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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 854 Oct 17th., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker


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. Remember when.
Forty years ago we made a royal flight. On Oct. 13, 1964, Queen Elizabeth
II was flown from Ottawa to London, England in an Air Canada DC-8 using the
company’s new markings for the first time (on Jan. 1/65, Trans-Canada
officially changed to Air Canada).
(The flight left and arrived exactly on time. It was not generally known, but a
second DC8 was fully fueled and provisioned and standing by and waiting in a
nearby hanger in case, on start up, one of the several hundred instruments
failed. The standby aircraft was in the original Trans-Canada Air Lines colours
as there was no time to repaint it. eds)

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. Air Canada News.
Aeroplan fuels up with Esso. Aeroplan and Esso have entered into a
Canada-wide, multi-year relationship to enable Aeroplan members to accumulate
Aeroplan Miles on eligible products and services at Esso-branded retail
outlets. Starting immediately, Aeroplan members will be able to quickly and
easily swipe their Aeroplan card at their local Esso on purchases of fuel, car
washes or convenience items to earn one Aeroplan Mile for every $3 spent. Esso
customers will also be able to link their Speedpass to their Aeroplan
membership account for easy, instant accumulation. To launch this partnership,
Aeroplan and Esso are offering Esso customers - from now until Dec. 31, 2004 -
the chance to enter to win great prizes in the “Experience the World with
Aeroplan and Esso Contest.” Among the many prizes are two grand prizes of
800,000 Aeroplan Miles – enough for two people to travel around the world in
first class. Contest details are available at www.aeroplan.com.

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. News from the districts.

. Nanaimo Coffee Klatch -
25 people attended the inaugural coffee klatch meeting at the ABC
restaurant in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island.
In attendance were -
Art and Pat McCarville  Cust. Svce - CP;
Arlene & Cec McCulloch Cust Svc AC YWG; Jennie McDonald YYC
Dick Hobbis Maintenance CP YVR;      Carol & Bryan Humphrey Tech Ops AC
YYZ
Peter del Campo Hartman Maintenance AC YYZ
Sheila Snow Cust Svce AC YVR;  Keith Trail Security AC YVR & YYZ
Kathie March Cargo Accts CP; Sandra Paton CAIL YVR;
Yvonne Dacako CAIL; Ray Tsuji Hum. Res. CAIL YVR; Viola Greg Res. AC YYZ
Malcolm MacKinnon CP YVR; George Loepp Sales AC YWG
Chris & Maryann Payne Maintenance PW YWG
Pat & Tony Murphy AC YUL; John & Dorothy Howie Inst.mtce AC YUL
Terry Baker C&SS AC YUL.
Next meeting will be in the side room at the ABC Restaurant Mary Ellen
Drive
at 10.00 am Wednesday November 10th.
All airline retirees are invited.

Museum of Flight Tour   
Experience flight as you never have before. Step into the Personal Courage
Wing and experience stories of courage as told through a collection of 28
fighter aircraft-in a setting that will simply amaze you. In the steel and
glass Great Gallery, the history of aviation soars past, with dozens of
full-size aircraft flying in formation six stories above. Sit in the cockpit of
a real SR-71 Blackbird or F/A-18 Hornet. Board America's first presidential
jet-Air Force One. Climb aboard the sleek Concorde. Step back 85 years in the
magnificently restored Red Barn®, birthplace of The Boeing Company. From
hands-on kid's workshops, to fly-ins, to interaction with the people who made
aviation history, the Museum of Flight has something to offer every member of
your family or group. Come experience the story of flight from the dawn of
aviation to the Space Age.
The Pionairs of Air Canada (BC) have arranged a tour with Maverick Coach Lines
to the Museum of Flight in Seattle.
When: Thursday, November 4, 2004
Where: Seattle, WA
Cost: $40.00 per person
Registration: See below
The tentative bus pickup times are;
Richmond at 0800
Delta at 0830
White Rock at 0900
Exact pickup times and location will be advised when finalised. Price includes
transportation and the entrance fee to the museum.
In order to confirm a seat on the bus we must have your cheque for $40.00
payable to Air Canada Pionairs received by October 21, 2004. See details below.
Museum of Flight
DATE: November 4, 2004
TIME: Pickups start at 08:00
LOCATION: Seattle
Museum of Flight Web site 
Get your cheques in early to ensure a seat is reserved for you. The tour is
limited to 47 passengers. Please mail cheque payable to Air Canada Pionairs to;
Joan Milton
#405 - 7251 Langton Rd.,
Richmond, B.C.,
V7C 4R6.
Reminder: Cheque must be received by October 21, 2004. Mail it now! Details
regarding refreshment stops, border crossing requirements etc will be announced
shortly.
Museum of Flight Tour is not restricted to Pionairs. Guests are allowed as well
and
it's $5 more. $45 rather than $40.

