~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 63 date June 4th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . David Livingstone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. passes the following information from the Pionairs A.G.M. - It was announced by Industry Travel that all active and retired employees will soon receive a form to be filled out that will be used to create a permanent PNR that must be used by the employee call centre when you register or book. This is expected to be in place by the fall of this year. . If anyone else has any comments or information from the Pionair AGM last week, please send it to us. ~-=o0o=-~ . Air Canada announce that, effective Jul 1st, sector Vancouver- Calgary-Denver will be withdrawn and operated by United Airlines under code sharing. . All flights which operated from Edmonton Municipal have now been moved to Edmonton International. . Air Shows - Jun 8-9 Winnipeg Manitoba International Air Show Jun 15-16 Hamilton Ontario International Air Show Jun 22-23 Astra Ontario Quinte International Air Show Jun 29-30 Ottawa Ontario National Captial Air Show Jul 6-7 Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Air Show Jul 21 Comox BC Comox Air Show Aug 8-11 Abbotsford BC International Air Show Aug 17-18 Lethbridge Alberta International Air Show Aug 31 Toronto Ontario Canadian International Air Show The Canadian Snowbirds will be the featured attraction at the 33rd annual Reno National Championship Air Races in Sept 12-15. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet British Airways orders (15) B777 and (15) B747 valued at US$4.2 billion. Continental planning on (150) EMB-145 jets from Embraer Brazil. T-shirts anyone? Aviation related T-shirts check http://www.nethomes.com/aviation.t.shirts/ . Following from a Peter Croser - We are restoring the Mk VB Spitfire BL628 which was operated by RCAF 401 Squadron during the period Feb-July 1942 from Gravesend in the UK. We know of many of the pilots including GB Murray, Don Morrison, Hodson (ex AVM), Ormston, Blakeslee (USAF Colonel Don) and many others. Do you have any photos or history related to the period or pilots as we are building the aircraft to fly (mid 98 finish) for the pilots who fought in her and to show we care. Looking for spares including radiator and propellor Rotol 3 blade, brakes and few other items. Only 12440 hours to go! Peter Croser email at:- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Peter Croser) Seaford, Victoria, Australia Phone Mobile 61-418-533398 ph 61-3-97769677..Fax 61-3-97769778 ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline travel Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing - Greece - 8 days Mykonos & Santorini from CA$349 8 days Mykonos & Paros from CA$319 15 days Athens-Santorini-Paros-Mykonos-Athens from CA$929 8 days Crete from CA$659 prices pp dbl Orient & South Pacific on Crystal 'Harmony' from US$3699 pp dbl includes return air from Vancouver 16 days Anchorage-Beijing Aug 29 15 days Beijing-Hong Kong Sept 12 15 days Hong Kong-Beijing Sept 24 15 days Beijing-Hong Kong Oct 6 11 days Hong Kong-Bankok Oct 18 11 days Bankok-Hong Kong Oct 29 11 days Hong Kong-Singapore Nov 9 14 days Singapore-Sydney Nov 20 11 days Sydney-Aukland Dec 4 Contact 1-800-690-3223 for more details Alaska - 7 night cruise Inside passage Vancouver round trip Holland America weekly departures until end Sept. Inside US$535 Outside US$700 Deluxe US$865 pp dbl plus taxes Contact 1-800-665-3100 for more details ~-=o0o=-~ . Canada's Foreign Affairs Department issued following advisories Bangladesh - travellers should exercise caution until Jun 12 elections as some disruption of normal activities may occur. Bosnia-Herzegovina - A cease-fire is in effect but security situation remains volatile. Burma (Myanmar) Travel restricted to designated tourist areas. Travellers are not allowed access to large areas of the country due to security reasons. Central African Republic - Travel should be avoided in light of recent mutinies by the military. Your personal exemptions for residents of Canada are - CA$500 if absent for 7 days CA$200 if absent for 48 hours CA$50 if absent for 24 hours (the $CA50 does Not incl tobacco or alcoholics) ~-=o0o=-~ . From your Chief Navigator - Terry Just back from a memorable cruise to Alaska from Vancouver for 10 days (daze). The food was just great with feedings at breakfast, mid morning, lunch, mid afternoon, supper and midnight. We pigged out at all except the midnight one. Lots to keep you occupied in between meals - casino, bingo, library, swimming, deck games, variety shows, first run movies, 6 bar/lounges and various> exercise sessions. Except for purchases at the various ports, on our trip, which was Royal Caribbean, you need NO CASH, they give you a plastic encoded card against which ALL your expenses are charged - duty free, bar and land tours. The card is also your boarding card. On the final morning prior to debarkation, your bill is slipped under your door. If everything is OK then your credit card will automatically be billed - no long queues to settle your account, unless you wish to contest some of the charges. The scenery was just spectacular, and if you don't mind a cabin in which you can't swing a cat with a shower which wraps you in plastic everytime you use it, then it is the only way to go! Some of the optional land tours seem to be expensive, but if your trip is once in a lifetime, then you will probably enjoy some of them. Port fee & taxes, paid at time of reservation, ran to US$145.50 on our trip. Highly recommended - shop around for the best interline price, our neighbours paid 2.5 times our cost, and we did get a 3 level upgrade with an outside cabin! ~-=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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