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Fred Wilson
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 03:00 am    Post subject: HAGAR Study Guide ===> VFR & LO Chart Study Guide <=== Reply with quote

This topic section is dedicated to a HAGAR Study Guide purposes:
± 50% of Transport Canada's exam is now allocated to the VFR Chart (and Enroute Low Altitude Enroute Chart (LO) Chart) part of the test.

Transport Canada's Hang Glider Regulations

Pilots who want to write the HAGAR Exam are well advised to pick up VFR Charts for the regions they will be flying in.
(and it is a good idea to get an (LO) Enroute Low Altitude Chart)
- Up to 50% of the Exam time is now spent on the VFR Chart.

Online examples are printed below, but you will need to know more information areas than are included in them,
and you will need the Legend provided on the charts to understand what the symbols etc stand for.

I REMIND ONE AND ALL, flying (as an example) in FlyOk Country: the North Okanagan BC http://www.flyok.ca
That Baldy / King Eddie + Vernon Mt + Mara + Bolleen + Blue Grouse are HAGAR ONLY

You MUST fly below 700' AGL, following Land Contour or you MUST file your HAGAR first before flying there.

Glenn Derouin's (Paraglide Canada) property may be JUST inside CYA 122 (A)(H) - if in fact it is.

OSA's Lavington Launch and the Lumby Airforce launches are all well within CYA 122 (A)(H)

See the definition of Class F Advisory Airspace (CYA's) at: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14371-rac-2-0-2599.htm#rac-2-8-6

Sailwally wrote:
The jet is going ~ 350mph. That is about 1 mile in ten seconds, less than one circle in a thermal.



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 03:19 am    Post subject: Canadian Airspace Chart Reply with quote

Permission to publish the following charts, as educational material, has been received from Transport Canada and NAV Canada.

North Okanagan VFR Chart (Out of date version) provided for study purposes only.

- Up to 50% of the HAGAR examination is now spent on VFR Charts.

If you enlarge the photo, you will see a the inside compass rose enclosing King Eddie / Baldy going around to the west side of Okanagan lake, obviously including Blue Grouse Launch.
- You''ll see a Blue E700 on the west side of Okangan Lake, across from Ellison Park and again south of King Eddie Launch.

That means one thing. Class E Airspace starts at 700' AGL following land contour inside all that compass rose.

King Eddie/ Baldy Launches, Vernon Mt and Blue Grouse are HAGAR Country only, unless you are ground skimming / speed gliding all the way to the bottom. Period.

Next:
Read the "fine print" information about CYA 122 (A)(H) - found at the far right bottom corner of the CYA.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 03:15 am    Post subject: Re: Canadian Airspace Chart Reply with quote

A few answers for you, shifting to the Kamloops area VFR Chart, Courtesy of the Langley Flight School



Transport Canada's VFR Chart Legend (View in new window or download to enlarge.)
- Crystal clear type will not Scan or come out clearly in an Image. Best I can do. Sorry.



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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 01:47 pm    Post subject: LE Charts, Victor Airways Reply with quote

The Okanagan LE Chart (Out of date version) is provided, with permission to publish, for study purposes only.

See also NAV Canada's Designated Airspace Handbook - because the VFR and LO Charts are too cluttered to hold all the data.

This (Victor Airways - found on the "LO Chart" = Enroute Low Altitude Chart) also is NEED TO KNOW stuff.

For a good view of local Victor Airways, see:
openAIP - Worldwide aviation database at: http://www.openaip.net/

Victor 302 starting off at the Enderby VORTAC (an IFR air navigation aid) heads down the west side of the Nth Okanagan Valley heading to the Kelowna Airport.



Question 1:
Victor Airway 302 heading SSW from the Enderby VORTAC has what Minimum Enroute Alitude (MEA)?

Answer: _________________

- We are required to stay 1000' below Victor Airways' Minimum Enroute Alitude (MEA) for safety separation reasons.

Question 2:
Where does Victor Airway 302 drop from 8200? (Heading south towards Blue Grouse) to 6100' ?
Answer: West of the Vernon Airport. So is in effect at Blue Grouse... and WATCH OUT flying SE from Bollean or Stoney Creek!

Question 3:
Where does Victor Airway 302 drop from 11100 (Enroute to and from Edmonton.) to 8200? (Heading south towards Blue Grouse)
Answer: At the Enderby VORTAC marked by a Black Polygon with a box around it.
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Victor 354 starting off at the Enderby VORTAC goes down the east side of the Nth Okanagan Valley to the Kelowna Airport.

Question 4:
Victor Airway 354 heading south from the Enderby VORTAC has what Minimum Enroute Alitude (MEA)?
Answer:
Looking at V 354 stamped over Vernon, you see two numbers. 9900 over *9400. - What are these? Which is the important one for us?
9900 Is the Minimum Enroute Alitude. 9400 is the Minimum Obstruction Altitude. The MEA is what applies to us

- We are required to stay 1000' below Victor Airways' Minimum Enroute Alitude (MEA) for safety separation reasons.

