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by Lotro
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Do you readback VFR clearances?
Replies: 119
Views: 7895

Re: Do you readback VFR clearances?

The only required VFR read back is a hold short instruction. Hold short instructions must be read back with your Aircraft/Vehicle Identification, the words "HOLD SHORT" (not "holding short") and the location of the hold short. For example: TOWER: GOLF ALPHA BRAVO CHARLIE, tower, taxi via ALPHA, BRAV...
by Lotro
Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Vfr
Replies: 7
Views: 1463

Re: Vfr

Winnipeg FIR is covered under the "Tower Progression Program". VFR Ab Initios are most likely to receive an initial posting at Saskatoon (YXE) or Thunder Bay (YQT). If they qualify there, they can be recalled to YWG tower within two years. So, you may end up in YWG in the end anyways. Good luck, stu...
by Lotro
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

I am in the Moncton FIR and I have been streamed for VFR. I have already been told that any future VFR courses are going to be National. After finishing the 4 months in-class in Moncton, if I get posted elsewhere like Ontario or further West, does Nav Canada help pay for moving expenses, or is that...
by Lotro
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

Locations are assigned. I've also heard a rumour that VFR trainees in other FIRs are being put into the National Pool which means you could finish VFR basic in Moncton and get placed in Boundary Bay. I don't think they're moving IFR trainees around. So, if you were IFR in a major centre, you probabl...
by Lotro
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: ATC Lifestyle Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 4722

Re: ATC Lifestyle Questions

1. They don't. They'll tell you they do though, but they don't. Proceed as described above. 2. Controller's don't get moved around unwillingly. The new two-year program described above hasn't affected anyone yet, so it's too early to tell. I have no idea about FSS. 3. Depends on the unit/specialty. ...
by Lotro
Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Survival Training?
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Re: Survival Training?

Thanks guys for the additional information and links to reading material. I really appreciate it!

I'm a little far from the east coast, but thanks for the generous offer!
by Lotro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6301

Re: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

Amazon? Perfect for a massive warehouse for their needs Maybe you're right! https://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/toronto-on-20-city-shortlist-for-amazons-second-headquarters/article37654374/ Toronto is the only Canadian city to make the short list to host Amazon's second headquarters ...
by Lotro
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bombardier considers move away from Downsview
Replies: 49
Views: 6301

Bombardier considers move away from Downsview

From TheStar.com Bombardier Inc. says it is considering the sale of a parcel of land adjacent to Downsview Park that houses an aircraft assembly plant employing 3,500 workers. But a city councillor is warning of a fight over any move that she says would violate a federal promise. Bombardier spokespe...
by Lotro
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Don't come to a complete stop on the runway with converging traffic
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: Don't come to a complete stop on the runway with converging traffic

It happens in Canada as wel It shouldn't per CARs Part VIII Standard 821: 2.4 Separation of a Departing Aircraft from Aircraft using Intersecting Runways A departing aircraft shall be separated from an aircraft using an intersecting runway, or non-intersecting runway if flight paths intersect, by e...
by Lotro
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Skiplane Groundloop
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

Skiplane Groundloop

Pardon me if this is a dumb question, but can you groundloop a skiplane?

Or more specifically, do skiplanes have the same tendency to groundloop that wheeled taildraggers do?

~Lotro
by Lotro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 401
Views: 73261

Re: Westwind

Whoa... I don't see Transport doing this often:
OTTAWA -- Transport Canada says it has grounded the airline that operated the plane that crashed in northern Saskatchewan earlier this month.
https://www.cp24.com/news/feds-ground-n ... -1.3733766

~Lotro
by Lotro
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: 2017 - COPA Board Resignations?
Replies: 5
Views: 1290

2017 - COPA Board Resignations?

