 Towers to FSS
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: NavCanada Aiming to Transition 6 Towers to FSS

The company has announced a level of service review which involves all stakeholders. I believe this was being driven/decided before the pandemic and is not a result of it. Yeah I know this was announced a while ago, but I wasn’t aware if the specific airports were mentioned. I’m surprised with YAM ...
by kevenv
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada Aiming to Transition 6 Towers to FSS
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: NavCanada Aiming to Transition 6 Towers to FSS

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/nav-canada-studying-cutting-air-traffic-controller-jobs-covid-19-1.5813372 Highlights from the article: CBC News obtained an internal memo from Nav Canada president and CEO Neil Wilson informing staff that the not-for-profit company — which operates Canada's civil a...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Medical done, no mail at home yet - please advise
Replies: 6
Views: 697

Re: Medical done, no mail at home yet - please advise

I emailed the regional office about 7 weeks ago and have not yet gotten a reply.
by kevenv
Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?

linecrew wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:51 pm TP312 5th edition, 4.4.1.3 states that the maximum length of a clearway is half of the TORA, which is why it stops at 17,250'.
Thank you!
by kevenv
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: CYVR 26L TODA to read 17,250' ?

I understand TORA + Clearway = TODA. It just seems TODA is 17250' that's almost 6000' longer than the actual runway length. Just curious is it because 08 end has nothing but ocean(considering the water is the clearway) And what's the TODA like before the NOTAM? TODA is the takeoff runway available ...
by kevenv
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

rxl wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:35 am Thanks for all your input!
It’s always good to have some insight into how you folks at the other end of the mic do your job.
Anytime
by kevenv
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

I'm not ATC, but to answer: In Cyyu I was cleared to CYYU "for an approach". So as I've been reminded, Class E but no ATC service to the ground. Just one small correction to this ... you DO have “ATC service to the ground” when IFR within a Class “E” CZ LIKE CYYU. Class “E” is very much c...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

I'm not ATC, but to answer: In Cyyu I was cleared to CYYU "for an approach". So as I've been reminded, Class E but no ATC service to the ground. I now recall I've done the RNAV 32 into CYGD as well, and I believe I was "cleared out of controlled airspace". Ie., bye bye, good luc...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

A geeky, academic question from a pilot perspective I suppose, but if you don’t mind, what determines the clearance you issue to an IFR flight inbound to an airport like we are talking about here? ... ie. an airport in Class “G” airspace which underlies Class “E” airspace. What determines if you is...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

rxl wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:26 pm That helps! Thanks.
You must be YQM Centre.
Probably talked to you a few times on VHF.
Hopefully I didn't do anything stupid....
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2090

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

We need to find an IFR controller to ask what needs protecting for an aircraft leaving controlled airspace for an approach. You might be right. Maybe the first (or second) aircraft would be given alternate missed approach instructions. This is similar to CYCH which underlies controlled airspace (22...
by kevenv
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: All Trainees Fired
Replies: 15
Views: 3264

Re: All Trainees Fired

I had a manager tell be that NavCan was losing $1500 per MINUTE. Thats about $2.1 million dollars per day. Pretty grim.
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: NAV CAN Layoffs 14% of ATCs
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Re: NAV CAN Layoffs 14% of ATCs

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/other/canadian-air-traffic-control-firm-slashing-jobs-as-coronavirus-hammers-aviation-industry/ar-BB19lO51?ocid=msedgdhp A misleading thread title. No licensed controllers were laid off. The 14% is of total workforce across all jobs. From the article - "it (Nav ...
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 7239

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Don’t quote me but I recall they were about the start the last phase and didn’t because enough people took advantage. I was right beside someone who was waiting for that phase to go into action and was willing to take it but never got the offer. They did not offer Phases 4 or 5 to ATC because they ...
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs
Replies: 9
Views: 2118

Re: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs

200 managers layed off All training has stopped Not quite true. From the CEO's message "200 permanent positions in management and the represented ranks were eliminated across many of our departments" Training was stopped most places. It was done on a specialty basis, tactically as it were...
by kevenv
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 7239

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Braun wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm Not all but most trainees have been laid off permanently. Training is suspended for the foreseeable future. Other major organizational changes are coming.
Hopefully this doesn't have the same kind of long term impact that the hiring freeze by the government in the late 80's had.
by kevenv
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 1542

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Perhaps this will help....

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