Question 5:
Victor Airway 354 coming from Cranbrook to the Enderby VORTAC at N50°40'40.3" W118°56'19.7" has what Minimum Enroute Alitude (MEA)?

Answer: _________________

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Question 6:
Which of the two applies to us flying inside the "Compass Rose" around the Enderby VORTAC = directly behind Mara Launch?

Answer: _________________

Question 7: So what is the maximum altitude you are allowed to fly anywhere around Mara? (Hint = Safety Separation)

Answer: _________________

Question 8: How far south of Mara do you have to fly before V302 does not impact the MEA of V354 on our XC Route to Vernon?

Answer: _________________ (What is the width of Victor Airways?)

To answer this you need to look up in TP 14371 - Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM) in the RAC Section.
See: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14371-rac-2-0-2599.htm#rac-2-7-1





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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 03:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Low Altitude Enroute Chart (LO) Guide. (View in a new window, or download to enlarge.)
- Crystal clear type will not Scan or come out clearly in an Image. Best I can do. Sorry.



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 03:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian Airspace "Upside Down Wedding Cake" Chart



Canadian Airspace Chart (English - French) Click here for the High Resolution Version (PDF)



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Note: Images temporarily lost during website page move at http://www.tc.gc.ca/publications/app/en/Corral.asp?itemid=43911&language=US&description=43911

- Espace aérien du Canada (Français-Anglais)- Publication Imprimée[/b] - Voir ci-dessous.



Espace aérien du Canada (Français-Anglais)- Publication Imprimée Cliquez ici pour la Version Haute Résolution (PDF)



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VFR Weather Minimum Altitudes



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian Airspace Viewer thanks to the WCSC's Peter Spear.
http://www3.telus.net/cschwab/viewer/canadian_airspace.html
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FYI only:
USA Airspace Viewers

1. Thanks to Dave Wheeler at http://chorlton.homeip.net/flighttools/solo.html

2. Thanks to Rick Maddy http://www.maddyhome.com/ctr/

3. or at: http://skyvector.com/

The airspace above the United States can seem as complex and convoluted as a soap opera plot.
With a little study, however, it does make sense. See: http://www.aopa.org/asf/publications/sa02.pdf


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another very useful resource is:
TP 14371 - Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual (TC AIM)

When you get your "HAGAR" Certificate,
1. You can phone in your "HAGAR - See: 1-866-WX-BRIEF

2. Or communicate with FIC with an Aircraft Radio. See:

Transport Canada COM - 5.0
AIRBAND RADIO COMMUNICATIONS

RIC-21 - Study Guide for the Restricted Operator Certificate With Aeronautical Qualification (ROC-A)


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:57 pm    Post subject: PSTAR Study Guide. Reply with quote

General Information for Controlled Airspace - Robyn's Improved PSTAR Study Guide.

Exerpt:

There are many different sorts of named airspace (see CARs 601.01 if you want a list),
but every portion belongs to one of seven classes, A through G, each with different rules.
For a full explanation of the rules for different classes of airspace, read CARs 601.02 through to 601.09.
The list below may help you remember some of the requirements, based on the letters of the airspace.

A t and Above 18,000' asl. Airliners and other IFR traffic
B etween 12,500' and 18,000' asl.
C learance required to enter
D ialogue required -- Don't enter without talking to the controller first.
E asy for VFR aircraft - you don't need to talk to anyone. Everyone gone home from class D.
F ancy stuff - special use airspace
G eneral uncontrolled airspace

Classes A through E are controlled. Class F can be controlled or uncontrolled. Class G is always uncontrolled.

Notice that the difference between C and D is that you need a clearance to enter class C airspace, but two-way communication is all you need to enter class D.

Weather Minima and Special VFR
To fly VFR in controlled airspace (like at Black Knight near Kelowna) you must maintain 500' vertical separation from cloud and one mile horizontal separation from cloud, and have 3 miles forward visibility.



Continued at: http://www.flyingstart.ca/FlightTraining/PSTAR/13As.htm

From: http://www.flyingstart.ca/FlightTraining/PSTAR/PSTARIndex.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:58 pm    Post subject: HAGAR Study Guide Reply with quote

The links to Transport Canada's Practice Exams have just now been all repaired.

See the HPAC HAGAR Study Guide at: http://www.hpac.ca/pub/?pid=95

FYI See additional study material in TP 14371 - Transport Canada Aeronautical Information Manual

This is a great winter project in preparation for a great upcoming year of XC Flights. Very Happy

Special thanks to Serge Lamarche who did a good Spy vs Spy job to find some of the especially "hard to find" new links
- Links that even TC has not been able to find on their new website after repeated efforts! Nicely done, Serge! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Transport Canada will invigilate HAGAR exams (at no cost as per last report) but only for large groups.
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/standards/general-exams-centres-2178.htm

Reference: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/managementservices-referencecentre-documents-400_series-400-003-952.htm

The HPAC HAGAR Study Guide is out of date. Many changes have been made since it was published.
Secondly, 50% of the exam is now reputedly spent on questioning you on VFR Charts and Airspace separation.

