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by IFRATC
Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Cleared "via Direct"
Replies: 21
Views: 4949

Re: Cleared "via Direct"

An aircraft is only on vectors when it is radar identified. You absolutely can use via direct right off the ground. It is the pilots responsibility for terrain clearance. It is there responsibility to turn on course when safe and able.

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by IFRATC
Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ STARs
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: YYZ STARs

Well a topic that pilots and controllers can finally agree on!!!! From our perspective the STARS are a complete pain in the arse. The old one worked quite fine in my opinion. It was much easier to sequence arrivals into the terminal. It was easier to hold and meter in to the bedpost as well. Having ...
by IFRATC
Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW
Replies: 44
Views: 6044

Re: Emirates 380 de declares an emergency and heads to YOW

I was working that afternoon/evening. This is nothing new. You people are making something out of nothing. We were landing in a runway 15 configuration which obviously means reduced acceptance rates for yyz. So yes there was holding. Yes there was some weather and wet runways as well. Nothing new. D...
by IFRATC
Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:23 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Air Canada pilots call in sick, fatigued, and blind.
Replies: 124
Views: 9002

Re: Air Canada pilots call in sick, fatigued, and blind.

Ahhhh I find it quite amusing reading these posts at how HYPOCRITICAL some of you pilots are when the shoe is on the other foot. When you guys were "the customer" during ATC labour disputes, you all cried job action and illegal strike rhetoric. Now that AC pilots are proceeding with what some specul...
by IFRATC
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Percent that pass
Replies: 27
Views: 7855

Re: Percent that pass

Applying yourself to theory can be mastered by anyone if you put in the tremendous hours required to recall all the information. Taking that information and understanding how to use it in a very quick and dynamic workplace with factors such as stress, task management, prioritizing workload, coordina...
by IFRATC
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:58 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada to send six CF-18s for Libya 'no-fly' mission
Replies: 142
Views: 6353

Re: Canada to send six CF-18s for Libya 'no-fly' mission

I find it ironic that the biggest arms deal France ever made was with Libya!! Some 200 fighters purchased. Loudest war drum beating was from France. My two cents. Other than that GODSPEED to our boys and girls!!!!
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by IFRATC
Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions for YYZ Tower?
Replies: 31
Views: 2553

Re: Questions for YYZ Tower?

Giddy up Hedley!!!! EXACTLY.

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by IFRATC
Sun Mar 13, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions for YYZ Tower?
Replies: 31
Views: 2553

Re: Questions for YYZ Tower?

Eloquently said Cossack. My point exactly. Alot of times I am left with a situation that does not conform to the flow of traffic that I was expecting. May seem great and efficient to the pilot on departure but when handed off to the enroute, but the extra vectors to get you climbing and on course ma...
by IFRATC
Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Questions for YYZ Tower?
Replies: 31
Views: 2553

Re: Questions for YYZ Tower?

In reference to "rog". For the record, all things may not be as rosey as they sound!!! YOU (pilots), may think he is the cats ass of ATC, but that is not the opinion from other ATC'ers. Without trying to sound derogatory, alot of scenerios get "fixed" after coming from departure with vectors and spe...
by IFRATC
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Anyone have an abnormal ECG on Cat 1?
Replies: 39
Views: 7685

Re: Anyone have an abnormal ECG on Cat 1?

I too had an abnormal ECG in my early twenties. This after years of military flying/ medicals. Also, I had been to DCIEM only a few years prior running through the guantlet of tests that they perform without ANY issues. Needless to say, I was sent for a stress test AND ultrasound of the heart. Absol...
by IFRATC
Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: UA Pilot spills coffee diverts to YYZ and media is dumb
Replies: 20
Views: 2361

Re: UA Pilot spills coffee diverts to YYZ and media is dumb

I was working on this particular night. The crew did NOT cycle through the 7500 code on purpose. The console was so fried that when they tried to cycle 7600 they couldn't. The radar returns interpreted it as a 7500. The crew were losing comms. quickly and avionics as well. At times radar returns wer...
by IFRATC
Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Question for Porter folks
Replies: 62
Views: 6329

Re: Question for Porter folks

GSPY, As a side note. "NAVCAN" or specifically the controllers that you direct your statement to DO KNOW THE RULES. We can only issue you the limits. We are not the airplane police. If you choose to violate CARS our only action is to write it up. We cannot physically stop anyone from operating their...
by IFRATC
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Radar identified in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 3
Views: 1460

Re: Radar identified in uncontrolled airspace

Flight following VFR in any airspace does NOT EVER alleviate your responsibility to see and be seen. The Centre controller is responsible for separating IFR traffic only. Flight Following is a courtesy provided to you and traffic information will be passed based on workload and observed traffic. IFR...
by IFRATC
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYC's loved "F" word
Replies: 33
Views: 8604

Re: YYC's loved "F" word

Headingaltitudespeed,

VERY NICELY SAID......

