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by cyeg66
Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Springbank to Kalispell (Whitefish)...looking for some guidance!
Replies: 22
Views: 2367

Re: Springbank to Kalispell (Whitefish)...looking for some guidance!

Overall, there were a few good learning experiences (for instance, I did not know that towered airports in the US do not open your VFR flight plan for you when you take off) and it was a lot of fun crossing the border for the first time! (in the Pilot's seat!) What? Surely, this is a mistake. Ameri...
by cyeg66
Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ pilot questions
Replies: 33
Views: 14406

Re: YYZ pilot questions

....(even more so than other (albeit quieter) Canadian airports such as YVR/YUL/YYC(though YYC terminal and ZEG centre probably should coordinate a bit better)).... :lol: I like to think YYC terminal has little say on what actually goes on. We're (mostly) just along for the ride. #thecookiejarwithm...
by cyeg66
Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Use of French in Quebec FIR
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: Use of French in Quebec FIR

I am in Europe right now, and visiting with some European ATC type people. The discussion came around to use of English in communications with the center here, and a question, which I am unable to answer, of what percentage of communications with Montreal ACC, terminal and tower are in English. Any...
by cyeg66
Mon Aug 15, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Squawk Ident
Replies: 32
Views: 5923

Re: Squawk Ident

Thought I would chime in, this seems to be different around the globe, for example, my father who is a pilot for WestJet just had the ATC in London tell him that they dont confirm ident, they just give them the instruction, the pilot complies, and if not, the controller re-confirms why the ident sq...
by cyeg66
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:09 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Calgary VTA
Replies: 1
Views: 3257

Re: Calgary VTA

What was the nature of your phone call? Photo flight? Training flight? Was there shitty weather? (Of course there was shitty weather). The last nice day in YYC was back in early April....
by cyeg66
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International"
Replies: 105
Views: 6427

Re: Calgary Airport Renamed "Stephen J. Harper International

Meatservo wrote:He's not even as rich as Steven Harper!
Give it time. He's substantially younger, and crucially, has the backing to bilk taxpayers (sheep) for years to come. Ta-dah!
by cyeg66
Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Edmonton 40 story hi rise---- city centre airport??
Replies: 15
Views: 2231

Re: Edmonton 40 story hi rise---- city centre airport??

Everything that deals/delt with the closing of YXD makes me sick. Corrupt politics at its finest, the city screwed MANY people and businesses and couldnt give a rats ass about em. ...and the benefits will outweigh the short term loss umpteen times within a generation or two. The positives will be i...
by cyeg66
Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:46 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: What happens if you wash out?
Replies: 16
Views: 4228

Re: What happens if you wash out?h

Hi all, Just curious if anyone knows what happens if you wash out of training? Are you offered the opportunity to maybe step down to Flight Service, or VFR/etc or is that end of the line for you at NAVCANADA? . I hate it when people think that FSS or VFR is a step down from IFR. It's not! Not every...
by cyeg66
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 12 years since the Toronto blackout
Replies: 13
Views: 1768

Re: 12 years since the Toronto blackout

Had been working at YUL ACC since 6 am that morning, was just finishing my shift when we found out YYZ and adjacent centres had lost all power. I was "instructed" by the manager to stick around in case we needed more hands on deck. Turned out to be a 17 hour day.
by cyeg66
Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YVR High Speed Climbs
Replies: 17
Views: 5410

Re: YVR High Speed Climbs

I'm with Married A Canadian, I just issue a : "speed at your discretion". I'd have no issue with telling another pilot on the frequency to pound sand if they gave me a snarky "you can't do that". Like fvck you can't. If the pilot asks for it, there must be a valid reason, akin to someone requesting ...
by cyeg66
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: VFR flight following better in the US than Canada?
Replies: 6
Views: 1102

Re: VFR flight following better in the US than Canada?

1- there's no obligation (from an ATC perspective) to offer flight following. 2- ATC sectors in Canada are typically larger than those south of the border. 3- radar coverage is typically better south of the border. (You should find a chart with all their radar sites, it's staggering when contrasted ...
by cyeg66
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 3rd WestJet bomb threat
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: 3rd WestJet bomb threat

Another threat made tonight against WS, a YVR-YYZ flight. Diverted to YYC, landed safely on 35L and stowed away on taxiway U.... Someone needs more than a swift kick in the jewels for all this.
by cyeg66
Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Clint Eastwood Film About Sully's Miracle on the Hudson
Replies: 19
Views: 2297

Re: Clint Eastwood Film About Sully's Miracle on the Hudson

I just hope there's a good love story in there, like all other awesome Hollywood blockbusters. Think: Pearl Harbor. I mean, there just wasn't enough factual info to go by in 1941 so they jazzed it up with some romance. Knocked it right out of the park, IMO. Wasn't contrived or vomit inducing in the ...
by cyeg66
Thu May 28, 2015 11:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: What's so special about Jean Lesage Airport, OC?
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

Re: What's so special about Jean Lesage Airport, OC?

