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by RexKrammer
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?
Replies: 56
Views: 5591

Re: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?

The bare legal minimum in Class C/D airspace is for the Tower controller to pass traffic information to potentially conflicting VFR aircraft. I will provide conflict resolution, even if not explicitly requested, such as "remain south of Rwy XX arrival path" or "not below 2'000 ft"
by RexKrammer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?
Replies: 56
Views: 5591

Re: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?

Common sense is to give some space, no need to “shave” zones if there is no intent to go there. But yet legal, makes others nervous not knowing the intentions (if any) That's the key (my bolding of Loner's comment). If I don't know what their intentions are it makes keeping my known traffic safe fr...
by RexKrammer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?
Replies: 56
Views: 5591

Re: Should VFR traffic near control zones contact ATC?

As a tower controller, if you're going to be flying near the zone laterally or vertically, I would prefer a "heads up" call from you. The number of times I've seen someone flying around 0.25 miles from the zone or overflying 200' above the zone without establishing communication when I've had confli...
by RexKrammer
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Legal Hangar Battle at CYZU Whitecourt Alberta (previously titled "Things are getting ugly at CYZU") gofundme request
Replies: 104
Views: 18989

Re: Legal Hangar Battle at CYZU Whitecourt Alberta (previously titled "Things are getting ugly at CYZU") gofundme reque

A similar "battle" happened in Oshawa with the local City taking a hangar owner to court over an addition he built. The court ruled the City had no jurisdiction over the property because it was under Federal rule, being part of an aerodrome.
by RexKrammer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

It could only be left just a little bit maybe where Courtneypark is. Arrivals on that runway (call it 33L) would probably have to cross 33C as there would be no room for a taxiway in between. It would probably be about the same distance as between 06L & R at 1000 feet between centrelines. It could ...
by RexKrammer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind
Replies: 22
Views: 3349

Re: YYZ 2 hr arrival delays due wind

I understand the need and desire for 05R/23L to be built, but (ignoring the practicalities of current buildings in the way, land ownership rights) would constructing a 32/14 (33L a bit more) runway help with the arrival rate on the 33s?
by RexKrammer
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: IFR and VFR ATC's - tell me what you like and don't like about it!
Replies: 4
Views: 1449

Re: IFR and VFR ATC's - tell me what you like and don't like about it!

I'm VFR and love it. I was originally streamed IFR but was then offered a VFR course and snapped it up. Personally I always wanted VFR, but would have taken whatever Nav Canada offered me. I love being at an actual airport. Seeing the planes out the window and smelling the kerosene! As others have a...
by RexKrammer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017
Replies: 70
Views: 10657

Re: YYZ Assessments Dec 11-13, 2017

I went through the YYZ assessment centre a few years ago and had a similar experience to what Cossack describes from his time in the UK. Some of the sets deliberately have more questions than can be answered in the given time. It does make you think under pressure and prioritize what needs to be ans...
by RexKrammer
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: IFR VFR FSS streams
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

Re: IFR VFR FSS streams

Although not impossible, it is a much harder transition from a FSS placement to a VFR or IFR one. I don't have the stats to hand, but I would say that it is generally the exception rather than a common norm. The many FSS's I've spoken to have all said they love their role, and for many, the opportun...
by RexKrammer
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 18781

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

Have a look on the Nav Canada Take Charge website. Confirmed dates are typically posted on there.
by RexKrammer
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Jazz Hatters
Replies: 78
Views: 10446

Re: Jazz Hatters

I don't mind a bit of Jazz, but I'm definitely more of a Rock/Metal kinda guy.
by RexKrammer
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 18781

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

Have a search for threads regarding "ITA". There's been several posts giving advice on what to expect.
It's a lot to learn, but I will vouch that the effort is worth it in the end.
by RexKrammer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 18781

