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by kevenv
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 235
Views: 47655

Re: YEG Applications process

There’s a recent article NAV Can released on how they need to hire more woman and minorities. So if you are neither good luck. After a year of being a successful candidate in the pool I’ve decided to pull my position. They’re just another bullshit politically correct employer. @#$! em. The overwhel...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco
Replies: 73
Views: 8350

Re: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco

I don't think this could happen in Canada, as ATC is prohibited from issuing clearances below the minimum IFR altitude unless being radar vectored. http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Documents/AIP/Current/part_5_aic/5aic_eng_2017_19.pdf#top That's not what your attachment says at all....
by kevenv
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 33249

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Braun wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:03 am
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'.
by kevenv
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...
Replies: 14
Views: 2122

Re: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...

I asked ATC one time what constitutes protected airspace. It's miles around your holding point. They don't care as long as you're doing something that approximates a hold and stays within 5+ miles of where you say you are going to hold. The answer you got is a bit misleading. In a radar environment...
by kevenv
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Why is the max speed for a hold faster when climbing?
Replies: 9
Views: 899

Re: Why is the max speed for a hold faster when climbing?

Maybe more to do with the airspace to be protected for the hold. Once established in the hold the fix end reduction area can be dropped making the size of the protected area smaller. I am assuming that the initial template for the hold covers the higher speeds given.
by kevenv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus
Replies: 21
Views: 3064

Re: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus

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by kevenv
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 3947

Re: YVR Flow

It appears my own googling skills are somewhat lacking, though to include the value of long term incentives and his pension plan as annual income is a stretch.
by kevenv
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: how long did it take for your medical approval?
Replies: 5
Views: 4037

Re: how long did it take for your medical approval?

Just wondering how long it can take for the initial fss medical to be approved? I did my medical & other appointments about 7 weeks ago. Haven't heard anything from Navcanada yet. I'm probably going to contact them this week to make sure there's no issues, but just wondering if that's normal? Seems...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario To NFLD
Replies: 20
Views: 2315

Re: Ontario To NFLD

Picked up a spot tracker today. Not much radar out that way, and family will be able to keep an eye on me too. As long as you cross the NB border at about 5500, you will be in radar coverage. From CYFC on wards to CYYG or CYHZ 3500 will work easily. From CYYG or CYHZ to CYQY you need to be at about...
by kevenv
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Category 1 with past marijuana use?
Replies: 72
Views: 7388

Re: Category 1 with past marijuana use?

Maybe things have changed but when I was in the flying business the US customs and immigration would not allow a known marijuana user into the USA. Does anyone know if this is still true? Statistically, the majority of adult Canadians are known marijuana users. Thousands of marijuana users are allo...
by kevenv
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where is the westjet goes alpa thread
Replies: 1
Views: 1276

Re: Where is the westjet goes alpa thread

leftoftrack wrote:Did it get deleted
I still see it.

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by kevenv
Sat May 20, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9845

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Effective 0000z May 20th 2017, ATC clearances shall not include the phrase VIA SID/STAR. The term VIA may be used in the routing segment of an IFR clearance. ATC will also not issue a climb altitude on an initial IFR departure clearance. Interesting that you got this email. I just got one saying th...
by kevenv
Fri May 12, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: When is it appropriate for Pilot to call shift Supervisor?
Replies: 7
Views: 4273

Re: When is it appropriate for Pilot to call shift Supervisor?

If you were able to slow down enough that it wasn't an issue, then why call at all? If it bugged you so much or was a safety concern, you're responsible for the go around? Were you a Light behind a heavy? How bad was the breach? If you forgot to call entering the Zone in an MF, would you want the F...
by kevenv
Mon May 08, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: chances of a standby getting in?
Replies: 2
Views: 2745

Re: chances of a standby getting in?

outflying8 wrote: 4) How late would they likely call? (or when should I expect a call by if I am getting one at all)
The recent IFR course in Moncton had someone fail the ITA test and rewrite in week 2 and they managed to get another student in to replace him.
by kevenv
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9845

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

On the positive side We have already found some controllers that are circumnavigating the phraseology by clearing Aircraft direct to a fix on the star thereby alleviating the nausea attached with the "cleared via star" terminology. Though I may clear an aircraft to any point on the STAR ("proceed d...
by kevenv
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9845

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Where I work there are no charted speed or altitude restrictions above 5000 on STARS or transitions. We only clear A/C to 10000. High level only clears them to FL290. The ICAO document that is the cause of this states that "descend via STAR" indicates to the pilot they must comply with all charted s...
by kevenv
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12086

Re: United, again.

Canoehead wrote:You mean GGN. SKV (you meant SKR) doesn't fly those heaps of garbage either.
My bad, typing too fast without thinking. Thanks (SKV is the identifier for Sky Regional not SKR)
by kevenv
Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12086

Re: United, again.

Canoehead wrote:You mean CRJ200. Jazz doesn't operate those heaps of garbage anymore.
No I meant 100, Jazz may not operate them but SKV does.

I also overlooked the fact that depending on the day, JAZZ does have a Q400 make the flight.
by kevenv
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9845

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

More words, no efficiencies. We have no speed or altitude restrictions on the transitions where I work, yet we have to use the new phraseology every time we give an altitude. And the pilot is required to read it back as issued. No read back means we have to chase it down.
by kevenv
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12086

Re: United, again.

Maybe I just don't trust the media to accurately report the story. The airlines comment was that they were investing what happened, unfortunately that leaves the reader assuming that what they're reading is accurate. Tell me which aircraft in the AC network has 28 seats? There are what? one hundred...
by kevenv
Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12086

Re: United, again.

No, they didn't. Look past the fake news and check their stock price chart over the last month. The price fluctuated a bit on Tuesday (it went up first) but closed higher than it was a week ago. There was a massive volume of trades on Tuesday, but no real change in price. So a lot of people ditched...
by kevenv
Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: United, again.
Replies: 156
Views: 12086

Re: United, again.

The news this morning is reporting that the doctor initially accepted the compensation to give up his seat but returned to it when he realized he would be late for work.

United lost a billion dollars of stock value over this. Optics is everything in today's day and age.
by kevenv
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35393

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

Interesting video here from a passenger on the plane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Fd0x0FoQ
by kevenv
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet almost puts one in the drink
Replies: 194
Views: 35393

Re: WestJet almost puts one in the drink

A CADORS for this incident was just entered yesterday.

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