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by rookiepilot
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

[ The point of this thread just seems to be to bash controllers as dysfunctional and lazy. More goes on behind the scenes than what pilots hear on frequency, but some here don't seem to want to accept the bigger picture. I hope that once the pandemic is over and things open back up, you take the ti...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I should also add to this thread that while I have occasionally had spectacularly dangerous and poor service from many towers and terminal units in BC, 95% of the time I get excellent service from all controllers in BC, particularly YVR & YYJ TML. If this is not your experience, consider that it ma...
by rookiepilot
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: I would like your opinion?

Probably as likely as the chances of successfully suing YVR Terminal for refusing VFR service.......
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Need Advice to choose flight school in BC
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Need Advice to choose flight school in BC

Nabz1212 wrote: Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:38 pm
-wx in BC would allow more flights than ON.winters of course

Thanks
I think not....
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I would like your opinion?
Replies: 23
Views: 2307

Re: I would like your opinion?

photofly wrote: Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:05 pm
On the other hand, if you tried to claim they would book you a flight test in English but not in French, I don't think there's a limit to what you could win.
:prayer: :prayer: :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

# 5 should never be required. Atc needs to accommodate safe procedures without pushing. In Ontario they don't routinely push us into thunderstorms, nor are we sent far over Lake Ontario. English: it's not racist to say: if you cannot articulate clearly in the predominant language in use, you don't ...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I should also add to this thread that while I have occasionally had spectacularly dangerous and poor service from many towers and terminal units in BC, 95% of the time I get excellent service from all controllers in BC, particularly YVR & YYJ TML. If this is not your experience, consider that it ma...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I thought I was pretty clear before why having a VFR unit work VFR traffic is a better idea than trying to solicit service from an IFR unit. Forgive me but I thought you spoke to the joint VFR/IFR controller for the airspace you were in? Does BC have separate desks for IFR and VFR in the same airsp...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Here's another anecdote that has never happened to me flying around NYC, DC, Miami, all of which have a ton of traffic, I found curious.... I filed an IFR flight plan, Pitt meadows to Everett, to visit the Boeing plant (highly recommend). I always file IFR crossing the border, it ensures the flight...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Amputee PPL
Replies: 24
Views: 1686

Re: Amputee PPL

Good luck to him. I'm personally rooting for his success.
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Here's another anecdote that has never happened to me flying around NYC, DC, Miami, all of which have a ton of traffic, I found curious.... I filed an IFR flight plan, Pitt meadows to Everett, to visit the Boeing plant (highly recommend). I always file IFR crossing the border, it ensures the flight ...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

I'm sure Toronto is great, but I'm more sure you'll also be told to remain clear if the request interferes with their traffic as well. Not with those words. Typically, inbound, one is simply instructed to descend to an altitude below the class C airspace. On departure if you ask for permission to c...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

You are very correct in saying it lowers stress knowing pilot intentions, especially if you are cutting through that narrow slice of Class E and skimming the floor of the Class C. And it’s not just intentions - if you’re talking to the appropriate ATC unit, we can verify your Mode C to ensure it’s ...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

Thanks for the response. I've visited terminal to have a better view of their picture, years ago. It is up to pilots to know the airspace, and someone should rap knuckles of those doing dumb stuff. More Frequencies? I don't know how many YVR terminal uses, but it strikes me it's not enough, from my ...
by rookiepilot
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

It's all about workload and how more airplanes on your frequency will inevitably take up a controller's time and attention away from their primary role - very similar to airplanes calling up requesting service in Class E airspace. Terminal controllers are all about providing IFR service first and f...
by rookiepilot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again
Replies: 19
Views: 2021

Re: AC and WJ to Start Using Middle Seats Again

Did Covid finally stop the airlines from splitting up families with children booked together, to force paying that seat fee?

One of the lower class things I've ever heard of regarding that fee. Not all airlines do this but many have in the past, to get extra $$$
by rookiepilot
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?
Replies: 105
Views: 5945

Re: Is the Class C Control Zone at Langley Airport Dysfunctional?

From my experience seems terminal is dumping their traffic problems onto towers.

Last time I was there, terminal only said, "no contact, remain clear". No VFR service.

I've heard it's long been that way.

Perhaps it's teminal that needs to be fixed.
by rookiepilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1841

Re: Flying to YUL

What will be your routing from YQT? Just curious as there is a healthy chunk of space you'll be below both radar and radio contact on your way down. Suggest a spot device or at least tell a responsible person your route to back up your filed flight plan. Yes, I have a SPOT Messenger that I will use...
by rookiepilot
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flying to YUL
Replies: 19
Views: 1841

Re: Flying to YUL

Thanks everyone for the reassuring information. I will be going from Thunder Bay. It will also be the Cross Country for my CPL application, should I ever get to finish that up....(COVID)....;-) The other trips I have done in the past were done outside of my official CPL training and there are diffe...
by rookiepilot
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: Unable to Receive Chiropractic due to Travel

PostmasterGeneral wrote: Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:36 am Just don't mention that you travelled.
I don't lie to people, especially my health care providers I've known a long time.

Don't know your policy.

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