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by JonYTS
Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Employment Forum
Topic: Algonquin airlink
Replies: 31
Views: 5980

Re: Algonquin airlink

Just this morning, Tue Apr 10,2018, I monitored Algonquin airlink, Frosty 134 fly to Kirkland Lake Ontario, CYKX. They fly from Pearson to Kirkland Lake on occasion.
by JonYTS
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR- "Auto Over"
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

IFR- "Auto Over"

I have heard this term twice, while a controller's mic was stuck open, just before his sector was ready to split and have seen this on CBC Tv, during the visit to the Vancouver ACC, a data board strip that says "Auto over." I did a Google search and found a definition "ATC controller's radar perform...
by JonYTS
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?

Here's a positive outlook, NavCanada is looking for employees who think effectively, no second guessing themselves AND, can see a mathematical resolution without calculating. Logical, assertive people. :D
by JonYTS
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?

I attended my first session in Ottawa 2003 when SHL did the testing. That was the English, Math, Spatial Reasoning, Diagram testing and the audio cassette "letters and numbers" and the personality test. Tried the newer version about 4 years ago with the 20 questions in 8 minutes and did not succeed ...
by JonYTS
Tue Aug 30, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?

Both, the 8 minute online and in person session. I've taken personal steps to improve my math knowledge and keep practicing aptitude ability tests and trying to figure out where I am going wrong. I did 3 aptitude tests at my local college 10 years ago and my scores were pretty much the same on each ...
by JonYTS
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Question for the staff at Saskkatoon SK, FSS and Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 2763

Question for the staff at Saskkatoon SK, FSS and Tower

Based on the CFS on Foreflight, it says the while the Tower is open, Saskatoon radio transfers from Radio to Tower, then FSS takes care of "The Pas/Flin Flon" RAAS sites. Then, there's a half hour period before The Pass/Flin Flon RAAS close up, and Saskatoon Radio opens when the tower closes. I'm pr...
by JonYTS
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'
Replies: 11
Views: 6452

Re: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'

You're absolutely right. The only regular airlines in Timmins that know PDCs don't exist are Air Creebec, Thunder Airlines and Pulse Medevac. The other airliners, including some charters, will question FSS, why it's not allowed. Imagine if and when NavCanada launches satellite based aircraft detecti...
by JonYTS
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

NavCanada aptitude testing, only once a year?

After speaking with several NavCanada employees, most of them have passed their tests, way back in the day, with one attempt and made it through all interviews and courses without a hitch. Some others have attempted a few times and finally succeeded. For those like myself who have attempted 2 tests ...
by JonYTS
Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:50 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: SID, STARS and waypoint names
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

SID, STARS and waypoint names

How do new names of SIDS, STAR and waypoints come from? Recently, the North Bay CYYB1 departure was changed to the North Bay CYYB2 departure. I know the Timmins airport approach plate used to use BUDAR as one of the waypoints for the BackCourse ILS approach, when it used to exist, and now there's th...
by JonYTS
Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC encounters
Replies: 86
Views: 86170

Re: ATC encounters

Timmins-Moosonee sector controller, handed off an aircraft to the Wawa sector: "XXX contact Toronto on 1-3-4-2-7, take care." "OK 1-3-4-2-7, thanks" 1 minute later.. "Toronto, XXX, nobody home on 1-3-4-2-7, do you have another frequency?" -Yeah my mistake, it's actually 1-2-4-0-7 -oh ok, 1-2-4-0-7 y...
by JonYTS
Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Sector handoff, then consolidation
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Re: Sector handoff, then consolidation

Thanks for answering that. I do listen to 133,97 which combines with 118,97 120,72 and other varied central/northern Quebec sectors. It's challenging to figure out which frequency a flight is active on when so many tiny sectors are merged into one huge airspace. Yet if I am up listening at 2:00am ET...
by JonYTS
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Sector handoff, then consolidation
Replies: 2
Views: 2025

Sector handoff, then consolidation

From time to time, while listening to my local sector, and adjacent southern sector via LIVE ATC, and it's 7:55pm local. A given flight is handed off to either my home sector or the next sector. Then a few minutes later, the sectors consolidate. Do the IFR controllers or the supervisors decide when ...
by JonYTS
Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'
Replies: 11
Views: 6452

Re: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'

