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by kevenv
Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Controlled vfr in class B
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

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: 2128

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: 2902

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: 23633

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: 2068

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: 3318

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: 5800

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: 5800

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: 5678

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: 12661

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: 12661

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.
by kevenv
Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:06 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 12661

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

TGSky wrote:
kevenv wrote:Another round of testing in Moncton next week.
Testing for the referral folks?
It's on the TakeCharge website so I am assuming it is for the normal applicants.
by kevenv
Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?
Replies: 8
Views: 4714

Re: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?

I understand that this process can be exciting and stressful. But honestly this is the sort of thing that you should be directing to the company, not an online forum. Do what Braun said, call them and then post the answer here for the benefit of others. Good luck.
by kevenv
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 13556

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Agreed on the STARS postmaster, and agreed on the reasons they don't do this at YYZ, ZBBYLW. Now the question is, why is the entire thing even structured this way, putting arrivals and departures in conflict unless the controller intervenes and cancels the published restrictions? Brutal. I've heard...
by kevenv
Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Has anyone in Moncton FIR received a call for an in-person interview?
Replies: 71
Views: 12661

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

belivo wrote:good luck guys!

hope I hear soon too!
I heard calls would go out today with testing 3rd ish week of Oct.
by kevenv
Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATC Survey, Please Help
Replies: 10
Views: 2903

Re: ATC Survey, Please Help

Good point MAC. What really needed is a program where pilots come in to visit various ATC units and see what happens in the tower cab and on the radar screen, and controllers need flights in the cockpit where they can see the pilots' workload and get a better understanding of what the plane can and...
by kevenv
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Candidate Selection Process
Replies: 1
Views: 2666

Re: Candidate Selection Process

When you successfully complete the process you are ranked relative to everyone else already on the list and with everyone else that completed the process at the same time as you. As they hold more sessions it is entirely possible for you to drop on the list as people who are ranked higher get placed...
by kevenv
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: flight following - q's and any tips?
Replies: 12
Views: 3871

Re: flight following - q's and any tips?

I'm so new too flying I still have that new car smell. After 100hrs of flight time I fianally used flight follow but couldn't keep up with the frequencies. After I contact centre do they automatically follow or is it on me to continue too contact them? If Centre tells you to contact another frequen...
by kevenv
Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Hi-res 3-view of a Cessna 172
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: Hi-res 3-view of a Cessna 172

Have you tried to Google "high-res line drawing of a 172"
by kevenv
Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Best to advise ATC when clear of weather
Replies: 1
Views: 1353

Re: Best to advise ATC when clear of weather

Just in case the controller isn't expecting you to proceed in a certain direction. "N785FD, a Boeing 757-200 operated by Federal Express, was operating as flight FX121 from Edmonton Intl, AB (CYEG) to Memphis Intl, TN (KMEM). During the ascent to its cruise altitude, FX121 was cleared to maintain F...
by kevenv
Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Take Charge site glitch - candidate photo
Replies: 15
Views: 5132

Re: Take Charge site glitch - candidate photo

The idea of posting a job application for Pearson is the idea that someone who already holds an ATC Tower licence will go there without requiring a place on the basic course first. Not quite. This program allows any controller from anywhere, including an ACC (with no tower training) to bid on a tra...
by kevenv
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Take Charge site glitch - candidate photo
Replies: 15
Views: 5132

Re: Take Charge site glitch - candidate photo

I have run into a weird situation and am wondering if anyone else has also run into this. I cleared into the YYZ IFR candidate pool last August and have been waiting for the call to a course since then. After fruitlessly checking the Take Charge site for changes over the months, I decided maybe I s...
by kevenv
Thu May 12, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Simulator test?
Replies: 12
Views: 2956

Re: Simulator test?

rspencer38 wrote:When did this referral system come in?
a few months ago

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