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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 59 date May 14th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Further to our item re the fishing vessel on fire in Netletter nr 57 - Dave Walker sends the following observation - Just a brief comment on the BA flight and the ship fire. It seems to me that most ships do not have 121.5 as an emergency frequency. Shipping VHF is above 148 Mhz and almost always operates on FM instead of the standard AM for airplanes. Some ships might carry VHF radio equipment capable of operating in the aeronautical band but they would not be allowed to operate there except in the case of an emergency. I certainly agree that a fire on board is an adequate reason to get on any frequency when asking for help. I just wonder how many ship owners would install aviation channels for that occasion. For many years, aviation emergency locator beacons have also been carried by ships. Over the past several years, the shipping fraternity have led their aviation cousins in outfitting ships with emergency locator beacons operating on 406MHz. These beacons called EPIRBS, I believe, provide considerably better location and identification service to vessels in distress. If this vessel was equipped with EPIRBs, then there is no way that an overflying aircraft would even know that an emergency existed any more than a ship below would know that an aircraft above was broadcasting an emergency message on 121.5 MHz. For all practical purposes, they are blind and dumb to one another. What I have written here reflects what I can remember from serving on a committee at ICAO many years ago when some of these concepts were being validated. That was fun and I'm sure that present equipment would provide a more timely alert and more precise position fixing than anything available in my days of flying. Cheers Dave Walker. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet Conair Aviation of British Columbia are reported to be seriously thinking of convertinga B737-200 into a water bomber. Aviators Tour to Farnborough and Britian In conjunction with Goliger's Travel in Toronto I'm hosting a trip to Farnborough Airshow and Britian. Starting Sept 5 til 14, 1996 we will be experiencing the ultimate in Aviation history. From the International Airshow in Farnborough to the historical fighter station at Duxford Airfield. From modern airliners to WW I and WWII fighters. Guest speakers will include Mr. Peter Baker, test pilot in the developement of the Concorde. Mr. Bill Bedford, who was a RAF pilot on Hurricanes, Thunderbolts,and Mustangs. Mr. George Paul the foremost expert on the exhibits at the Imperial War Museum Duxford Airfield. We also have visits to the Royal Air Force Museum and the British Aerospace Museum. The group is planned to be small and intimate. With 15 to 20 participants you will have access to the exhibits and to the guest host. This trip is planned to be more than an aviation trip...its going to be an experience. Our destinations will be London, Cambridge and Stratford. My name is Rob Darrah and I will be hosting the trip. I've been a corporate pilot in Eastern Canada for 21 years and presently fly for the Province of New Brunswick. If you have any questions drop me a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Itinerary-----at a glance Thu,Sept 05 Depart for London Fri, Sept 06 Arrive London, Welcome reception and dinner with Mr. Peter Baker Sat, Sept 07 Full day at Farnborough at liesure Sun, Sept 08 Full day at Farnborough at liesure Mon, Sept 09 Imperial War Museum, Dinner with Bill Bedford Tue, Sept 10 RAF Museum with private tour, Transfer to Stratford Wed, Sept 11 Aerospace Museum Thu, Sept 12 Transfer to Cambridge, Dinner with George Paul Fri, Sept 13 Imperial War Museum Duxford Airfield and farewell Dinner Sat, Sept 14 Transfer to Heathrow for return flight This trip is price at $2999.00 CDN dollars. This price is land only. If you have any further questions please email at the above email address or contact Ms. Beverly Polley 416-585-2258 or 1-800-267-5521 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~=-o0o=-~ . Interline travel Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing. Steamboatin' An American Tradition - Mississippi River Cruises - Mississippi Queen - 5 night New Orleans round trip Aug 25th from US$259 pp dbl. American Queen - 7 night Cincinnati - Memphis Aug 23rd from US$346 pp dbl. American Queen - 6 night New Orleans round trip Sept 13th from US$304 pp dbl. Two-Day Railtour Rocky Mountaineer - 2 days aboard with assigned seats Vancouver - Kamloops and Kamloops to Banff. Complimentary snacks & soft drinks Breakfast & lunch each day on board 1 night accommodation in Kamloops Transfers between station & hotel One way either direction pp dbl US$249 May or Oct, US$299 pp dbl Jun or Sept Companion rate US$299 May or Oct, US$359 Jun or Sept. Call 1-800-665-3100 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tunisia - Rt airfare, hotel resort, breakfast & dinner daily transfers & all taxes 1 week from CA$799 pp dbl 2 weeks from CA$1065 pp dbl. Beijing 8 day tour - departs Vancouver Nov 25th, round trip airfare, hotel, 3 meals daily, tours, admissionns, shows, ground transportation. CA$1499 pp dbl plus CA$50 tax and CA$55 China visa Call 1-800-690-3223 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: Airline Virus- you're in Toronto but your data is in Singapore. LAPD Virus- it claims it feels threatened by the other files on your PC and erases them in "self-defence". -=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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