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by wordstwice
Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Speed limits and STARs
Replies: 26
Views: 3693

Re: Speed limits and STARs

The charts do not tell you to do 220kts, they say MAX 220 knots. This does not tell you to fly 220, just that a max 220 in order to make the next turn.

I would caution you to consider this an automatic approval to break the 200 kt rule unless ATC specifically told you to go to the 220 maximum.
by wordstwice
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Max Height to Comfortably Fly Citation Encore
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: Max Height to Comfortably Fly Citation Encore

Depends on where you hold your height. In the legs or in the torso.

I’m 6’4” , 210lbs and found it tolerable but not comfortable in any way. Thank goodness the plane doesn’t have much of a range because after a couple hours I’m ready to get out!
by wordstwice
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Current Carson Pay for 350 captain?
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: Current Carson Pay for 350 captain?

Carson is still stuck in the dark ages with regards to pay and benefits. You won’t get anywhere close to 100k on the Kingair. You will get the benefit of paying for your own medicals and a luxurious 6 days of vacation after you finish one year of service though. I’ve never worked there but fly with ...
by wordstwice
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Porter Airlines at 55?
Replies: 18
Views: 2968

Re: Porter Airlines at 55?

They will not care one bit about your age.

Your experience and how you will fit into their flight department will be the only factors to hire you.
by wordstwice
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Pasco Callbacks
Replies: 21
Views: 6232

Re: Pasco Callbacks

As a 10,000 pilot who has flown all over BC I find the hiring process at Pasco to be excessive to say the least. I am not suggesting they abandon their application procedure altogether but a little discretion when someone has a lot of relevant experience would be in order. If I want to go to Pasco I...
by wordstwice
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: "It's who you know"
Replies: 8
Views: 1719

Re: "It's who you know"

Dont be discouraged if you feel you don’t know enough people to get the jobs you want. I have never got a job at a company where I knew people who already worked there. Sure, it would have helped but it certainly did not hinder me.
by wordstwice
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 45 yr old and want to de a career in aviation
Replies: 26
Views: 3103

Re: 45 yr old and want to de a career in aviation

Without a doubt Porter would hire someone in their 50’s. As long as you meet their qualifications and are a good fit for them.

I’ve seen it first hand, don’t let your age deter you!
by wordstwice
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: IFR and VFR ATC's - tell me what you like and don't like about it!
Replies: 4
Views: 1752

Re: IFR and VFR ATC's - tell me what you like and don't like about it!

I could give you the pros and cons to both but it doesn't matter because it a very personal thing. What one person likes about one- another person will like about the other. In the end you got in and after you qualify (and wait your mandatory waiting time) you can bid to go IFR. Then, and only then,...
by wordstwice
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 45 yr old and want to de a career in aviation
Replies: 26
Views: 3103

Re: 45 yr old and want to de a career in aviation

You guys are definitely not too old even if you did want to go to a major airline. I can tell you, from first hand observation, that the smaller companies LOVE getting older applicants with the hopes they won't jump ship for an airline. And I am not referring the the companies that provide less than...
by wordstwice
Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Stressing about the medical.
Replies: 1
Views: 3555

Re: Stressing about the medical.

I don’t really want to comment on the medical standards for a Cat II medical (which is the medical you need for ATC) I will say this. 1-Do not hide you hearing issue, be upfront with it right away. 2- try not to worry too much, Medical examiners want you to be able to work and will do what they can ...
by wordstwice
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 18
Views: 5891

Re: Skylink Express

YVR B190 captain pay is $70k

I don’t know the C208 pay.
by wordstwice
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Training program.
Replies: 3
Views: 3267

Re: Training program.

