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by kevenv
Mon May 25, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

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: 1116

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: 71
Views: 6725

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: 71
Views: 6725

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: 1186

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: 1186

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: 4298

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: 2408

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: 612

Re: YQM 2020 hiring process

They are doing FEAST assessments this week.

You should probably delete the double post.
by kevenv
Tue Dec 31, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: VFR in Yellowknife??
Replies: 6
Views: 886

Re: VFR in Yellowknife??

Here is a link to the latest collective agreement: https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/agreements-conventions/view-visualiser-eng.aspx?id=2 That link is not the latest collective agreement between CATCA and NavCanada. It is between The federal government and CATCA representing a small number of controllers s...
by kevenv
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400
Replies: 30
Views: 3201

Re: De Havilland contemplates stretched, shrunken Dash 8-400

I hear Q400 guys all the time revising their TAS with ATC, so I'm wondering if how much they are throttling back, and why? I'm thinking it's overpowered to compete with the jets and just not economical to use the power so company mandates economy power settings....anyone with answers?? I asked some...
by kevenv
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: APPLICATION FAQ ANSWERS
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

Re: APPLICATION FAQ ANSWERS

A conservative figure is 1 in 10 people invited to FEAST will get a training seat, and maybe 2-4 of these people will actually qualify which is probably easily <1% of initial online applicants. I'm not sure how many people actually go through the online process but from those who do, 100 or so are ...
by kevenv
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 2542

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

ProfessionalATC wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:55 pm
JVader wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Wrong, Nav doesn’t care about a military license, you’ll have to apply and go through the same process all over again.
This is 100% correct !
Considering my reply above this is an interesting reply from someone not in the company.
by kevenv
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 2542

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

Wrong, Nav doesn’t care about a military license, you’ll have to apply and go through the same process all over again. Wrong. They are dealt with on a case by case basis. They need to contact the applicable regional training manager directly. We have seen this approach where I work. I hear the mili...
by kevenv
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: FIC locations in YEG FIR
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: FIC locations in YEG FIR

Edited for recency.... the pic was old.

https://takecharge.navcanada.ca/careers/fic/
moosetracks wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:27 am
It is my understanding that the FICs are located in the ACC
Most of the FIC's are not in the ACC's
by kevenv
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Seeking details about FEAST rounds (after online assessment test form home)
Replies: 16
Views: 1844

Re: Seeking details about FEAST rounds (after online assessment test form home)

The numbers I have heard tossed around are 100 are invited to FEAST, 30 to the 2 day boot camp and 10ish will get a training offer (IFR). A quick comment on how this selection process works. You may make it to an eligible for offer stage and get to sit there for 18 months awaiting an offer, but anyo...
by kevenv
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: ILS question
Replies: 27
Views: 1263

Re: ILS question

First of all, you will not be cleared a “localizer” approach if there is an ILS on the chart. You are cleared for the approach based on the name of the chart. “Cleared the ILS Runway XX, Glideslope unserviceable” is the appropriate approach clearance given by ATC if the glideslope is out and you ha...
by kevenv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Charts Question
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: IFR Charts Question

Ki-ll wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:28 am
kevenv wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
I have a copy of both if you would like to compare them.
Do yo have a current version of 308?
Jan 2017 is the version I have.
by kevenv
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Charts Question
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: IFR Charts Question

pelmet wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:18 am
Much appreciated. But admittedly, I am happy with a simple answer.
It has been too long since i had anything to do with approaches and departures to give you good answer.
by kevenv
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: IFR Charts Question
Replies: 6
Views: 977

Re: IFR Charts Question

I have a copy of both if you would like to compare them.
by kevenv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Cleared to Taxi to a rwy is not a clearance to cross any rwy
Replies: 11
Views: 1241

Re: Cleared to Taxi to a rwy is not a clearance to cross any rwy

pelmet wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:45 pm
Does anyone know if the AIM or regulation says that you must get a clearance from ATC to exit from the landing runway onto another runway?
In the AIM - 4.4.4 - Taxiing, page 238: No aircraft shall exit a runway onto another runway unless instructed or authorized to do so by ATC.
by kevenv
Tue May 14, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2406

Re: Referral program testing!!!

I would think flying experience would greatly help a candidate during their training for the same reason an Air Traffic Controller would have an easier time with training as a Pilot considering radio work, airspace, and air traffic procedures are overlapping knowledge, maybe not in the exact same c...
by kevenv
Sat May 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

Who assigns SIDs? If so, if someone asks for a specific SID, wouldn't that person at least try to figure out why someone asked for something specific? If you are at an airport with a tower, it would be whoever happens to be working clx delivery, otherwise it is obtained and relayed from the ACC con...
by kevenv
Fri May 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

We have easy access to "most" flight planned info. It's just a matter of bringing up your flight plan on the screen (when busy, no one want's to have to do this as it takes up valuable real estate on the screen). We will see all of the equipment codes that you have filed (again, we have to open your...
by kevenv
Sun May 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 2406

Re: Referral program testing!!!

A bunch of flying experience will help you initially. Once you get into the training, not so much.

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