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by Braun
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Status of Generic IFR training that was to start in spring 2020 for Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Re: Status of Generic IFR training that was to start in spring 2020 for Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Toronto

Where I’m at the course that started last January have been postponed until at least January. Not sure if it’s applicable everywhere but don’t hold your breath. It sucks for all the applicants
by Braun
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5204

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

COPA’s new president works for Nav Canada. Maybe a nice email or letter would be a good idea if you feel there is a problem!
by Braun
Fri May 29, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

I agree. Every country's ATC has its own idiosyncrasies but calling it "terrible" is over the top.... . I truly believe that if you took one controller from New York centre, Chicago’s LA they could run all the YYZ sectors simultaneously and do a better job of it. I always said, if they could clone ...
by Braun
Mon May 25, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Since this has drifted into how “entitled” I apparently am, even though it is not all the case, I’ll bring the discussion back to the original subject which is Nav Canada cost and efficiency. This CANSO report might help clear up some misconceptions about just how “inefficient” Nav Canada is. https:...
by Braun
Mon May 25, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

... Controller salaries in Canada are on par with international salaries ... We’re are in this together ... Why should you get paid the same as controllers internationally? We aren't paid anywhere near what the US or other countries pay their pilots. Could you explain to me what "We are in this tog...
by Braun
Sun May 24, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

:? Saying Nav Canada is a terrible product is simply not true. I’m not saying we’re perfect but it’s definitely not terrible. I agree. Every country's ATC has its own idiosyncrasies but calling it "terrible" is over the top.... I agree, terrible might not be appropriate. It’s not like we are running...
by Braun
Sun May 24, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

WIth revenues down, the cost of that service is going up. If you can't understand that, especially after everything I have written, than there isn't much else to say really. ATC is an essential service. Joe Blo flying down to Cayo Coco with his family for some fun in the sun isn't essential. So com...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Sorry Braun, as a customer of Nav Canada I don't see it like that at all. How many Nav Canada employees lost their job or took a pay cut due to Covid? That's right. Sack some ATCO's. That'll make everything better. Well, they’ve started offering packages for people to retire. We are losing ATCO’s b...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

:? :? Sorry Braun, as a customer of Nav Canada I don't see it like that at all. How many Nav Canada employees lost their job or took a pay cut due to Covid? Rhetorical question since we know the answer is "none," Nav Canada is weathering the storm quite nicely. Certainly nothing against individual C...
by Braun
Sat May 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 74
Views: 7270

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Nav Canada is an embarrassment to this country, they fail to see that they are a service provider. Controller salaries have sky rocketed with their persistent game of overtime and controlling staffing by a ridiculous wash out rate. The Airlines in this country are getting slaughtered and Nav Canada...
by Braun
Wed May 20, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYWG "No Join"
Replies: 17
Views: 1959

Re: CYWG "No Join"

100% certain he said « no joy ». In other words, we can’t see it or it’s not working.
by Braun
Thu May 14, 2020 5:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Latest Engine Overhaul costs
Replies: 25
Views: 6220

Re: Latest Engine Overhaul costs

What sort of cost would an overhaul run on an 0-320 with new cylinders? Big price difference or no?
by Braun
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 272
Views: 62660

Re: YEG Applications process

I also passed the bootcamp. Does anyone know for sure if they are holding off on offers for now until this COVID stuff is over or does it mean I am not getting an offer in October for sure and may get one in the future? The last communication we’ve received is that there is a temporary freeze. You ...
by Braun
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YWG Onsite Assessment - 2019
Replies: 78
Views: 10787

Re: YWG Onsite Assessment - 2019

All training is postponed except for those near qualification. Temporary hiring freeze in place.
by Braun
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing airspace
Replies: 25
Views: 3557

Re: Closing airspace

He is NOT a reputable source.
by Braun
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 51798

Re: Corona Virus

I’m sure this was just a trial virus for the Chinese bio weapons lab. They will likely come out with something worse in the fall. I don’t really buy the eating bats or the other armadillo like creature theory. They’ve probably been eating that disgusting shit for thousands of years. Did get the pro...
by Braun
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Feb. 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 12878

Re: YYZ Feb. 2020

Over on reddit trainees were stating that their training was pushed back to May (with pay). So I think we have a good chance of having bootcamp in mid to late May with our training still scheduled for Fall. Joanne also told me that they are still planning on training for the fall but that was last ...
by Braun
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Feb. 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 12878

Re: YYZ Feb. 2020

Over on reddit trainees were stating that their training was pushed back to May (with pay). So I think we have a good chance of having bootcamp in mid to late May with our training still scheduled for Fall. Joanne also told me that they are still planning on training for the fall but that was last ...
by Braun
Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Feb. 2020
Replies: 127
Views: 12878

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 Braun
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 3
Views: 2468

Re: ATC Layoffs?

It would be the absolute dumbest decision to layoff ATC at this point. We've been working soooooo hard to staff our units in the past ten years and to throw it all away for a temporary issue is ridiculous. There is always a possibility it happens but my perspective is that we should just use the ext...
by Braun
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Bootcamp Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Bootcamp Questions

I’m not offended at all.
by Braun
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Bootcamp Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Bootcamp Questions

Suit isn’t overdressing but a dress shirt/polo and clean pants is fine. We have a very relax dress code since we don’t actually interact with people (probably why we are so weird) once on the job it’s just about looking professional. No controller wears suits. For a job interview it’s fine. Persona...
by Braun
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Bootcamp Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Bootcamp Questions

Suit isn’t overdressing but a dress shirt/polo and clean pants is fine. We have a very relax dress code since we don’t actually interact with people (probably why we are so weird) once on the job it’s just about looking professional. No controller wears suits. For a job interview it’s fine. Personal...
by Braun
Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Bootcamp Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2392

Re: Bootcamp Questions

:shock: There wasn't any specific dress code that was provided for us, and in my boot camp cohort we had people showing up in a suit and others in a sweat suit. It's really up to you - I personally believe in making a good impression (but also feeling comfortable enough to do my best) so I wore busi...
by Braun
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Favourite Type
Replies: 56
Views: 3339

Re: Favourite Type

Well, I’ve only flown C152, C172 and C177...C177 is my favourite so far.

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