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CONCORDE GROUP PRESSES ON
By now, maintenance on Concorde involves a thorough dusting, but a dogged group
of British aviation buffs is hoping to hear the roar of those big engines
again. Fueled by a 20,000-name petition, Save Concorde Group (SCG) is hoping to
convince the British government to join the campaign. The petition will be
presented at Prime Minister Tony Blair's official residence at 10 Downing
Street on Oct. 22. "The public's fascination with Concorde is as strong as
ever," said an SCG news release.

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. Vesta received this information from one of our readers -
This might be a lifesaver if we can remember the three questions!
Is It a Stroke?
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.Unfortunately,the lack
of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer brain damage when
people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple
questions:
*Ask the individual to smile.
*Ask him or her to raise both arms.
*Ask the person to speak a simple sentence.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and
describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could identify facial
weakness, arm weakness and speech problems, researchers urged the general
public to learn the three questions. They presented their conclusions at the
American Stroke Association's annual meeting last February.
Widespread use of this test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of
the stroke and prevent brain damage.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Hawaii
Honolulu 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $444*
5 Nights hotel accommodations at the Ohana Maile Sky Court, round trip
confirmed air from LAX or SFO on ATA, transfers airport/hotel/airport, all
hotel taxes included. Price effective for travel through Dec. 16, 2004 on
Wednesday and Thursday. Additional nights, tours and car rental available.Other
departure cities available. Family and Friends are eligible!
NFL Pro Bowl 5 Days/ 4 Nights with confirmed air from $1085*
Pro Bowl Package includes: 4 Nights hotel accommodations at the Ohana Maile Sky
Court, round trip confirmed air from LAX or SFO on ATA, transfers
airport/hotel/airport, Pro BOwl game tickets, exclusive transfers to and from
Aloha Stadium on game day, tote bag, breakfast orientation, fresh flower lei
gretting, VIP Official NFL Pro BOwl Tailgate Party, including reserved covered
seating, drinks, VIP menu, NFL players & cheerleaders,all hotel taxes included.
Price effective for travel through FEb. 10 -14, 2005. Additional nights, tours
and car rental available.Other departure cities available. Family and Friends
are eligible!
Maui 6 Days/ 5 Nights with confirmed air from $589*
5 Nights hotel accommodations at the Ohana Maui Islander, round trip confirmed
air from LAX or SFO on ATA, 5 day economy car rental, all hotel taxes included.
Price effective for travel through Dec. 16, 2004 on Thursday. Additional
nights, tours and car rental available. Other departure cities available.
Family and Friends are eligible!
Hawaii Land Only Packages available 4 Days/ 3 Nights from $146*
*per person based on double occupancy
Mexico
Puerto Vallarta 5 Days/ 4 Nights with confirmed air from $381*
4 Nights hotel accommodations at the Villa del Palmar Puerto Vallarta, round
trip confirmed air from LAX or SFO on Alaska Airlines, transfers
airport/hotel/airport, all hotel taxes included. Price effective for travel
through Dec. 6, 2004 on Sunday and Monday. Additional nights, tours and other
departure dates available with a supplement. Family and Friends are eligible!
Mazatlan 5 Days/ 4 Nights with confirmed air from $393*
4 Nights hotel accommodations at the Fiesta Inn Mazatlan, round trip confirmed
air from LAX or SFO on Mexicana Airlines, transfers airport/hotel/airport, all
hotel taxes included. Price effective for travel through Dec.17, 2004 on Sunday
and Monday. Additional nights, tours and other departure dates available with a
supplement. Family and Friends are eligible!

