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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 62 date June 2nd 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Those of you trying to contact Al Blackwood will need his new email address - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Ray Valois tells us he is now at - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. note: that's a one after the v. . In netletter nr 60 we mentioned the retirement party for Rosemary Taylor. Jack Cooke has supplied further information - Personal messages may be sent to:- Fax messages may be sent to (905) 316-1125 and address them to Bruce Castator Email may be directed to:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (that's an l /not a 1 ~-=o0o=-~ . As a followup to the story from Charles Mackie in Nr 61, Al Blackwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sends to following - The experience Charlie had with the auto pilot brought back memories of a similar amusing incident. All of the Lancasters had British auto pilots except one which had one made by GE and had a bad habit of putting the aircraft into a dive without warning. This had been reported several times but always came back "unable to duplicate". One day we were in Prestwick and the GE rep happened to be there so it was arranged to take the aircraft up for a test flight. We were all strapped in but the GE rep was standing behind the pilots. We were cruising in level flight with the auto pilot on for about twenty minutes with everything normal when all of a sudden the nose pitched down and the rep went up to the ceiling with a surprised look on his face! Needless to say he was finally convinced there was a problem. It wouldn't surprise me if it was the same aircraft that Charles was in. ~-=o0o=-~ . Holiday makers could face chaos at airports during June if a planned strike by British Airways pilots goes ahead. The announcement came as BA employees learned that they are to share in the profits with a bonus, believed to be the largest ever paid by a UK company. All 55,000 employees will receive a bonus payout equal to approximately 4 weeks basic pay, with a minimum of UKP1,210 (CA$2890). ~-=o0o=-~ . Jimmy Millar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. sends the following info - Positive space on Air Canada does not mean you have a reserved seat any more. If the flight is oversold and there are any revenue standby, off you come! This applies if you are using a PY3 or an ID-80. I am fortunate enough to get one PY3 a year (it came with Sr. Management) but it is really not of much use now, positive is blacked out to Europe from June 17th to October 15th and now that it is contingent anyway, my regular pass is just as good. We can't blame the company for putting revenue first, but all an ID-80 does now is give you a higher contingent priority (if you need it), in no way are you assured of a seat. This would also apply to the long service (25 year) passes. It wasn't that way last year, these are new rules! editors note: - On reading the new policy published in Horizons dated Dec 15th 1995, Jimmy ran into the 'Revenue First' policy. ~-=o0o=-~ . Jack Cooke sends us the following - This is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October, 1995. ******************************************************************** Radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations10-10-95. ******************************************************************** Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision. Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision. Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course. Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course. Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER USS MISSOURI, WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW. Canadians: This is a lighthouse. Your call. ********************************************************************** ~-=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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