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by IFRATC
Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYC's loved "F" word
Replies: 33
Views: 8604

Re: YYC's loved "F" word

I don't work in YYC. I am in YYZ. Yeah yeah, Sometimes we don't get bedpost crossing times from the flow desk until it is too late. Hence the reason you would not get an enroute speed reduction in cruise. Our only alternative is to hold at the bedposts and achieve the crossing time that way. If we a...
by IFRATC
Thu Jun 24, 2010 7:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G8/G20 VIP air travel
Replies: 82
Views: 4678

Re: G8/G20 VIP air travel

OK OK. I apologize if I came off a bit pompous in my posts. That was not my intention. Hopefully this will clarify. My only point is that we cannot as mandated by ATC MANOPS disseminate or divulge actual timings of movements. I can't tell you when to show up or when specific movements are occuring o...
by IFRATC
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G8/G20 VIP air travel
Replies: 82
Views: 4678

Re: G8/G20 VIP air travel

Winds_in_whatever the F&^K, Your reticence (NOT), of all your posts thus far prove just how ignorant you truly are. This thread was started with no political agenda attached to it. Aviators were curious to know about the airplanes involved in this spectacle. Thats ALL... Just as a few others have st...
by IFRATC
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G8/G20 VIP air travel
Replies: 82
Views: 4678

Re: G8/G20 VIP air travel

Thanks for your sarcasm retard. Not trying to be "heroic" as you eloquantly suggest. All I am saying is those that are privy to the operation and how its going to be conducted and what surveillance is being implemented simply cannot divulge that information. If you are ANYWHERE near Deerhurst withou...
by IFRATC
Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: G8/G20 VIP air travel
Replies: 82
Views: 4678

Re: G8/G20 VIP air travel

Speculate all you want. Many briefings, many aircraft, many controllers, lots of coordination. Thats all we can divulge. Nothing more. "Bring your own choppers"???.....Lets just say its all taken care of from the air.....

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by IFRATC
Mon Jun 21, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scared the shit out of myself last night, what's the lesson?
Replies: 64
Views: 5090

Re: Scared the shit out of myself last night, what's the les

Ahhh, Barrie airpark..."the sidewalk"!!!!! I to scared the living SH*T out of myself a long time ago there. Long story short. I was young and inexperienced at the time just trying to build time as my military flying days were approaching. Doing mind numbing touch and goes for an hour I learned a ver...
by IFRATC
Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here Comes the F-35
Replies: 64
Views: 3587

Re: Here Comes the F-35

Symmantics I guess..."thousands of hours" does equate to more than 2000. And yes he is the one with just over 2000hrs. Same guy. We have known each other for a very long time. Flew together in our early years at CRGS together. I am sure you know who I speak of...We are still very close. Had the priv...
by IFRATC
Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Best way to pick up a clearance.
Replies: 5
Views: 1126

Re: Best way to pick up a clearance.

Calling the centre by phone is the easiest way to pick up your clearance right off the ground. This way you don't have to worry about VMC conditions. When you call you will be patched through to the controller working the airspace from which you intend to depart. Also, this way your alerting service...
by IFRATC
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Here Comes the F-35
Replies: 64
Views: 3587

Re: Here Comes the F-35

I have a very close personal friend of mine in the forces who has a very vested interest in the F-35. Specifically posted to Washington with many thousands of hours of hornet time acting in a liasion position overseeing this project. The government is not really interested in entertaining other prop...
by IFRATC
Thu May 13, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Strong x-wind? declare an emergency.
Replies: 118
Views: 6047

Re: Strong x-wind? declare an emergency.

SIGH!!! I don't know where I stand on this issue. Indeed it is a great thread though. Some great posts and then some NOT so great posts!!! I have NO issue with a pilot requesting/wanting/demanding another runway if he/she deems it unsafe. It may take a while, with alot of coordinating etc. but it ca...
by IFRATC
Sat May 01, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: New Toronto VNC/VTA
Replies: 14
Views: 2591

Re: New Toronto VNC/VTA

Porter does not get "snubbed" as you put it. When they add a new route to their schedule, a meeting is always involved to find out what they would "like" and what we can accomodate. The 6000T restriction is more to do with the arrival corridor over YSO and WASIE. Depending on runway config. jets are...

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