Subject: Netletter nr 26 - Between Ourselves . Vancouver Island Spring Luncheon is in final planning. Place : Princess Mary Restaurant 358 Harbour, Victoria Date : Wednesday April 3rd Cash bar: 11.30 am Buffet Lunch: 12.30 Price: To be determined. . Pionair A.G.M. package now beginning to appear - don't ignore the advice to BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment. . When a flight attendant opened a food container on a recent Canadi>n flight from Hong Kong to Vancouver, a rat jumped out. The pilot diverted the DC10 to Tokyo, where the 256 pax transferred to another aircraft. The rat may have been smuggled aboard as a prank - it is the Year of the Rat. . Hollis Harris CEO of Air Canada has announced he will retire next year and, hopefully with some B727 from Air Canada, start an airline in the US. . The US DOT has tentatively awarded USAir and TWA authority to service YYZ under the US/Canada bilateral agreement. . Canada has launched its new coin, the two dollar one, despite the problems of splitting apart, the name for the coin is "moonie' - as it shows the Queen on one side with a bear behind! . Montreal Airport Authority has vetoed a bid by Canadi>n and Alitalia to operate a twice weekly passenger flight to Rome from YUL starting this summer. . Make sure you have a smile on your face when you walk up to your bank's automatic teller machine. It could be taking a closer look at you. Testing is a new visual information method that authorizes money withdrawals from ATM's by comparing a previously stored facial image with a live shot taken as the transaction is requested. This technology is expected to be available to financial institutions next year. . This is a bit if Trivia captured by Vesta Stevenson off her local BBS might interest some of our former RCAF/RAF members. From: CY RELPH Subj: What is a Chippie. In 1917 when the R.A.F. was formed,many mechanics/technicians came from the Royal Navy. There were not too many technical bods in the army those days. The Navy has usually been a little different, (Any one who goes on one of those ships has to be. Aeroplanes were made mainly of wood in those far off days so there was a big demand for carpenters. In the Navy, carpenters were known as "Mr Chips". So the RAF bods being a little more different referred to "Mr Chips" personnel as "Chippie". During the big one I work as a "Chippie" on Airspeed Oxfords and later on the fabulous Mosquito that was also made of wood. It was a great thorn in the side of the Germans. This perhaps explains that frequent tag line "Ex Air Force people, really are superior" that you see (true too ) -=o0o=- . Thought for the day contributed by Vesta Stevenson You know you have been flying too long when - ... You get out of your car and look for tie-down ropes! . That's it for this time, please we need your input, comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested. -!- Landing on an Island in the Pacific. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. <<<>>> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ...................................................................... . GREETINGS FROM No . . Vancouver Island Vacancies . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ......................................................................

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