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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 668 Mar 5/02 - The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 668,  Mar 5th,  2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2200+


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


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. We recently welcomed Elaine Miller retired Air Canada Customer Sales and
Service Agent living in Calgary and who sends this bio -
Just a short intro. I joined TCA in Sydney, N.S. as a secretary. Shortly after
we became Air Canada and I transferred to Calgary into Reservations, then
located next to the then new Calgary Inn(now the Westin). Soon we moved the
office to the Addison House on 4th St. SW. prior to the next office move to
Palliser Square in the 1970's. I took maternity leave and subsequently, after
the birth of my first daughter, Meagan, I resigned to stay home. No maternity
benefits then. After the birth of my third daughter, I returned to Air Canada
in Reservations and two years later transferred to Calgary Airport until i
retired in may,1999. I have always enjoyed my years with Air Canada and like to
keep in touch with my former colleagues.  Elaine     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also had Dr Fred Moffat join us. Email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
He is  a former TCA/AC employee but an ex-pat with a life-long aviation
interest, especially in Canadian aviation.  He is a North Star aficionado and
has contributed to the AirShared Magazine and is the patron of the painting  of
North Star CF-TFL that headlines the Air Canada Photo Gallery. Check out
www.acfamily.net

And Dennis Kennedy Dennis Kennedy of Calgary, AB
Former - Airworthiness Controller, Technical Services
Previously based in YXD/YEG/YYC/YVR with Pacific Western, Canadian Airlines and
Air Canada, commuted from YYC to YVR from 1996 to 2001.

And now   Stuart F. Russell retired from Air Canada Jan 2001, was with Canadian
Airlines as Manager, Schedule Implementation, Scheduling and Planning,Calgary,
Alberta Sept 1990 to  Jan 2001
Manager, System Airport Operations, Standards and Procedures, Toronto, Ontario
July 1988-  September 1990
With Pacific Western Airlines as
Manager, Terminal Control, Customer Services  Edmonton, Alberta Aug 1984 - July
1988
Project Coordinator, Hercules & Resupply Operations  Edmonton, Alberta Dec 1981
- Jul 1984
Duty Manager, Airport Services  Yellowknife, N.W.T.  March 1980 - November 1981
Chief Loadmaster, Flight Operations  Edmonton, Alberta March 1977 - February
1980
Training and Check Loadmaster, Flight Operations  Edmonton, Alberta Oct 1976 -
Feb 1977
Loadmaster, Flight Operations  Edmonton, Alberta August 1972 - September 1976
Overseas flying assignments with the Pacific Western “ Hercules Operation”
during 1972/1980
email is    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.Mutterings from the Pionair districts -
Vancouver Pionairs Annual Spring Luncheon
Date: April 10, 2002
Time: 11:30AM
Location: Park Plaza Hotel - Vancouver Airport Conference Resort (previously
the Delta Pacific Resort and Conference Centre), 10251 St. Edwards,
Richmond.
Cost: $20.00 per person
For further information contact Jean Chernenko at 604-946-2939 email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Al Rogiani 604-943-4427. Cheques to be mailed to Al
Yallouz, 57 W42nd Ave, Vancouver, B.C. V5Y 2S8.
Tables (for 10) may be reserved in advance by sending one cheque for entire
table including the names of those in your group. Off shore retirees from
Asia and Latin America are being invited and we look forward to welcoming
them on this occassion. If by chance you are not a Pionair member yet plan
to attend as Jannet Tricarico our Membership Chair will ensure Membership
Applications are available at the luncheon. This will be an excellent
opportunity for us to renew old acquaintances and make new friends.
Glen Steeves
District Director
Vancouver District Pionairs

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. Bob Kieley wanted to visit the desert grave yard in Arizona, this is the
information he
sent us -
Here's a response I got from a Bob Mcandrew to Tony Hobbs.
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> Subject: Evergreen Air Center - Photo Visit
> (This is in response to an e-mail I sent to The Tucson Chamber of Commerce.

