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by kevenv
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4775

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: 734

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

Perhaps this will help....

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by kevenv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1649

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

There’s an established protocol for ATC to dictate enough of the contents of the approach plate over the air to a pilot not familiar with the data. It’s not an emergency scenario. DF7D4575-6349-4554-9FBD-26BADCCBABAD.jpeg I have had to give this info out only once in my career. I believe the aircra...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4775

Re: ATC Layoffs?

That’s ironic. I know a lot of controllers who never made it as pilots. In fact most. Are you saying that most controllers tried to be pilots and failed? I call BS. I actually work with a hand full of people who are commercial pilots, instructors, medevac, jump plane, bird dog, vintage wings, all o...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Extension to applications??
Replies: 3
Views: 888

Re: Extension to applications??

That's a question only Nav can answer. Why don't you contact them and ask? Then come back here and share the answer.
by kevenv
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: MF
Replies: 19
Views: 4151

Re: MF

Timmins was incorrect in their over reach and London FSS agreed and gave me an 800 number and suggested I lodge a formal complaint as this has happened several times, I didn’t and should have as this seems to be the only official Way to make change / educate and may maybe COPA. Not this blog I’m ju...
by kevenv
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5973

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Personally, I would start with direct and modify if required. If you want to be able to plan ahead of time though, why not use one of the two published VFR Routes to cross the water? For YYJ YKA I think East Point to Cherry Point would be appropriate. Why WC? Im sitting at home and i have a somewha...
by kevenv
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5973

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

The only people who think being a pilot is a big help in being a controller is of course pilots. Any who are trying to get in and for whatever reason don't make it, complain that the process is ridiculous. Rest assured that if being a pilot was a ticket to success, you would be a shoe in. Whoever in...
by kevenv
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 3167

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

To our current government, "small business are nothing more that tax cheats" -- I'm quoting our current finance minister and that has been his position all along. Got a source for that? I too would like to see a source for that. I can't find anywhere in a speech or statement that Morneau said those...
by kevenv
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD
Replies: 31
Views: 3167

Re: 17.5 Million Dollar Man....BBD

You’re completely out of touch. People WANT to go back to work. There is no work. Sunwing has flown TFW's into NB and NS to fill jobs that companies cannot find locals to do. Fish plants around Moncton had a massive advertising blitz/campaign almost begging for workers, didn't work. Hence foreigner...
by kevenv
Mon May 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: CYWG "No Join"

Thanks for the additional information about "no joy" If it means visual contact then why would he say no joy to the transponder when he was looking for the transponder on the radar screen? Because he is looking at the radar screen where he would normally see the transponder return and can't see it,...
by kevenv
Sat May 23, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 2441

Re: CYWG "No Join"

No joy is also the Nato Brevity Codeword for something not working. The controller might be ex military and just reverting back to the term that they were used to. It is a Nato Brevity codeword/phrase but it doesn't mean "not working", rather in the air environment it means "Aircrew does not have v...
by kevenv
Wed May 06, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11978

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

Perhaps the military should force all pilots to work the ramp for 2 years at poverty wages so they can become real pilots. Plenty of folks did a year or two of OJT after basic training before they saw the inside of an airplane. I know everybody in my cadre did. That was 40 years ago, maybe things h...
by kevenv
Wed May 06, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: RCAF Cyclone Down
Replies: 115
Views: 11978

Re: RCAF Cyclone Down

I sometimes wonder if military pilots realize how inexperienced they really are. Does it worry them that they are sent out on such dangerous missions without much seat time? Or does the military pump them up enough that they don't think it's an issue? How do you define experience? Perhaps the milit...
by kevenv
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?

Lots of vfr's from MFC up today at QM and FC. I'm told they are wearing masks.
by kevenv
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?
Replies: 11
Views: 1381

Re: Airline pilots/flight training cockpit?

MFC had their King Air out of YFC up today.
by kevenv
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Pay Ranges given on Take Charge site
Replies: 7
Views: 5185

Re: Pay Ranges given on Take Charge site

The ACC is the same as all the others with OFP $14697. Not correct. Moncton gets $17500ish, they are on the low end of ACCs, I believe one other gets the same. The remainder get more up to Toronto which gets the highest by a wide margin. Edited to add: it isn't called OFP anymore, it's ATC Premium.
by kevenv
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Drug test question
Replies: 28
Views: 3382

Re: Drug test question

levinqute wrote: Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:32 pm I am assuming we also get random drug tests once on the job as well.
There are no random drug tests.
by kevenv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YQM 2020 hiring process
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: YQM 2020 hiring process

They are doing FEAST assessments this week.

You should probably delete the double post.

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