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

From what I've heard through the grapevine at work, the offers for the VFR course in September haven't gone out yet because they're still finalizing the exact start date. That info is second/third hand, so I can't vouch for it being definitive. However, if you're still waiting to hear, I would say h...
by RexKrammer
Mon May 22, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9259

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Effective 0000z May 20th 2017, ATC clearances shall not include the phrase VIA SID/STAR. The term VIA may be used in the routing segment of an IFR clearance. ATC will also not issue a climb altitude on an initial IFR departure clearance. Interesting that you got this email. I just got one saying th...
by RexKrammer
Sat May 20, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9259

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Effective 0000z May 20th 2017, ATC clearances shall not include the phrase VIA SID/STAR. The term VIA may be used in the routing segment of an IFR clearance. ATC will also not issue a climb altitude on an initial IFR departure clearance. Interesting that you got this email. I just got one saying th...
by RexKrammer
Sat May 06, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9259

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

Most likely it was somebody who has never worn a headset, and has no comprehension or appreciation of the implications this "improvement" would cause.
by RexKrammer
Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9259

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

daedalusx wrote: As far as I'm concerned, SID readback should be the sid itself and transponder code, everything else is on the procedure
This. 100% this.
by RexKrammer
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9259

Re: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017

What a mess this new phraseology will be. It's not efficient, requires a far greater number of words to be transmitted, has many potential flaws for confusion and to add insult to injury, the FAA won't be following this ICAO idea, so we have to be prepared to handle all U.S. carriers differently, as...
by RexKrammer
Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: How long does the background check usually take?
Replies: 6
Views: 2841

Re: How long does the background check usually take?

As a side note, I had about 4 weeks notice from getting my course offer to actually starting the Basic course. My check was completed in time. But I would agree with the other advice, give HR a ring and ask how's it coming.
by RexKrammer
Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:46 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Monitoring 121.5 MHz
Replies: 3
Views: 1985

Monitoring 121.5 MHz

A discussion came up the other day that I've not been able to find a written answer to. Does 121.5 MHz need to be monitored at every position in your unit, or is just having one NVCS with it selected sufficient? This is more geared to towers, where I'm curious if both Air and Ground positions need 1...
by RexKrammer
Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Just applied
Replies: 8
Views: 2732

Re: Just applied

I've never been, but I know folk who have, and they say Yellowknife is a fantastic place to live. To follow what Braun said, you typically we be placed within the FIR you interview and train in, but it's not too uncommon to be sent to another FIR if staffing levels require it. If you're happy to be ...
by RexKrammer
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Overseas Controller Recruitment
Replies: 9
Views: 5472

Re: Overseas Controller Recruitment

There's one controller from Heathrow tower currently training at Pearson, and a fair few ex NATS controllers throughout Canada, certainly several in the YYZ FIR. Do you know any of them? If so maybe drop them a line as there's a referral scheme running which might help get your foot through the door.
by RexKrammer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?
Replies: 8
Views: 4530

Re: If Nav Canada can't reach you via phone to give you a course offer, will they send you an offer by email?

Take your phone with you and look out for a call from a 613 area code or voicemail. The few dollars it will cost you if you're out of the country are worth it for the sake of getting a training offer confirmed. Chances are you won't be called during the Christmas break, but if you are, look at the b...
by RexKrammer
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:43 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 18781

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

To add to Lotro's post, which was much more helpful than another one posted in this thread... There are shortages, or anticipated shortages in most units throughout the country. Either through units being short-staffed, or due to upcoming retirements or transfers to other units. If you're in the YYZ...
by RexKrammer
Thu Sep 08, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Etiquette with gift to OJI upon checkout
Replies: 34
Views: 5667

Re: Etiquette with gift to OJI upon checkout

The beer call is in MATS...look it up. :lol: I really enjoy the beer call idea, mostly because it reunites people a few times a year and is usually a really good time. I'm all for a beer call and getting together as a unit. I just found it strange that controllers that have been making 3-4 times if...

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