Best airport, best ATCs... They deserve special treatment, I love YQB. Ha ha ha. Oh stop it, my ribs. That's a good one. You guys obviously have no idea how SH**** YQB as a TCU is to work. Given the airspace, geography and airport limitations there is not much that can be done more expeditiously in...
by cyeg66
Thu Apr 23, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: List of most common aircraft and operators seen by ATC
Replies: 6
Views: 2728

Re: List of most common aircraft and operators seen by ATC

CZWG region?

Simple, any King Air model. :smt015


:mrgreen:
by cyeg66
Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Departure freq in the clearance?
Replies: 4
Views: 2284

Re: Departure freq in the clearance?

The second departure controller in YYC is rarely opened, I've maybe seen it open three times in my five years here, in the tower yet the procedure is done. You work a lot of evenings, then. :wink: Other than perhaps from 7-8:30 or 9 am, it's never been opened, but I can assure you it's used more of...
by cyeg66
Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Wheels Down in Ten
Replies: 61
Views: 3646

Re: Wheels Down in Ten

Despite the fact that the subject matter of this thread is seated firmly at the bottom of the World's Most Important Issues totem pole, it has provided me with a whole lot of chuckles this icky Monday morning, and for that reason, I would like to thank all you suns'a'beeches....
by cyeg66
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Too easy
Replies: 16
Views: 2285

Re: Too easy

Strictly anecdotal, but from the other side of the microphone, the pilots at Encore have given me no reason to doubt their abilities and proficiency. When I find myself (it's their asses on the line, when I really think about it) in a tight spot, I haven't hesitated to get them to do some pretty fan...
by cyeg66
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: From Pilot to ATC
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: From Pilot to ATC

Thanks but I believe you made a type-o.... I think you meant '' THE BEST''. Hehe. I 100% agree with the pilot experience being helpful until a certain point. After that the personal skill set will override life experience be it aviation or not. :roll: Someone get a load of this guy! AK, tune him in...
by cyeg66
Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: VFR or IFR
Replies: 16
Views: 4192

Re: VFR or IFR

I'd go IFR, but then again, I like a challenge...

:smt064
by cyeg66
Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Excellent service from TC
Replies: 19
Views: 2573

Re: Excellent service from TC

My ATC license renewal (YEG via Winnipeg) took only about a month. We had been warned that it may take up to 3 months, and so to send it off early. Was surprised to see it in my mailbox in comparatively so little time. Maybe my handwriting was a little more legible than others. :wink:
by cyeg66
Wed Oct 15, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Nice Job, CYTZ tower
Replies: 17
Views: 5724

Re: Nice Job, CYTZ tower

Rookie50 wrote:
Sorry PF I forgot my callsign....wrote it down somewhere here..... :mrgreen:

Besides I didn't want Term to be left out of the appreciofest
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Nice to see PF is humanly capable of kudos, on the other hand.
by cyeg66
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again
Replies: 48
Views: 4732

Re: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again

complexintentions wrote:
All the best in Edmonchuck, I'm sure it'll all come up roses. Well, unless you're an Oilers fan.
:lol: Can't argue with that. Of course, I'm one of the few locals that knows better than to pull for those losers. Habs all the way!
by cyeg66
Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:01 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again
Replies: 48
Views: 4732

Re: Closing YXD proves to be the right move again

I opened the paper today. Indeed, the sky is falling, and it can't get up. Complex, you, your wide brush, and little understanding of macroeconomics should run for office. I truly believe things would brighten up overnight. But then again, I'm pretty gullible. As to the OP, as others have mentioned,...
by cyeg66
Sun Oct 05, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Suncor 705
Replies: 13
Views: 3054

Re: Suncor 705

bizjets101 wrote:Suncor 1 Challenger 300, 1 CRJ-100, 3 CRJ-900
CL30, CRJ2, 3x CRJ9

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