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Subject: Netletter nr 31 - Between Ourselves . The following are details for the Vancouver Island Pionairs spring luncheon - Place--Princess Mary Restaurant,350 Harbour Rd. Victoria Date---Wednesday,April,3rd,1996 Time---Coctails at 11:30,Buffet luncheon at 12:30 Cost---$12.50 per person Speaker-Fraser Muir,National President,Air Canada Pionairs Etc.---Tinned goods and dried foods gratefully accepted for the Mustardseed Cheques to be made payable to Air Canada Pionairs and mailed to; Saville Hambleton, 1657 Barrett Dr. Sidney BC V8L 4Z1 Balance of years activities looks like this: May 24-27 Pionairs A.G.M. Ottawa Late June or early summer, Pionairs 1st Annual System Golf Tourney, Kelowna, BC August 7th Annual Picnic,Mount Doug Park,Victoria August 29th"Up Island"Luncheon Kingfisher Oceanside Inn, Courtenay BC October 23rd Fall Luncheon, Oak Bay Beach Hotel Victoria Information supplied by Saville Hambleton, Director -=o0o=- . Corrections - Netletter 30 Air Canada will commence B767 service YMX-BRU on May 14th. Preliminary unofficial analysis of the tapes from the B757 which crashed off the Dominican Republic indicates faulty airspeed indicators which led crew to stall the plane during a turn. Thanks to Alan Rust for pointing out the difference between the B767 and B757. -=o0o=- . With the introduction of the summer 1996 schedule, AIR CANADA dramatically boosts its scheduled, non-stop sevices to destinations across Canada, U.S., Eurpoe and Asia. . Found on the Internet - Flight Attendants on a British Airways flight swapped outfits designed by Bruce Oldfield on Mar 7 to stage the worlds first in-flight fashion show. AirBC to introduce twice daily, non-stop flights from Calgary to Spokane on Apr 22nd. USAir to cut US/Canada tickets by up to 40% off standard 21 day advance purchase fares. The first Airbus A340, the longest range airliner in the world, seats 280 pax, will be delivered to China during May. Aeroflot to lease 4 Airbus A310 from Airbus Industrie. Delta introduces companion fares which allows two people to fly together YVR to 64 US destinations for US$398, US$498 or US$598 return. Plans going ahead to build a fifth terminal at LHR. Worlds busiest airports for passengers handled - CHI (Ohare) 67,254,586 ATL (Atlanta) 57,734,755 LHR (Heathrow) 54,452,636 Busiest cargo was at Memphis, Fedex hub at 1,712,066 metric tons. -=o0o=- Early Canadian Aviation Trivia submitted by Vesta. -------------------------------------------------- The first death involving an airplane in Canada was at Victoria, BC, on 6 Aug 1913, when American barnstormer John M. Bryant was killed in the crash of his Curtiss seaplane. In subsequent fatal accidents the small load capacities of the aircraft minimized the number of deaths, but when aircraft became larger, and their commercial use became more common, crashes assumed horrendous proportions. Canada's first major air disaster occurred on 25 Aug 1928 when a Ford Trimotor flew into Puget Sd in bad weather; 7 persons were killed. -=o0o=- . Don't forget System Curling at Calgary Mar 26-29th . Couple more NON EXISTANT Virus for you from NANPCUG - Federal Bureaucrat Virus: Divides your hard disk into hundreds of little units, each of which does practically nothing, but all of which claim to be the most important part of your computer. Politically correct virus: Never calls itself a 'virus', but instead refers to itself as an 'electronic microrganism'. -=o0o=- . Thought for the day contributed by Vesta Stevenson You know you have been flying too long when - ... You start logging the odometer readings on your car. . 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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