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by kevenv
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

rxl wrote: Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:35 am Thanks for all your input!
It’s always good to have some insight into how you folks at the other end of the mic do your job.
Anytime
by kevenv
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

I'm not ATC, but to answer: In Cyyu I was cleared to CYYU "for an approach". So as I've been reminded, Class E but no ATC service to the ground. Just one small correction to this ... you DO have “ATC service to the ground” when IFR within a Class “E” CZ LIKE CYYU. Class “E” is very much controlled ...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

Cleared to a Specific approach -- assuming multiple approaches exist -- does their need to be Radar service OR a unit on the field, essentially? Nope. Using CYQI again, though there is the Digby radar close by, I'm not sure that it covers to the ground. Regardless, when the radar is off line for wh...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

I'm not ATC, but to answer: In Cyyu I was cleared to CYYU "for an approach". So as I've been reminded, Class E but no ATC service to the ground. I now recall I've done the RNAV 32 into CYGD as well, and I believe I was "cleared out of controlled airspace". Ie., bye bye, good luck. Again if I recall...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

A geeky, academic question from a pilot perspective I suppose, but if you don’t mind, what determines the clearance you issue to an IFR flight inbound to an airport like we are talking about here? ... ie. an airport in Class “G” airspace which underlies Class “E” airspace. What determines if you is...
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

rxl wrote: Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:26 pm That helps! Thanks.
You must be YQM Centre.
Probably talked to you a few times on VHF.
Hopefully I didn't do anything stupid....
by kevenv
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)
Replies: 31
Views: 2006

Re: "Uncontrolled" Control Zone? (CYZR)

We need to find an IFR controller to ask what needs protecting for an aircraft leaving controlled airspace for an approach. You might be right. Maybe the first (or second) aircraft would be given alternate missed approach instructions. This is similar to CYCH which underlies controlled airspace (22...
by kevenv
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: All Trainees Fired
Replies: 15
Views: 2725

Re: All Trainees Fired

I had a manager tell be that NavCan was losing $1500 per MINUTE. Thats about $2.1 million dollars per day. Pretty grim.
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: NAV CAN Layoffs 14% of ATCs
Replies: 1
Views: 676

Re: NAV CAN Layoffs 14% of ATCs

https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/other/canadian-air-traffic-control-firm-slashing-jobs-as-coronavirus-hammers-aviation-industry/ar-BB19lO51?ocid=msedgdhp A misleading thread title. No licensed controllers were laid off. The 14% is of total workforce across all jobs. From the article - "it (Nav Canad...
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6487

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Don’t quote me but I recall they were about the start the last phase and didn’t because enough people took advantage. I was right beside someone who was waiting for that phase to go into action and was willing to take it but never got the offer. They did not offer Phases 4 or 5 to ATC because they ...
by kevenv
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs
Replies: 9
Views: 2060

Re: Nav Canada FSS closures, layoffs

200 managers layed off All training has stopped Not quite true. From the CEO's message "200 permanent positions in management and the represented ranks were eliminated across many of our departments" Training was stopped most places. It was done on a specialty basis, tactically as it were. OJT trai...
by kevenv
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6487

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Braun wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:00 pm Not all but most trainees have been laid off permanently. Training is suspended for the foreseeable future. Other major organizational changes are coming.
Hopefully this doesn't have the same kind of long term impact that the hiring freeze by the government in the late 80's had.
by kevenv
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?
Replies: 14
Views: 1159

Re: Whats the deal with Class E control zones?

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by kevenv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR flight test tablet requirments?
Replies: 29
Views: 1717

Re: IFR flight test tablet requirments?

There’s an established protocol for ATC to dictate enough of the contents of the approach plate over the air to a pilot not familiar with the data. It’s not an emergency scenario. DF7D4575-6349-4554-9FBD-26BADCCBABAD.jpeg I have had to give this info out only once in my career. I believe the aircra...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:15 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 25
Views: 6487

Re: ATC Layoffs?

That’s ironic. I know a lot of controllers who never made it as pilots. In fact most. Are you saying that most controllers tried to be pilots and failed? I call BS. I actually work with a hand full of people who are commercial pilots, instructors, medevac, jump plane, bird dog, vintage wings, all o...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Extension to applications??
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: Extension to applications??

That's a question only Nav can answer. Why don't you contact them and ask? Then come back here and share the answer.
by kevenv
Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: MF
Replies: 19
Views: 4454

Re: MF

Timmins was incorrect in their over reach and London FSS agreed and gave me an 800 number and suggested I lodge a formal complaint as this has happened several times, I didn’t and should have as this seems to be the only official Way to make change / educate and may maybe COPA. Not this blog I’m ju...

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