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by romeomike
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: High Pressure Grounds 737's
Replies: 12
Views: 5980

RE: High Pressure Grounds 737's

I've seen it at the low end as well. A Jazz Dash-8 told me they couldn't leave until the pressure got to 28.17. It was 28.12 at the time (still the lowest I've seen.) Perhaps someone can shed some light on that lower limit -- 28.17 seems like a fairly random number to me, but I assume there's a reas...

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by romeomike
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC Fees
Replies: 6
Views: 4783

RE: ATC Fees

Nav Canada has their fee document online, as well as a calculator for seeing a breakdown per flight ... I can't get the link to work, possibly because I'm slow... but if you Google "nav canada fees" the service charges page is the first hit.  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-foru...

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by romeomike
Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confused About Strobes
Replies: 19
Views: 4031

RE: Confused About Strobes

Nav lights are the solid green and red lights on the wingtips, along with the red flashing lights on the top and bottom of the fuselage. Strobes are the bright white flashing lights on the wingtips. They are generally turned on entering or just before entering the runway, and shut off when leaving t...

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by romeomike
Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question About Holding Patterns
Replies: 16
Views: 8475

RE: Question About Holding Patterns

You're correct. Holds are a racetrack pattern, with both 'long' sides being 1 minute of flying in length, then a 1 minute, 180 degree turn at each end. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holding_(aviation)" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holding_(aviation)</a> I don't believe there ...

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by romeomike
Mon May 16, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Near Ground Collision YYC (LH A340 Vs WS 737-600)
Replies: 5
Views: 5280

RE: Near Ground Collision YYC (LH A340 Vs WS 737-600)

It should be pointed out that traditionally "ground control" in Canada, as provided by the control tower, includes only taxiways and runways (when not active.) Most airports in Canada have apron advisory service only -- which results in a lot of "at your discretion." This is particularly true of pla...

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by romeomike
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATC European Callsigns?
Replies: 10
Views: 6929

RE: ATC European Callsigns?

Some US and Canadian airlines use a trailing letter as well. I'm not sure why, but it could just be to help differentiate between similar flight numbers if they're going to be operating in the same locations. When I've seen it, however, it's been an addition to the complete flight number, not exchan...

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by romeomike
Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Gate Numbers Inside And Ouside Terminal
Replies: 9
Views: 4236

RE: Different Gate Numbers Inside And Ouside Terminal

Winnipeg (CYWG) has letters on the inside, and numbers on the outside. I have no idea why it was set up this way  

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by romeomike
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Jetways Vs Simple Parking Stands
Replies: 14
Views: 4534

RE: Jetways Vs Simple Parking Stands

A couple things pop into my mind: Weather is the first. Rain is unpleasant, but umbrellas do help as you mentioned; a windy, -40C day on the other hand would require that everyone is fully dressed to cross the ramp to the stairs. They'd have to store their clothing somewhere, and it would take time ...

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by romeomike
Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can ATC Amend Go Around Clearance?
Replies: 35
Views: 5875

RE: Can ATC Amend Go Around Clearance?

ATC would not know the aircraft had reached V1. Although someone with some experience would likely be able to guess that they were going to fast to safely abort. In this case, if the pilot is past V1 and ATC tells them to abort, it's on the pilot to say no. An aborted take-off is an emergency proced...

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by romeomike
Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FAA To Replace "Position And Hold" Eff Sep 30th
Replies: 86
Views: 11934

RE: FAA To Replace "Position And Hold" Eff Sep 30th

We've been doing it in Canada for a couple years now (I think? Time flies.) At first I was of the same opinion as many of you -- that it sounded silly, and "position and hold" was much more professional sounding. Truth is, just like any change, the new ways quickly become normal and commonplace. I c...

