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by cossack
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 13322

Re: YYZ pilot questions

As a pilot myself, I was surprised to find out that it takes one controller to handle the runway and another controller to handle the aircraft taxiing between the 24L and 24R. Not correct. One controller is controlling all the traffic on and between both runways. The second controller is monitoring...
by cossack
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Climb Gradients
Replies: 17
Views: 1694

Re: Pearson Climb Gradients

I don't know for sure but my guess would be noise abatement and that is GTAA driven, not ATC.
by cossack
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Blacked out E175
Replies: 13
Views: 2959

Re: Blacked out E175

This one went back to the gate.
by cossack
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16742

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

If Cat1 approaches are advertised, then Cat1 spacing and flow rates are in effect. You will likely encounter an ILS deviation as spacing and ground protection will be insufficient for autoland. You can certainly ask for an autoland but you may get delayed. 15R is Cat1 only so in this case another ru...
by cossack
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buses at the airport
Replies: 13
Views: 2299

Re: Buses at the airport

YYZ buses getting more use now the Infield Terminal has been partly reopened. Some use of the H gates too.
by cossack
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ ice storm
Replies: 2
Views: 2870

YYZ ice storm

Having worked Saturday-Monday I just wanted to put on the record how hard everyone worked to keep things moving, even if there were some long delays. Be it ATC, airport ops, de-icing crews and plow teams. Everyone did all they could. The airlines canceled enough flights to make the throughput manage...
by cossack
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

OscarKilo wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:35 am
DC, when did they kill LAHSO?
Not sure of the exact date, but last year sometime. With the configurations we mainly use, it was very rarely used anyway. Handy for those sneaky 33R departures when landing 05, but that was about it.
by cossack
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

If a few planes an hour can’t handle the crosswind would it not still be more productive numbers wise to stay with the crosswind runway? Who make the call to switch to the 33’s? Our rules say that when the crosswind component, including gusts, exceeds 25kt on a dry runway or 15kt on a contaminated ...
by cossack
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

Hi Cossack - Enjoyed your YYZ perspectives from the ATC tower re the 33 operation in high winds. I was flying on some of the days you mentioned and found it interesting how you guys handled thing. I was also flying earlier this month the day there were three A380s on the ground in YYZ due to high w...
by cossack
Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

I understand the need and desire for 05R/23L to be built, but (ignoring the practicalities of current buildings in the way, land ownership rights) would constructing a 32/14 (33L a bit more) runway help with the arrival rate on the 33s? It could only be left just a little bit maybe where Courtneypa...
by cossack
Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

BOS lists its capacity in ideal weather conditions as 120/hr and 60/hr in poor weather. Yes they have an interesting layout and have come up with some good solutions but they involve a lot of cross-runway operations. Do they still LAHSO? We cannot. http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/about-logan/n...
by cossack
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: The problem with runways at Canada's major airports - CBC
Replies: 24
Views: 3262

Re: The problem with runways at Canada's major airports - CBC

It isn't the location of the CDF that's the problem, its the location of the terminals. Crossing active runways is never ideal and that's what we are forced to do. It impacts on the movement rate and its has risks. In my 15 years here, I've not heard of holdover issues unless its been caused by a fl...
by cossack
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

So when we dual arrive on the 33s (no PRM required for that BTW) what runway(s) would you like to depart from and how many departures an hour do you envisage? LAHSO is no longer permitted. Some of the reasons we can't dual on the 33s: Noise abatement: Simultaneous departures need to diverge and the ...
by cossack
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 5379

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

<sarcasm>You complain about the crosswind so we go to the 33s and then you complain about the delays.</sarcasm> If you reduce the arrival rate from 56 to 36 and push 20/hour into the following hour and then again hour after hour, you end up with at least 2 hour delays. The more arrivals that are off...
by cossack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21645

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

pelmet wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:49 pm
Would be nice if people only posted when they knew what they were talking about.
That would make it very quiet in here. :wink:
by cossack
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21645

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

Question for you regarding situations such as this one where a Mayday was declared to YZ apron, as I understand it YZ Apron is a GTAA position, do the apron controllers have the same resources for alerting Emergency services as the Tower and Ground controllers? The alerting is done using a regular ...
by cossack
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Encore lands without clearance, off frequency.
Replies: 36
Views: 5266

Re: Encore lands without clearance, off frequency.

Yep - been there, done that (sometime around 0900 when we'd been flying all night): "He cleared us to land, didn't he?" "I don't know, I think he did..." "I think so too, but I don't know... <sigh> ask him..." We' (ATC) are definitely not immune from memory lapses which is why, when we issue a land...
by cossack
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ
Replies: 142
Views: 21645

Re: WestJet and Sunwing ground collision - YYZ

The British Airtours Manchester fire was made worse by the crew's turn off the runway which put the fire upwind of the fuselage. I, as a controller, will pass as much information as I think necessary to enable a decision to be made. If you want to stop on the runway, stop on the runway. Subsequent a...
by cossack
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 32
Views: 13322

Re: YYZ pilot questions

Final approach is the ILS monitor position and their main job is to monitor the traffic alongside you rather than in front or behind. When visuals aren't possible then the monitor is required otherwise the approacbes need to be staggered. A Terminal specialist might be along with a fuller answer.
by cossack
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilots warned to stay alert for Toronto incursion risks
Replies: 98
Views: 10608

Re: Pilots warned to stay alert for Toronto incursion risks

Hold lines are 200' from the runway edge. ICAO does refer to distances from the runway centreline, but since some runways are 150'/45m wide and others (incl. YYZ) are 200'/60m wide, I don't believe that distance is used. If the distances at YYZ are more than this, then that's down to the GTAA, as it...
by cossack
Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 16339

Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

The testing is designed to see how well you can work under pressure. I wonder why? :wink: When I tested way back when in the UK, on one test there were so many questions to answer and definitely not enough time to answer them all. If you realize that there isn't enough time and just do your best on ...
by cossack
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 12708

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

Its held on a Saturday and 06R/24L is never part of a normal operation on a Saturday as historically there aren't the traffic numbers to require its use as part of a 3 runway configuration. Dual runway, mixed mode is sufficient at all times except for the 35 departure push at 21:00, then there may b...
by cossack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 12708

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

Maybe YYZ should try Time Based Separation. TBS has its place and that is on a dedicated arrival runway, which is how LHR operates. For much of the time YYZ operates its runways in mixed mode so TBS is useless. The arrival gap is usually 4 miles at touchdown (sometimes more, sometimes less) and we ...
by cossack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 12708

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

I'm not going to argue this. It's what we've always been told "Nav Canada doesn't have enough controllers to keep Pearson going. Sure, on a nice day, when there are no issues, they can handle all the traffic, but throw in weather and the whole system is screwed." This is honestly what we've been to...
by cossack
Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pathetic Pearson Airport
Replies: 86
Views: 12708

Re: Pathetic Pearson Airport

Well then, shit! I must've stepped on the wrong toe. Well, that's what they tell us. It's "shortage of controllers"... What do I know? I'm an idiot Dash driver, that can't tell the difference between Lane 5 and 6. Honestly, I don't know why we have to wait 5 hours in freakin' Sudbury for a slot tim...

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