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by kevenv
Tue May 14, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Referral program testing!!!

I would think flying experience would greatly help a candidate during their training for the same reason an Air Traffic Controller would have an easier time with training as a Pilot considering radio work, airspace, and air traffic procedures are overlapping knowledge, maybe not in the exact same c...
by kevenv
Sat May 11, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

Who assigns SIDs? If so, if someone asks for a specific SID, wouldn't that person at least try to figure out why someone asked for something specific? If you are at an airport with a tower, it would be whoever happens to be working clx delivery, otherwise it is obtained and relayed from the ACC con...
by kevenv
Fri May 10, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Equipment Code on Flight Plan
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Equipment Code on Flight Plan

We have easy access to "most" flight planned info. It's just a matter of bringing up your flight plan on the screen (when busy, no one want's to have to do this as it takes up valuable real estate on the screen). We will see all of the equipment codes that you have filed (again, we have to open your...
by kevenv
Sun May 05, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Referral program testing!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Referral program testing!!!

A bunch of flying experience will help you initially. Once you get into the training, not so much.
by kevenv
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: P-3 or CP-140?
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: P-3 or CP-140?

Same designator is used for both.
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by kevenv
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada YHZ
Replies: 54
Views: 5225

Re: Air Canada YHZ

Nobody thought to report the runway condition down there to the crew... told them some taxiways were closed and to get off on the end. Those guys were along for the ride when the aircraft weathercocked sideways on the unreported ice. These statements are based on what? You know for a fact that they...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Ita exam questions
Replies: 16
Views: 864

Re: Ita exam questions

This mind sound a tad rude but if you aren't willing to memorize a few airport and airline identifiers on the ITA you'll be in for a surprise during your training. Also, i'm not sure asking if you need to learn something or not during your course is a good idea. Good luck! LOL, I was contemplating ...
by kevenv
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: FEAST
Replies: 22
Views: 1828

Re: FEAST

hopefulguy wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:34 pm
wait; I just realized, you've been around since 2016, and you still haven't applied? o_O
His first post from 2016 indicates he made it as far as the phone interview.
by kevenv
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR
Replies: 6
Views: 976

Re: Newbie questions regarding IFR vs VFR

Just to add to what Braun has said: lots of older controllers have done both VFR and IFR. There is no magic formula for where you will do best. I have done towers, terminals and enroute. They are all different, even the same job at different locations. In recent years, with the ability to transfer j...
by kevenv
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YQM FEAST assessment late Oct/Early Nov
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: YQM FEAST assessment late Oct/Early Nov

Day one of boot camp was today.
by kevenv
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: IFR Generic or Specialty student
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: IFR Generic or Specialty student

Why not post your questions here and let everyone benefit from the answers?
by kevenv
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments
Replies: 49
Views: 4601

Re: YYZ Fall 2018 Assessments

BenjaminCook wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:35 am
Jesus, 30 of 250? That's an 8.3% pass rate. These people are crazy.
30 of 250 is a 12% pass rate not 8.3.

Plus it is not a pass rate. 30 people didn't pass with 220 people failing. They took the top 30 scores. Big difference from 220 peopled failed.
by kevenv
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia
Replies: 9
Views: 1420

Re: US pilot - first time to Nova Scotia

1 - How is the radar coverage in the area? If I go VFR, should I expect to be able to get flight following? If we aren't busy you will get flight following. Radar coverage isn't an issue as there are radars at Digby, Halifax and Sydney. The issue is frequency coverage. Flying at 7500 or 9500 feet m...
by kevenv
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff
Replies: 8
Views: 1607

Re: King Air Pilots Should Look at Their Fuel Caps Before Takeoff

2 at YFC. They are flying pretty much non stop, mostly round robins in the FIR but some to YQB and back as well.
by kevenv
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YEG Applications process
Replies: 217
Views: 35690

Re: YEG Applications process

There’s a recent article NAV Can released on how they need to hire more woman and minorities. So if you are neither good luck. After a year of being a successful candidate in the pool I’ve decided to pull my position. They’re just another bullshit politically correct employer. @#$! em. The overwhel...
by kevenv
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco
Replies: 73
Views: 7847

Re: Air Canada Rouge EGPWS warning at Huatulco

I don't think this could happen in Canada, as ATC is prohibited from issuing clearances below the minimum IFR altitude unless being radar vectored. http://www.navcanada.ca/EN/products-and-services/Documents/AIP/Current/part_5_aic/5aic_eng_2017_19.pdf#top That's not what your attachment says at all....
by kevenv
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Replies: 137
Views: 32436

Re: Crash at Iles-de-la-Madeleine

Braun wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:03 am
For the ATC part the approach is done in uncontrolled airspace if I am not mistaking. Also below radar coverage.
The airspace is controlled. No radar coverage below about 8000'.
by kevenv
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: YOU'RE CLEARED TO HOLD...

I asked ATC one time what constitutes protected airspace. It's miles around your holding point. They don't care as long as you're doing something that approximates a hold and stays within 5+ miles of where you say you are going to hold. The answer you got is a bit misleading. In a radar environment...
by kevenv
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Why is the max speed for a hold faster when climbing?
Replies: 9
Views: 870

Re: Why is the max speed for a hold faster when climbing?

Maybe more to do with the airspace to be protected for the hold. Once established in the hold the fix end reduction area can be dropped making the size of the protected area smaller. I am assuming that the initial template for the hold covers the higher speeds given.
by kevenv
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus
Replies: 21
Views: 2964

Re: Navy admits its crew drew sky phallus

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by kevenv
Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: YVR Flow
Replies: 40
Views: 3823

Re: YVR Flow

It appears my own googling skills are somewhat lacking, though to include the value of long term incentives and his pension plan as annual income is a stretch.
by kevenv
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: how long did it take for your medical approval?
Replies: 5
Views: 3899

Re: how long did it take for your medical approval?

Just wondering how long it can take for the initial fss medical to be approved? I did my medical & other appointments about 7 weeks ago. Haven't heard anything from Navcanada yet. I'm probably going to contact them this week to make sure there's no issues, but just wondering if that's normal? Seems...
by kevenv
Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario To NFLD
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: Ontario To NFLD

Picked up a spot tracker today. Not much radar out that way, and family will be able to keep an eye on me too. As long as you cross the NB border at about 5500, you will be in radar coverage. From CYFC on wards to CYYG or CYHZ 3500 will work easily. From CYYG or CYHZ to CYQY you need to be at about...

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