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by kevenv
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cargojet Models...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Cargojet Models...?

Try an ebay search. (http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40 ... t&_sacat=0) I found this there;
by kevenv
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Levels of Medevac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6752

Re: Levels of Medevac?

We deal with medical emergencies on non medevac aircraft all of the time. Never have I heard one declare Mayday (or PAN for that matter). They always say something like "we are declaring an emergency (nature of emergency) request diversion to XXXX". On occasion we have also had medevac aircraft tell...
by kevenv
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2082

Re: Off topic: Military service datapase?

I served in both the reg force and reserves and am retired. I do not have Veterans plates. I do have a record of service card, a commissioning scroll, a retirement certificate and I know my service number. Having said that I would still tell some one that wanted to see proof of my service to piss of...
by kevenv
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Levels of Medevac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6752

Re: Levels of Medevac?

My company SOP's state that were to file as a medevac even when empty. Apparently, the government wants the airplane to be handled as a priority at all times, in case there is another call pending. Stupid logic in my books, but hey I just fly the thing. I don't write the policies. And my company "S...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training Changes....
Replies: 40
Views: 9312

Re: Training Changes....

The current course in YQM came out on the floor part way through their specialty training. They started to be paid effective that date. They are now employees so when they go back in the school to finish the course they are paid and put on a 4/3 cycle.
by kevenv
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS
Replies: 45
Views: 14988

Re: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS

Ref the military ATC, not sure if I would say "totally different", just a "bit different" than NavCan :wink:. Same Manops after all. Some diffs I'm aware of, for starters, if you don't have a degree I'm pretty sure you will not be the actual VFR or IFR controller. You could be a ground controller, ...
by kevenv
Thu Jan 21, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS
Replies: 45
Views: 14988

Re: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS

saminbc wrote:I had also considered doing Flight Specialist under Forces.ca. It's the same position except it is military vs civilian.
After a career in the military including ATC, I feel confident in saying there is no equivalent to FSS in the military.
by kevenv
Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:14 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCan Second round interview question?
Replies: 18
Views: 6246

Re: NavCan Second round interview question?

I just had my second round interview on Tuesday, here in Moncton FIR. I'm hoping to find out how I made out, and if I passed what specialty I'm streamed for sooner rather than later. 4 weeks would be incredibly difficult, especially since I log onto my dashboard every hour of the day to see if ther...
by kevenv
Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wallpaper Worthy HDR
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: Wallpaper Worthy HDR

The photo was taken in Italy by Antonio Grambone:

https://1x.com/photo/119499/latest:user:36165
by kevenv
Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: No Alternate IFR issue
Replies: 22
Views: 2385

Re: No Alternate IFR issue

We see this quite often with traffic from Europe destined to the eastern seaboard when the upper winds are strong. They file KBGR and after they hit land fall they recalculate fuel and refile in the air changing from KBGR to desired destination.
by kevenv
Thu May 07, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NAVCanada phone interview
Replies: 7
Views: 5093

Re: NAVCanada phone interview

cycanada wrote:French would only pertain to the Montreal FIR or perhaps vfr for iles de Madeleine . And manops lol. Other then that it will be exclusively in English.
There is no VFR tower in YGR, FSS only.
by kevenv
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NavCanada hiring practices vs the airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 4678

Re: NavCanada hiring practices vs the airlines

It is not easy to cease train people on OJT. They are generally given every opportunity to succeed. There are reams of paperwork for each trainee. They get daily training reports, end of each cycle training reports and end of segment reports. If someone is struggling with some area, they are intervi...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Westjet Fuel surcharge
Replies: 21
Views: 3595

