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by Lotro
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Manops
Replies: 5
Views: 2593

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: 51

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: 7
Views: 610

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 ...
by Lotro
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Taildragger Training in Ontario
Replies: 11
Views: 705

Re: Taildragger Training in Ontario

Wouldn't the club you're planning on towing gliders be able to make some training available to you?
by Lotro
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Old Prop
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

Re: Old Prop

User fleet16B will know.
by Lotro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics

Thanks everyone for the insightful replies, I really, truly appreciate it. I've had a hard time getting straight answers and your answers really take a load off my mind. You would have to check the STC. Installing a transponder is Specialized Maintenance and requires an AMO. Is your AME working unde...
by Lotro
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics
Replies: 9
Views: 545

GPS Antennas and Garmin Avionics

I'm working with my AME to put a GTX335 XPDR in a certified PA18. This will make me ADSB compliant for flight in the states. This installation requires an externally mounted GPS antenna. I'd also like to install a Garmin G5 EFIS to use as an VFR artificial horizon (and thus do-away with my vacuum sy...
by Lotro
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Ontario float bases
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: Ontario float bases

Air Dale is no longer operating, so that base in Wawa is not active. Similarly, NV7 (Partridge Point) is closed as well. Hawk Air in Wawa is your only option there.

If you're passing through the Sault area, the Bushplane should work, or PM me and I'll help you out.
by Lotro
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Question about placement
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Re: Question about placement

VFR You will find out your placement once your basic course is complete. Sometimes, when you start your course, the instructors will have an idea where everyone is going, but not who is going where. I.e. There are 6 people on the course 2 are going to tower X, 2 to tower Y etc. In the Toronto (and ...
by Lotro
Fri May 25, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 5320

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

Tower closing has been delayed. Rumour is the tower will remain open until Late October. Lawsuits take time.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/b ... -1.4659508
by Lotro
Thu May 10, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 5320

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

April in Indiana showed exactly what can happen when you mix fast jets IFR, slow VFR, intersecting runways, poor radio communications and no control tower to keep everyone safe: https://www.flyingmag.com/citation-and-cessna-150-collide-on-ground-at-marion-indiana-airport https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
by Lotro
Thu May 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!
Replies: 64
Views: 5320

Re: Buttonville Tower set to close in July!

From the article on CBC posted in this thread: Airports require 60,000 takeoffs and landings per year in order to have a control tower, Singer said, though there are exceptions like Windsor, which operates in international airspace, and Gander, which is an emergency hub. According to Statistics Cana...
by Lotro
Thu May 10, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Advice on when to apply to Nav Canada
Replies: 2
Views: 647

Re: Advice on when to apply to Nav Canada

It's difficult to build your life around becoming an air traffic controller. Between selection timelines, success rates and staff movement around the towers there are no guarantees until you're finally licensed. The best advice often given is to apply, and then continue to live your life (essentiall...
by Lotro
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Wind direction/speed in wsim practice questions
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Wind direction/speed in wsim practice questions

I don't remember the WSim that well, but I know that when I look at the radar, it gives me the ground speed. Does the WSim indicate ground speed? I seem to recall that compensating for wind, or converting Nautical Miles to Statute Miles was unnecessary also. I think it's multiple choice, so if you d...
by Lotro
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Survival Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

Re: Survival Gear

I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, but for Christmas my wife got me a "Crashkit Charlie". It's expensive and something I would not have bought myself, but it sure has a lot of stuff in it. It's small, lightweight and watertight and fits nicely in the seat box of the Super Cub. I also keep a sleeping...
by Lotro
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessments
Replies: 52
Views: 9593

Re: YYZ Assessments

Some information about the testing was discuss on Reddit's ATC subreddit. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FEAST_test http://feast-info.eurocontrol.int/ FWIW these are aptitude tests designed to test aptitude so, in principle, you can't really prepare for them. While it's difficult to accept that (it w...
by Lotro
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 5847

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

The citizens of YKF (an airport owned by the city) hate airplanes, so that'd be a problem. I'm not super familiar with the environment at YQG, but it is under American airspace which may or may not be a consideration. YHM seems like an easy one, YXU sounds plausible to me. I like the wacky airports ...
by Lotro
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 7732

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

FWIW: "check remarks" is slang as is "I check that" as it a whole host of other poor radio communication. It seems people don't understand what Roger means and so we often have "Roger, I check your remarks" or "Roger, I have your request" which is essentially the equivalent of saying roger roger. In...
by Lotro
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 7732

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

The only required VFR read back is a hold short instruction. Hold short instructions must be read back with your Aircraft/Vehicle Identification, the words "HOLD SHORT" (not "holding short") and the location of the hold short. For example: TOWER: GOLF ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE, tower, taxi via ALPHA, BRAV...
by Lotro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Vfr
Replies: 7
Views: 1213

Re: Vfr

Winnipeg FIR is covered under the "Tower Progression Program". VFR Ab Initios are most likely to receive an initial posting at Saskatoon (YXE) or Thunder Bay (YQT). If they qualify there, they can be recalled to YWG tower within two years. So, you may end up in YWG in the end anyways. Good luck, stu...
by Lotro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3808

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

I am in the Moncton FIR and I have been streamed for VFR. I have already been told that any future VFR courses are going to be National. After finishing the 4 months in-class in Moncton, if I get posted elsewhere like Ontario or further West, does Nav Canada help pay for moving expenses, or is that...
by Lotro
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3808

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

Locations are assigned. I've also heard a rumour that VFR trainees in other FIRs are being put into the National Pool which means you could finish VFR basic in Moncton and get placed in Boundary Bay. I don't think they're moving IFR trainees around. So, if you were IFR in a major centre, you probabl...
by Lotro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3808

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

1. They don't. They'll tell you they do though, but they don't. Proceed as described above. 2. Controller's don't get moved around unwillingly. The new two-year program described above hasn't affected anyone yet, so it's too early to tell. I have no idea about FSS. 3. Depends on the unit/specialty. ...
by Lotro
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Survival Training?
Replies: 6
Views: 2858

Re: Survival Training?

Thanks guys for the additional information and links to reading material. I really appreciate it!

I'm a little far from the east coast, but thanks for the generous offer!

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