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Subject: Netletter nr 28 - Between Ourselves . Air Canada will discontinue the Calgary-Chicago route Apr 7th due lack of passenger interest. . Vancouver Airport will open the new extension passenger terminal for trans border flights May 1 and International flights Jun 1 - come see your taxes at work! . Found on the Internet Northwest Airlines ordered 20 Airbus A320 jets and husk kits for 20 B727 and 10 DC9. Continental and CSA Czech Airlines signed a code share agreement for Newark-Prague route. Martinair, owned by KLM, have lifted the No Smoking ban on all their flights by popular demand. 30 pax received minor injuries during an emergency evacuation of an American Airlines A300 Airbus after the pilot smelled smoke in the cockpit while backing away from the gate at JFK. -=o0o=- * * * This message was from JAY MCGOWAN to VESTA STEVENSON * * * * * * and has been forwarded to you by VESTA STEVENSON * * * ----------------------------------------------- Dated Feb 28/1996. I was down to Everett (Paine Field) on Friday to pick up Fin #635 from the Boeing factory. It is a B767-300. The aircraft is worth approx $86 million US dollars and we arrived as the final money negotiations were taking place around a large conference table. Before we could fly the aircraft away, the money had to come from various banks and organizations around the world and assemble at the leasing company, who then had to get it to Boeing's bank. On the conference phone were representatives from banks in Germany, Cayman Islands (may an NDP connection?), Japan, Canada, and United States. After over two hours of processing and talk, the money was finally in place and the airplane released to Air Canada. The acceptance involved us flying 200 miles off-shore (international airspace) where Air Canada formally accepted the aircraft and signed the papers (we had a total of 5 people on board, including us [the pilots]). After that we landed in Victoria to clear customs and pick up an envelope. The first flight of a new aircraft in Canada has to be a REVENUE flight, so the envelope was considered cargo. Many of the Air BC staff came on board to have a look around while the Timeair pilots gazed on with long faces. We motioned for them to come over and have a look, but they shook their heads (reluctantly, it appeared). We then flew to Vancouver and left the aircraft overnight. After the minimum 12 hours required to make the aircraft Canadian (the generic, not the corporate), we flew the airplane back to Everett to a company called Tramco (a division of BF Goodrich) to have the various options installed (telephones, video, etc). The aircraft will be ready for pickup this coming Saturday and in service Sunday. It was quite an experience. The airplane smelled even better than a new car; and no peanuts rolling around the cockpit floor!!!! Not even ONE coffee stain. The aircraft was spotless, inside and out. Amongst all those other airline colours parked on the flight line, ours sure looks good... On our return to Everett, even the tower controller mentioned how good the Maple Leaf looks on the tail. He was surprised when I told him it was a decal! The return flight from Vancouver to Everett was great. With just the Captain and I on board, we cruised over the Gulf Islands and San Juans (right over Friday Harbour) at 15,000 then turned SouthEast toward the airport. On arrival, we did a full stop landing, then turned around and did a high speed rejected takeoff to test one of the reverser systems. Though I've done it many times in the simulator, it was the first time in an actual airplane. I just can't get over how well the 767 handles this maneuver. It only gave me even more confidence in this marvelous aircraft. It was an exciting couple of days and I'm really please to see Air Canada acquiring more of these airplanes. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. --- -=o0o=- . Thought for the day contributed by Vesta Stevenson You know you have been flying too long when - ... you pull into the parking lot and start turning off the Radios, Electrical equipment,.. and where's the dang Mixture! . 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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