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by kevenv
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Approach clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: Approach clearance

It would certainly make a lot of sense to me to hear CLEARED LOCALIZER RUNWAY 05 APPROACH, GLIDESLOPE U/S - as a reminder to ignore the glideslope indicator if it was showing anything. I see that KBUF, KIAG and KROC (the first three I checked) all have plates titled "ILS or LOC". I've never seen a ...
by kevenv
Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Approach clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: Approach clearance

So what would you reply to a non glide-slope equipped pilot who requested the LOCALIZER approach runway 12 at CYHM? The plate is titled ILS or NDB Rwy 12 (GNSS) . I would tell him that there is no published Localizer approach on RWY 12 at CYHM. That appears directly to contradict the text of the CA...
by kevenv
Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Approach clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: Approach clearance

So what would you reply to a non glide-slope equipped pilot who requested the LOCALIZER approach runway 12 at CYHM? The plate is titled ILS or NDB Rwy 12 (GNSS) . I would tell him that there is no published Localizer approach on RWY 12 at CYHM. I would also tell him that I will clear him for the IL...
by kevenv
Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Approach clearance
Replies: 21
Views: 2669

Re: Approach clearance

We are required to use the published name of the approach. If it is called the ILS 25 the a/c is cleared for the ILS 25 glide path un serviceable. If the approach is labeled "ILS/DME 25 or LOC/DME 25" the a/c may be cleared for the LOC/DME approach. From the old MANOPS 465.1 "specify in an approach ...
by kevenv
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Can someone from Vancouver help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Can someone from Vancouver help?

I understand the lack of relocation assistance but hopefully the staff out there will be able to point you in the right direction.
by kevenv
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Can someone from Vancouver help?
Replies: 6
Views: 2020

Re: Can someone from Vancouver help?

The company asked you to go from Moncton to Surrey to train and they offer no assistance at all?
by kevenv
Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Moncton training calls?
Replies: 6
Views: 2239

Re: Moncton training calls?

I am told a VFR course and an FSS course start next Monday.
by kevenv
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Calgary / Springbank Tower Positions
Replies: 5
Views: 2081

Re: Calgary / Springbank Tower Positions

xnay wrote:In a seniority bid, do those within the FIR rank higher than those from another FIR, or is a combination of years in as well as current FIR?
Seniority is the only thing that counts.
by kevenv
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?

Outflying8 you are in for a very long road if you think my comments were over the top and that I need to CALM DOWN lol. The process you are undertaking is akin to a 2 year job interview with constant critique. You my internet friend are the one that needs to calm down and not be so defensive and sen...
by kevenv
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?

Still it shouldn't take that much to get more regular going....don't they have designated trainers for the basic? as far as OTJ the qualified controller just supervises, provides feedback and intervenes when necessary correct? so how does it take additional man power to have the licensed controller...
by kevenv
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?
Replies: 19
Views: 2327

Re: Why do YWG and YEG hold more assessment sessions?

but if they are truly that short, it would make sense to offer more regular training courses (increase from 2 per year to 4 per year) or something like that until the empty seats are filled. All of this training requires qualified controllers to leave the floor to teach the course as well as more c...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Looking for roommate in Moncton FIR starting in April
Replies: 4
Views: 1825

Re: Looking for roommate in Moncton FIR starting in April

Does anyone have a room to rent? Is anyone looking to rent and would consider going in on a small home and splitting rent? Looking for options. I will be in Moncton this weekend looking at accommodations. Message if you have something to rent or are looking to rent with someone. Could always try th...
by kevenv
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Fire trucks following West Jet 767 in YYC
Replies: 20
Views: 4821

Re: Fire trucks following West Jet 767 in YYC

complexintentions wrote:Before the thread drifts off onto an entirely unrelated incident, just curious where I can read about exactly at what point a geriatric 767 lost a wheel? Takeoff in YYC? Takeoff in HNL? Landing attempt in YYC?
by kevenv
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:05 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: "AU" Weather Services; where is this offered? Not ok for visibility?
Replies: 3
Views: 3263

Re: "AU" Weather Services; where is this offered? Not ok for visibility?

dougj wrote:Sometimes I think Navcanada's AIM is to confuse.
The AIM is not a Nav Canada publication.
by kevenv
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Controlled vfr in class B
Replies: 5
Views: 1365

Re: Controlled vfr in class B

That seems pretty clear but it does not explicitly state flight levels appropriate for Cvfr flight in class B space I would determine for reading this that one should use IFR altitudes based upon the direction of flight in these conditions. But i could easily be wrong It isn't a question of what al...
by kevenv
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Monitoring 121.5 MHz
Replies: 3
Views: 2095

Re: Monitoring 121.5 MHz

In QM ACC we have 1 receiver/transmitter for VHF/UHF guard. It is monitored 24/7 at one sector only.
by kevenv
Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Just applied
Replies: 8
Views: 2864

Re: Just applied

If I'm not mistaken, Moncton is training FSS people for national positions as opposed to just in the FIR.
by kevenv
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets
Replies: 147
Views: 23347

Re: Canadian Govt buys 18 Super Hornets

Came across this and found it to be a good read: SOLVING THE FIGHTER DILEMMA A Full Competition is the Only Way By Paul Manson Back in March, 1977, Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal Government, seeking to replace the Air Force’s three existing fighter fleets with a single aircraft type, ordered a full­ scale...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR- "Auto Over"
Replies: 1
Views: 2045

Re: IFR- "Auto Over"

I have heard this term twice, while a controller's mic was stuck open, just before his sector was ready to split and have seen this on CBC Tv, during the visit to the Vancouver ACC, a data board strip that says "Auto over." I did a Google search and found a definition "ATC controller's radar perfor...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?
Replies: 9
Views: 3261

Re: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?

3. What happens if you lose your medical a few years after you start work? Are you screwed like a pilot? Or does Nav Canada take care of you (I.E give you another job?) Unless there is an office job available that you can apply on and win the competition, you are out of luck. Once all your sick ben...
by kevenv
Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Porter Q400 Near Miss with Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 5726

Re: Porter Q400 Near Miss with Drone

linecrew wrote:If you were to fill a tractor inner tube with helium would it float away?
This giant soccer ball floats away (2:15 in the video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n55kYcvMlkY
by kevenv
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Porter Q400 Near Miss with Drone
Replies: 22
Views: 5726

Re: Porter Q400 Near Miss with Drone

I will have to tell you that a drone doesn't have the ability to fly at 9,000 feet or nearly 2745 m. A drone fly at 200m. 300m max is less than 1000 feet. I know pipo king is on his first post, so maybe he's a troll, but just in case... Service ceiling of the DJI Phantom 4 (which is high-end, but s...
by kevenv
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Overseas Controller Recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 5618

Re: Overseas Controller Recruitment

Hi Guys, I am looking for a bit of help / advice please..... I am a UK based Area Controller. However, due to being born in Canada, I have dual citizenship. Do you know if Nav Canada accepts applications from experienced overseas Controllers? And, if so, the best way to go about applying? Many than...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 12516

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

Armyguy25 wrote:Where on Take Charge does it say it? Is it a general message or specifically to you?

I have no difference on mine, doesn't say anything that it hasn't said for weeks. Light is still yellow
I'm not sure why an assessment date on their website would change anything on your page...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 10, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 12516

Re: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?

It is under the Recruitment and Training section, Important Dates.

Upcoming Assessment Sessions –

Moncton – November 17th, 2016


That would imply it is the in person testing done at the ACC.

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