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by Pygmie
Sat Jul 21, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does your aircraft have two transponders?
Replies: 27
Views: 1982

They are using ADS-B right now. Flying up to the arcitc most of the big guys are using ADS. There's only a few doing voice position. I imagine its cost-prohibiting for smaller operators at the moment though. Cheers, PP I think you're confusing technologies there. . . ADS-B still uses a transponder ...
by Pygmie
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Does your aircraft have two transponders?
Replies: 27
Views: 1982

but how often does a transponder go U/S. I havn't been in the industry long enough, but I havn't heard of it being a common issue. More often then one would think. . . In the few months I've been working I've seen at least 10, which may not seem like a lot, but considering how much trouble it cause...
by Pygmie
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: YWG Cancel IFR - Keep alerting services open
Replies: 12
Views: 2362

The reason behind this is that 95% of the aircraft that cancel IFR (at least in my experience) in Sask and Manitoba do not want their ATS alerting services kept open since they have that service taken care of by their company. Most pilots do not want to have to call into FSS/flight planning to close...
by Pygmie
Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Avoiding US Airspace
Replies: 6
Views: 645

This particular track is the same track every aircraft on the YWG to YYZ route has to take. The waypoints are designed to keep the eastbound traffic out of YWG north and east of the westbound traffic inbound to YWG on the GOVIT arrival. Even if a flight was to file YWG direct YYZ (or something simil...
by Pygmie
Wed May 30, 2007 7:32 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NW? 777? transiting VFR at 2500' CYYZ-CYHM
Replies: 57
Views: 5482

If a controller allows an aircraft to enter a CYA, either on vectors, on an IFR approach, or just via their route of flight, that's an OI and the controller would be pulled from the position. Plain and simple. That's why I don't think this was anywhere near a CYA.
by Pygmie
Mon May 14, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Pilots: What speed can you hold at?
Replies: 18
Views: 5467

what's a hold? How an airport with 3 f'n runways can only accommodate 37 movements an hour on a VFR day is beyond me! 3 runways mean nothing if not designed properly. The way they are set up, with the location of the intersections between the runways, makes any sort of simultaneous operations a sic...
by Pygmie
Tue May 08, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Pilots: What speed can you hold at?
Replies: 18
Views: 5467

I'm only asking because of a few situations that have come up, and I'm just curious what IFR pilots have been taught on the subject. Simply looking up the rules should immediately clear up any ambiguity... Yep, it should. The only problem is that most of the controllers I talk to at work are under ...
by Pygmie
Tue May 08, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Pilots: What speed can you hold at?
Replies: 18
Views: 5467

IFR Pilots: What speed can you hold at?

For any IFR pilots out there, what is the maximum speed you can hold at when given a holding clearance by ATC?

I'm only asking because of a few situations that have come up, and I'm just curious what IFR pilots have been taught on the subject.
by Pygmie
Sun May 06, 2007 10:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Flow control in Iqaluit
Replies: 16
Views: 1623

2R wrote:It will come as a relief to everyone when Edmonton takes over that sector.
The new frequencies and transmitters are already in place around the north to make this work.
Don't worry, the same system is coming to Edmonton in 2008. . .
by Pygmie
Thu May 03, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Entering Class B Without Clearance
Replies: 9
Views: 2927

CVFR is available from 13,000 to 17,000 inclusive, at IFR altitudes (i.e. 13,000 instead of 13,500).
by Pygmie
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: IFR Handheld GPS??
Replies: 7
Views: 618

I'm pretty sure it also has to do with power supply requirements. There was an incident a few years back where a certain company was filling gps equipped on their IFR flight plans, and when a controller proceeded to ask their distance back from a fix, the response from the pilot was "uh, actually, o...
by Pygmie
Sat Apr 28, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Cruising at 17,900ASL: Is it legal? No. Is it prudent? No.
Replies: 14
Views: 2647

FamilyGuy wrote:...Although - anywhere its busy there should be class B under 180 so ATC should in theory know about the traffic above 12500...
I know of a couple examples where that is definately NOT the case.
by Pygmie
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Military Jet landing in YWG today?
Replies: 26
Views: 3296

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1183414/L/

Dassault Mirage 2000

Could it have been these?
by Pygmie
Fri Apr 20, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Automated ATC???
Replies: 19
Views: 3470

CAATS is a great idea, and a great system, in theory, but the way it has been implemented by adapting it to print paper strips is not ideal. The system works great and really does cut down on workload in the high-level, but the system is a time-sink for low level traffic. You can tell the potential ...
by Pygmie
Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Nav Canada to reduce charges by 3%
Replies: 60
Views: 2902

Pre Nav Canada, pre user fees, Airports, fightservice, ATC etc, etc, etc were funded and paid for partly by the taxes on Avgas. After the incorpoation of Navcanda and the implimentation of user fees by Navcanada, we now have to pay for services which were previously paid for in full by the fuel tax...
by Pygmie
Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR Controller Training
Replies: 40
Views: 8094

How the hell did you guys work during training? Did you pass exams? Training isn't as impossible as it's made out to be. Yes, there were many in our course who studied 3 hours a night, and more on the weekends, but there were also students who studied 1-2 hours a week and scored in the high 90s. It...
by Pygmie
Tue Apr 03, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pis*ed off by a speed restriction? Read this.
Replies: 46
Views: 4135

cpl_atc wrote:
Everyone would benefit from something like that.
Yes, but us controllers with our security clearances pose too high a risk by being up front.
by Pygmie
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: No ILS runway 18 at Winnipeg - What a crock.
Replies: 30
Views: 2570

It doesn't have anything to do with certifying the BC on these new ILS systems, it has to do with the fact that the new ILS systems that are being purchased DO NOT have the capability to do so.
by Pygmie
Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: IFR Controller Training
Replies: 40
Views: 8094

Great info on ATC training to be found here:

http://www.local5454.com/community/boards
by Pygmie
Sat Mar 17, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: ATS Question Forum
Topic: Transponder in uncontrolled airspace
Replies: 36
Views: 7409

Wait, when did YXL get a radar put in? Or did they just get a feed from the HD site?
by Pygmie
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NavCanada article in paper
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

One thing i have heard is a major disadvantage when compared to SSR radar is a fairly significant delay in what the controller sees on radar versus real time. But better to have delayed radar, than no radar at all i guess! Just out of curiosity, where have you heard that? I know the ADS-C reports h...
by Pygmie
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NavCanada article in paper
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

Are there still concerns about the US controlling most of the GPS satelites? I know that at most we would have reduced accuracy if the Americans decided to restrict GPS access to other countries but that could cause problems in high traffic areas. All along in this thread we've been saying GPS, but...
by Pygmie
Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NavCanada article in paper
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

....Is that true? 60% of the aircraft using the Northern Airspace are ADS-B equipped????? They are not talking about Low Level northern airspace. That 60% figure is for high level overflights (i.e. all commercial jet traffic), which is what the ADS-B is being put in place for. In fact, in certain a...
by Pygmie
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: NavCanada article in paper
Replies: 17
Views: 1370

FamilyGuy wrote:What happens when GPS accuracy is affected by solar storms?
It's my understanding that's the sort of thing that the WAAS is going to correct.
by Pygmie
Sun Mar 04, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: I've often heard ground control can be the most stressful...
Replies: 10
Views: 1143

If you're ever bored, listen to the JFK Tower/JFK ground feed on LiveATC.net when this guy is working. It's always hillarious. He always seems to get into situations like this. There's a couple of good ones here: http://www.liveatc.net/forums/index.php/topic,2186.0.html http://www.liveatc.net/forums...

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