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by thenoflyzone
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Future YYC pilot base?
Replies: 32
Views: 11315

Re: Future YYC pilot base?

LuckyPilot wrote:
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:09 am
Not ever going to happen, if it weren't for the ACPPA, YUL/YWG would not exist as bases.
I doubt AC would get rid of its pilot base at YUL, even without ACPPA.
by thenoflyzone
Mon May 22, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9275

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

In that case, can the PDC not be acknowledged electronically over ACARS if it has an initial altitude provided in it? Or must it be read back via voice? Yes it can be acknowledged electronically. Question is, with these new (now old) procedures, is sending an altitude in the remarks field considere...
by thenoflyzone
Sun May 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: New Phraseology for SIDs and STARs: Beginning April 27, 2017
Replies: 47
Views: 9275

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

I also dislike the SID readback which now has to include altitude. As far as I'm concerned, SID readback should be the sid itself and transponder code, everything else is on the procedure unless obviously there is an ATC amendment. Interesting series of flights today ... We flew out of YUL, and got...
by thenoflyzone
Tue May 02, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737s across the pond
Replies: 5
Views: 4276

Re: 737s across the pond

4Stroke wrote: All of the NGs are certified for 180 ETOPS.
Seems like a waste of money no? Only a fraction of the fleet operates under ETOPS120 requirements, much less 180.

Even the eastern Caribbean routes only require a simple extension of 15% on the 60 min diversion time. (ETOPS 75)
by thenoflyzone
Mon May 01, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: 737s across the pond
Replies: 5
Views: 4276

737s across the pond

How many ETOPS 120 capable 737-700s does WS have for YHZ-GLA and YYT-DUB/LGW? According to flightradar24, i see that the following aircraft operated some of these routes regularly in the last few days. C-GYWJ C-GQWJ C-GMWJ C-GWCN Is a good chunk of the 737-700 fleet ETOPS120 or just a select few air...
by thenoflyzone
Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Question for the staff at Saskkatoon SK, FSS and Tower
Replies: 1
Views: 2766

Re: Question for the staff at Saskkatoon SK, FSS and Tower

That's right. Tower is open during the day only, currently from 0645 til 2245 local time. These are VFR controllers, as you said, and are not the same staff as the FSS. When the tower closes, the FSS personnel takes over at the airport, (providing FSS service, not control) from 2245 lcl til 0645 lcl...
by thenoflyzone
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: YYT CATIII
Replies: 52
Views: 14745

Re: YYT CATIII

Interesting. Wonder why Sunwing is only CAT II? We know the 737 can do CATIIIA, so is it a crew restriction? insurance? Savings on training costs? Less components to maintain on the 737? I can see that there might not be an immediate need to certify the crew for CATIII. As I said, only 4 Canadian ai...
by thenoflyzone
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: YYT CATIII
Replies: 52
Views: 14745

Re: YYT CATIII

The CATIIIA restriction with 50ft DH on 737 is also in part due to the fact the A/C has no rollout function, so runway tracking after touchdown is maintained by the pilot. Hence the 50ft DH. That is correct. Either way, CAT III B approaches aren't authorised in Canada. The lowest any Canadian airpo...
by thenoflyzone
Sun Nov 13, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Approach Ban
Replies: 19
Views: 7421

Re: Approach Ban

FAA CAT I min you will see charted is 1800... Not always. There are conditions for having a CAT I approach with RVR 1800 ft. Centerline lighting (CL), touchdown zone lights (TDZL) and high intensity approach lights are required. If the runway is not so equipped, the minimums are higher, usually 240...
by thenoflyzone
Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Sector handoff, then consolidation
Replies: 2
Views: 2029

Re: Sector handoff, then consolidation

Usually the supervisor in charge of the unit decides when to split or consolidate sectors. However if a supervisor is not present, controllers can split/consolidate on their own as well. It's all a routine you see. Controllers usually know when the peak traffic will hit, and will take measures ahead...
by thenoflyzone
Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Glide slope interception altitude in YYZ
Replies: 14
Views: 4314

Re: Glide slope interception altitude in YYZ

^ Since we are on the subject Mac, there is something I have always wondered about YYZ. When you're running both LOCs with one controller in a dependent ILS config (no monitor), how many miles to do you put diagonally between aircraft on each LOC, assuming IFR conditions and no visuals ? Or do you a...
by thenoflyzone
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:27 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Primary/Secondary Radar Locations
Replies: 3
Views: 2915

Re: Primary/Secondary Radar Locations

Hello, Got a super odd question for everyone; Does anyone know or have access to the coordinates (lat/long) for all the primary and secondary radar locations in Canada as well as the ADS-B radars around Hudson Bay? I have found the section in the AIP - Second 2 (Enroute). It states generally where ...
by thenoflyzone
Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Glide slope interception altitude in YYZ
Replies: 14
Views: 4314