> "Thank you for your interest and requesting permission to visit the Evergreen
> Air Center to view and or photograph the aircraft. Evergreen Air Center is a
> private commercial aircraft maintenance and storage facility. Many of our
> contracts specifically forbid the photography of our customer's aircraft.
> Additionally, since Sept 11 we, like other commercial and private airports,
> have increased our security and restricted access to the airport.
> Accordingly, we regret we cannot accommodate a visit to our facility."
> Regards,
> Robert McAndrew
> VP Marketing



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. Remember when!
Fred Meredith sent us this information -
Historical record Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight Operations -
First male employee:     D.R.MacLaren   May 15th 1937
First female employee:  Lucille Garner    July   1st 1938
First pilot:                     Z.L.Leigh          Aug   20th 1937
First mail & passenger flight:
Vancouver - Seattle
Sept. 1st, 1937 at 5.00 pm
Pilots - E.P.Wells & F.M.McGregor
Aircraft - Lockheed 10A  CF-AZY
Passengers - D.R.MacLaren (Asst to V.P.)
P.W.Baldwin,  (Auditor
C.N.)

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. For ex PWA'ers -
From Patty Schachter   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
At Last! The day draws near. The PWA Reunion is coming to the TELUS
Convention Center, in Calgary, August 23 and 24, 2002. IF you ever received a
pay cheque from PWA you are eligible to attend. For those of you who are not
former PWA employees, I’m hoping that you may still be in touch with those who
were. Thank you in advance for your help.
Check out our website at www.pwareunion.com . All the information you need
is on
the website.
The organizing committee would really appreciate your help with a few things: 
Please pass this information on to as many former PWA employees that you
possibly can. We are relying on word of mouth / email addresses to reach
potential attendees.
Being former airline personnel you will understand that we are doing this
without a budget to support us so we need to get as many registrations and
cheques into the bank account as possible before March 20th when we have to
send
in a deposit for the venue. Please encourage your contacts to act quickly.
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. Ted Tierney has come up with this Viscount story -
Flight Maintenance, near disasters again.

The Netletter 663 article about Viscount No 624 reminds me of a somewhat
similar (non event) of taxiing too early, but to a loading gate on this
occasion. At the time Dorval was undergoing an extensive terminal alteration
with buildings and parking areas in a state of transition, some new facilities
coming into use with others becoming ever more rundown, all eventually to
become entirely dormant. Arriving too early found gate 9 still occupied. So
simply taxied and innocently parked in a vacant unused area clear of traffic
waiting for clearance to the gate.

Minutes later "Technician 605...move off... you are blasting the airport
anemometer to hell"  Which was fortunate for me, otherwise you could have been
down some, in readers! 

Another event in much the same circumstance (actually on the same spot). On
idle standby, close to a Viscount awaiting clearance with engines running and
waiting to move to a gate, happened to hear a single thunderous crashing sound
above the scream of the engines. Looked around on all sides but seeing nothing
unusual returned to my normal half stupor state. Then again, yet another
horrendous CRASH.
Jumping around ..... still nothing to see. Only this time with the cobwebs well
cleared kept eyeing about away from the aircraft as best I could.

Then I spotted what was happening. It seems that a low slant roofed terminal
building just aft of the airplane must already have had the roof securing J -
bolts partly removed from inside the building. To my absolute horror saw the
roof rising from the eaves to pivot up some.....then slam down again. Repeated
a few times as I developed sore hands banging on the aircraft skin to attract
attention, but no dice. Just before the plane did move off, the roof rose up
just about vertical with the Viscount occupants entirely unaware of anything
atall unusual. Little did the busloads of people coming up at the terminal to
work know that the terminal was in danger of coming to them.                 
Ted Tierney.

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. Malcolm Lunan sends this info re the Hanger #6 fire -

Bob Lunan started with TCA in hangar 6 bay1. TCA took over hangar 5 as
headquarters. My office window in millwright shop faced hangar 6 bay 4 where
fire started. RCAF used bays1-4. TCA lost a tow tractor that was immoble
between the hangars due to heat.

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. Terry's travel tips

Last Chance To Register For The West Coast Experience.
The Vancouver Interline Club is hosting a 6-day/7-night tour of British
Columbia’s West Coast, from Apr. 7 to 13. The deadline to reserve space for
this package is Mar. 7, at a cost of $736 Cdn ($463 U.S.) For more information,
contact Ann Harward at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Eric Moilliet at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Sheila Read at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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