Looks like you were given some highly exaggerated information. Your basic course has approx. 8 exams but will vary on IFR or VFR. Your specialty course will have from 1-4 exams but there are exceptions with a few having more. If you fail a test (below 80%) you get a review and a chance to re-write t...
by wordstwice
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat II Operations CYYZ
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Cat II Operations CYYZ

Yeah, your right, I didn’t bother mentioning CAT II/III because there’s no conversion chart for those like the other approaches. It’s simply 1200 for CAT II and 600 for CAT III ( in Canada).
by wordstwice
Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat II Operations CYYZ
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Cat II Operations CYYZ

Yes, there still is an approach ban for CAT I and non precision approaches.
by wordstwice
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cat II Operations CYYZ
Replies: 17
Views: 2258

Re: Cat II Operations CYYZ

CYYZ RVOP/LVOP procedures are put in place by the GTAA, TC, and with consultation with Nav Canada. Controllers themselves has zero leeway with how these procedures are applied. With the people posting that they can do an approach anyways keep in mind that you will be specifically cleared for a CATII...
by wordstwice
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Skylink Express
Replies: 18
Views: 5891

Re: Skylink Express

Although I do not work for Skylink, it is my understanding that they generally do not work at night, all day trips (early departure, back around 5pm).

Someone who works there can confirm or deny this.
by wordstwice
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ Staffing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3459

Re: YYZ Staffing Question

Yes, yes and yes. The high cost of living is a deterrent, especially with house prices these days in YYZ and YVR. Nav Canada does determine where you get posted initially. Incentives to work at Pearson would help but they would have to be enormous to have any real affect, I don't see that happening....
by wordstwice
Sun May 07, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Private aviation Company
Replies: 1
Views: 2279

Re: Private aviation Company

Lucy,

I suggest you post this in the "Corporate Forum" to get a better response.

This forum is for Air Traffic Control inquiries.

Cheers,

Wordstwice
by wordstwice
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9821

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Do Not think for a second that Controllers are happy with it either. In fact, I would say the majority do not see the benefit and are just as confused/frustrated as the flight crew. This was jammed down the controllers throats by the company despite voicing several concerns prior to implementation. ...
by wordstwice
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Where to apply for jobs for Airbus 320?
Replies: 40
Views: 6731

Re: Where to apply for jobs for Airbus 320?

Oh my goodness ......

I cannot tell if this is a serious post or not.
by wordstwice
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: a question about the ITA exam for those who have taken it
Replies: 7
Views: 4500

Re: a question about the ITA exam for those who have taken it

Remember guys, the ITA material isn't just so you can complete an exam, you need this foundation knowledge for your ATC training. Very few if any fail this exam. It's gets reviewed in class before your first test but come prepared. Nothing worse that someone showing up to their ATC training not know...
by wordstwice
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12968

Re: YYZ pilot questions

A major runway isn't being used at the largest and busiest airport in Canada because...staffing? That's crazy. Hire some people, it's been like that for far too long. Airlines are wasting money waiting for takeoff, getting vectored, and increasing taxi times. To the best of my knowledge the last YY...
by wordstwice
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 12968

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Dockjock....you come off sounded like you have a chip on your shoulder against YYZ controllers. YYZ Controllers (both in tower and in Terminal) work under rules given to them by the employer and regulator while being constantly understaffed. 06R/24L can only be used when traffic demands it and there...
by wordstwice
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR Pay Scale
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: IFR Pay Scale

There isn't anything as simple as a table to determine the Premium level for each ACC.

But to help...

YYZ ACC is premium level 1, YVR is 2, YUL is 3, YWG is 4, etc etc.

There's actually a lot more premium levels than what I posted but those are for the smaller towers.
by wordstwice
Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR Pay Scale
Replies: 19
Views: 6125

Re: IFR Pay Scale

Here are the increments for an IFR controller as well as any tower that is the same level (i.e. YYZ, YVR etc etc) Year 1-95374 Year 2-99819 Year 3-104267 Year 4-108710 Year 5-113158 Year 6-117609 Year 7-122053 Year 8-126500 Year 9-130943 Year 10-135398 Year 11-139843 Plus add the following based one...

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