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Subject: Netletter Nr 43 - Between Ourselves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| TCA |_ _|\| AIR |/|_ N E T L E T T E R > CANADA < B E T W E E N O U R S E L V E S >_./|\._< for P I O N A I R S | Your crew is: Chief Pilot - Terry Baker Chief Navigator - Vesta Stevenson. tm number 43 date April 3rd 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Reminder - Get your reservations in for the banquet at the AGM, deadline is Apr 15th - fast approaching. . Air Canada Archive Project info supplied by Fraser Muir National President Air Canada Pionairs - A new committee has been formed which includes - Claude Taylor, Paul Garret, Jim Donaldson, Clayton Glenn the object to establish an historical archive of TCA and Air Canada memorabilia. First will be the inventory of all items presently stored at YUL,YOW and YWG. Hopefully a permenant site will be established, with a 'travelling' exhibition. Any one who has any items, or ideas, which will be identified with the donor, towards this endeavour please contact Fraser at 348 Bertrand, Rosemere, Que J7A 1Y4 . At the Vancouver Island Spring Luncheon, Frank Takasaki was presented with a "certificate of Appreciation" for his work with the Pionairs 1993 to 1995. . Leo Goulet has reported a healthy pension fund valued at CA$3.590 million at Dec 1995, and increase of CA$354 million over Dec 1994 - 11% approx. The present work force and company contributed CA$96 million during 1995 and the fund paid out CA$182 million. . Reminder - When travelling out of province, get medical coverage. . Found on the Internet United Airlines B747 with 400 pax was forced to return to Sydney Australia on Mar 29 after one of its engines exploded when it ran into a flock of birds on takeoff. Canadi>n offers frequent flyers CA$99 return ticket to any of its world wide destinations. Customers must travel on Canadi>n Shuttle 5 times between Apr 1st and May 12th to qualify. -=o0o=- . Canadian Aerospace History. cont'd. part 3. from Netletter nr 35. Supplied by Vesta. A.V. Roe began work on the design and development of a supersonic engine, later called the Iroquois, in 1953. This engine was chosen to power the AVRO ARROW (CF-105) supersonic all-weather fighter. On 20 Feb 1959, just a few weeks before the first Iroquois-engined Arrow was to take to the air, the government cancelled the aircraft and engine programs. The termination of the Arrow was a watershed in the history of the Canadian aerospace industry, and of A.V. Roe in particular. Over one weekend the work force at A.V. Roe shrank from 5000 to 1000 workers, with a total of 14 000 workers losing employment throughout the industry. Since that time Canada has not sought to be self-sufficient in aerospace weapon systems. The Malton aircraft facilities of A.V. Roe continued under de Havilland direction until 1963, when the Douglas Aircraft Co assumed ownership to produce wings for its DC-9 commercial jet aircraft. Later the Douglas parent company was taken over by the McDonnell (US) Co and the Malton facility became McDonnell Douglas Canada Ltd. The Canadian entity has developed into an important manufacturer of wings for the MD-80, the DC-10 and the KC-10 aircraft. The largest company in the Canadian aerospace industry is Pratt and Whitney Aircraft of Canada (PWC), designers and manufacturers of a highly successful series of jet and propjet aero engines with over 50% of the world market for civil turbine engines. Pratt and Whitney established the Canadian company in 1929 as a parts and overhaul facility for Wasp radial engines. During WWII the business grew, owing to the substantial use of Pratt and Whitney engines by the military. To be continued later .... -=o0o=- . Interline Travel Liquidation Sale Norwegian Cruise Line Windward - Panama Canal - 16 day from San Juan,Canal, Caldera, Acapulco, Zihuatameji, Porta Vallarta, San Francisco and Vancouver. Norwegian Crown - Trans Atlantic 14 days - from Ft. Lauderdale, Bermuda, Maderia, Lisbon, Dover, London. Both depart Apr 20th. Inside US$899 pp - Outside US$1099 pp Deluxe US$1199 pp. Call 1-800-665-3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. Costa Cruise mv CostaRomantica - 7 nights - from Miami, San Juan, St. Thomas, Serena Cay & Nassau departs April 7th mv CostaAllegra - 7 nights from San Juan, St.Maarten, Guadeloupe, St.Lucia, Tortola & Serena Cay. departs Apr 13 or Apr 20th Inside US$399 - outside US$499. plus Port charges US$119 Call 1-800-665-3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details. -=o0o=- . From Terry - translations of vacation signs - In a Paris dress shop - 'Elegant dresses designed for street walking.'. 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 Still . . Vancouver Island NO . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA Vacancies . ......................................................................

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