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by stabilizedapproach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Any updates on training?
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Any updates on training?

You are correct in that the company has been trying to recruit for to address future staffing shortfalls, but it’s also important to understand that staffing needs aren’t the same as what they were in February before Covid became a much bigger thing. Many units and specialties are now re-evaluating ...
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Any updates on training?
Replies: 9
Views: 2558

Re: Any updates on training?

Just a word of advice before anyone turns blue holding their breath for a call to move ahead... and please understand I only say this because I was once in your shoes waiting with high expectations to move forward so I know and sympathize with the anxiety that comes with waiting for good or bad news...
by stabilizedapproach
Mon Jul 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Use of VFR flight plan?
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Use of VFR flight plan?

I don’t think any VFR/FSS are able to see routing unless we search for the flight plan which is not always easy to do if it’s busy. Searching for flight plans means sifting through everything in the flight info region, so there could be a lot to look through. If you file a one-way FP, we can always ...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 272
Views: 65182

Re: YEG Applications process

I feel that NavCanada is going to need a lot of new controllers once everything goes back to normal. They temporarily stopped hiring all the possible employees so they are going to need to do double time when able. That is the bright side!! 😀 I dont want to rain on your parade, so pardon me if it s...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

To leave no one hanging: Abbotsford is managed by Victoria terminal, not Vancouver. Pitt is indeed very close to the published STARS to Vancouver for 26’s. Airplanes are routinely given descent down to 3000 there. If you are low and out of Class C, it is a good idea to monitor your nearest tower bec...
by stabilizedapproach
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

I should also add to this thread that while I have occasionally had spectacularly dangerous and poor service from many towers and terminal units in BC, 95% of the time I get excellent service from all controllers in BC, particularly YVR & YYJ TML. If this is not your experience, consider that it ma...
by stabilizedapproach
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

How is getting a tower controller in Langley to give you flight following practical? The zone is 3 miles, by the time you get a word in edgewise you're long gone. VFR traffic is allowed in class C terminal airspace, it says so right in the AIM. I get tired of this VFR frowned upon in Vancouver term...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Awos Canada
Replies: 15
Views: 1344

Re: Awos Canada

I believe there's one in Kelowna too.
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

To answer your last question Stabilized: As PF says, it's simply nice when Terminal talks to us in busy airspace, we don't need to be any higher and inside the class C. YYZ operates multiple satellites on different frequencies, so they can do this....I do recognize it's a much bigger airspace. Flyi...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

I recall a night flight, in which Vancouver was "quiet" where I was denied higher Northbound going to the Harbour; which is fine, because you can skirt around the various zones and pop up as required. But, it would be nice to get higher in that area, someday. :wink: Yeah that area is particularly t...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

How does that work when Terminal simply and only says "Stay clear"? What then happens is what's happening. Planes transiting will call up Langley tower to cut the risk of an incident, overloading them. You haven't addressed the issue of terminals refusal of service, offloading the problem onto othe...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

All units can cross-couple (combine) frequencies when it is quieter and does not merit splitting off into positions. When it is busy and all positions are open, the Terminal is split up pretty logically and there are enough frequencies to go around to make it work as well. English proficiency is imp...
by stabilizedapproach
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

Whenever I hear "workload" and "YVR" terminal in the same sentence, I raise my eyebrows as a GA pilot. ... So YVR is congested. So are lots of places. Fix it. Staff it. And don't let people fly, FTU's, who cant communicate. Terminal doesn't want the work , and so Langley tower gets traffic calls th...
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5974

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

That's my understanding of it, but I would love to hear a controller's view of this topic. The role of the tower is to separate aircraft in their control zone, not just on the runway, but this is kind of where it gets tricky by definition. We are only required to provide conflict resolution to VFR ...
by stabilizedapproach
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR in person assessment (Jan 2020)
Replies: 21
Views: 3246

Re: YVR in person assessment (Jan 2020)

I'd kind of like an explanation from Nav Canada as to why they've done that. NAV Canada is a company, and like any company that hires, they need not explain to the public how they make certain business decisions on the hiring front. I wouldn't expect any company to tell me why they aren't running h...
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transferring through terminal zones
Replies: 9
Views: 2438

Re: Transferring through terminal zones

VFR aircraft are guaranteed a minimum of 4500' on those routes. Don't accept 2500' across the straight, there's no need. That battle was fought and won about 25 years ago. This is all traffic permitting. Service is always provided first to IFR aircraft - VFR itinerants are lower on the list. You ca...
by stabilizedapproach
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR In-person Assessment (Jan 2019)
Replies: 65
Views: 9690

Re: YVR In-person Assessment (Jan 2019)

Offers have gone out as of last week.
by stabilizedapproach
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)
Replies: 106
Views: 11660

Re: YYZ Assessment (Feb 2019)

Only a few standby are made, just in case a confirmed says no.

Some courses have a few from the standby list, some have none. Your odds basically depend on how eager the people with a confirmed offer are.
by stabilizedapproach
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YVR Training Offers
Replies: 11
Views: 1874

Re: YVR Training Offers

standby is exactly that - if someone doesn't want the seat, then they start looking at the standby list. A course likely won't start unless it's full.

IFR started a few days ago, so this will be VFR. FSS train in Kamloops now.

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