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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 57 date May 12th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Reports being received that a ValueJet DC9 has crashed West of Miami International Airport in the Everglades. First indications are that there are no survivors. F.A.A. have previously questioned the safety and maintenance proceedures employed by ValueJet. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet An eagle eyed British Airways flight attendant helped save 3 U.S. fishermen on May 3rd when she happened to glance out of a port hole and spotted their ship blazing, some 34,000 foot below. Further comment from the Internet re the above - Without taking away from the stewardess the accolades on her presence of mind, why wasn't the aircraft following normal practice and listening out on 121.5MHz anyway? The reports printed in the London Times, Daily Telegraph, and on the PA and Reuters wire services made no mention of the flight attendant. They did, however, mention the pilot picking up transmissions from the ELT/EPIRB. Comment from a British Airways flight attendant - As I understand it, they did pick up the distress call, but the stewardess, having seen the trawler, was able to help the flight crew state the exact location. Normally, they can only gauge it to an area several hundred square miles in size. It meant search and rescue could go straight to them, and thus pick them up before hypothermia had claimed any lives. ~-=o0o=-~ . Computer World reports that the new US$5 billion Denver airport has suffered more than its share of technical troubles. Builders forgot to install an intercom system for the internal subway, and when a computer that controls the subway broke down, there was no way to communicate with the trapped passengers. The city fixed the problem with 6 bullhorns. A container with a passenger's PC careened down an incline and was run over by a moving baggage cart. During a recent blizzard, the airport's tower plastic roof leaked water and snow on computer equipment. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline travel Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing. Jack Tar Village Beach Resorts 5 days/4 nights - Now until Dec 22nd Costa Rica - Malinche Real Resort & Spa in the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste. Single $448, Dbl $380, Tri $356, Child $212 all US pp. 4 days/3 nights - Now until Dec 20th Puerto Vallarta Single $229, Dbl $159, Tri $149, Child $109 all US pp. Montego Bay Single $319, Dbl $259, Tri $249, Child $139 all US pp. Cancun Single $309, Dbl $259, Tri $229, Child $139 all US pp. St. Kitts Single $289, Dbl $239, Tri $219, Child $219 all US pp. Dominican Republic Single $259, Dbl $209, Tri $199, Child $199 all US pp. Special package at South Ocean Golf & Beach Resort Nassau - Bahamas. 7 nights, 1 complimentary round of golf, watersports and welcome cocktail on arrival. US$249 pp dbl. Call 1-800-665-3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Canadian Aerospace History continued from Netletter nr 51 - supplied by Vesta For the 20-year period ending in 1981, there was a rough balance between the imports and exports of commercial and defence aerospace products. This balance was assured for military products by adoption of a government policy to seek industrial benefit offsets for the Canadian industry against major procurements. However, since 1981 Canada experienced a cumulative trade deficit of $2 billion in military aerospace products. Until the 1980s commercial aircraft imports were also, in part, kept in balance through industrial benefit arrangements with Boeing, Lockheed and McDonnell. However, a Civil Aircraft Agreement of 1980 under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, to which Canada is a signatory, now forbids including offset requirements as a part of a civil aircraft transaction, although it does not prevent negotiating offsets as long as the sale is not conditional upon these offsets. The same agreement removed all tariffs on commercial aircraft trade, and the DPSA referred to earlier has effectively eliminated tariffs on defence trade. The industry now operates with a nonprotected status. This has the twin effect of causing the industry to remain competitive in world terms but leaving it vulnerable against foreign industries, which receive some protection through receiving directed defence procurements. Aerospace products, such as complete aircraft, aero engines and the electrical, electronic and mechanical subsystems, represent a complex and highly demanding application of advanced technology. The requirement for maximum safety and performance, with minimum weight, is a major reason why aerospace continues to emphasize the use of new and improved materials and new design and production technologies. The industry is a leader in the application of computer-integrated design and manufacturing technologies. The skill rating of engineers, technologists and production workers reflects the high design and quality standards of this industry. One disturbing feature is a pattern of cyclical employment caused by changing personnel requirements at succeeding phases of the relatively few major Canadian aerospace projects. As a result, immigration of engineers has frequently been relied upon to meet intensive demands, and more Canadian universities offer aerospace-related courses. The larger companies in the industry are unionized and labour relations are generally satisfactory. The main unions are the Canadian Auto Workers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Institutions and Societies The aerospace industry is represented nationally by the Aerospace Industries Assn of Canada, which represents the interests of the industry to the federal government. It has also sponsored valuable cooperative projects for productivity improvement and for the enhancement of labour relations and training arrangements with unions, academic establishments and provincial and federal government departments. The technical society for the industry is the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). Author: NORMAN GARDNER AND GÉRARD L. LALONDE Suggested Reading: G.A. Fuller, J.A. Griffin and K.M. Molson, 125 Years of Canadian Aeronautics (1983); K.M. Molson, Canadian Aircraft Since 1909 (1982); R.D. Page, Avro Canuck CF-100 (1982); D. Watson et al, Avro Arrow (1980). The Canadian Encyclopedia ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies from Vesta - Here's a list of the latest viruses for your collection: Bobbit Virus- turns your hard-drive into a floppy. Oprah Winfrey Virus- your 1Gig hard-drive suddenly shrinks to 250MB, then slowly expands back to 1Gig Civil Servant Virus- divides your hard-drive 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. -=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 . . Vancouver Island . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ...................................................

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