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by natej
Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 8202

Re: Percent that pass

thatdaveguy wrote:Your FSS numbers are awfully high... it was around 70-80% in my experience.
Well, depends if we include the classroom numbers. I'd say the % that pass classroom, training, over 90% checkout once in the field. But yeah 70-80% make it pass the classroom training, in my experience.
by natej
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 8202

Re: Percent that pass

These are by no means, hard numbers, but just what I've heard over the years.

I'd say around 60-70% of VFR Controllers check out, and the check out rate for IFR Controllers is around 20-30%. FSS is around 95%.
by natej
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Previous ATC schooling any benefit?
Replies: 8
Views: 1393

Re: Previous ATC schooling any benefit?

Why are you so concerned about hiding your past of being CT'd? Nav won't care. Just be honest, and use good examples from your training in your interview. I know plenty of people who were CT'd in IFR stream and years later made it in FSS or VFR. Just be honest.
by natej
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Medical??
Replies: 32
Views: 6137

Re: ATC Medical??

FSS get medical's too, just without the EKG.
by natej
Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FSS staffing levels
Replies: 6
Views: 1532

Re: FSS staffing levels

I think it's pretty safe to say the staffing is right where they want it right now. I was FSS, failed to cross train successfully into ATC, and was let go in December. They told me there were no immediate positions available in FSS at the moment, but that might change in the future. So based on that...
by natej
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Military ATC training with NavCanada
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

Re: Military ATC training with NavCanada

cyeg66 wrote:
natej wrote:Military runs the training, not NavCanada.
Thank goodness for that.
Beside's the black hole you sit in while waiting to hear back during the application process, Navcanada training is top notch in my opinion. I've been through FSS and VFR Basic.
by natej
Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Military ATC training with NavCanada
Replies: 8
Views: 2775

Re: Military ATC training with NavCanada

Military runs the training, not NavCanada. It's just in NavCan's building. The accomodations are nice, it's like a hotel. The food isn't bad either, but gets old fast.
by natej
Thu May 06, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: VFR Salaries
Replies: 24
Views: 5176

Re: VFR Salaries

An IFR Tower? Uhhhhhh no. You mean a tower that deals with 99% IFR traffic? Cause those exist.
by natej
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Nav canada
Replies: 18
Views: 2818

Re: Nav canada

We do. But things can still change, so not going to post others publicly. I myself, am headed YZF.
by natej
Mon Apr 26, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Nav canada
Replies: 18
Views: 2818

Re: Nav canada

I'll be done my VFR training in YEG in less then a month, I'll let you know. I don't know of a single other specialist that accepted this offer though. Came from YYE.
by natej
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Nav Canada Testing Session
Replies: 8
Views: 6727

Re: Nav Canada Testing Session

When and where are you writing it? I wrote it a year ago, so the details might be a little fuzzy.... It's about 4-5 hours to write, a series of 10-15 short timed tests. They focus on different areas, spatial reasoning, logic, reading comprehension, math, listening skills, general knowledge, so basic...
by natej
Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR Minima in a Control Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

Re: VFR Minima in a Control Zone

No one here has really convinced me I am wrong yet...I understand it is the responsibility of the pilot to remain 500 AGL and 500 ft vertically from cloud. But he could do this if the ceiling was below 1000 ft... Here's a scenario. Ceiling 008BKN. If a pilot wants to depart VFR, why can't he? What i...
by natej
Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR Minima in a Control Zone
Replies: 12
Views: 1935

VFR Minima in a Control Zone

So I was having a friendly debate/discussion with some fellow classmates/controllers the other day, and the topic of VFR minima came up, My argument was, that if the visibility was 3 miles, and the ceiling was 900 feet, a plane requesting to depart VFR could do so, and did not require SVFR authoriza...
by natej
Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Who's all waiting for a training offer?
Replies: 61
Views: 9727

Re: Who's all waiting for a training offer?

Aff Training in YVR has been put off until at least September... so I hear... All training in YVR? The last YVR VFR course should be completed in June. I've been told there is an upcoming VFR course in YEG for August...would rather have YVR though. -Hurley Affirmitive... they want to run one more co...
by natej
Thu Feb 25, 2010 7:22 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Past Applicants...
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Past Applicants...

Nav Canada Recruitment 1-800-876-4693


...call them and ask?
by natej
Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Questions concerning a career in ATC
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Questions concerning a career in ATC

If someone was from Southern Ontario and wanted to stay there, what are the chances of getting a posting there? Everything InvertedAltitude said is correct, except this. Have you considered what stream of ATC you want into? FSS/VFR/IFR? If you go FSS, be prepared to go west, and north. If you want ...
by natej
Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Questions concerning a career in ATC
Replies: 14
Views: 1380

Re: Questions concerning a career in ATC

If someone was from Southern Ontario and wanted to stay there, what are the chances of getting a posting there? Everything InvertedAltitude said is correct, except this. Have you considered what stream of ATC you want into? FSS/VFR/IFR? If you go FSS, be prepared to go west, and north. If you want ...
by natej
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Is a class action suit warranted against Nav-Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 6335

Re: Is a class action suit warranted against Nav-Canada?

Wait, you want them to add ANOTHER layer of testing to become ATC? Lets see. You write the online test. You write the 6 hour aptitude test in person. Phone interview. In person interview. 3 References/security/medical clearance. Then once you show up. 4-8 tests in which you MUST get over 80%... mult...
by natej
Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Is a class action suit warranted against Nav-Canada?
Replies: 41
Views: 6335

Re: Is a class action suit warranted against Nav-Canada?

Do you know why NavCanada has less then 1 loss of separation for every 100,000 IFR movements? Probably has something to do with the fact they only hire the best, and those who can cut it. You think they enjoy investing in people for 6-12 months and then having to CT them when they can't handle the p...

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