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Subject: Netletter nr 53 - 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 - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker tm number 53 date May 1st 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Planned events for the Ottawa (YOW) Pionairs - Sept 8th - Sunday brunch at The Place Next Door Oct 19th - Fall Luncheon at the Green Valley Restaurant Nov 10th - Sunday bruch at Macies Steak House Dec 4th - Christmas luncheon at Green Valley Restaurant. . The following information from the ACRA BBS operated by Alan Rust in Vancouver at 604-541-1878. Check out the web site at http://www.mortimer.com/acra Also Alan has an area for Pionairs which includes all our Netletters to date. DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT The employees of Air Canada are dedicated in making Dreams Come True for the underprivileged and the physically challenged children of the B.C. area. In October 1996, once again 125 special children will board Air Canada's DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT from Vancouver to Los Angeles for an all expense paid fun filled day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The children will be selected from agencies such as Big Brother and Sisters, Children's Wish Foundation, War Amps, Arthritis Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Firefighter's Burn Fund, Canadian Diabetes Association, Kidney Foundation and The Vancouver Sun Children's Fund. Along with support from many sponsors, Air Canada is donating a Boeing 767 aircraft for the day, and the employees are volunteering their time for the flight. This includes Pilots, Flight Attendants, Maintenance Support, Ramp Services Crew and many others. Fundraising to cover fuel, landing fees, transportation and entrance fees to the park is ongoing as the cost ranges between $40,000 to $45,000.00. DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT is now in its fourth year thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers. Just to see the children's courage, their determination and their endless smiles is a great feeling for all involved. From employees, corporations and individuals, working hand-in-hand, this dream once again will continue to be a tremendous success. If you are interested in sponsorship we would acknowledge any donation per child. If however, you would prefer to donate merchandise for the children to be used that day, this too would greatly be appreciated by them. Sincerely, THE DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT COMMITTEE. The 29th Annual General Meeting of the World Airlines Club Association (WACA) is being held on Oct 28th to Nov 2nd hosted by Vancouver Interline Club. -=o0o=- . This message was from GARRY BAKER and VESTA thought there may be some budding pilots amongst us 'Thanks to Joe Tinker in Oklahoma City for sending our ultralight flying club an article which appeared in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper on 3/20/96. Apparently this was written for Army men learning to fly airplanes. (#21 suggests that many of them previously might have been in the cavalry.) REGULATIONS For Operation of Aircraft Commencing January 1920 1. Don't take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly. 2. Never leave the ground with the motor leaking. 3. Don't turn sharply when taxiing. Instead of turning sharp, have someone lift the tail around. 4. In taking off, look at the ground and the air. 5. Never get out of a machine with the motor running until the pilot relieving you can reach the engine controls. 6. Pilots should carry hankies in a handy place to wipe off goggles. 7. Riding on the steps, wings or rail of the machine is prohibited. 8. In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead, regardless of obstacles. 9. No machine must taxi faster than a man can walk. 10. Never run motor so that blast will blow on other machines. 11. Learn to gauge altitude, especially on landings. 12. If you see another machine near you, get out of the way. 13. No two cadets should ever ride together in the same machine. 14. Do not trust altitude instruments. 15. Before you begin a landing glide, see that no machines are under you. 16. Hedge-hopping will not be tolerated. 17. No spins on back or tail slides will be indulged in as they unnecessarily strain the machine. 18. If flying against the wind and you wish to fly with the wind, don't make a sharp turn near the ground. You may crash. 19. Motors have been known to stop during a long glide. If a pilot wishes to use motor for landing, he should open throttle. 20. Don't attempt to force the machine onto the ground with more than flying speed. The result is bounding and ricocheting. 21. Pilots will not wear spurs when flying. 22. Do not use aeronautical gasoline in cars or motorcycles. 23. You must not take off or land closer than 50 feet to the hangar. 24. Never take a machine into the air until you are familiar with its controls and instruments. 25. If an emergency occurs while flying, land as soon as possible. -=o0o=- . Jimmy Millar send us a couple of sites which may be of interest to the web surfers: 1. Buckmaster's home page has a worldwide Ham Call Sign data base which you can access. It is http://www.buck.com/ 2. http://www2.switchboard.com/ has a data base of names and addresses for all the US personal and business phone numbers... it is very useful for tracing old friends to see if they are still with us! -=o0o=- . Airline snippits from the London, England (LHR) Pionair monthly newsletter. A recent newspaper article mentioned that current aircraft are flying faster, but the overall journey takes longer. In 1960, passengers flying to New York from Toronto boarded a Vickers Viscount, four-engined turbo-prop that cruised at 500 kph. Today, New York bound travellers travel by Airbus A320 and fly at 834 kph, arriving in New York in one hour and twenty minutes, the same time as the 1960 passengers did! In 1970 it took 55 minutes to travel to Paris from London, England. It now takes 75 minutes and that's 35 minutes longer than it took at the end of World War II! It's not all bad, in 1960 it took a Toronto-London, England flight 12 hours and 10 minutes. Today, that flight can be as quick as 6 hours and 30 minutes. -=o0o=- Two smilies from George Brien - from Yarmouth (YQI) - a sample of NS humour- Poetry corner "Dont worry if your job is small - and your rewards are few remember that the mighty oak - was once a nut like you" "They told me to cheer up, things could be worse. So I cheered up and sure enough, things got worse." George Brien wonders if anyone has copies of the original Between Ourselves from way back, and if so may be there would be some articles which could be printed in a future Netletter. -=o0o=- That's it for this time, please we need your input, send comments and email addresses of any others who may be interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry. -!- 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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