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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: 12518

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: 4671

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: 12034

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: 12518

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: 2879

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: 2637

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: 3822

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: 1879

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: 1350

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: 5090

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: 5090

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: 2919

Re: Simulator test?

rspencer38 wrote:When did this referral system come in?
a few months ago
by kevenv
Thu May 12, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Simulator test?
Replies: 12
Views: 2919

Re: Simulator test?

The simulator test is irrelevant to VFR and FSS so I'm not sure why there seems to be so much focus on it as the means of selecting referrals for the 3 streams.
by kevenv
Thu May 12, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Simulator test?
Replies: 12
Views: 2919

Re: Simulator test?

From what I understand its part of the referral system and it is the only test that candidates in the referral system will have to do. From what i heard it seems to be pretty easy. Candidates under this system seem to almost be a shoe in to enter the pool, they don't have to do the online test, nor...
by kevenv
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Entering controlled airspace on the way to your alternate
Replies: 4
Views: 965

Re: Entering controlled airspace on the way to your alternat

ATC will not know what your alternate is. That is not a field that we can see in the ACC. We will have your original flight plan. If you called to activate it for alerting service we will know you are on your way. When you miss and proceed to your alternate you will need to contact ATC for a clearan...
by kevenv
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ct'd from the ATC Course
Replies: 8
Views: 4288

Re: Ct'd from the ATC Course

ProfessionalATC wrote:What does OTS mean ?
I think it's Operational Training Support. They operate the simulators in the school.
by kevenv
Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Ct'd from the ATC Course
Replies: 8
Views: 4288

Re: Ct'd from the ATC Course

Hi there,,,,,,,I am looking for general information. Is it possible after being ct'd from the ATC course that you can be offered a re-course in the future? I have only seen this happen if after being CT'd the person was employed within the company in the school or ATOS. The people I am aware of tha...
by kevenv
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Cleared enroute?
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: Cleared enroute?

Ok, thanks. We were leaving controlled airspace, so that makes sense. I was just a little confused because I haven't come across that terminology before (they generally say "radar services terminated" when leaving controlled airspace). If you don't have an approach clearance you should have been to...
by kevenv
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Saying passing altitude
Replies: 10
Views: 3226

Re: Saying passing altitude

The vast majority of aircraft I see either check-in in level flight with their altitude or they check-in with their passing altitude and their cleared altitude. As has been stated, I can use the fact that the guy next to me (or the one next to him etc) has validated your altitude. I don't mind at al...
by kevenv
Fri Apr 01, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Cleared enroute?
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: Cleared enroute?

What exactly does this phrase mean? According to the controller it seems to mean "you can change frequency without asking me", because when we asked him if we could change freq for landing at our destination he said "I already cleared you enroute". (We were still well inside class C when he cleared...
by kevenv
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cargojet Models...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: Cargojet Models...?

Try an ebay search. (http://www.ebay.ca/sch/i.html?_from=R40 ... t&_sacat=0) I found this there;
by kevenv
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Levels of Medevac?
Replies: 37
Views: 6734

Re: Levels of Medevac?

We deal with medical emergencies on non medevac aircraft all of the time. Never have I heard one declare Mayday (or PAN for that matter). They always say something like "we are declaring an emergency (nature of emergency) request diversion to XXXX". On occasion we have also had medevac aircraft tell...
by kevenv
Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Off topic: Military service datapase?
Replies: 37
Views: 2063

Re: Off topic: Military service datapase?

I served in both the reg force and reserves and am retired. I do not have Veterans plates. I do have a record of service card, a commissioning scroll, a retirement certificate and I know my service number. Having said that I would still tell some one that wanted to see proof of my service to piss of...

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