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by romeomike
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff And Landings At YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 3824

RE: Takeoff And Landings At YUL

I misread the diagram, 10/28 is 7000 feet, so it is long enough for bigger jets, although I'm sure they'd prefer the extra half-mile 06R offers, if the winds allow.  Smile

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by romeomike
Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Takeoff And Landings At YUL
Replies: 5
Views: 3824

RE: Takeoff And Landings At YUL

Looks like the majority of 06L is closed until mid-July. This is likely the reason the short runway is seeing more use, although it is still too short to be used for heavies. Perhaps without a parallel runway configuration running they've modified the departure instructions in order to expedite traf...

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by romeomike
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Interpreting Transponder Data.
Replies: 5
Views: 3335

RE: Interpreting Transponder Data.

In Canada the tags are as follows: MXA1692/ 025 140 B738 CYYZ Aircraft Ident (suffix: - for light, / for medium, + for heavy) Altitude in hundreds of feet Ground speed in knots Aircraft Type Destination Tags can be modified to add other information... an arrow, for instance, to indicate climbing or ...

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by romeomike
Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tower ATC Alert?
Replies: 2
Views: 4114

RE: Tower ATC Alert?

Birds are always a concern around an airport. If a tower controller sees a flock of birds near the runway/approach he or she will certainly let the aircraft know about them.

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by romeomike
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Line Up" Vs "To Position" In Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

RE: "Line Up" Vs "To Position" In Canada

BoeingOnFinal, we are updated on this stuff... but it's all through internal ops bulletins. I work for NavCanada, so of course the documents you refer to are available as well, but changes are brought to our attention with specific memos telling us about them -- these memos must be signed off on bef...

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by romeomike
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "Line Up" Vs "To Position" In Canada
Replies: 7
Views: 4476

"Line Up" Vs "To Position" In Canada

On April 10th, tower controllers in Canada will be changing standard phraseology from "Taxi to position runway XX" to "Line up runway XX" in order to conform to the ICAO standard. I just have a couple of questions regarding this for my pilot friends: a) For American pilots, particularly those who fl...

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by romeomike
Mon Oct 08, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Done To Flight Test A New ILS Or Loc
Replies: 35
Views: 8034

RE: What Is Done To Flight Test A New ILS Or Loc

In Canada a flight check is required at least annually, but it could be as frequently as every six months (I don't recall which, sorry.) As stated above, it involves multiple approaches with a specially equipped aircraft. Nav Canada uses Challengers and Dash-8s to do it, although they are replacing ...

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by romeomike
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC777 In Winnipeg August 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1990

AC777 In Winnipeg August 1

Air Canada is apparently bringing a brand new 777 to Winnipeg today around noon for an employee family day. Rumour has it that it's coming directly from Boeing Field and will be parking at the Air Canada hangars on the west side of the field. Winnipeggers get your camera's ready. Not often we get to...

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by romeomike
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BMI In YWG?
Replies: 6
Views: 2412

RE: BMI In YWG?

Diverted due to unruly passenger.

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by romeomike
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Egcc Runway Assignment To Be Changed
Replies: 18
Views: 4667

RE: Egcc Runway Assignment To Be Changed

Runways are assigned a number, rounded up or down, based on their magnetic heading - 05/23 for 054/234 in this case. Since magnetic north is constantly shifting, the actual runway headings are changing as well. When they change enough one way or another, the runway numbers need to be changed. For th...

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by romeomike
Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Winnipeg Intl Renamed?
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

RE: Winnipeg Intl Renamed?

Maybe we can take to calling it The Jar now Big grin

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by romeomike
Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gander Airport Can Be Shut Down
Replies: 33
Views: 11633

RE: Gander Airport Can Be Shut Down

Unfortunately, Air Canada's only service from Gander is to St. John's. A B1900 6-7 times a day. Deer Lake (CYDF) on the west coast of the island is the other way to leave, with numerous DH8 and <acronym title="Royal Jordanian">RJ</acronym> flights daily to Halifax and Montreal. It ends up meaning th...

