Effective Mar 29th Norontair will close down. The airline has lost more than $5 mil annually for past several years. The employees are making enquiries to take over the license. The fleet of 2 Dash-8 and 2 Twin Otters are up for sale.
. For your information the YVR ACRA Committee
President - Sharon Rodgers, Pax Sales APO V.P. - Andrea Stapleton, Res Membership - Charlotte Takasaki, Pers Asst. V.P.APO - Cameron McDolald, Cargo Treasurer - Ted White, Purchasing Secretary - Lise Tate, Pax Sales APO
BA is inviting 5 airplane manufacturers to bid for an order for 60 regional jets to replace their B737-200's. BA has asked for bids from Airbus, Avro (BAe), Boeing, Fokker and McDonnell Douglas.
. Reminder Montreal District Pionairs casual luncheon get together will be Wednesday Jan 31st at 11.30am. Call Real Henri (514)697-5405 or Herb Guilfoyle (514) 696-5286 before Jan 26 to reserve.
. US State department is warning tourist of the risk of being kidnapped in the Manila area of the Philippines. Canada Foreign affairs warns of armed conflicts in isolated areas and to avoid travel in the Sulu Archipelego. Call 1-800-267-6788 for safety information on any area of the world.
. Anyone planning to drive in Australia during their visit should have an International driving license, available at automobile clubs in Canada, and remember that in Australia they drive on the LEFT hand side of the roads - mostly!
. After the Pionair A.G.M in YOW this year, why not a fully escorted tour of the Alps from Jun 5-19th? Visit Salzburg, Vienna, Innsbruck, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. Cost CA$2099 pp inclds bus & guide, accom, brkfst every day, dinners according to itin, city tours, fees, portage, taxes and svce charges. Call 1-800-690-3223.
. For all you people who have good memories, these are questions to test you out. DO NOT email your answers, which will be given in the next netletter, all supplied by Philip Pawsey -
1. Early company aircraft had a trailing component which is now a fixed component. Name this component.
2. What was the maximum take-off weight for a company Lockheed 1808?
3. What is a 807 in amateur radio talk?
4. Define a "cone of silence", and why was it so important?
. One of the earlier Trans-Canada Air Lines aircraft was the L1808, the following may be of interest and is supplied by Philip Pawsey. Quote My friend with a company mechanic and a sheet metal man made a thorough inspection of this ex company aircraft at Assiniboia Sask. (near Moose Jaw) and they found it to be in sound condition. They made a favourable report back to the company but nothing much has been heard about it since. Storage is a problem, after all it is quite a large aircraft. I get the impression that the whole idea of restoring it to flying condition may be dropped but will certainly let you know if I hear otherwise. Incidentally I think the registration was CF-TDB which would ring a bell with some of our retired mechanics and pilots. Unquote
. Following supplied by Mike Leduc
This is entitled "If Operating Systems Ran Airlines".
. UNIX Airlines: Everyone brings one piece of the plane with them when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing constantly about what kind of plane they are building.
. A correction to the postal addressed provided in Netletter 14 however if you have already acted upon it then don't worry, with all the time in the world, the postals will be able to figure it out <g> - Gord Hykle and Phil Pawsey advise that the 96 Ham list dated Jan 10/96 is available by sending a stamped self-addressed business envelope to -
Phil Pawsey VE2DTM 597 ROUTE DES OUTAOUAIS, CHATHAM, QC J8G 1T8
. That's it for this time, please we need your input, comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested.
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