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by Pygmie
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: RNP "Short Gate"
Replies: 52
Views: 5082

Re: RNP "Short Gate"

One Q about the new runway... how are the taxi times for departure off of the new 34 going to be. The same as the old one, or is the new runway going to be offset to the north compared to the old??? http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/55_New_Runway_looking_SW.jpg?refresh=293 Source: http://www.yyc....
by Pygmie
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: A380 Tail Strike
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: A380 Tail Strike

The double contact was not planned. Check out this clip from a documentary about the plane:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwQMXz9PbrY
by Pygmie
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: A380 Min Velocity Take off test
Replies: 5
Views: 1185

Re: A380 Min Velocity Take off test

I'm aware its a certification test. Its pretty obvious even without reading the video title. And its still a tail strike even if its a test. I was pointing out that in the first video there was ground contact with both the "crush can" and the further aft tail section. This doesn't happen in the sec...
by Pygmie
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dear NavCanada:
Replies: 80
Views: 3648

Re: Dear NavCanada:

By the way, does anyone know the total for aviation fuel taxes annually? Nav Canada's revenue last year (2008) from user fees was $1,192,000,000. (http://www.navcanada.ca/ContentDefinitionFiles/Publications/CorpPublications/AnnualReports/AnnualReport_2008_en.pdf, page 38). Does anybody on here actu...
by Pygmie
Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dear NavCanada:
Replies: 80
Views: 3648

Re: Dear NavCanada:

By the way, does anyone know the total for aviation fuel taxes annually? Nav Canada's revenue last year (2008) from user fees was $1,192,000,000. (http://www.navcanada.ca/ContentDefinitionFiles/Publications/CorpPublications/AnnualReports/AnnualReport_2008_en.pdf, page 38). Does anybody on here actu...
by Pygmie
Thu May 28, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Hold Clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1626

Re: Hold Clearance

Specially with one that would require the aircraft to cross the VOR to get to the radial that they would be holding on. Why go to the VOR first then go to the DME?! Aircraft that don't have GPS or RNAV systems, can't go direct a radial/DME fix (unless they are on that radial already, and can just f...
by Pygmie
Thu May 28, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Hold Clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 1626

Re: Hold Clearance

"XXXX cleared to the Calgary VOR 170 radial, 10 dme fix, via direct the Calgary VOR direct, maintain 7,000. Hold between 10 and 20 dme. Expect approach clearance at HHMM." That would be the clearance for the holding situation you had described. And AuxBatOn is correct, 5 DME is typically too close t...
by Pygmie
Tue May 19, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: heavy vs biz jet performence
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: heavy vs biz jet performence

U/S wrote:No airliners are certified over 410.
I've seen 747's up at 43,000 before, so that is not strictly true.
by Pygmie
Sat May 16, 2009 2:37 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Q about navigation databases
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Q about navigation databases

I don't know if it is still available, but there used to be an online database (I think it was called DAFIF). I used it a few times with different programs, I'm sure you can find a copy with enough digging online.
by Pygmie
Thu Apr 02, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Calling level?!
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: Calling level?!

Taken from the AIM: http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/publications/tp14371/RAC/8-0.htm#8-4 Although the CARs do not specifically direct pilots to report altitude information to ATC, pilots, if not operating in radar airspace (i.e. radar-identified by ATC), should report reaching the altitude to whic...
by Pygmie
Thu Dec 11, 2008 2:15 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Define RNAV
Replies: 20
Views: 1282

Re: Define RNAV

I don't know where the random came from.

RNAV = Area navigation

http://www.tc.gc.ca/CivilAviation/publi ... -0.htm#5-2
by Pygmie
Thu Nov 27, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Arguing cut from recruiting thread: fight here if you must
Replies: 48
Views: 1746

Re: Recruiting process for ATC

is that really going to be slower than the 15 mile finals that you tend to use????? or when requesting a short gate and needing to be told about turn anticipation from the flight crew?????? If nothing else you sound like your in the top 8% :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:...
by Pygmie
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking
Replies: 35
Views: 2996