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by romeomike
Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bird Strikes And Critters On The Runway
Replies: 3
Views: 4638

RE: Bird Strikes And Critters On The Runway

Actually, we've found that our bird problem increases when the grass is short, because they're able to more easily find their food (bugs, seeds, whatever) with short grass. Of course, that does increase the cover for other four-legged critters, but that's a far smaller issue here. Every different en...

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by romeomike
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Engine Across The Atlantic - Crash
Replies: 0
Views: 6317

Single Engine Across The Atlantic - Crash

I'm always amazed at how many single-engine aircraft make the trip from either St. John's or Gander to the Azores. Anyone here done it? Brave souls  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> And sometimes lucky, like this one.... From: <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/story/cana...

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by romeomike
Thu Jun 15, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Would ATC Issue This Clearance
Replies: 4
Views: 4878

RE: How Would ATC Issue This Clearance

Aircraft departing points inland would be given a clearance to destination via flight planned route, as far as I know. When they reach Gander airspace (or Montreal if the flow is north, or New York if the flow is south) the oceanic portion of the clearance(KOBEV, 50N 50W, etc. to BURAK), along with ...

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by romeomike
Fri May 19, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Must Have Been An Interesting Flight-EWR YYT
Replies: 12
Views: 6352

RE: Must Have Been An Interesting Flight-EWR YYT

You just have to make sure you phone ahead and arrange fuel, cause they don't keep much on hand  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" alt="Wink"> Gander is a better option for diversions, but likely in this case was experiencing the same weather as <acronym title="St. John's - Inte...

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by romeomike
Tue May 09, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Works In The Airline Industry?
Replies: 211
Views: 15841

RE: Who Works In The Airline Industry?

3 Years ATC

Previously 3 years ramp agent for Canada 3000, Royal, Air Transat and Westjet.

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by romeomike
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airfield Access Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2342

RE: Airfield Access Guidelines

Generally the only equipment required would be a rotating beacon on top of the vehicle, to be operating at all times while inside the airport fence. Depending on your length of time at each airport, it's not likely to be worth their time to train you on the radio procedures there and issue you the a...

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by romeomike
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Special Liveries?
Replies: 6
Views: 3069

RE: Westjet Special Liveries?

I think the 007 thing is about as close as Westjet has ever come  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/0246206/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/0246206...

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by romeomike
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mode C Altitude Reporting And ATC
Replies: 16
Views: 15850

RE: Mode C Altitude Reporting And ATC

ATC radar reports altitude in hundreds of feet, and pilots report it in hundreds of feet, so I doubt 250 would come up that often  Smile

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by romeomike
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM At Gander
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

RE: KLM At Gander

Ahh, sorry... I misread. There was 747 flight that was in Goose for a medical diversion, I thought it was the same flight.

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by romeomike
Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM At Gander
Replies: 15
Views: 3748

RE: KLM At Gander

The aircraft actually went into Goose Bay(CYYR), not Gander. It was a medical emergency and required a brief fuel dump in order to facilitate landing

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by romeomike
Fri Nov 04, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About The Max Tow Angle
Replies: 23
Views: 10277

RE: About The Max Tow Angle

If the angle is exceeded in a perfect world the shear pins on the towbar will snap and no damage will be done to the nose gear. When I worked on the ramp we were told by the mechanics that the planes (A320s, 330s at that time) would have to be taken out of service for a significant amount of time to...

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by romeomike
Wed Nov 02, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shift Patterns
Replies: 20
Views: 5563

RE: Shift Patterns

We work on a 28 day cycle: 6 on, 4 off 5 on, 4 off 6 on, 3 off We have five different 8.5 hour shifts, and you generally work each one at least once in a round, i.e.: First day - 1330 - 2200 Second - 1030 - 1900 Third - 0530 - 1400 Fourth - 0000 - 0830 Fifth - 2130 - 0600 On the six day rounds, one ...

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