~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 81 date Aug 19th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Ooops! The Vancouver International Air Races mentioned in Netletter nr 80 was AUG 17/18th NOT Sept. - Sorry! . Welcome to Simon Wolf presently working at Air Canada Dorval Base on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . From 'Touchdown' the magazine by British Airways for their retirees - The British Airways Concorde Jetliner celebrates her 20th anniversary of commercial supersonic flights. The 1st commercial flight was Jan 21st 1976 at 11.40 from London Heathrow to Bahrain with 28 fare paying passengers, some who had booked for the flight several years earlier. Initially there were 3 rival supersonic airliner projects - the Concorde, Russian TU144 and US Boeing 2707-700. The Russian TU144 crashed at the Paris Air Show in 1973 and the US withdrew due to its heavy commitment to the space program. Countless people want to book the Concorde's New Years Eve flight from London Heathrow to New York in 1999 to celebrate the arrival of the year 2000 twice! A giant ferris wheel is being constructed on the banks of the River Thames opposite the Houses of Parliament in London England for Millenium celebrations. Spectacular views of up to 30 miles in all directions in fine weather. The wheel will carry visitors in 60 enclosed capsules for a 20 minute 'flight', listening to commentaries on various subjects. Thames tidal power will be captured to turn the ferris wheel and each capsule will have solar cells to power ventilation, lighting and communications. The wheel will operate from 1998 to 2003, and then be dismantled. ~-=o0o=-~ . Air Canada are now operating into Scotlands Glasgow airport instead of Prestwick airport which has been used since July 1943. ~-=o0o=-~ . More interline tours - Airline employees, retirees, parents & companions sharing - Mexico Cancun - Festival Club Lagoon from US$53 Caribbean Village from US$59 Royal Solaris Resort from US$80 Playacar - Royal Maeva from US$55 Cozumel - Diamond Resort from US$59 Nassau - Breezes from US97.50 St.Lucia - Wyndham Morgan from US$85 St.Kitts - Jack Tar Village from US$78 St.Martin - Le Flamboyant Resort from US$99 Venezuela Margarita Island - Diamond Resort from US$40 Dominican Republic Puerto Plata - Fun Royal from US$39 - Fun Tropical from US$39 - Club on the Green from US$39 Santo Domingo - Decameron Club from US$39 Punta Cana - Bavaro from US$49 Prices pp dbl per night effective thru mid December. Call (905) 454-3973 or (905)826-3987 for details All inclusive Jack Tar Village Beach Resort 3 nights US$179 at either Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, Montego Bay, St.Kitts or Puerto Plata. Prices pp dble. Call 1-800-345-7576 for more details. ~-=o-0-o=-~ . Found on the Internet JET ENGINE PIONEER WHITTLE DEAD AT 89 Sir Frank Whittle died of lung cancer Thursday, almost 60 years after he ran the first lab models of a turbojet engine that he had won the race to patent in the years before World War II. Ignored by the British military establishment, Whittle formed Power Jets Limited in March 1936. COFFEE, TEA, OR HIT ON THREE? Some foreign and U.S. airlines want in-flight gambling, and are pressuring the U.S. to end its ban on games-of-chance aloft like ones Singapore Airlines and British Airways recently installed in their jumbos. ARNIE CAN STILL "DRIVE A BIG ONE": Arnold Palmer flew away in the first Citation X, beaming from the cockpit Saturday morning as he taxied away from an equally happy Cessna chairman Russ Meyer. The first of 11 Cessna plans to deliver this year, the Citation X's certification and delivery were slowed by working with several different FAA regions and the new technologies Cessna embraced to field the Mach 0.92 jet, Meyer said. Next year, Cessna will deliver two a month, he noted. ~-=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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