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by TA/RA
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR training schedule
Replies: 5
Views: 2060

Re: IFR training schedule

For Vancouver plan Mon-Fri 0700-1500. No breaks except stats. There is a possibility of a few weeks between generic and specialty depending how the generic course goes. Basically you can kiss your entire summer good bye and you should probably tell your friends and family that you are not available....
by TA/RA
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Which FIR region in Canada gives you the best chance of getting into IFR
Replies: 2
Views: 1869

Re: Which FIR region in Canada gives you the best chance of getting into IFR

Why the instance on IFR? Both training streams are incredibly challenging. I recommend to people to take what they get. You odds at a licence are better if you start VFR then you can bid into IFR after 3 years with the security of return rights to your VFR unit. In the last contract they froze all s...
by TA/RA
Fri May 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Renting 172 USA
Replies: 14
Views: 1844

Re: Renting 172 USA

Here is the link to a good article on the topic from the BC General Aviation Association.
https://www.bcaviation.ca/bcga-news/so- ... d-aircraft
by TA/RA
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer
Replies: 18
Views: 7214

Re: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer

I'm going to call it how I see it. You said that you have been on HR like white on rice with emails and telephone calls. Perhaps you may have put it on a little thick. This job takes a fine balance of being motivated but also being somewhat laid back. Keep in mind that just because you are in the po...
by TA/RA
Mon Dec 12, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?
Replies: 8
Views: 4686

Re: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?

My course offer came to my cellphone which I answered while in a pool in Mexico. My phone never left my side and that call made the trip so much better.
by TA/RA
Mon Sep 26, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Etiquette with gift to OJI upon checkout
Replies: 34
Views: 6047

Re: Etiquette with gift to OJI upon checkout

I just stumbled across this thread now. I qualified IFR 2 years ago and hearing the words "here is your license" what by far the biggest sense of relief that I have ever had. I consider my self a good trainee but not the easiest to train and I was on the ropes a few times. My OJIs worked tirelessly ...
by TA/RA
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: FOR SALE:(Non-TSO'd) EFIS, Radio & Xponder for HB Aircaft
Replies: 0
Views: 916

FOR SALE:(Non-TSO'd) EFIS, Radio & Xponder for HB Aircaft

MGL Odyssey Gen 2 FFIS 10.4``
MGL V10 Radio
Microair T2000SFL Mode C Transponder

All for sale
PM Me For Details.

For Experimental or Homebuilt aircraft only!
by TA/RA
Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Need a hand in ZPC, YQL, YXH or YYN heating my engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Need a hand in ZPC, YQL, YXH or YYN heating my engine

Oldtimer, Thanks for the info. Much appreciated!
by TA/RA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian helicopter pilot dies in Antarctic (Jan 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Re: Canadian helicopter pilot dies in Antarctic (Jan 2016)

Rest in peace brother. Very unfortunate circumstance.
by TA/RA
Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Need a hand in ZPC, YQL, YXH or YYN heating my engine
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Need a hand in ZPC, YQL, YXH or YYN heating my engine

Hi All, I've sold the Cessna and will be delivering it from Vancouver to the new owner in Saskatchewan as soon as I get a good weather window. Since the aircraft has lived on the west coast for its whole life it isnt equipped with pre-heaters and I don't have engine blankets. With the short days it ...
by TA/RA
Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carson Air Captain blood alcohol 0.24 at time of crash.
Replies: 81
Views: 12529

Re: Carson Air Captain blood alcohol 0.24 at time of crash.

While I hate useless speculation as an aviation professional I find this information to be especially disturbing. It speaks to culture and professionalism and quite frankly puts a negative light on all of us as aviation professionals. It raises questions like did the contents of the plane have any b...
by TA/RA
Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Carson Air Captain blood alcohol 0.24 at time of crash.
Replies: 81
Views: 12529

Carson Air Captain blood alcohol 0.24 at time of crash.

NAMES EDITED OUT BY ORIGINAL POSTER "While the cause of a Kelowna-based Carson Air cargo plane crash back in April is still under investigation, new details have emerged revealing the pilot was drunk at the controls. The BC Coroners Service has now confirmed that the toxicology test done post-morte...
by TA/RA
Tue Aug 11, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Accidents and PTSD
Replies: 10
Views: 1515

Re: Accidents and PTSD

Thanks for taking the time to post. This is very common and most people arent strong enough to reach out for help. I have sent you a PM please feel free to call.
by TA/RA
Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Taildragger Kitfox in Vancouver Area
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Taildragger Kitfox in Vancouver Area

Does anyone have a taildragger Kitfox in the greater Vancouver area? I am looking into one and would like to go for a spin and see how it fits in a hangar with another aircraft with the wings folded.

Thanks
by TA/RA
Thu May 28, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Airventure 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 520

Re: Airventure 2015

Giddy up!
Ill be flying in from the wet coast. Anyone else camping in the north 40?
by TA/RA
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:30 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Training funding
Replies: 22
Views: 2955

Re: Training funding

You hare responsible to pay NavCanada the tuition prior to course start if you are selected.
I may be a little off but my tuition for IFR was approximately $4000. It is less for VFR.
by TA/RA
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR initial training length
Replies: 4
Views: 1837

Re: IFR initial training length

My generic portion was - 4 months
The Specialty Sim & Classroom was - 8 months
the OJT Portion was - 10 months

Total time between starting training and qualification was - 22 Months (Training pay begins at the beginning of OJT)
by TA/RA
Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:16 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Decisions
Replies: 12
Views: 2872

Re: Decisions

Take the VFR course! Better chance of getting a license and then the world is your oyster. Im sure you're a really smart person but your a fool if you pass up the opportunity. I was IFR streamed and was coursed IFR. Some friends of mine were IFR streamed and were coursed VFR. The ones who were cours...
by TA/RA
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8t

That is the permanent light setting.
by TA/RA
Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8t

Here is a link for the other 2 segments on the CBC news network. As the comment on the video says, part 1 and 2 are fairly repetitive.

Part 1
http://youtu.be/179MPsF5d8M

Part 2
http://youtu.be/E0lf8ECWwes
by TA/RA
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8t

No I wasn't there but I thought it was really well done!
by TA/RA
Thu Oct 09, 2014 9:26 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

Re: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8t

It was on the CBC news network not the normal CBC. They showed a clip on the national but it was on for the hour before and the hour after the national on and off.
by TA/RA
Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th
Replies: 14
Views: 3163

CBC Broadcasting Live from Nav Canada Tonight October 8th

NAV CANADA on CBC News Now Ian Hanomansing, news anchor for CBC News Now, will be on location at the Vancouver ACC on Wednesday, October 8. This is a rare media event that will give Canadian viewers a glimpse of what our employees do every day to keep our skies safe. A number of interviews and demon...
by TA/RA
Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Final Interview - Resume
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

Re: Final Interview - Resume

References are part of your security background check that is done by a third party company if you are offered a course.
by TA/RA
Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Service from terminal areas for VFR
Replies: 119
Views: 13836

Re: Service from terminal areas for VFR

Thank you Cat. Not all but many controllers are also pilots and work hard to provide a good service because they too are users of the airspace. The end goal is the same for both pilots and controllers get airplanes to where they need to go safely be it GA or fancy callsigns.

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