Re: CF-18 over Hawaii: Breathtaking

Can somebody elaborate on this picture ...please ... what capability does the a/c have.. float? http://www.tom-phillips.info/images/cool.pics.military.3/image.304.jpg I don't think the airframe can actually float, but with power on and good piloting they can do this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by Pygmie
Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: question for ZEG ACC controllers "climb to and maintain"
Replies: 4
Views: 642

Re: question for ZEG ACC controllers "climb to and maintain"

There was a change in MANOPS that indicated simply saying "maintain" was causing confusion with some pilots, mostly overseas flights. Controllers must now say "cleared to", "climb to", or "descend to". Maintain can still be used in conjunction with climb and descend, but not on its own unless the ai...
by Pygmie
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:58 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Recruiting process for ATC
Replies: 209
Views: 38724

Re: Recruiting process for ATC

I get the feeling I'll be waiting until january for an assessment session in vancouver. It's strange that they have an assessment session schedulede for Winnipeg, i would have thought there'd be more people applying in the Vancouver and for that matter the Montreal area. It's probably not so much a...
by Pygmie
Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pilots need to learn how to file CADORS
Replies: 33
Views: 3490

Re: Pilots need to learn how to file CADORS

so your saying the pilots have no voice? there is only a system in place to point fingers at pilots? yes your right.. we pilots are the only ones at fault..i bet even if planes could fly themselves we would still have a job because someone needs to take the blame.. I don't think CADORs are meant to...
by Pygmie
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Fly your IFR route as cleared
Replies: 33
Views: 1754

Re: Fly your IFR route as cleared

On an other note, do you guys read the equipment code before clearing someone direct? I have been cleared NUMEROUS times direct from 300 nm away from a station and everytime, as you said, I would come back "Unable direct request initial vector"? We are not S (we do not have ADFs), but we are VOLUT....
by Pygmie
Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Fly your IFR route as cleared
Replies: 33
Views: 1754

Re: Fly your IFR route as cleared

Thanks, but I knew for the airways. I was wondering off airways. But I guess on Radar it doesn't make a difference from what I understand? You need to maintain 5NM so if you clear me direct YQT for example, you'll keep an eye on me and that would be the end? Exactly right, we'll keep an eye on you ...
by Pygmie
Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Fly your IFR route as cleared
Replies: 33
Views: 1754

Re: Fly your IFR route as cleared

Well, if you want to go into specifics. . . The protected airspace (tolerance + separation + error factor) air traffic control uses for an aircraft operating between two conventional navaids is: 4 miles (4.34 miles if NDB) either side of the centerline to a distance of 51 miles (50 if NDB), then exp...
by Pygmie
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:55 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Fly your IFR route as cleared
Replies: 33
Views: 1754

Re: Fly your IFR route as cleared

Just one last thing I want to point out. The reason that there is bigger spacing between aircraft using conventional navaids like VOR and NDB is that the conventional navaids are less accurate than GPS, not because there is ambiguity as to where the aircraft (or the station) is. When you figure GPS...
by Pygmie
Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:20 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ITA question
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: ITA question

I'm not sure where you got the "state" thing from, but yes, there is A LOT of memorization to do once the course begins. Don't worry about memorizing manops prior to the course, and you need to know what is in CARs, but verbatim memorization of CARs is not required. Once you begin the course, you wi...
by Pygmie
Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Overlapping Airways?
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Overlapping Airways?

How does an Air Route differ from a LF/MF route, or VHF/UHF route? Thanks Air Routes differ from Airways in that Airways are class E airspace, and Air Routes are class G. (unless the airways pass through other areas of higher class airspace). The designators AR and BR (there might be a couple other...
by Pygmie
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: CYSJ Center Line Lighting
Replies: 14
Views: 1542

Re: CYSJ Center Line Lighting

Not picking a fight here, but curious how the control service being changed to advisory service would save money? I assume it costs more to fly into an airport with a tower as opposed to an FSS. Anyone know for sure? I'm not an expert on the subject, and I certainly don't pay the bills, but as far ...
by Pygmie
Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: St. John's Councillor Upset with Air Canada
Replies: 46
Views: 1982

Re: St. John's Councillor Upset with Air Canada

Bleed. Good question and I'm not 100% sure but I don't think you can preselect a seat or be given a seat until departure time with that fare. I fly Tango fares quite a bit, and I've never really had a problem, but I'm also always within the first 2-3 people checking in for the flight 24 hours ahead...

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