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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 687 Saturday, May 04, 2002
We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2300+

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

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Our co-pilot, Terry, is off for the month of May, so the NetLetter may not
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issued quite so frequently. Please send any input to our combined email
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Do Not Discuss Security Procedures. To protect the integrity of our safety
procedures, employees (AND RETIREES) shouldn’t discuss or reveal any
security related processes – Explosives Detection Systems (EDS), bag match
and baggage trace – with anyone. Revealing any information on how we conduct
security is against the law, and seriously compromises customer and employee
safety. Only regulators such as the FAA and Transport Canada can disclose
details of security regulations. If asked, employees should state that Air
Canada fully complies with, or exceeds, the requirements of the law.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002
Hi Folks!
I really want to thank you and the most recent author of the story of
CF-CPY. It was so informative and enjoyable. There are lots of pictures and
stories about that airplane and I'm really glad to see them available here.
I wanted to contribute a little bit of a story about my relationship to that
great old airplane. I never flew her officially but had some time sitting in
the seat while airborne. As a young kid I had joined CPA as a Learner, Air
Engineer. I was in the process of getting a Commercial Pilot Licence and
wanted desperately to fly with that airline. My interest in airplanes had
begun at the age of 3 years when I was allowed to look into the cabin of a
L-10a. It might have been CF-TCC. That set me on a life long love of
airplanes. (Not too unlike a host of other budding pilots)
I took a real liking to CPY and considered her to be 'my' airplane and felt
she needed a bit of special attention. Those of you who flew her a lot can
correct me, but I thought the control wheels had been wrapped with whipcord
and then waterglassed. That made them very comfortable (at least to my
mind). When the airplane was in the hangar I made sure I was assigned to the
DI (daily inspection). We used to do a hydrometer check on the batteries and
if they met the mark they were OK. I always changed the batteries on CPY as
she was 'my' airplane. I spent many happy hours in the hangar fussing over
that airplane in particular, along with the rest of the fleet.
I was accepted for pilot training at CPA but when the course date came and
went they laid off about 50 pilots! I applied to TCA and was in groundschool
6 weeks later. I was blessed to continue on there for more than 39 years as
a pilot. Thanks again to all who have provided information regarding that
great old lady--- CF-CPY.
Regards, George Mills

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Re CF_TCC
Hi Alan. (Rust)
Here is a slightly different schedule. The only changes show the Winnipeg
recurrent training, a stop at Leamington Ont. on the way to Montreal and
also the Lachute Air Show as static display.
Lachute and Leamington just asked us and since the aircraft was enroute
and not planned for anything on those dates, we will go there. It also
helps defray the ferry costs to Montreal by going to Leamington.

Hi Alan, (McLeod)
Thanks for keeping me update to date. I have revised the schedule Online.
See: http://www.acfamily.org/tcc/schedule02.html

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Pionair Coffee Groups:
Niagara Peninsula Coffee Group,
holds it's next meeting on Tuesday May 7th at 11:00 ( Sharp )
at Frado's Restaurant, 535 Queenston St., St. Catharines, Ont.,
at the Homer LiftBridge.
All Retirees are invited, to come out and share Old, Present
and New Information, with other Retiree's.
Contact's for this meeting are Jim Morgan, Chairperson who
can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or
Colin Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Come out and hear first hand about an upcoming Grand River
Cruisewhich is planned for Sept 23rd, 2002.
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Hi Bob I'm getting conflicting signals re the application of this charge for
pass travelers.At the ETIT meeting I believe I heard both you and Reine say
that AC would be applying the charge of $24 for the entire 'pass' trip.
Would appreciate clarification and confirmation. Thanks.... Cheers.....Bill
The NETLETTER recently put out a quote from Employee Travel that suggested a
sector application of the tax.
Re: $24 security charge.Not sure of the exact nature of the confusion - at
the moment the tax as of April 1 is being applied as $12.00 for the one way
journey and $12.00 for the return - for a total tax of $24.00 per trip. This
is not a sector tax. On our current billing process (round trip zones) if
you only travel one-way the tax should be $12.00 even if you stop enroute -
when you or if you return we bill the other $12.00
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Since employees can now conveniently subscribe on their own for our
publications, Employee Communications no longer make additions, deletions or
amendments to the email distribution lists.

If you want the Daily, Flash, President's message and/or President's letter
sent
to your email, you have to subscribe. Simply log on to our website at
www.achorizons.ca and click on other publications on the left-hand side of
the
achorizons home page. Then select the publication you wish to subscribe to
and
scroll down to the end of the page and follow the prompts. If you want to
update
your email address, simply re-subscribe with your new address.
(ps this procedure does not work for this NetLetter,
I personally have to do the changes manually)

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We recently welcomed the following and here are their short Biographies.
Lucette Rouleau  and Gilbert Bastien
Lucette retired 363 days ago as a PaxAgent with 34 yrs. at Air Canada.She
had joined 08MAY67.
I left on 25 Sep01, after having joined CP Air 08DEC69. I had been Senior
Lead Station Attendant at Canadian since my return from YYZ, 21MAR96. I
became a Lead Station Attendant.2 under AC's payroll and gave a more limited
amount of training from early 2001 till my retirement, and worked on a Crew
at the Ramp-YUL