See information updates at: http://www.westcoastsoaringclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=20351

Another good study source of information is Transport Canada's Aeronautical Information Manual, now on-line.
See: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/publications/tp14371-menu-3092.htm


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 02:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From http://mt7.ca/acvl.html#med

Re: The CAT 4 Medical Certificate for Hang Gliding and Paragliding

Dear Mr. Serge Lamarche,

We thank you for contacting Transport Canada's Civil Aviation Communications Centre.

In regards to your inquiry, one of our specialists provided the following response:

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Based on CARs 424.17 (Physical and Mental Requirement) the Category 4 Medical renewal or
revalidation does NOT apply to the Hang Glider type operations, thus would only need to be done once.

The regulations that you quote below simply state that the person is to be in possession
of a Category 1, 3 or 4 Medical Certificate, it makes no reference to a validity period.

In Part 4 of the Regulations all references made to a Licence Permit or Rating mean they must be "Valid" (400.01(2)).

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Should you need additional information please contact a Transport Canada region Civil Aviation Medicine Office.
The contact information of these offices are located at the following web page: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/opssvs/cam-menu.htm

I trust this information will be of assistance to you.

Regards,

Jean-François Clavel-Cholette; Program Information Officer - Agent d'information de programme
Transport Canada Civil Aviation Communication Centre / Centre de communication de l'Aviation Civile de Transports Canada
Telephone - Téléphone 1-800-305-2059 Facsimile - Télécopieur 613-949-4204 TTY / ATS (613) 990-4500
Services@tc.gc.ca
http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/civilaviation/menu.htm
Place de Ville (AARCB) Ottawa Ontario K1A 0N5
Government of Canada - Gouvernement du Canada
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 07:53 am    Post subject: André Nadeau Rewriting the HAGAR Study Guide - April 2013 Reply with quote

André Nadeau is Rewriting the HAGAR Study Guide - April 2013

Fwd: Rewrite of HAGAR Study Guide - from André Nadeau Email: TCLiaison@HPAC.ca

I finally have some time to update the HAGAR Study Guide.

I have received very little feedback since I published the last version in 2003.
So now is the time to speak up and give me the feedback that I need, good or bad, so I can improve the next version.

I am looking forward to your input. My target for publishing the new version is late April.
I would prefer to get the feedback well in advance of that date.

I am also looking for information about where the exam can be written today and the good and bad associated with the status quo.
Please give me specific information.

General complaints that there are too few place to write the exams and that there are too expensive is of not much use to me.

Andre Nadeau Email: TCLiaison@HPAC.ca

TC Liaison
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NEWS:

1. See: HAGAR Study Guide - VFR & LO Chart Study Guide

2. Martina Lang is publishing a HAGAR Study Book, and:

3. A French language one is coming out any day from the l'Association Québécoise de Vol Libre (AQVL.)

Stay Tuned!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2014 02:43 am    Post subject: Flight Aware Live Aircraft Flight Tracking Reply with quote

FYI: Flight Aware Live Aircraft Flight Tracking "All Airlines Feed." at: https://flightaware.com/live/



(It's All Airlines Worldwide Feed can drain batteries quickly, especially if you are not logged in so you are seeing only your selected area.)

"When you become a free registered member, FlightAware works for you.
Free membership lets you choose up to 3 Airports (areas) to focus in on.
FlightAware will automatically refresh the page when you're tracking a flight or region,
- remember what region / aircraft / flights you regularly track,
- and even let you setup flight alerts to be sent to your cell phone or email."

Alternate Flight Tracker:
Plane Tracker Live Flight Status Tracking (All Airlines Feeds in one go, World Wide.) See: http://planefinder.net/[/img]
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So... For the Attention Deficit Disordered / Hyperactive one's among us here - a FlyOk Land example from Kelowna's region feed would include these + Unscheduled Flights:

Regularly Scheduled Passenger Airlines Flying into Kelowna:
Air Canada (+ Air Canada Cargo) Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/ACA
(Air Canada) Jazz Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/JZA
Air Canada Rouge Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/ROU
Air North (Yukon) Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/ANT
Horizon (Alaska Airlines) Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/QXE
SkyWest (United) Feed: https://flightaware.com/live/fleet/SKW
Westjet Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/WJA
(Westjet) Encore Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/WEN

Regularly Scheduled Cargo Airlines Flying into Kelowna:
Air Transat Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/TSC
Canadian North Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/MPE
Canjet Airlines Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/CJA
Central Mountain Air Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/GLR (?)
Enerjet Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/ENJ
Flair Airlines Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/FLE
Kelowna FlightCraft (+ it's WaterBombers) Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/KFA
Northwestern Air Feed: http://flightaware.com/live/fleet/PLR
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