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by kevenv
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ammunition for Canadas ATC trainees?
Replies: 87
Views: 6486

Which brings up the interesting point. If you are unable to collect unemployment because you are working, but unable to collect a paycheck because you haven't been hired or made a staff member yet... employment null space. I don't think you are unable to collect EI because you are "working". If you...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Help with ATC English
Replies: 2
Views: 701

22l We deal daily with a variety of accents and english abilities. Your post is very clear in it's meaning and intent. I wouldn't worry about for/to. In a tower we are taught "cleared to land" and "cleared for take off / cleared take off". Other than that, it's obvious the tower knows what you want ...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ammunition for Canadas ATC trainees?
Replies: 87
Views: 6486

Have you ever worked at a "real" job or are you a direct entry from high school. NavCanada is an amazing company to work for. Get your head out of yer ass. You are obviously not a longtime controller. Amazing company to work for? Speaking of heads in orifices..... No, I take that back, that's not f...
by kevenv
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ammunition for Canadas ATC trainees?
Replies: 87
Views: 6486

Welcome to NavCanada. They don't give a rats ass what you want, what you would like or what will make your life easier. Their sole goal is to train new controllers as cheaply as they possibly can. This has taken a two prong approach: first, make you pay for your training and second teach you as litt...
by kevenv
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ammunition for Canadas ATC trainees?
Replies: 87
Views: 6486

You guys are all debating an issue that has been flogged to death elsewhere. Of course the company is losing out on potential recruits with their training program. They don't care! There is no shortage of students willing to take the chance on making it through to the end, regardless of the costs or...
by kevenv
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: VFR Training
Replies: 17
Views: 1638

I'm not sure how you got the idea that what Sean C wrote is a bad rumor. He told you that the company just released a memo on the topic. What he said is fact. If the senior person doesn't take the buyout, a move will be offered to everyone to a same grade or lower tower in order of seniority. If no ...
by kevenv
Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATS Services Above and Beyond
Replies: 31
Views: 6225

Professor, you keep asking those that answered no to the poll question to give you examples of what they are referring to. Have you read the question? It says "Do you feel ATC is UNWILLING to go above and beyond their job description. The ones that answered no feel they get very good service and tha...
by kevenv
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Any former CF ATC Officers here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

In my case I was already receiving a pension from DND when I came to NavCanada. There was no option to buy back time or pay pack the pension in this case. I know of some others that have tried, after receiving a lump sum, to buy back the time, but have been, as far as I know, unsuccessful. I believe...
by kevenv
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:19 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Any former CF ATC Officers here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1435

I spent 15 years in the CF and retired with an early pension under FRP. I can try and fill you in, what would you like to know?
by kevenv
Sun Oct 07, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Suggested Reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 5537

You guys from Moncton shouldn't find Gander that bad of a spot to move to. Just voted one of the top 10 places to live in Canada. :smt002 You seemed to have skimmed over the fact that it came 10th on the list while Moncton finished #7, welcome to New Brunswick! Don't worry you get used to the place...
by kevenv
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Suggested Reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 5537

invertedattitude wrote: I think everyone has their theories as to why in that particular case, well everyone has the same theory actually. 8)

Careful! Don't want to start rumours! Remember the email?
by kevenv
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Suggested Reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 5537

Courses spaced out at CAATS centers? We have one new course that started last month. That's the last one for a year and a half. Same for QX ACC. Some spacing! Nobody is saying why so don't even ask.

BTW, I loved the too many checkouts line....Priceless!
by kevenv
Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transponder code
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

AIM 1.9.2 Pilots of IFR aircraft within controlled high level airspace shall adjust their transponder to reply on Mode A, Code 2000 and on Mode C unless otherwise instructed by ATC. In Moncton FIR, I work FL280 and below. I have seen a/c come off of the ocean south of me using 2000 as well as a/c us...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:16 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transponder code
Replies: 6
Views: 1558

The AIM says:

11.14 Operation of Transponders

The pilot shall operate the transponder at all times on Mode A and C, Code 2000, during flight in the NAT Region. However, the last ATC assigned Code must be retained for a period of 30 min after entry into NAT airspace unless otherwise directed by ATC.
by kevenv
Fri Sep 28, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Suggested Reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 5537

I agree with cpl_atc. Studying MANOPS ahead of time without having it presented and explained in context, and in your case with the Montreal spin on things, could be detrimental to your fledgling career. Nothing worse than trying to explain to yourself ahead of time, how the rules are applied, and b...
by kevenv
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Renamed: "Rude controllers"/Protected airspace
Replies: 56
Views: 6896

Military controllers still say check gear down as far as I know. Interesting part is that the controller has no legal obligation to verify it when the pilot says it's down. More than one a/c has tried to land with the gear up after saying it is down.
by kevenv
Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: 4 Swiss ATC managers found guilty in 2002 crash
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

Jerricho wrote:Damn good response there Pygmie. You should be a terminal controller ;)
Terminal Controller?????/ The fact that Pygmie's response was so well reasoned and articulated suggests to me that he is an en route controller! Why take a step backwards! :laughbig:
by kevenv
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: 4 Swiss ATC managers found guilty in 2002 crash
Replies: 17
Views: 1936

atwork: We have studied the events and facts of this accident during recurrent training 2 years ago. The controllers on duty, sleeping or otherwise were not found guilty of anything. They were exonerated at the accident investigation and in a court of law. Thats 2 separate bodies that found them inn...
by kevenv
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:49 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Descent out of controled airspace
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Their are 3 scenarios we will see. First if the airport is in uncontrolled airspace beneath or very close to an airway we will protect the MEA for you until such time as we have an arrival call or you miss and climb back up to the MEA. Second, if the airport underlies controlled airspace with the IF...
by kevenv
Fri Jul 20, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: French ATC radio communication
Replies: 52
Views: 9862

We really have to get over this whole "English is the only language in aviation" issue. Check the ICAO web site. You will find that all of the countries in South America are member countries. You will also find "In which languages does a licence holder need to demonstrate proficiency? Amendment 164 ...
by kevenv
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:08 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: French ATC radio communication
Replies: 52
Views: 9862

There are airports in South America where you are not allowed to fly into unless you speak Spanish as no English is used.
by kevenv
Fri Jul 13, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YWG Cancel IFR - Keep alerting services open
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

We often see "canceling IFR can you close my flight plan" which according to the AIM article above is pretty clear. If it is a local pilot that I deal with a lot or a Cdn carrier, nothing further is said other than an acknowledgment of the cancellation and telling the pilot his flight plan is closed...
by kevenv
Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YWG Cancel IFR - Keep alerting services open
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

I doubt that when you call the 800 number you get a controller. More than likely it is the back room people that handle all the IFR flightplans. They are not ATC.
by kevenv
Sat Jun 02, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Read back your full ident
Replies: 29
Views: 6959

Every year we are asked to log JZA call signs along with dates and times that are causing problems. Every year nothing changes. I think most of us have stopped bothering to log them.
by kevenv
Fri May 11, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: preparing for testing
Replies: 3
Views: 957

Try these, I took this quote from http://www.local5454.com It's a website for controllers and wannabe controllers. Have a look around there for tons of info. As for the books: "... Baron's How to Prepare for the Mechanical Aptitude and Spatial Relations Tests by Dr. Joel Wiesen. I also picked up a b...

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