Author Topic: Let's book a tour  (Read 5559 times)

Offline Jonathan_tcu

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« on: October 26, 2005, 10:31:42 PM »
It's interesting what happens when I leave my scanner on the Toronto Ctr 128.3 freq longer than usual.  You hear interesting pilot/controller conversations, like what I just heard.  The Jazz 7819 pilot asked about tours.  She stated definetly, but it is a good idea to call the shift manager prior to your requested date, since 9/11.  She added and I quote: "We encourage it".  So, my new dream is to check the facility down there in Toronto, and when I wrote the NavCanada test in Ottawa 2 years ago, the moderator told me to use her name with NavCanada's office as a reference, just to get permission.  

So, what do you think?



Offline bcrosby

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005, 12:22:10 PM »
Wow! yeah.. im interested in going as well. That would be great!

I find that toronto centre has lots of interesting conversations, the controllers always seem to want to chat :)

Im sure there are others out there who would also be interested in coming along for a tour.

Offline Tom56

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005, 03:36:37 PM »
I would be interesed in going too.  :)

Offline JALTO

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2005, 03:56:09 PM »
Any private pilots fell like picking me up in Jersey for the tour!!!!   :lol:


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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2005, 07:26:11 PM »
I've been to the local FSS before NavCanada eliminated some positions.  When I was there, the desk facing to the west of the field manned CYMO (Moosonee and still does on 122.5) as well as Kapuskasking CYYU on 122.2 I believe, which is not the MF for local traffic.  On the north side, was Timmins local 122.3 which still is with an extra desk for training and shift mngr''s admin desk too.  On the otherside, facing southwest toward the FSS counter for briefing, was the controller for Earlton CYXR which was on 126.7 also.  Now, Kap and Earlton are manned from London via RCO.  I used to watch the guys with the headset's selecting either a hand mic or headset, and talk with either a hand mic, foot peddle, push-to-talk button, or the remote device on the side of your pants.  They would keep Flight plan progress strips where they belonged and switched frequencies like crazy to keep up with the traffic.  And Timmins radio must keep in touch with the ground crews around the field, which allows listeners to monitor the Runway Surface Conditions.  So that tour was fun!