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YYZ: AC Delays due to ATC manpower restrictions?

YYZ: AC Delays due to ATC manpower restrictions?

Old Sep 1, 19, 8:31 pm
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Question YYZ: AC Delays due to ATC manpower restrictions?

Fortunately this wasn't my flight...but it looks like the return flight back to Toronto was delayed about 90 minutes due to a lack of ATC staffing...? This is the first time I've heard of this; does anyone else have any info to share?

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AC8324/01SEP  EQU ARNDH1A01
CTY TML  ARR    DEP     GRND   AIR  CABINS  Y
YAM       -    1410      -   01.30
YYZ     1540           TOTAL TIME   YAMYYZ    1.30
RMKS/FLT DLYD DUE ATC / AIRPORT RESTRICTION DUE YYZ ATC MANPOWER //W/UTIME 1551L
YAM 1543 01:33L YYZ 1720 01:40L DH1 FDA AD AA
  DEP TML    GATE --/2    
  ARR TML T1 GATE --/-----
OPERATED BY/EXPLOITE PAR   QK
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:15 am
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yesterdays flights showed delays due to ATC/AIRSHOW and there were dozens of small planes on the tarmac. One possibility is they do have same # of controllers as usual but more workload
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by expert7700 View Post
yesterdays flights showed delays due to ATC/AIRSHOW and there were dozens of small planes on the tarmac. One possibility is they do have same # of controllers as usual but more workload
Ahhh, yeah, that would make sense! On my flight out of YYZ, we had to hold short of runway 06L to let the Red Arrows land, which was a pretty cool chance encounter
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Old Sep 2, 19, 2:46 pm
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While I sat at F96 yesterday I heard the announcement for a long list of cancellations for this reason. Felt pretty sorry for these guys. Luckily my flight wasn't affected.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 4:35 pm
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Where's @yyz_atc_qq when we need him? Or @tracon?
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:50 pm
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Itís due to the CNE air show I think?

My uneducated guess is that those airshow aircraft are under the control of YYZ TCA?
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Old Sep 2, 19, 5:51 pm
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Where's @yyz_atc_qq when we need him? Or @tracon?
I wouldn't be surprised if those in the know are not permitted to say.
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Old Sep 2, 19, 9:39 pm
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This is when listening to ATC gets interesting!

No doubt the CNE airshow has a significant effect on YYZ operations, AC in particular, as well as area traffic handled by Toronto Centre.

OK, so it's only a few days a year - but if you're affected it can be a real PITA.

However, having access to aviation frequencies can be both informative and potentially beneficial.

CNE airshow traffic normally uses a call sign "BOSS CONTROL" and when this is active YYZ traffic is sure to be impacted!
Before anyone asks; NO, AC ground operations at YYZ and other hubs are not normally on aviation frequencies!
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Old Sep 3, 19, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by Adam Smith View Post
Where's @yyz_atc_qq when we need him? Or @tracon?
I'm here now. I was working yesterday. Just finished 4 12-hr days for the airshow, and now I am back to my normal rotation. Luckily I get 3 days off in a row later this week!

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