Re: Glide slope interception altitude in YYZ

YUL TCU. Didn't know..thankyou. I will presume though that you do a similar "dual" operation to YYZ...land and depart both runways..5 mile arrival spacing? Mac, YUL doesn't do independent parallel ILS approaches, only dependent. So, no LOC monitor position, no NTZ, and as Braun said, only one final...
by thenoflyzone
Fri Dec 25, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Callsign
Replies: 25
Views: 7631

Re: Callsign

Anyway, there we were, FL310, northbound near CYFB, listening to AC complain about the ride, working on finding a little smooth air, tracking all the "heavy" and "super" call signs to try and get a feeling of who was routing where and planning our climb strategies and watching a seriously sweet Bor...
by thenoflyzone
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Reasons for wanting to be an Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 5
Views: 2651

Re: Reasons for wanting to be an Air Traffic Controller

FlowMaster wrote:
So if you could all chime in on your reasons for wanting to do this awesome job.
O/T, O/T, O/T ! :smt040
by thenoflyzone
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:15 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Class B Control Zones in Canada?
Replies: 9
Views: 3670

Re: Class B Control Zones in Canada?

I've always wondered why there are no Control Zones in Canada designated as Class B. The CARs and the Designated Handbook have the provision for that in there, but how come airspace as busy as CYYZ or CYYC is not designated as Class B. South of the border, loads of airports like Seattle, JFK, etc. ...
by thenoflyzone
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Difference in pay between IFR and VFR -> ATC's
Replies: 12
Views: 6006

Re: Difference in pay between IFR and VFR -> ATC's

Anyone happen to know what the Winnipeg FIR towers' ATC pay levels / premium levels are? From the previous post I would guess at: Winnipeg - 3, premium level ? Regina - 2 Saskatoon - 2 Thunder Bay - 2 St. Andrews - 1 Thanks YWG : ATC 3, premium level 7 YQR : ATC 2, premium level 12 St. Andrews : AT...
by thenoflyzone
Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Landing circuit at a controlled airport
Replies: 17
Views: 4046

Re: Landing circuit at a controlled airport

Question for the VFR tower guys: Arriving from the west, on initial contact tower says "cleared left base for runway 00". What is my clearance limit? Where do I need to make my next radio call? Your clearance limit is left base. You call on left base. Even if you forget to call and you dont get any...
by thenoflyzone
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Updated logo and 767 preview
Replies: 182
Views: 57043

Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

MTOW only 172,365 kg, as i suspected, much lower than on AC's newest 767s (186,880 kg). These birds will have a hard time on any Alberta-China runs. Even AC's oldest 767, C-FCAB, built in 1988, has a 181,439 kg MTOW. According to the Boeing ACAP document for the 767, seems like 172,365 kg was the in...
by thenoflyzone
Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Updated logo and 767 preview
Replies: 182
Views: 57043

Re: Updated logo and 767 preview

flyer 1492 wrote:How long before WJ has etops for the 767?
Usually 3 months. But there is an accelerated ETOPS approval process, for airlines that already carry out ETOPS 180 operations on another airframe/engine combo (WS B738 to Hawaii), so it should be shorter than 3 months.
by thenoflyzone
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:32 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: WestJet Pilots and Flight Attendants Race to Unionize
Replies: 115
Views: 28089

Re: WestJet Pilots and Flight Attendants Race to Unionize

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/westjet-ceo-asks-staff-to-think-hard-before-choosing-union-1.3109821 315,000$ seems like a lot for a 737 captain. And to think the article says the majority of WS pilots make that kind of money. That must include a lot of O/T, and the shares program as well no? Maybe ...
by thenoflyzone
Mon May 11, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ ILS glide slope unserviceable
Replies: 13
Views: 3148

Re: YYZ ILS glide slope unserviceable

RNAV approached are great from a pilot point of view especially when coupled with VNAV decent. However, parallel approaches are not allowed side by side when one aircraft is on an RNAV so it is not something YYZ can plan on when setting arrival flow rates for the day. Both aircraft need to be on a ...
by thenoflyzone
Tue Mar 10, 2015 5:45 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015
Replies: 88
Views: 46076

Re: Air Transat hiring and Groundschool 2015

Heard through the grapevine that the temporary YVR base will not happen this summer season. Crews will have to commute from YUL/YYZ to YVR for the flights this summer.
by thenoflyzone
Tue Mar 10, 2015 4:08 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Clearances in class E.
Replies: 1
Views: 1576

Re: Clearances in class E.

Since SVFR is a clearance, an FSS/FIC doesn't have the right to approve it without advising the IFR controller first and getting his approval. Separation needs to be assured between an SVFR in a control zone and an IFR aircraft inbound/outbound from that location, so the IFR controller needs to know...
by thenoflyzone
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: From Pilot to ATC
Replies: 7
Views: 2745

Re: From Pilot to ATC

Says the guy who's gonna come back to Capitals this summer and doesn't even know it ! Lol

Plus, don't kid yourself, you know you enjoy a "one man show" terminal. YOW/YQB is what made you ! You're just on lease to YUL..... :mrgreen:

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