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by A346Dude
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Tower closure predictions?
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

Re: Tower closure predictions?

While I agree the airport layout of YHM and its traffic mix is not conducive to FSS only service (I think it's high time they build a full length parallel taxiway), there are ways to mitigate the loss of ATC service, while keeping things moving safely. I'm sure it could be mitigated and made genera...
by A346Dude
Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:56 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Tower closure predictions?
Replies: 20
Views: 2379

Re: Tower closure predictions?

Why isn't Hamilton (YHM) on the LOS list? They haven't had over 40,000 movements since 2010, and those movements are spread over a 24 hour period (YHM is open 24 hours). Sudbury (YSB) has just as many movements, but the vast majority are during 0600-2200, so there's just as many movements as YHM bu...
by A346Dude
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Remember Tenerife
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: Remember Tenerife

TSB report is now out for a very similar incident at YYZ.

https://tsb.gc.ca/eng/rapports-reports/ ... o0117.html
by A346Dude
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Should have asked for the option...
Replies: 86
Views: 2764

Re: Should have asked for the option...

If the controller was annoyed, that suggests to me he thought you intended to do a full stop the whole time. It is not uncommon that a pilot is cleared to land then does a touch and go (or vice-versa), without ever communicating that was their intent. I suspect it was not apparent to the controller ...
by A346Dude
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Long Landing Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 1802

Re: Long Landing Thread

When landing in YYZ on RWY 05 in the Dash-8 during my Jazz days, the controllers frequently gave the landing clearance as "Jazz 123, cleared to land RWY 05, long landing approved." As a former controller trainee, I wonder what would happen if there was a runway over-run. Even though almos...
by A346Dude
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Cessna 206 door improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 1131

Re: Cessna 206 door improvements

Well done. Not sure how the original design was ever considered acceptable.
by A346Dude
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Layoffs?
Replies: 57
Views: 13445

Re: ATC Layoffs?

Not sure how last one out first one back is unfortunate. It's just logical. What's unfortunate is that there are layoffs in the first place and that our union never gave us a chance to vote on proposed salary freezes/cuts to save these jobs. Shame on CATCA. I think he meant unfortunate for anyone w...
by A346Dude
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pearson Overflight
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Re: Pearson Overflight

D1934/20 NOTAMR D0911/20
A) CYYZ B) 2007182102 C) 2010181100
E) FLTS NOT ORIGINATING, TERMINATING OR DIVERTING TO CYYZ PPR CTC
416-776-3030)

I believe this NOTAM applies, I’d start by calling that number.
by A346Dude
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Rapid Testing and Travel Ban
Replies: 14
Views: 2646

Re: Rapid Testing and Travel Ban

young grasshopper wrote: Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:39 pm Example- you contact COVID the day before you travel ‘home’. You could do ten rapid tests on your travel day, and it’s highly unlikely that any will yield a positive result, when you in fact do have COVID.
Sure, but are you contagious? In this case, likely not.
by A346Dude
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Jazz Aviation LP - Air Canada Express
Topic: Equipment bid
Replies: 48
Views: 11825

Re: Equipment bid

That’s f*cking bullshit. You’re one of those “Great Covid Mistake” conspiracy folks...smarter than most right? “Oh please please, read my links, you will be convinced too! Boo hoo!” I’m just following the government’s lead on this (it’s all we can do anyways!!). YOU’RE the one with the moral outrag...
by A346Dude
Thu May 28, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%
Replies: 95
Views: 18215

Re: Nav Canada to Hike Service Fees by 30%

Remember your ‘descend via’ fiasco from a few years ago because I sure do. Controllers were unanimously against the descend/climb via phraseology from well before it was rolled out. The lazy, incompetent controllers you hate worked hard to make a bad procedure safe for the short time it existed. Ho...
by A346Dude
Sat May 09, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4870

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

Tower controllers cannot take control of IFR aircraft that are not intending to land. Therefore IFR separation must be maintained the whole time , from both other arrivals and IFR departures. Its all about who has responsibility of control of the aircraft, the IFR unit or the tower. Not necessarily...
by A346Dude
Sun May 03, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4870

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

Good information, thanks! Does that mean ATC would prefer IFR training aircraft to plan to land and then change their mind over the treshold? No, please don't do this. We (as tower controllers) cannot make a good plan if we don't know everyone's intentions. If you can do your approaches simulated, ...
by A346Dude
Sun May 03, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4870

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

So if you give that 172 a visual approach clearance at 5 miles final, do you still need to wait until it lands before you release an IFR aircraft for departure off of the same runway? If the 172 is landing full stop and weather is decent, Tower can take control of it at the control zone boundary. T...
by A346Dude
Sat May 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??
Replies: 59
Views: 4870

Re: Visual Approach Vs. Canceling IFR ??

When you are cleared for a visual approach, you are still IFR and must be provided with IFR separation (with some exceptions).
by A346Dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 61110

Re: Corona Virus

Just so I have this clear... the response from the "pro-science" camp is: we are right, you are wrong, stop talking. No evidence, no admission that some of the talking points from mere weeks ago were 100% contrary to the current rules and advice. But we're sure we're on the right path now....
by A346Dude
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 622
Views: 61110

Re: Corona Virus

I don't necessarily agree with Pelmet's plan, but he's not wrong for asking questions and nobody has the right to tell him he can't. The current plan, which some have signed up for so wholeheartedly, isn't really a plan at all as it has no exit strategy. Shutting down the world economy for 6-18 mont...
by A346Dude
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Sunwing offering free seats home....
Replies: 12
Views: 1762

Re: Sunwing offering free seats home....

I don't really care if this is a PR move (I'm sure it is). It will probably help some people who might be SOL otherwise.
by A346Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: When to contact Tower as per VNC
Replies: 25
Views: 2119

Re: When to contact Tower as per VNC

Yep, this was just for flight planning for the CPL flight test Nav portion. Well I'm glad to see I'm not going crazy as it is clearly class E. My instructor seemed pretty adamant that you had to talk to someone though. He's a great instructor and is the kinda guy who considers best practice a stand...
by A346Dude
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?
Replies: 39
Views: 4091

Re: Circling Apporaches. Where did they go?

I’m absolutely certain of that. The context isn’t gliding distance. Or engine out operations. It’s exactly as I said... “once you are visual and can stay visual”. You have to fly the approach you have been cleared for. You can't just declare yourself to be on a visual approach; you can request it a...

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