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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 79 date Aug 14th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Found on the Internet AA CALLS BACK LAST OF THE FURLOUGHED PILOTS American Airlines, faced with crew shortages and cancelled flights, said it will recall 376 furloughed pilots, the last of the 610 laid off in 1993 and 1994 who hadn't been offered their jobs back, the Wall Street Journal reported last week. In the last eight days of July, 185 flights were cancelled because of crew shortages, the airline said. AMELIA EARHART'S WORLD FLIGHT TO BE RE-CREATED At the EAA's Oshkosh Fly-In last week, aviator Linda Finch announced that she will follow the route flown by Amelia Earhart on her final flight in 1937, in the same make and model of aircraft -- a Lockheed Electra 10 E -- and complete the round-the-world trip with a crew of two. "Personal Request of the Chief Pilot..Vesta And I would like all of our subscribers to send me via my Internet E- Mail address 'anything but anything' that they find about this flight until it is successfully finished." USAIR SUES "TWO-TIMING" BRITISH AIRWAYS USAir went to court to try to force its partner British Airways to stop its pursuit of an alliance with American Airlines, saying it would undermine USAir's competitive position and limit overall competition in U.S./U.K. markets. USAir says BA is violating the terms of a 1993 deal between the two airlines, when USAir unloaded valuable U.S.- London routes. American Airlines said its proposed alliance with British Airways "respects USAir's rights in every way and is extraordinarily pro-competitive." FEELING CROWDED? TRY THE NORTH POLE For the jaded traveller who's seen it all, Forum Travel International offers a trip guaranteed to show you a new perspective on the wide open spaces. You are flown to Siberia, where a helicopter takes you to a Russian air base at the edge of the polar ice cap. Then the fun starts: You climb into an airplane, cinch down your parachute, fly north till the pole beckons, and out the door you go. Only you won't be the first-- this year, 125 people paid $8,900 to jump out of a plane at 12,000 feet to say they parachuted onto the North Pole. ... OR, FOR THE FAINT OF HEART If the North Pole is not your cup of ice tea, a gentler time is offered by Barnstorming Adventures in San Diego. You can climb aboard a 1920 iplane, don your helmet, scarf and goggles and swoop, climb, soar, roll and -- as the brochure claims -- "dive on enemy tanks cleverly camouflaged as cows." All for only $268. ~-=o0o=-~ . Bill Sim of the Montreal Pionairs sends the following finformation - 1996 Air Canada System Golf Tournament. Dates: September 15,16,17, 1996. Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Box 10 Fairmont Hot Springs, BC V0B 1L0 Phone (604)345 6311 or 1 800 663 4979. Entry Fee Golfers C$330.00 Non-Golfers C$150.00 Resort charges for Sunday, Monday,and Tuesday. C$80.00 per room per night- single or double occupancy (plus PST & GST) *Rates are in effect: September 11-19 inclusive. Deadline for entries Wednesday August 28,1996. For more information: D.B. Murray, Secretary-Treasurer Air Canada System Golf Committee P.O. Box 470 Dartmouth Nova Scotia Canada B2Y 3Y8 or D.B. Murray Airport Operations, (AC Mail) Halifax 392 ~-=o0o=-~ . Tom Martin sends us the following article - L1011 news with an Air Canada connection: Some of you may remember that we had a Technical Services Agreement with Aero Peru. Initially they operated 3 leased Air Jamaica DC8s and we supported them with a team of Maintenance and Supply people in Miami under the late Al Turner, and their pilots received at least some training from Flight Ops. These old 8s were returned to Air Jamaica and replaced by two ex Pacific Southwest Airlines L1011s leased from Lockheed, which we serviced for a while. These were specially designed for PSA with a lounge below the main cabin where normally there was a forward cargo compartment. According to an article in Airways magazine, one of these airplanes was brought out of desert storage and bought by evangelist Pat Robertson's group, and after a $14.5 million mod program it has been converted to a Flying Hospital and has an STC by the FAA as a cargo aircraft. It has 3 surgical stations, a dental treatment area, an ear, nose and throat and opthamologic care centre, a pre/post op area that can accomodate 24 people, and in the lower deck, a pharmacy and patient check in check out station, and is capable of carrying enough medicine to treat 200,000 people. Quite a change from flying Miami-Lima. -|- o-o-O-o-o- " ' " . 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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