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by Braun
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: NAV CANADA Quebec Region
Replies: 26
Views: 10302

Re: NAV CANADA Quebec Region

I'm also waiting for second interview. Started the process in october 2017 and my language test mid july 2018 and nothing since then. I have a feeling they don't have training happening now I don’t want to discourage you but have a lot of training right now. Might be good to give a call and get a u...
by Braun
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Out of country during application process
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: Out of country during application process

I would contact the recruitment department with your questions and i'm sure they'll be helpful in guiding you in which way your application should be handled. I would expect that e-mail would be fine but I wouldn't take any chances.
by Braun
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 53
Views: 4838

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Just out of curiousity how would guys rate the snow removal at the other major aiports (YYC, YVR, YYZ and YUL)?
by Braun
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Ita exam questions

First of all I’ve been posting here for over 10 years and I think I’ve been quite helpful to the people with whom I’ve interacted. It’s not my fault people can’t be spoken to anymore with honesty without being sensitive about. It’s not personal. It seems people forget that you are starting a new car...
by Braun
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Ita exam questions

Who said to memorize AIM, MATS etc all by heart? Anyways like I said: good luck. What do I know, I just do tons of training and get this question all the time. I know how it usually ends when people try and cut corners.
by Braun
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Remeber that F35 debate
Replies: 23
Views: 1599

Re: Remeber that F35 debate

The fighter jet replacement issue is just one of a litany of issues with this government. Here's a short list of some but not all issues I have with the current government: Minister lied about his job and resume, still a minister. (Defense minister) Minister lied about where she was born to get ele...
by Braun
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Ita exam questions

This mind sound a tad rude but if you aren't willing to memorize a few airport and airline identifiers on the ITA you'll be in for a surprise during your training. Also, i'm not sure asking if you need to learn something or not during your course is a good idea. Good luck!
by Braun
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tip of the hat to Canadian Air Traffic Controllers...
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Tip of the hat to Canadian Air Traffic Controllers...

av8ts wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:23 am
Braun wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 pm
I wanted to send tacos but I was told that was insensitive.
Well tomatoes did originate in Mexico/central America so maybe pizzas say the same as tacos without them knowing it
Subtle. I like it.
by Braun
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Tip of the hat to Canadian Air Traffic Controllers...
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Tip of the hat to Canadian Air Traffic Controllers...

I wanted to send tacos but I was told that was insensitive.
by Braun
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR

True but if you work in IFR and are a terminal controller it is COMPLETELY different to a high level or even enroute. Each site and specialty has it's differences.
by Braun
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR

No worries. I try and answer what I can. I signed up to this website in 2006 when I applied so I know what it is like and how helpful it can be to get answers that aren't readily available.
by Braun
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR training schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: IFR training schedule

Hey, no problem! The generic course is 5-6 months approximately. Specialty courses vary in length so it is really hard to answer without knowing where you are going. What FIR are you in? I suggest you contact them for specific course information as we all have different lengths and particularities. If
by Braun
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR training schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 904

Re: IFR training schedule

It really depends on when your course starts ETC...Where I work there usually is a small break between the initial generic portion and the specialty course. 2-3 weeks maybe. It is different everywhere and courses can start throughout the year so it's hard to tell in advance. You'd find out at the be...
by Braun
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR

Newbie hopeful future ATC here, and I just have a few questions. first of all, I see a lot of info on pay for IFR, but what about VFR (and FSS)? Just how much lower is it? Is it just the base rate that's lower? What about premiums and other bonuses? All IFR controllers have the same base pay, the on...
by Braun
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 16
Views: 1962

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

My girlfriend is an ATC, I work at AC, used to work at Jazz. I’m at home way more than she is. She works a lot of night shift, has to do mandatory overtime. Some months she gets 4-5 day off with the overtime. She’s jealous of my schedule sometimes. Yes we spend a lot of nights in hotel rooms but I ...
by Braun
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 16
Views: 1962

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

Hard job to get but worth it if you make it. I would never suggest to someone that they apply if they are only doing it to sleep at home at night and the salary. The training is too hard to if you don't have the proper motivation. I love my job and wouldn't change for anything but it's not for every...
by Braun
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Emergency declared in circuit due to IMC
Replies: 24
Views: 2745

Re: Emergency declared in circuit due to IMC

As an ATC I can guarantee that as soon as a VFR pilot enters IMC conditions we consider an emergency even if the pilot doesn't "declare" one. Good job on the pilot asking for help. Honestly, this happens fairly often.
by Braun
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 7845

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

As a terminal controller I expect a read back of all instructions and will confirm if I don’t receive one. I wouldn’t accept Wilco for a heading, altitude or speed instruction. Also, if I say flying heading 120 and you read back 210 it becomes my mistake as we are responsible to catch bad read backs.
by Braun
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: First Air 737-200
Replies: 11
Views: 2976

Re: First Air 737-200

Air inuit in Montreal as well...I know it’s not YWG but still
by Braun
Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 32282

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

For the ATC part the approach is done in uncontrolled airspace if I am not mistaking. Also below radar coverage. The airspace is controlled. No radar coverage below about 8000'. You are correct, I am mistaking about the uncontrolled airspace. I thought it was further south than it actually is. The ...
by Braun
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 32282

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

The implication of the TSB report is that 6 hours a month is insufficient to maintain currency in an MU-2 - Agree/Disagree? This is the first time I've seen the term: Passenger Pilot. Admittedly he seems not to have spoken up about the situation. As well as a missed approach, one wonders why the pi...
by Braun
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Living in Montreal but wanting YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Re: Living in Montreal but wanting YYZ

Sorry for being straightforward. I just think there are some things online forums can’t solve. A quick phone call could open more opportunities than you can think!
by Braun
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Living in Montreal but wanting YYZ
Replies: 5
Views: 2799

Re: Living in Montreal but wanting YYZ

Call them. What can anyone here do except tell you to call them?
by Braun
Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Trainee Tax Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3411

Re: Trainee Tax Question

100% taxable and it is the new employees responsibility to file the income in the appropriate way. There was absolutely no gray area when they rolled this program out.
by Braun
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where were you on September 11th 2001?
Replies: 329
Views: 64225

Re: Where were you on September 11th 2001?

In high school english. The teacher trollied in a TV and we watched it all day. I will never forget watching the second aircraft hit. Surreal.

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