Europe-Low Season Deals To Go!
Prague 5 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $459*
Paris 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $359*
London 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $529*
Amsterdam 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $489*
Frankfurt 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $439*
Rome 5 Days/ 3 Nights with interline air from $519*
*per person based on double occupancy
Call about great confirmed air rates to Europe at low, low off season prices!
Family and Friends eligible on all confirmed air packages!
Asia
Beijing 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $466*
4 Nights at the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel, western breakfast daily, round trip
interline air on Northwest Airlines, all hotel and airline taxes included.
Price effective for travel between Dec 2004 and March 2005, from $495 in
November 2004. Additional nights from $44 per person per night. Ask about
optional full day tours.
Beijing Explorer 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $675*
4 Nights at the Qianmen Jianguo Hotel, western breakfast daily, 2 full day
tours of Tianenman Square, the Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven, Great wall and
Ming Tombs with Chinese Lunch and Dinner, round trip interline air on Northwest
Airlines, all hotel and airline taxes included. Price effective for travel
between Dec 2004 and March 2005, from $722 in November 2004. Additional nights
from $44 per person per night.
Shanghai 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $419*
4 Nights at the Radisson Hotel Shanghai, western breakfast daily, round trip
interline air on Air Canada, all hotel taxes included. Price effective for
travel between Dec 2004 and March 2005, from $473 in November 2004. Additional
nights from $51 per person per night. Ask about optional full day tours.
Shanghai Explorer 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $619*
4 Nights at the Radissono Hotel Shanghai, western breakfast daily, 2 full day
tours of the Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Old City God Bazaar, the Bund,
Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai Harbor Cruise and Shanghai Museum with Chinese
Lunch and Dinner, round trip interline air on Air Canada, all hotel taxes
included. Price effective for travel between Dec 2004 and March 2005, from $628
in November 2004. Additional nights from $51 per person per night.
Bangkok 6 Days/ 4 Nights with interline air from $409*
4 Nights at the Indra Regent Hotel, round trip interline air on Northwest
Airlines, all hotel and airline taxes included. Price effective for travel
between November 2004 and March 2005. Additional nights from $44 per person per
night.
Ireland
It isn't just a destination, it's an experience. One that gets into your heart
and sould and stays with you forever. Whether you choose a deluxe motorcoach
adventure or explore the emerald isle on your own, you're in for the trip of a
lifetime.
Sights & Sounds Pub Tour with confirmed air from $659*
Round trip confirmed air from US to Ireland, 4 nights accommodations ( 2 nights
Galway; 2 nights, Dublin), 2 dinners, full Irish breakfast daily, private
luxury motorcoach with services of a professional Irish guide/driver, all
sightseeing as per itinerary
Treasures of Ireland with confirmed air from $1,119*
Round trip confirmed air from US to Irealdn, 7 nights accommodations: 1 night
Fitzpatrick Hotel, Bunratty, 2 nights, Killarney Towers Hotel, Killarney, 1
night, Faithlegg Manor House, Waterford, 2 ngihts, 5 star Jury's Ballsbridge
Hotel, Dublin, 1 night, deluxe 5 star Castle (Dromoland or Ashford), 5 evening
dinners including a gala farewell dinner at Dromoland or Ashford, full Irish
breakfast daily, all sightseeing and admissions as per itinerary, all transfers
by private luxury motorcoach with professional driver, knowlegeable tour
director throughout your Treasures vacation.
Emerald Package with confirmed air from $609*
Round trip confirmed air from US to Ireland, weekly car rental or chauffeur,
first night pre booked at Great Southern Hotel, Shannon or Dublin, 5 nights,
Farmhouse Bed & Breakfasts, complimentary Irish coffee reception, full Irish
Breakfast daily.
London Experience 2004-2005
From $699* confirmed air included 6 Days/ 4 Nights
Paris Experience 2004-2005
From $699* confirmed air included 6 Days/ 4 Nights
London and Paris Sights 2004-2005
From $829* confirmed air included 8 Days/ 6 Nights
*price per person based on double occupancy, airline taxes are additional
All prices in USD
Call 1 800 422 3727 to book today!
Caesar Hotels Airway Vacations , 11864 Adie Road, Maryland Heights, MO 63043.

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