Re: Westjet Fuel surcharge

Found this website that seems to show that Hydro is correct;

http://www.extrapackofpeanuts.com/findi ... surcharge/

From the site "In airline speak, a fuel surcharge is represented by the code YQ."
by kevenv
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training starts throughout the year
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: Training starts throughout the year

rspencer38 wrote:Hey,

Anyone know if training groups start at certain points throughout the year (ie. January/May/Sept) or can they start at any point if needed?
I think most places start courses Spring (Feb/Mar/Apr) and/or Fall (Octoberish). You won't find a place that starts in the summer.
by kevenv
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aviation medical fees
Replies: 80
Views: 9139

Re: Aviation medical fees

Is it true that it's only pilots who pay a medical processing fee? I heard that even though ATC have to get an annual medical, they don't pay a handling fee. I sure hope this is false information. ATC does not pay the fee. On the odd occasion, TC messes up and does send out a bill. A quick phone ca...
by kevenv
Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: VFR or IFR
Replies: 16
Views: 4112

Re: VFR or IFR

If you want to stay in Winnipeg, go IFR right away. If you go VFR, there is no guarantee you will land a course for YWG tower, meaning you might get assigned to Whitehorse, for example, and start off with a much lower ATC pay grade when you check out. You wouldn't end up in Whitehorse off a Winnipe...
by kevenv
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Serco
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Serco

halfmilevis wrote:Good point,

I meant civilian :)

I dont see any information about Portage, are they still there?

HMV
Portage ATC is done by Mid-West ATC Canada LTD.
by kevenv
Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYTZ/CPZ9 Docking Area
Replies: 20
Views: 3518

Re: CYTZ/CPZ9 Docking Area

This is from the Toronto Port Authority website: Apart from the pedestrian tunnel, two other major projects are underway; maintenance area parking reconfiguration and float plane dock replacement. The parking reconfiguration is located east of the firehalland hanger 6 and is schedule to be complete ...
by kevenv
Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Departure Frequencys
Replies: 4
Views: 2220

Re: Departure Frequencys

Vancouver is based on your direction of flight after take off regardless of the L or R rwy and can be different from the 08's to the 26's. Departure north is 126.12 and south is 132.3 and as ahramin stated it's usually given with your clx.
by kevenv
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Vancouver 30 Nov
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: Vancouver 30 Nov

CarbHeat wrote:What happened in Vancouver today? All I got from tower was some sort of water leak in Surrey
That's all the tower knew. Even Global news wasn't very informative; http://globalnews.ca/news/1700474/fligh ... in-surrey/
by kevenv
Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Experienced Controller Migrating to Canada
Replies: 5
Views: 3038

Re: Experienced Controller Migrating to Canada

Prolyfic I have heard that although there is no "experienced controller" program, NavCanada did recently take a controller (or 2?) from the military direct to Fredericton tower. I guess it all depends on the company's needs at the time. But again as others have mentioned, you need to meet the reside...
by kevenv
Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent service from TC
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Re: Excellent service from TC

I dropped my ATC renewal off at the TC office in downtown Vancouver (a 5 min walk from my place) and received the new book in the mail 2 and a half weeks later.
by kevenv
Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Moving regions once employed
Replies: 15
Views: 2462

Re: Moving regions once employed

5 years? Your union sucks balls You can't move for 3 years after qualifying. That's not unreasonable considering the time and money that went into you. After that you need sufficient seniority to get to the place you want. For places that nobody wants to go to like Gander ACC you don't need very mu...
by kevenv
Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Landing in a control zone at a place other than an airport
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

Re: Landing in a control zone at a place other than an airpo

Be cautious about saying that "at your discretion" means the controller has no positive control over the area. A lot of airports use "pushback your discretion" not because the ramp is uncontrolled, but because they can't see the area behind you so can't guarantee it's clear. We use "push back at yo...
by kevenv
Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: How many people travel with no luggage?
Replies: 36
Views: 16836

Re: How many people travel with no luggage?

if you purposely bring a carry on that won't fit to skirt around the fee, and unsurprisingly is relocated below, would the bag be subject to the fee. Seems a cheesy way to avoid paying the fee. Check-in/bag-drop staff are supposed to screen carry-ons for size. EasyJet have been confiscating, checki...

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