What is Nav Canada?

We oversee air traffic through a sophisticated network of area control centres, air traffic control towers, flight service stations, maintenance centres, flight information centres and navigation aids across the country.

Where do I find Canadian NOTAMs?

NOTAMs and most weather tools are available through Collaborative Flight Planning ServicesOpen a new window. They can be found on the “Weather and NOTAM” tab which does not require a login.

Who controls Nav Canada?

It has been responsible for the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of air traffic in Canadian airspace since November 1, 1996 when the government transferred the ANS from Transport Canada to Nav Canada. As part of the transfer, or privatization, Nav Canada paid the government CA$1.5 billion.

How do I get permission from Nav Canada?

Permission must be obtained directly from the controlling agency. To obtain permission to access NAV CANADA controlled airspace, you must have a NAV Drone user profile, which includes a Pilot Certificate – Advanced Operations and a verified mobile telephone number.

How hard is it to get into NAV CANADA?

The selection process is very difficult and the number of people they accept is incredibly small compared to the number of applications. I have applied 3 times with the first two being unsuccessful. This application alone has taken over 3 years.

Who operates FSS Canada?

Nav Canada
Currently, a private non-profit corporation, Nav Canada, operates both FSS/FIC and air traffic control and has significantly modernized the system, which involved the closing of some local FSSs.

How long do you have to close a flight plan?

VFR flight plans must be closed within 30 minutes after your estimated time of arrival. They are not closed automatically. Failing to do so may activate needless search and rescue operations. Flight Following, on the other hand, may be thought of as having ATC on the flight with you.

Does Nav Canada provide AWWS?

Aviation weather information is available through either an interpretative Pilot Briefing Service (PBS) from Flight Information Centres (FIC) or via the Internet through the NAV CANADA Aviation Weather Web Site (AWWS). Canadian NOTAM and flight plan filing is also available.

How many GFA are in Canada?

seven GFA domains
4.4 Domain. There are seven GFA domains which cover the entire domestic airspace as well as a portion of Gander oceanic airspace for which Canada has the responsibility for the provision of air traffic control services. Refer to C. 1 of Appendix C for the map of the seven GFA domains.

How much do air traffic controllers make in Canada?

According to NAV CANADA, the base salaries for air traffic controllers range from $75,000 to $151,000 a year. Trainees earn about $44,000 (2019 estimates).

Can I fly my drone in Canada?

According to Canada’s national aviation authority, Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), flying a drone is legal in Canada, but we recommend being aware of and compliant with the drone regulations listed below before doing so. Why fly a drone in Canada? To get great aerial shots like these!

How much do Nav surcharges cost in Canada?

Navigational (NAV) Surcharge: NAV surcharges within Canada are either $9, $15 or $20 CAD based on distance. For transborder itineraries, NAV surcharges are $7.50 CAD / $7.50 USD each way.

What can I do with my Nav Canada drone?

Access pre-flight information about briefings and flight plans, and post-flight reports. Find information about operating your drone safely and how to obtain a flight authorization. Review important updates about changes to the air navigation system.

When did Nav Canada start tracking air traffic?

In 2012, Nav Canada and the satellite communications company Iridium Communications Inc. launched a joint venture that will offer air traffic control authorities the ability to track aircraft around the globe in real time.

What kind of satellite does Nav Canada use?

The joint venture, called Aireon LLC, will use Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers installed as an additional payload on 66 Iridium NEXT second-generation satellites scheduled to be launched between 2015 and 2017. Nav Canada plans to invest $150 million for a controlling stake in Aireon.