Atleast once a day, sometimes twice a day, Porter Jazz and Beadskin request a pre-taxi clearance. When FSS says they don't do that, the pilots get confused and ask "How do we get our clearance?" FSS says "You must have engines running and ready to taxi. However, I don't see any delays for your propo...
by JonYTS
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYQA Muskoka FSS
Replies: 5
Views: 3612

Re: CYQA Muskoka FSS

Timmins used to broadcast a LWIS, a year or two ago. When the last Jazz flight landed, at 12:30am local, the FSS guy switched the ATIS to the LWIS, which does not broadcast visibility or sky conditions, just wind, temp/dewpoint/altimiter. Now, just like Sudbury, the Timmins ATIS is 24/7.
by JonYTS
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:14 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYQA Muskoka FSS
Replies: 5
Views: 3612

Re: CYQA Muskoka FSS

Excellent. Lots of history for sure. That answers the question to a "T".
by JonYTS
Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: CYQA Muskoka FSS
Replies: 5
Views: 3612

CYQA Muskoka FSS

Knowing that Timmins FSS has the Muskoka RAAS, I did some research and asked current and past NavCanada stafd about the previous radio operators. Some have told me that Timmins was intended to operate like a mini FIC. Also, there used to be FSS operators at the Muskoka airport who used to rotate bet...
by JonYTS
Tue Mar 22, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'
Replies: 11
Views: 6452

Re: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'

I'm guessing that has to do with the lack of Radar in YTS? Exactly. The radar is just outside of CYHF (Hearst Ontario). Timmins tells the pilots, as soon as their IFR flight plan is active with Toronto Ctr., they officially activate the airway and must be airborne pronto, to not tie up the airspace.
by JonYTS
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'
Replies: 11
Views: 6452

Re: FSS 'Pre-Taxi IFR Clearance'

Many pilots at Timmins ask for PDC and are told to have engines running to request their IFR. North Bay and Sudbury offer PDC.
by JonYTS
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Centre controllers sectors
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Re: Centre controllers sectors

I somehow found a website that may be outdated that shows the sector splits and consolidations. I don't remember the link but have read it a few times, yet it's slightly inaccurate. My region is Timmins/Moosonee, which combines with Sudbury/North Bay from 8h00 PM ET to 7h00 AM ET Mon to Fri and spli...
by JonYTS
Sat Mar 19, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS
Replies: 45
Views: 13955

Re: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS

I've had an interest in FSS for 15 years. I have visited my local FSS site multiple times in the last 10+ years and listened to various FSS sites throughout northern ONtario. I have contemplated trying out VFR to get a spot south of the "49th parallel" but prefer FSS. IFR interests me too, but I wou...
by JonYTS
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: [FSS] How many hours in a single work shift?
Replies: 13
Views: 4351

Re: [FSS] How many hours in a single work shift?

I asked this same question to my local FSS team a little while back. I may be wrong in some ways, but I know the night shift for the local radio is 2030 local to 0630 local. They do a change at 1230 and 1330 local also. They rotate on 3 radio positions and maybe one person checking the weather too. ...
by JonYTS
Sun Sep 06, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: North Bay High level 121,22
Replies: 1
Views: 2485

North Bay High level 121,22

Toronto ACC ATC, does the North Bay HI sector operate as a "stand alone" sector? I am tuning in now on 121,22 and hears one combined hand-off to the Picton sector on 124,67. Does it also combine with Barrie sector on 134,57 during off-peak times? And during peak times, I assume North Bay HI splits f...
by JonYTS
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New YHM/Terminal frequency 119.700
Replies: 4
Views: 3870

Re: New YHM/Terminal frequency 119.700

With this recent rearrangement, is YYZ terminal East on 133.4 all alone during peak time? Or is it combined with another freq/sector?
by JonYTS
Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:25 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: NavCanada testing
Replies: 15
Views: 11572

Re: NavCanada testing

This may be really old, but I did a new "in-home" aptitude test. It's 8 minutes with a ton of questions, 50 if I remember. All answers were multiple choice of 5 answers. The material is basic open math book styled word problems.
by JonYTS
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Paper strips vs electronic strips
Replies: 6
Views: 2516

Paper strips vs electronic strips

Since most FSS stations are using electronic strips, any plans for ACCs to do the same thing? Are electronic strips only for larger airspaces - Arrivals/Departures?

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