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by A346Dude
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dellen Millard trial
Replies: 56
Views: 15505

Re: Dellen Millard trial

You're right. My post was a response to the "pre-trial" comment.

So I'm against vigilante justice in this case, but not because Millard might be a good guy who could be innocent of murder.
by A346Dude
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Dellen Millard trial
Replies: 56
Views: 15505

Re: Dellen Millard trial

YYZSaabGuy wrote:
crazyaviator wrote:just revictimizing the innocent ones! Where is the vigilante justice when you need it?
Yes. Nothing says "civilized" better than a good, pre-trial lynching. :roll:
While I agree with you in principle, Millard is already a convicted murderer.
by A346Dude
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: AC in SFO. Again...
Replies: 72
Views: 13092

Re: AC in SFO. Again...

What is the point of a landing clearance if everyone gets it on initial contact, especially if they're not told about the traffic not far ahead who could dog it getting off the runway?
by A346Dude
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: I knew they should have backtracked
Replies: 11
Views: 2932

Re: I knew they should have backtracked

Intersection departures are the norm at many airports across Canada. If it’s safe to depart a 2500’ strip, I’m not buying that it’s unsafe to depart halfway down an 8000’ runway. The mistake was the low level 180, not the intersection departure.
by A346Dude
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer
Replies: 18
Views: 7528

Re: How long did any of you current controllers/trainees take to get your offer

I would never advocate putting one's life on hold until you have a signed offer in hand. The candidate pools are large and my suspicion is most people who get green lit all the way through never get a training offer.
by A346Dude
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: NavCanada Hiring
Topic: how long did it take for your medical approval?
Replies: 5
Views: 4250

Re: how long did it take for your medical approval?

I could be wrong but something seems a little off. Usually the way it works is the doctor sends the forms to Transport Canada, Transport sends the medical to you, and you send the medical to Nav Canada. I have never heard of Oncidium and don't know why they are involved. I would recommend contacting...
by A346Dude
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: LAHSO
Replies: 17
Views: 1923

Re: LAHSO

The requirements for ATC are as follows: -The weather must be VFR (at least 3SM and 1000') -If the runways are dry, the max crosswind component on the restricted runway is 25 knots. There can be a tailwind component of up to 10 knots if accepted by the pilot -If wet, braking action must be reported ...
by A346Dude
Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?
Replies: 9
Views: 3386

Re: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?

johnny_paints wrote:yes but only good for 1 year instead of 2 years for a cat 2
Not true. The validity period is determined by what you are using the medical for, not what category it is.
by A346Dude
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Operational Flight Plans & Dispatch Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 3744

Re: Operational Flight Plans & Dispatch Accuracy

As a former dispatcher, at my former airline around 95% of the time the PIC accepted the flight plan as prepared by the dispatcher. For the other 5%, the most common issues were a request to add additional discretionary fuel due to poor weather, or an alternate change in cases of marginal alternates...
by A346Dude
Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATIS Winds Pop Quiz
Replies: 30
Views: 3999

Re: ATIS Winds Pop Quiz

The program that converts the METAR to voice ATIS automatically adds the variation.
by A346Dude
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?
Replies: 9
Views: 3386

Re: Do you need a Cat 2 Medical for every position?

All IFR and tower controllers require a Cat 2 (or 1) medical. My understanding is FSS and FIC specialists do not require a medical.
by A346Dude
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Approach Ban
Replies: 19
Views: 8145

Approach Ban

I heard a rumour that AC's new company-wide approach ban is RVR 1800 for a CAT I ILS. Does anyone have details on the specifics or know the reason for the reduction? Has there been a change to the Ops specs?
by A346Dude
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Flight following through regional airspace
Replies: 7
Views: 2542

Re: Flight following through regional airspace

Centre will give tower a point out if they're talking to someone who will come close to, or enter, the tower's control zone. If the tower needs to talk to you, they will ask Centre to switch you to their frequency. Did you actually enter the zone or just come close to it? If you did enter it, I woul...
by A346Dude
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS
Replies: 45
Views: 16049

Re: Your application questions answered - IFR VFR FSS

Its a nice thread with lot of information...I just wanted to say thanks to all of you guys helping people like me!! I would humbly request kindly keep updating information so that one can mentally prepare for things to come...well i am waiting for Assessment session(just passed cognitive test 2 day...
by A346Dude
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Contacting an MF/FSS
Replies: 32
Views: 6979

Re: Contacting an MF/FSS

Can any FSS chime in on this? My understanding is they get a point out from the Center on all inbound IFRs with the ETA and planned approach, well before the handoff. So I don't understand what purpose a call from the pilot would serve.
by A346Dude
Tue May 03, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: ATC Handoff Questions (Tower->Terminal->Tower)
Replies: 50
Views: 5360

Re: ATC Handoff Questions (Tower->Terminal->Tower)

As for the extra control area outside the CZ. I wonder if this a tower radar area... I didn't know of any towers this had this sort of thing that it's outside the actual CZ. Pretty interesting if it is. I believe it is a Tower Radar Area. Tower controllers cannot provide control services to aircraf...
by A346Dude
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Monitor ground
Replies: 10
Views: 3183

Re: Monitor ground

Regardless of whether you are told to contact or monitor ground, you cannot taxi in without clearance for each taxiway along the route. For that reason you wouldn't normally be told to monitor ground without having been given taxi instructions, unless it's really busy and the intent is to reduce fre...
by A346Dude
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Saying passing altitude
Replies: 10
Views: 3305

Re: Saying passing altitude

My understanding is as long as the altitude is verified by one controller, the altitude verification is passed to the next just like radar identification is (which is why you don't have to squawk ident with each handoff). Thus it shouldn't be necessary, but I will defer to an actual IFR controller.
by A346Dude
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Easy to forget
Replies: 91
Views: 8839

Re: Easy to forget

If there are that many things lined up to kill you and your situation is complex you slow down, formulate a plan that incorporates all the variables, brief it, and make a little checklist for yourself. Think dual hydraulic fault or emergency electrical config. It becomes a logistical and organizati...
by A346Dude
Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Easy to forget
Replies: 91
Views: 8839

Re: Easy to forget

Rockie, what do you do when there are two, three, or more things that could kill you? How do you manage multiple "this could kill me" switches in your head and ensure you do not incorrectly change one to the wrong position, ever, even when under stress, time pressure or when fatigued? The human brai...

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