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by Lotro
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Application Process Q's
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Application Process Q's

Tip 1 of Nav is get your foot in the door. This is the most important piece of advice around here. Also, just because you write the assessment doesn't mean you'll get an offer to train, just because you get an offer to train doesn't mean you'll be successful. I always recommend that if you're inter...
by Lotro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN GORE BAY, ONTARIO
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE IN GORE BAY, ONTARIO

There's a real shortage of good AMEs in North Eastern Ontario, I know that there are a few in YSB and NK4, but we've only got one at YAM and I know local guys looking for someone, floatplane guys, guys in Wawa, guys in Thessalon... a lot of guys are retiring too and that's leaving everyone wondering...
by Lotro
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Red Deer is getting a control tower

Blows my mind that YKZ doesn’t have a tower anymore but Red Deer does. Why? Traffic at Buttonville was wayyy down before the tower closed. Looks like 3,000/mth (36K/yr), I'd guess that Red Deer is pushing more than that. https://buttonvilleflyingclub.com/resources/Documents/Appendix-A-Buttonville-A...
by Lotro
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Red Deer is getting a control tower
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Red Deer is getting a control tower

NAV Canada announced on social media yesterday (but not on their corporate website?) the following: We’re changing service at #RedDeer, Alberta in response to @flyreddeer ’s growing traffic – transitioning from aerodrome advisory services to air traffic control services by August 2021. Learn more: h...
by Lotro
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Hydro Helicopter Tweed
Replies: 18
Views: 3690

Re: Hydro Helicopter Tweed

Apparently TSB is set to release the report today, in advance, CBC has the following:
Father of helicopter crash victim hopes report will clear son's name
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/t ... -1.5339619
by Lotro
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta
Replies: 35
Views: 3929

Snowbird 5 Ejected in Atlanta

From Twitter at 13OCT1336 EST: @CFSNowbirds Snowbird 5, Capt Kevin Domon-Grenier was forced to eject from his aircraft shiortly before our performance in Atlanta this afternoon. Capt Domon-Grenier made it safely to the ground and is okay. The aircraft fell in an unpopulated area and no one was injur...
by Lotro
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing
Replies: 7
Views: 1233

Re: Looking for a paved runway for a day of testing

If you're in Guelph, why not just use the Guelph airstrip? Or maybe someone from there can connect you with Reid's private strip near CYKF.
by Lotro
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Investigator at the TSB
Replies: 2
Views: 787

Re: ATC Investigator at the TSB

From the job ad: ** Significant experience means that the candidate must demonstrate career progression in terms of amount, complexity and diversity of work experience. This will be reflected through work in complex Control Towers and Terminal or Area Control Centers and through progression to super...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: VFR Relocation - YYT
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: VFR Relocation - YYT

The CATCA (ATC) contract has language in it referring to the National Bid Program, which allows controllers with a minimum of 2 years of service at their initial posting to request a transfer to another unit based on that unit's anticipated staffing needs. In the last contract, the National Bid Prog...
by Lotro
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph
Replies: 3
Views: 1313

Re: Where to dock/store a floatplane near Guelph

There was a water aerodrome on Puslinch Lake. Check out the Ontario Floatplane guys on facebook, or better yet, go to a BBQ at the Guelph Airpark on Thursday nights (weather permitting) and ask around.
by Lotro
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canadian housing Prices / Wages
Replies: 33
Views: 3058

Re: Canadian housing Prices / Wages

If there are any young people reading this, the smartest thing you can do in today's stupid economy is get work (preferably transferable work - I like trades) and live in a market that's cheap to live in. I moved out of Toronto twice in life, and both times my quality of life and financial situation...
by Lotro
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap
Replies: 9
Views: 2091

Re: Frustrations of a Military ATC and the Big Leap

I'll take a shot at answering... First off all, if you're interested, just apply and decide if you want to do it after you get an offer. It can take a long time to get an offer, so I typically just tell everyone to go for it. The national qualification rate is around 30% of people who are coursed, t...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: QUick Question around time off during training
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

