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Messages - Dan Pergau

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Toronto (CZYZ) / Re: New Chief Instructor
« on: February 23, 2020, 02:40:57 PM »
Congrats Ben!

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Winnipeg (CZWG) / Thank you for the excellent service!
« on: February 22, 2020, 10:06:03 AM »
Hi all,

I had some fun flights on the evening of February 21 and the morning of February 22.  Thank you for the great service!  Also thanks for the chat Kolby.

All the best,
Dan

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Toronto (CZYZ) / Re: Real World Jobs
« on: February 21, 2020, 02:46:15 PM »
Large system and enterprise hardware service tech for IBM based at the IBM CLDC Barrie data centre but more importantly husband to a patient wife and father to two amazing daughters.

Dan

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Montreal (CZUL) / Thanks to Jason!
« on: November 07, 2019, 11:40:03 AM »
Hi guys,

I was helping a newish CXA pilot with some RNAV procedures last night and Jason, whom was working Montreal Centre, was good enough to accommodate some RNAV approaches into Ottawa.  I was pleasantly surprised when even more traffic popped up at Ottawa.  Jason, thank you for your patience and support!  You were excellent to work with.

I look forward to more flying in the Montreal FIR soon!

All the best,
Dan
CXA393

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General Discussion / Re: CYUL apron on new AFV
« on: October 16, 2019, 10:09:35 AM »
I was about to post a note in the Montreal FIR forum regarding this.  I really enjoyed how the controller not only worked tower position but ground and apron as well!  I can barely do one thing at a time, he must really have an amazing system he followed to keep all the ducks in a row.  I hope to see that again down the road!

Great job.

Dan

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Winnipeg (CZWG) / Re: Winnipeg FIR Standard Operating Procedures
« on: July 15, 2019, 06:34:16 PM »
Thanks for your work on this Nate.

Dan

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Congrats Jeff!

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News / Re: New VATCAN Division Director, Phil Dowling
« on: April 25, 2019, 12:47:35 PM »
Congrats Phil! 

Dan

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Toronto (CZYZ) / Re: Toronto NOTAM
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:48:42 PM »
Taxiway work before a possible resurfacing next year?

https://www.torontopearson.com/15-33/#

Dan

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Winnipeg (CZWG) / Sector file update
« on: April 09, 2019, 04:02:17 PM »
Hi all,

Could I request that the sector file be updated?  I have no idea how to do it I'm afraid.  Getting it to a 1903/1904 level would be ideal.

Thanks,
Dan

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Montreal (CZUL) / Great work! Thank you!
« on: April 08, 2019, 04:34:56 AM »
Good morning. I wanted to post a thank you for everyone’s great work in the FIR. It’s fantastic to see ATC up again for Montreal, Ottawa and Quebec City.

Keep up the great work!

Dan

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General Discussion / Free CFS & TC-AIM from 2015 - just shipping cost
« on: April 06, 2019, 10:03:15 AM »
Hi guys,

I picked up some used aviation reference guides the other day and they came with an old CFS and a TC-AIM. Both from 2015. I do not need them and will recycle them unless anyone wants them? You can get a TC-AIM soft copy PDF from Transport Canada for free and fltplan.com has the CFS you can download. I know some people prefer hard copies even if out of date.

Let me know by end of the month.

Dan

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General Discussion / Re: Congratulations our newest C3/I3 controllers
« on: April 06, 2019, 09:33:40 AM »
Congrats guys!  Always fun to work with you.

Dan

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General Discussion / Re: Handoff issues
« on: April 06, 2019, 06:14:06 AM »
Guess that's the problem... I don't know squat about alias commands.  I don't believe we used them much (or at all) in the old days.  I know I didn't.  It's a shame there's no way to have a common teamspeak or something just for controllers for vocal handoffs using our initials or assigned codes.

Maybe that's the next thing since we are primarily voice now?   I remember when voice first came out and how blown away we were.  So much less typing, especially for the poor pilot who had his/her hands full already!

Upon reflection I'm sure I was just as much at fault, especially when handling all the traffic from ground up to centre.  I admit to being overwhelmed :)  Busiest CZWG has been for some time... it was great!

Dan

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General Discussion / Handoff issues
« on: April 05, 2019, 10:29:42 PM »
Hi all,

I have worked two heavy events recently and I am fascinated by the attitude I am receiving when trying to handoff aircraft to MSP and SLC.  I'm sure it's user error on my part but when I do a manual transfer with usually plenty of advance notice before crossing the border it either works or I get a nastygram on the ATC chat about late handoffs or something to that extent.

Is it just me or does anyone else notice the same?

Certainly puts a bad taste in your mouth while working a lot of traffic.

Dan

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