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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 705 Jul 17/02 - The NetLetter
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 10:27:40 -0700
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 705  July 17th, 2002. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2400+


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


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. A plea from the editors of the NetLetter -

To whom it may concern.
Please clean out your mailbox before you go on vacation and/or please allot
enough memory to your e-mail delivery system before you go on vacation,
otherwise your e-mail address will be deleted from the mailing list for
being over quota and you will have to reapply causing both of us (you and I)
a lot of extra work. Vesta & Terry.

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. Air Canada news -
Enjoy A Summer Long Family Affair Sell-off On All Transborder Destinations. Now
is the perfect time to plan a vacation on the other side of the border. During
July and August, active and retired employees, and eligible family members, can
save 10 per cent off our current LFAMILY return fares on all transborder
markets - there are no exceptions. Here are a few examples: New York
City-Montreal and Chicago-Toronto for $152 Cdn; Dallas/Fort Worth-Montreal and
Los Angeles-Vancouver for $233; San Francisco-Toronto for $269. Travel is until
Sept. 2. For details,  call ETS at 1-800-413-1113. Are you packing your bags
yet?

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. News from the Pionair districts -
Subject: Niagara Peninsula Coffee Group
We still have room for a few more people on our River Cruise, September 23rd. 
The trip consists of a 3.1/2hr cruise along the Grand River with a full
three-course roast beef lunch on board. Bar service is available.
Complimentary beverages provided on arrival, and prior to sailing we will enjoy
a fabulous live music show featuring "The Blazing Fiddles".
Come along for a relaxing afternoon among friends and enjoy the early fall
scenery.
Cruise leaves from Brant Rd. 22, just southwest of Hamilton (full details when
you register).
Cost is $31.00 per person and you are encouraged to book soon to avoid
disappointment.
Payment should be forwarded to our Secretary/Treasurer
Mrs. Isabel Fox, P.O. Box 524, Vineland, Ontario LOR 2CO made payable to
Niagara Peninsula Pionairs
for additional details contact our Social Convenor - Margaret Smith-Slingerland
@ 905-357-1553. E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Submitted by Jim Morgan, Chairman NPCG E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. For those of you contemplating a trip to Ireland, Sheila Moscoe from Toronto
sends us this trip report -
Here's some info on our journey to Dublin.
First of all, use the Kiosk to checkin at YZA. Fast, efficient, no lineups!
Got Comfort Class when seated at the Standby Desk. Good start, except as soon
as we were airborne, the people in front promptly put their chairs fully back
and we practically had them in our laps! (both chairbacks and people!).
Good flight, only 6 hours.
Arrived in DUB without hotel reservations because we advanced our flight by 2
days and didn't get a chance to rebook. Much to our delight, the gal at the
Info desk was able to find us a B&B, even tho' she said "no rooms available at
all".
So, we took the airport bus 4.50euros to town. Then, a cab to the home. By the
way, the ticket included unlimited bus travel in DUB for the day.
Lovely lady of the house. The room cost 32 euros each. Room size of a postage
stamp, bathroom size of a clothes closet. But, it didn't matter. We had a
place.
She made us some toast, and I made tea in the room.
I wouldn't recommend this place, hence no name.
Changed out of our travel clothes, got comfy and walked to City Centre, about
45 minutes or so. We took our time.
Grafton St. was wall to wall people (this was Saturday afternoon). I think we
were the oldest people around. Never saw so many of the younger generation is
my life! Anyhow, it was a great experience walking along this pedestrian
street.
Went to the Tourist Office in an old Church. Bought a bus ticket for the Hop On
& Off. Cost 10 euros each. Had a great tour, didn't get off. Just sat for the
narration.
Dinner in a pub. Then, went to the Olympia Theatre to watch a great Irish music
group called Ragus, from the Aran Islands. Fantastic sounds, dancing (like
Riverdance) and singing. Incredible evening. Ticket was 25 euros.
Did a lot for the first day. Didn't want jetlag to get us right away.
Today, walked again, had a tour of Trinity College, including the Book of
Kells. Tour cost 8 euros, which included the 7 for admission to the Library.
Good deal. Then, went and saw the Dublin Experience (2euros each - 2 for the
price of 1). It was a 45 min. narrated film about Dublin. This time jetlag set
in. So, don't ask me anything about the history of Dublin!
Took the DART (rail) to the seaside town of Howth. Walked around this fishing
village, then back to DUB (a 30 min. ride).
Walked around Temple Bar, which is a great pub, restaurant area, cobblestone
pedestrian streets. Had a Guiness!
So, that's Dublin so far.
Weather isn't too bad; definitely not what we're used to for summer, but a
sweater is needed and fleece at night. Have carried an umbrella, but no
rain.............yet!
Tomorrow, we're off to NewGrange, ancient burial grounds (older than Egypt).
Then, we'll pick up the car. Wish me luck! Driving in this city will be a
challenge needless to say. However, we will only need it for our drive around
the country.
All for now,
Sheila

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. Our chief pliot Vesta found this on the internet -
*** Scientists Set for Superjet Test
Reuters -- Japanese scientists were preparing
for a test launch in the Australian outback
on Thursday of a model of what they hope will
be the next generation of supersonic jet
twice as fast as Concorde. High winds in the
early morning had eased enough to allow the
scientists to ready the rocket-propelled
38-foot scale model for a launch at 7:30
p.m. EDT Wednesday, Australian safety
manager Peter Nikoloss said.


