Search found 30 matches

by Mayor_McCheese
Wed May 20, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: CYWG "No Join"

Braun wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 am
100% certain he said « no joy ». In other words, we can’t see it or it’s not working.
This
by Mayor_McCheese
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Feb. 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 10456

Re: YYZ Feb. 2020

i can tell you all right now that we will probably not have a bootcamp for quite a long time. Navcanada is a private business (with public regulation) and their operational requirements have changed drastically. Licensed controllers have recently lost their overtime hours and airlines are on the ve...
by Mayor_McCheese
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Vfr
Replies: 11
Views: 2905

Re: Vfr

Does Toronto still have the TPP? My understanding is if you train in Toronto (IFR or VFR) you'll stay in Toronto and not have to move to another FIR? (apologies I hope I used the acronyms correctly) Yes, Toronto is still doing TPP for VFR trainees. Generally speaking, you'll stay in the FIR you tra...
by Mayor_McCheese
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: ATC beyond NAV Canada
Replies: 19
Views: 2561

Re: ATC beyond NAV Canada

Any chance you could find a way to the United States? Find a partner down south, perhaps? You need to be a natural born citizen to work IFR traffic with the FAA. They have independent contract control towers that are privately run but they take people with VFR licences. They dont train people off t...
by Mayor_McCheese
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Toronto FIR Tower Salaries
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Toronto FIR Tower Salaries

It depends on how much OT is available at the unit but you could add 50% or more to your annual if there’s short staffing. Exactly. If you're willing to work the OT when it's available (and as mentioned above, almost all units have some, particularly in the summer when vacation time is in demand), ...
by Mayor_McCheese
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: navCANADA Ad for Training Course Spring 2020 on IGram
Replies: 3
Views: 1063

Re: navCANADA Ad for Training Course Spring 2020 on IGram

Do you guys find it a little bit weird to have NavCanada to post Ad on training courses for FSS for this instance on Instagram when you have your application and test done since more than a year and didn't have any returns from them... Not really. NavCanada is not going to stop advertising/looking ...
by Mayor_McCheese
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Toronto FIR Tower Salaries
Replies: 9
Views: 1421

Re: Toronto FIR Tower Salaries

I understand that some or many newly licensed VFR controllers are placed in the Tower Progression Plan (TPP) in the Toronto FIR. That being said, I have the following questions: A quick correction on the wording you used. "newly licensed VFR controllers are placed in the Tower Progression Plan (TPP...
by Mayor_McCheese
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How is VFR FIR assigned?
Replies: 9
Views: 1575

Re: How is VFR FIR assigned?

kvcy wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:46 pm
I didn't realize that it can be big or small depending on each FIR. Do you know how small (in numbers) the Toronto FIR is?
Toronto FIR towers:

Pearson
Billy Bishop
Oshawa
Hamilton
Waterloo
London
Windsor
Sault Ste. Marie

Thunder Bay is in Winnipeg FIR, and Ottawa is in Montreal.
by Mayor_McCheese
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport
Replies: 15
Views: 2259

Re: Music Fest at Edenvale Airport

From the FAQ page of the website: DIRECTIONS BY PLANE OR HELICOPTER Looking to fly in to the Festival by plane or helicopter? No problem. We have a 4000’ runway, lots of ramp parking and Avgas 100LL, Jet A1A and Mogas 91 Octane. Just check your Flight Supplement Guide for specific information. We wi...
by Mayor_McCheese
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer
Replies: 18
Views: 7405

Re: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer

First application. I was streamed IFR. Got a course offer (VFR) probably about a month or two after I was streamed. I got very lucky with the timing of my application process. What FIR are you? And have you followed up with them to see what the status of your application is? Just to continue to sho...
by Mayor_McCheese
Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How old is too old?
Replies: 6
Views: 5379

Re: How old is too old?