- Presently reside in Cloverdale, BC.
Finished my tenure with Canadian as Cargo Service Manager in YVR.
Brief history : YYZAP, YYZTO, YYZ-STOC-T3,YYZFF, YVRFF.
Retired Nov/99. Regards Wayne Beard

In NetLetter 674 we welcomed Bunny Blakely
whose airline career spans from 1946 to 1985 plus 8 more years

Thursday, May 02, 2002

A bit of a Bio on myself I joined TCA Nov 16 1946 in XD. Moved to Chicago in
Sept 1951 returned to XD Feb 1956 also spent a Winter in TPA  of 1967
working at the airport res holiday relief for CTO and A/P International desk
was a supvr in Chicago from March 1952 until I returned to XD and then
became a supvr again in about 1970 at the A/P for three years then Res for
seven years retiring Feb 1 of 1985 took early retirement to look after my
Mom who developed Alzheimer the worst disease. My days of working in the
airline industry was great and if I had my life to live over again I would
want the same job. After retirement worked for PWA for about a year
part-time and then Time Air for 7 year in operations.
Thanks for bearing with me re my life take care enjoy your net letter Bunny
Blakely
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From: Bart Mann <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Subject: Stolen watch.

A short while back I had a Canadin Airlines 25 year wrist watch stolen
through a b&e. ( "Canadin" insignia on strap ) I would love to borrow one
for a couple of days to get a value estimate from a jeweler. This would help
me out with my insurance claim. I promise I will give it back.
Thank you

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Saturday, May 04, 2002
AIR SHOW GROUNDED

AIR SHOW GROUNDED BY INSURANCE WON'T BE THE LAST, INDUSTRY WARNS
With insurance rates rocketing into the stratosphere, one of Canada's
largest air shows has been cancelled, and industry representatives say
it won't be the only grounding of the summer.
FULL STORY:
http://cbc.ca/stories/2002/05/04/airshows020504
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Thursday, May 02, 2002
Retirees parking in YOW at Park n' Fly.
Through the efforts of Norma  McFarlane
Park n' Fly in YOW retirees parking there and
Who  have an AC ID card to just  present it when leaving the
YOW lot and they will receive the discount.
So let's hope it works.
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| Thursday, May 02, 2002
FYI  re Horizons home delivery
....in excess of 4,000 retirees have paid subscriptions.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2002
SCI-TECH:
KLEZ VIRUS WORMS INTO YOUR E-MAIL LISTS
Beware of an e-mail from your boss with the subject line, "Let's be
friends." It might be a friendly note but it's more likely the Klez
computer worm.
FULL STORY:
http://cbc.ca/stories/2002/04/30/klez_020430

Wednesday, May 01, 2002
SCI-TECH:
MELISSA VIRUS CREATOR GETS 20 MONTHS
The creator of the "Melissa" computer virus will spend 20 months in an
American federal prison. He was sentenced Wednesday.
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Vesta's Travel Tips

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Subject: Italy Tour  DATE CHANGE
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:27:25 -0400
Was wondering if you would pass the info on to the Pionair Website and the
Netletter as to the change of deadline date for the Italy Tour - it is now
May 15th, 2002. A good group is already booked but we have more space
available.Thanks a million,Jess

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1. For short trips, decant toiletries such as shampoo and shower gel into
plastic film
roll canisters. They're waterproof, don't open easily and can be deposed of
when empty.

2. When travelling with valuables such as camera gear and jewellery,
pack them in a diaper bag.  There's less chance of theft
and the compartments and bottle holders are great for storing other items.

3.To eliminate or minimize wrinkles, put individual clothing items
in plastic dry-cleaning bags, then gently roll them up before packing.
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Barbados Treasures Hotels - Peach and Quiet (SE Coast) and Allamanda, and
Dover Beach Hotels (S Coast) extend package for AC Family -active and
retired - April 15 thru 14 Dec 2002. These small, family owned, intimate
hotels offer amazing value to lure you to 'beautiful barbados': 7 nites
accommodation, airport transfers, 2 days car rental, sunset dinner at
Carambola Restaurant, Jolly Roger or Catamaran cruise, Mount Gay Rum Tour,
and Treasured Guest Card offering reductions on 50 plus goods, services and
restaurants. Based on two sharing twin/dble/king -
$289US p.p. (Extra nites at special rate of $35US).
To book: Fax to 246-428-2467 with cc number, name and exp. date. Visit
www.barbadostreasures.com and www.barbados.org .
Further detail, contact John Cavill, Area Representative, Barbados Tourism
Authority. fone/fax: 902-463-1929, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please, come on down!
(Pls Pls Pls....don't be a NOSHO! Any last minute changes to travel plans,
fone to advise: 246-428-5682 ).
Thx and Regards, jc
Tuesday, April 30, 2002

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*** Pan-African airline takes off

BBC -- AfricaOne will initially fly DC-10s. A new
African airline has been launched, which aims to
link countries across the continent with the rest
of the world. Unlike previous attempts to establish
a pan-African airline, AfricaOne is entirely owned
by African entrepreneurs, with no government
involvement. The company will be based in Uganda
and President Yoweri Museveni travelled on board
the inaugural flight on Monday.

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