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by kevenv
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: IFR Generic or Specialty student
Replies: 1
Views: 955

Re: IFR Generic or Specialty student

Why not post your questions here and let everyone benefit from the answers?
by kevenv
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments
Replies: 49
Views: 6242

Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

BenjaminCook wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:35 am
Jesus, 30 of 250? That's an 8.3% pass rate. These people are crazy.
30 of 250 is a 12% pass rate not 8.3.

Plus it is not a pass rate. 30 people didn't pass with 220 people failing. They took the top 30 scores. Big difference from 220 peopled failed.
by kevenv
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia

1 - How is the radar coverage in the area? If I go VFR, should I expect to be able to get flight following? If we aren't busy you will get flight following. Radar coverage isn't an issue as there are radars at Digby, Halifax and Sydney. The issue is frequency coverage. Flying at 7500 or 9500 feet m...
by kevenv
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff

2 at YFC. They are flying pretty much non stop, mostly round robins in the FIR but some to YQB and back as well.
by kevenv
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 239
Views: 50139

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: 8511

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: 33432

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: 2147

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: 921

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: 3129

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: 3999

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: 4117

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: 2337

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: 7547

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: 1281

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: 9938

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: 4297

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: 2771

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: 9938

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: 9938

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: 12242

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: 12242

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: 9938

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.

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