I licensed at 37, and have been on the job for a few years now. The most important things are that you have the financial means to survive through your training, and the time necessary to put into studying, etc... without other "real life" constraints (kids, family, etc...) getting in the way. And o...
by Mayor_McCheese
Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2447

Re: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?

as far as OTJ the qualified controller just supervises, provides feedback and intervenes when necessary correct? so how does it take additional man power to have the licensed controller switch seats? either way you need a controller on the scope, what difference does it make whether he is controlli...
by Mayor_McCheese
Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8526

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

I fly scheduled ops to many airports in Canada, I've never flown to YAM. In my experience at other airports when the Tower closes communications are taken over by the local or a remote FSS. has this always been the case at YAM, that when the Tower closes you are on your own ? Are there any other ai...
by Mayor_McCheese
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8526

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

Mode C or Mode S transponders on the snow plows would generate a traffic alert in TCAS II equipped aircraft. An RWSL (runway status lights) system like the major US airports have would also help to reduce the risk of this kind of incident. All it takes is money. The infrastructure will not be in pl...
by Mayor_McCheese
Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8526

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

Mode C or Mode S transponders on the snow plows would generate a traffic alert in TCAS II equipped aircraft. An RWSL (runway status lights) system like the major US airports have would also help to reduce the risk of this kind of incident. All it takes is money. The infrastructure will not be in pl...
by Mayor_McCheese
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8526

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

Mayor: yup. Luck. But it is still the very rare exception rather than the rule. Is a comppete overhaul of how uncontrolled aerodromes are managed required for this? I agree it is the very rare exception. And I'm not campaigning for a complete overhaul, just playing Captain Obvious in pointing out t...
by Mayor_McCheese
Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway
Replies: 63
Views: 8526

Re: Jazz lands YAM with plows on runway

Having said all that, when was the last time an aircraft landed on an occupied runway in crummy weather conditions and bent metal? Fair enough. However, in this case it was pure dumb luck that nothing happened. The Plow/Sweeper just happened to be making a turn at the far end of the runway when the...
by Mayor_McCheese
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Monitoring 121.5 MHz
Replies: 3
Views: 2161

Re: Monitoring 121.5 MHz

I couldn't tell you where it's written, but in practice at my tower, have it monitored in one position only.
by Mayor_McCheese
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Surveillance Service vs Radar Service
Replies: 2
Views: 3387

Re: Surveillance Service vs Radar Service

I was wondering when and why controllers changed from saying "radar identified" and "radar service terminates" to "identified" and "surveillance service terminates?" (mind you the odd, usually center, controller still says radar) Does this stem from the expectation that ADS-B will become available ...
by Mayor_McCheese
Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:19 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Advise for ct'd students from the atc course
Replies: 10
Views: 4466

Re: Advise for ct'd students from the atc course

Also means protect OT. Illya Yawn! Another one with full insight. These opinions usually come from the other side or from someone who has been CTd. There is no proof that this exists within either NAV Canada or NATS (my previous). Training is documented and a trainee receives progress reports and r...
by Mayor_McCheese
Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Advise for ct'd students from the atc course
Replies: 10
Views: 4466

Re: Advise for ct'd students from the atc course

S-hady wrote:Thanks...this is some scary process of selection i tell you!!!

I wouldn't say scary, but patience will be your best friend.
by Mayor_McCheese
Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Communication clarity
Replies: 5
Views: 2222

Re: Communication clarity

Because the feeds are captured using scanners, you'll also notice quite often that the beginning of transmissions will be cut off. The scanner is triggered by the transmission, so if it is a short one, you might be missing part of it. For example, aircraft idents often get cut off - you might hear "...
by Mayor_McCheese
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Seniority Bid Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2600

Seniority Bid Question

For those controllers that have been around a while, what is the likelihood of the company and union waiving/breaking/making an exception to the "3 year rule" (penalty box) for new qualifications or recent transfers to let them bid to a different location? I understand it depends on staffing levels ...
by Mayor_McCheese
Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Landing circuit at a controlled airport
Replies: 17
Views: 4340

Re: Landing circuit at a controlled airport

If I've cleared you to the left base, I would expect a call when you're on the base. I would then issue a sequence if I can't clear you to land yet.

When I'm issuing that initial clearance, I almost always throw in "report joining" or "report established" just to avoid any confusion.
by Mayor_McCheese
Sat May 09, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Landed with someone else on the runway
Replies: 17
Views: 3808

Re: Landed with someone else on the runway

CpnCrunch wrote:
I'm not aware of any rule that says you can't land if another aircraft is 6000ft down the runway. I don't know if you'll ever get permission from ATC or FSS to do this though.

That's the perspective I'm speaking from. We can't clear you to land in that situation.

Go to advanced search