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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 87 date Sept 20th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Dennis Brown ex C & SS YUL now on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Bud Cluett who can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Sorry news - Those of you who remember Bob Needham a Director P & F Dorval prior to his retirement will be saddened to hear he has passed away aged 76. . Reminders - Oct 17th for the YOW Pionairs lunch at the Green Valley Resturant. Oct 18th - Family day at London Heathrow Airport to celebrate Air Canada's first flight out of Heathrow on Sept 18th 1946. Oct 4th - 9th - is the 14th annual Air Canada Tennis tournament in Florida. Nov 1st/2nd the System Badminton tournament at Glasgow, Scotland. Oct 19th the transition period for the new BC area telephone code. The existing 604 code will apply to the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley Sunshine Coast and Whistler/Howe Sound regions. The new 250 area code will apply to all other regions of B.C., including Vancouver Island. During the transition period either code will apply. On Apr 6th 1997 the transition period will end. Nov 2nd-5th - U.S. District A.G.M. at Banff Spring Hotel. A.G.M. meeting 0900-1200 on the 4th, remainder of the meeting is social. Mediaeval dinner on the 4th C$57 + taxes. Room rates C$102.50 + taxes single, C$110 + taxes double. Register by Sept 30th. Dec 15th - Toronto district Christmas Lunch - Bristol Place Hotel. ~-=o0o=-~ . Air Canada Timetable As mentioned in Netletter nr 86, the Air Canada timetable is available at the Air canada web site for downloading. Gissle Fyfe-Burke of Air Canada is responsible for updating the file, and she advises that the file is updated every 10 days. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - Air Pacific, the Fijian flag carrier is the first customer for the Boeing B737-700. Federal Express are planning to buy 36 aging DC10 aircraft from United Airlines for conversion to freighters. Aer Lingus are under a strike threat by their 372 pilots. A cure for terminal blues Airports are filled with all kinds of people, including less-than- honest ones. Here are some tips for playing it safe in airports - Don't get too fancy. Thieves look for well-dressed people with expensive luggage. Don't put valuables or documents that can't be replaced in the luggage you check. Carry only the credit cards and calling cards you'll use, and take the numbers you will need to report loss. Keep your cash in several places, so you won't lose it all if your wallet or purse disappears. Money belts are a good idea. Don't carry your passport with your cash. Be wary of strangers who offer to assist you. Ladies - don't set your purse down in a restroom stall. Someone in the next stall could grab it and disappear quickly. Thieves also reach over doors to remove bags from hooks. TWA 800 UPDATE The recovery effort is expected to wrap up within two to three weeks. The investigators are considering blowing up an empty Boeing 747 on the ground to study the damage in an effort to pinpoint what might have caused the TWA crash. UH, CAPTAIN, THIS MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD TIME TO BRING THIS UP, BUT... A British pilot told his captain he was afraid of heights while their jet with 54 passengers and crew cruised at 33,000 feet over France last May. The FO complained of feeling ill and said he was "frightened of the altitude." The unnamed airman, who had seven years of flight experience, refused a cold drink and oxygen to calm his nerves and "continued to show symptoms of anxiety and stress." The pilot was fired four days after the incident and has not flown since. ~-=o0o=-~ . Virus - Dave Baker send us the following information from Advantis - A new virus, WINWORD.CONCEPT, representing a new class of viruses, has been discovered. This virus is a Macro Virus. It infects the Word environment on any hardware platform (PC Compatible, MAC, PowerPC, etc.) and its .DOC and .DOT files. WINWORD.CONCEPT is a benign virus. The only symptom if you have this virus is a one-time occurrence of a dialog box with only '1' as text and only 'OK' as a choice. Following that, it replicates a set of macros into your global template file (ususally NORMAL.DOT) and changes any file saved using the 'Save as...' command to be of the template type. Please take the opportunity to protect yourself from this form of virus by... In Word, go to: Tools Options.... Save and enable the 'prompt to Save Normal.Dot' option. This will alert you to any future attempt by any macro virus to infect your system. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilie from Terry - Sign near a Brussels hotel elevator - ' To move the lift, push button to wishing floor. If the cabin should enter more persons, each one should push number for wishing floor. Driving is then going alphabetically by natural order. Button retaining pressed position shows received command for visiting station." _|_ '---o-o-0-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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