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. Remember when?
In response to the recent info on Bristol Freighters -
Bob Ellis sends this -
Just a comment on the Bristols. CNA had only two, TFX and TFY.
I flew both of them in 1956 and 1957 out of Churchill to the Mid-
Canada Line and the DEW Line.
TFY ended up going through the ice at Povungnituk on the east
side of Hudson Bay in June of 1956 and TFX was sold to Wardair
and is now on a pedestal at Yellowknife. I did the last flight in TFX
on Mar 26th 1957, for what was now Transair, and still remember
Max Ward standing by the hanger in Winnipeg with a big smile on
his face as his big new airplane taxied up and shut down.
I think CNA must have sold TFZ to PWA because I
have found thru a search on the net that TFZ was owned by PWA
when it went thru the ice on Beaverlodge Lake Sask. on 30 May '56.
TFY went thru the ice at Pov. on 18 June '56. It was not a good
year for Bristol Freighters. I guess they were not to good on skates.
In regard to the fabric elevators, the only thought I have is that
fabric is lighter and they may have been trying to save weight.
The aircraft in the WCAM is one that was built for the RCAF
in1955, was sold to Wardair in 1967, later to Norcanair who
donated it to the WCAM in 1983. It's Reg. is CF-WAE.
Thanks  Bob Ellis

and Doug Davidson sent this -
There is another Bristol freighter in the Western Canada Aviation Museum in
Winnipeg. It is in the colours of the last owner, Norcanair, which I
believe was based in Saskatoon.
I wonder if any of the technical types could answer this one about the
Bristol Freighter. Why would a metal aircraft have fabric-covered
elevators?   Best regards.  Doug Davidson

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. Terry's travel tips.
Dargal has these offerings -
REMEMBER... THESE CRUISE RATES INCLUDE PORT CHARGES!
*** ALASKA ***
August 2, 16 & 30 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Seward, Alaska to  Vancouver, B.C.
Inside $449, Oceanview (Aug. 30 only) $549
August 23 ~ 7 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.to Seward, Alaska
Inside $449
12 Night Alaska Cruisetours available from only $1299!
*** EUROPE/TRANS-ATLANTIC ***
August 30 ~ 15 Nights ~ Princess' Golden Princess
ITINERARY: Venice, Italy to New York, New York
Inside $899, Oceanview $1099
September 16 ~ 8 Nights ~ Orient's Marco Polo
ITINERARY: Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy to  Athens (Piraeus), Greece
Inside $599, Oceanview $699
*** HAWAII/TAHITI ***
September 15 ~ 11 Nights ~ Royal Caribbean's Vision of the Seas
ITINERARY: Vancouver, B.C.to Honolulu, Hawaii
Inside $499, Oceanview $599, 3rd & 4th $299
October 3 ~ 12 Nights ~ Princess' Dawn Princess
ITINERARY: Honolulu, Hawaii toTahiti, French Polynesia inside $999
October 15 ~ 12 Nights ~ Princess' Dawn Princess
ITINERARY: Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia to Honolulu, Hawaii Inside $999

*** MEXICAN RIVIERA SPECIAL WITH AIR! ***
September 24 ~ 7 Nights ~ Princess' Sea Princess
ITINERARY: Los Angeles, California to Acapulco, Mexico
Inside $699, Oceanview $799, Balcony $899 including one way air from Acapulco
to Los Angeles or San Francisco
*** PANAMA CANAL ***
October 4 ~ 14 Nights ~ Celebrity's Mercury
ITINERARY: San Diego, California to  Miami, Florida Inside $1178, Oceanview
$1349
December 8 ~ 14 Nights ~ Celebrity's Infinity
ITINERARY: San Diego, California to  Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Inside $900, Oceanview $1100, Balcony $1400, 3rd & 4th $820


*** HOTEL DON CARLOS & DON CARLOS TOURS ***
Dargal Interline and Hotel Don Carlos have created some spectacular tour
packages especially for you! These amazing tours allow you to experience the
breathtaking natural beauty of Costa Rica, also known as "Nature's Playground".

COSTA RICA BEACH AND FUN PACKAGE ~ 6 Nights/7 Days
Arrive in San Jose and transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos.
$479 USD per person including transfers to and from San Jose airport and taxes
COSTA RICA ADVENTURE PACKAGE ~ 6 Nights/7 Days
Arrive in San Jose and transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos
$599 USD per person including transfers to and from San Jose airport and taxes
COSTA RICA TURTLES & LAVA PACKAGE ~ 7 Nights/8 Days
Arrive in San Jose and transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos
$599 USD per person including transfers to and from San Jose airport and taxes
COSTA RICA PALETTE PACKAGE ~ 11 Nights/12 Days
Arrive in San Jose and transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos
$899 USD per person including transfers to and from San Jose airport and taxes
COSTA RICA HIGHLIGHTS PACKAGE ~ 11 Nights/12 Days
Arrive in San Jose and transfer to the Hotel Don Carlos
$929 USD per person including transfers to and from San Jose airport and taxes
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Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy) and are
subject to change, availability and eligibility. PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED.
Government taxes/fees are additional.
For more information on these and other specials, contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 (North America)
International: (Country Code)-800-2832-7425
Fax: (250) 861-3283
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