~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 58 date May 13th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Aviation Memorabilia : Opening of London Heathrow Airport 1946 and Vancouver Airport 1996. 50 years apart. submitted by Terry Baker. 50 years ago, London Heathrow Airport began its civilian operational life. Scheduled service began Mar 19/46. The first civil aircraft visited Dec 6/45 when a British South American Airways (BSAA) Lancastrian G-GWC 'Starlight' landed,leaving a few days later for maintenance at Northolt Airport, to return and then depart on Jan 1st on a route proving flight to Buenos Aires. Apr 16/46 saw the arrival of the 43 seater Constellation of Panair do Brazil PP-PFC to be the first foreign airline to use LHR. May 27/46 saw B.O.A.C., now part of British Airways, launch its first service with a Lancastrian bound for Australia. By mid June, movements by P.A.A., B.O.A.C and B.S.A.A. totalled 70 per week. . YVR Vancouver International Airport first scheduled flight to Seattle in 1932. Trans Canada Airlines commenced service during 1937. Today, in 1996, Vancouver (YVR) is one of the worlds most modern airport with the recent opening of a new terminal building, funded by the passenger departure tax of CA$15 for International, CA$10 for North America and CA$5 for B.C. and Yukon destinations. Vehicle parking is CA$2.50 per hour or CA$10 per day for valet parking or CA$8 per day for non valet parking all plus GST. ~=-o0o=-~ . Aviation History Harbour Grace Airport, Newfoundland. compiled by The Harbour Grace Historical Society, submitted by Vesta Stevenson. Harbour Grace was my parents' hometown and while I was visiting there in 1978, I came across a little Museum and picked up two leaflets: 1. Historical Souvenir of Harbour Grace. Newfoundland Piracy, Maritime Commerce and Aviation. 2. History of Harbour Grace Airstrip - Hopping-off place to Fame. 1997 will be, to Harbour Gracians,the 70th anniversary of the construction of the Airstrip at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland which most of the pioneer Trans-Atlantic flights used as a take-off point in the conquest of the Atlantic by air. Many courageous and intrepid fliers were successful in their mission, while others were lost en route. This was an era, where, without the sophisticated navigational aids and the more scientific construction of aircraft and mechanical components of today (1977), the chances of success were marginal. Out of twenty flights attempted from Harbour Grace eleven were successful, four unaccounted for, two crashed on take-off, two aborted their flights for undisclosed reasons and one crash-landed off the coast of Ireland and the pilot was rescued. These were the people whose courage and daring led to the charting of todays air lanes between the old and new worlds. Their devotion to and confidence in their beliefs that air travel between the two worlds was possible is reminiscent of Columbus, who by his daring and insistence proved that the Atlantic Ocean led to new lands. Attempted and successful flights. name of craft: Pride of Detroit Aug 27,1927 Brock and Schlee Sir John Carling Sept 7,1927 Tully and Medcalf Gypsy Moth Oct 17,1928 MacDonald Golden Hind Oct 22,1929 Diteman Southern Cross June 25,1930 Kingsford-Smith Columbia Oct 9,1930 Boyd and Connor Liberty June 24,1931 Horiis and Hillig Winnie Mae June 23,1931 Post and Gatty Justice for Hungary July 15,1931 Endres and Magyar Liberty May 13, 1932 Lou Reickers Lockheed Vega May 20,1932 Amelia Earhart* Century of Progress July 5,1932 Mattern and Griffin Green Mountain Boy Aug 25,1932 Lee and Bochon Warsaw June 26,1934 Adamowitcz Brothers Lady Peace Sept 20,1936 Merrill and Richman Miss Dorothy Oct 29,1936 Mollison Other Flights Royal Winsor Sep 14,1927 Schiller and Wood Columbia June 20,1928 Mabel Boll* City of New York Aug 3 1930(crashed)John Henry Mears White Eagle Aug 1933(crashed) Adamowitcz Great Silver Fleet Sep 20,1936 Capt Eddie Rickenbacker. Provincial Historic Site There is a Monument and Plaque to Pioneer Trans-Atlantic Flyers at the east end of Airport runway. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline travel Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing. Historic China - 15 day land tour departing Sept 16th on Air China B747 flight CA992. Shanghai - Suzhou - Qufu - Mt. Tai Jinan - Beijing. Includes airfare from Vancouver, accommodations, ground transportation, daily meals & special banquets, guided sightseeing, cultural shows and baggage handling. CA$2099/US$1649 departure tax, visa fee, tipping and travel insurance EXTRA. Call 1-800-665-3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies from Vesta - Here's a list of the latest viruses for your collection: Politically Correct Virus- not called a virus but an "electronic microorganism". Right to Life Virus- won't allow you to delete a file, regardless of how old it is. If you attempt to erase a file, it requires you to see a counselor about other alternatives. Government Economist Virus- nothing works, but all your diagnostic software says everything is fine. -=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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