Is something happening with the COPA board (again?) that there are lots of resignations and many open seats? [quoteA third veteran COPA director has announced she will not be running for re-election in the coming year. Cheryl Marek, who represents Southern Ontario, will step aside, leaving two vacan...
by Lotro
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: DHC-2 external stc
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: DHC-2 external stc

I was told once, from an old learned AME, that the DHC-2 was originally certified for an external load and that if you have the boat rack bars, no STC is required. I suspect the original certification for "external load" referred to a very specific canoe, but I never reviewed the paperwork myself. H...
by Lotro
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: De icing
Replies: 11
Views: 1586

Re: De icing

Is there anyone on here who could explain in plain language the conditions under which planes de-ice? I watch them all day and I have no idea what makes them decide to de-ice or not. I gather there are SOPs, but I've seen two airplanes depart within 5 minutes of each other, one painted green the oth...
by Lotro
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Private plane crashes in Sioux Lookout, ON - via CBC
Replies: 2
Views: 1528

Private plane crashes in Sioux Lookout, ON - via CBC

Ontario Provincial Police officers in Sioux Lookout, Ont. say a private plane crashed while landing at the Sioux Lookout airport on Monday, Dec. 4. Two occupants were on the plane but neither sustained life threatening injuries, according to officials. One occupant was reportedly transported to hos...
by Lotro
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ VFR Placement
Replies: 8
Views: 3404

Re: YYZ VFR Placement

In the last contract the union and the company announced the "Tower Progression Program". The Tower Progression Program (TPP) is intended to improve qualification success rates for ATC Student Controllers at the Toronto Pearson Tower and the Winnipeg Tower where we have difficulty attracting, qualif...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes
Replies: 86
Views: 20136

Re: Toronto to Niagara in 15 minutes

I previously worked for an operator who had a Navajo available for charter at a rate of $1000/flight hour. I'd assume there's some (small) margin in there.
by Lotro
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: flyblocktime
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Re: flyblocktime

I had a great experience with them. Logged 50+ hours easily and cost effectively. I even flew GJAO before it crashed. I liked their operation, maintenance and access to the fleet. As for photofly's comments, I'm sure the lawyers will make money. I've seen TC mention this accident in their refresher ...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:09 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: Training program.
Replies: 3
Views: 3081

Re: Training program.

I'm awful at writing tests, I passed every one of them with safe margins. Study and work hard and you will pass. Slack off and you won't. There's a lot of knowledge you need to access quickly to do this job, but by no means is the knowledge base insurmountable. Also, there's LOTS of help to get you ...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11436

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Your faith in COPA is ... refreshing. Personally I'd like to see COPA successfully organize its way out of a paper bag. Then I'd trust it with something like you suggest. I'm not sure I was trying to convey my faith in them. It just seems to me that they would be the appropriate organization to spe...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Why is flying so expensive?
Replies: 70
Views: 11436

Re: Why is flying so expensive?

Solution - PARTNERSHIPS are one of the easiest ways to bring the costs down significantly. I'm not sure why there aren't more partnerships (2-5 people) or flying clubs (6-20 people) around. Maybe there are and I don't know about em? Consider: Tie down - same amount regardless of pilots, can be spli...
by Lotro
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:56 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Survival Training?
Replies: 6
Views: 3280

Survival Training?

As luck would have it a dumb city slicker has found himself living in Northeastern Ontario and begun dabbling in float flying and fishing. I've been tagging along with some people who routinely take their float planes up into the bush, pull out a hidden boat, strap on a small two-stroke motor (which...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:58 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YYZ Staffing Question
Replies: 3
Views: 3373

Re: YYZ Staffing Question

So if airlines have to compensate passengers when at fault for delayed/cancelled flights. Should Nav Canada have to do the same when they are at fault? I can see how at face value your comment makes sense, but I'm afraid that it's not that simple. My understanding is that NAV Canada charges airline...
by Lotro
Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses
Replies: 46
Views: 20034

Re: YYZ Interviews and Upcoming Courses

I heard yesterday that they clamored together a last minute VFR course in the YYZ FIR. I believe it's running now or perhaps starts Monday. Good luck to those who got the call and are on the course. Work hard and put in the extra effort - it's worth it. To those still waiting, I heard that there wil...

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