Re: QUick Question around time off during training

It depends on which stage of training you're in. I can't speak specifically about how vacations are handled during the classroom and simulator portion of training (6-12+ months depending on IFR/VFR). Generally speaking, however, the instructors will support you fulfilling family obligations, but if ...
by Lotro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Advice for a 30 year old
Replies: 32
Views: 2845

Re: Advice for a 30 year old

If I was 30 (again) and wanted to be a bush pilot (I still do) and lived in Toronto (I did), I would save my pennies, and head to Sudbury or Parry Sound for a summer and get my PPL on floats. Camp, rent, sublet, whatever to keep your cost of living low and fly as much as you can. Should be able to g...
by Lotro
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL
Replies: 6
Views: 2527

Crash in Hawk Junction - 11JUL

Via @JairusCTV on Twitter:
BREAKING: A plane has crashed in Hawk Junction, just outside of Wawa, Ontario. No word on the condition of the pilot and/or passengers. The @OPP_NER are currently on site. @CTVNewsNorthern is on the way there.
The rumours I'm hearing are bad.
by Lotro
Sat Mar 30, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Realities of Nav Canada and family
Replies: 11
Views: 1746

Re: Realities of Nav Canada and family

Quite probable that you'll end up in Sault Ste. Marie if you're VFR in the YZ FIR. They've had at least one student off of the last 3 courses and one from out of the FIR. That said, they do try to place you where you'll be successful, and if your family situation isn't conducive to a few years in YA...
by Lotro
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor employment expenses
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Instructor employment expenses

CRA has some pretty good information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/businesses/topics/payroll/benefits-allowances/automobile/automobile-motor-vehicle-allowances/employees-allowable-employment-expenses.html and here https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/forms-pu...
by Lotro
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Instructor employment expenses
Replies: 9
Views: 683

Re: Instructor employment expenses

Pretty sure your employer needs to issue you a T2200 in order to be able to deduct anything.

CRA isn't super generous with deductions for people who have regular employment/jobs. If you're a contractor though - write off everything! HA!
by Lotro
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Guelph airpark (flight school?)
Replies: 13
Views: 1721

Re: Guelph airpark (flight school?)

If you had your own plane you could likely get a freelancer off of WWFC to do your training over in Guelph. 152s are still economical.
by Lotro
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Aircraft tie down
Replies: 26
Views: 2120

Re: Aircraft tie down

Consider using lift spoilers tied to the tops of the wings if able. I hear a pool noodle can work in a pinch, but I've been eyeing these for a while: http://www.alaskawingcovers.com/
by Lotro
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Starting your own flying club
Replies: 1
Views: 726

Re: Starting your own flying club

I've been interested in this topic for a while too. Unfortunately, I haven't found much in the way of resources and I've been too lazy to do the research myself. I think COPA should be assisting members to do this and the EAA has just highlighted this as an area for emphasis going forward. At this p...
by Lotro
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Parental leave and OT
Replies: 2
Views: 1747

Re: Parental leave and OT

Work schedules and benefits are covered by the collective agreement. Controllers (VFR/IFR) are represented by CATCA. FSS is represented by another bargaining unit whose name I do not know. The following is what I know about CATCA members (IFR/VFR controllers): Parental leave and benefits are good an...
by Lotro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Manops
Replies: 6
Views: 4585

Re: ATC Manops

MANOPS was replaced with MATS a few years ago (2016?). MATS has different versions for each specialty (ACC, TWR, FIC, FSS) which was meant to make it more user friendly. It's also a "living" document and constantly updated. I believe NAV Canada makes a PDF version available to employees, but I'm not...
by Lotro
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: PK Floats for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 429

PK Floats for Sale

PK3500 C FLOATS FOR SALE
w/compartments.
Like new, only 220hrs since purchase.
Tight, no leaks, no damage, 185 Gear.
$33,000 US
by Lotro
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?
Replies: 27
Views: 5271

Re: Regional Airline Pilot to IFR Controller, worth the switch?

The risk is that you don't make it as a controller. If you're willing to accept that risk after 2+ years of work then go ahead. In the YYZ FIR qualification rates are Getting better, but still low depending on where you get placed. The last national average I heard of was 25% of those coursed. Some ...

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