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by kevenv
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:12 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Suggested Reading?
Replies: 46
Views: 5530

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: 1548

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: 1548

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: 5530

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: 6861

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: 1932

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: 1932

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: 1308

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: 9825

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: 9825

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: 2356

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: 2356

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: 6918

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: 955

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...
by kevenv
Thu May 03, 2007 7:16 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Entering Class B Without Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: Entering Class B Without Clearance

Personally, if you are aware that you made a mistake and separation was not affected AND you don't try and bulls**t me I would have done the same as the controller and I wouldn't take it any further.
by kevenv
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: A Poll for Pilots - Please answer truthfully
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

I have had a number of pilots from one airline in particular do one of three things that makes me scratch my head: 1. THEY request descent, I issue it, they read it back adding "at our discretion"; 2. They come over from my high level brethren, in descent to FL290, I issue further descent and again ...
by kevenv
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR clearance...NDB with same name as airport given in clrc
Replies: 10
Views: 1785

We have been directed when issuing clearances through flight service to state the airport as the first point in the clx. What should have been given is: ATC Clears YOU to the Montreal airport VIA, Rouyn AIRPORT DIRECT Mirabel....right turn on course....etc This is a result of a mix up of who receive...

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