~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 92 date October 27th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Fred Coyle living on Vancouver Island with email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Syl Napolitano has a new email and can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ron Mathews can be contacted via his daughter Peggy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . From Terry - Today, with my pension cheque, I received a pseudo boarding pass inviting me to take part in a draw for a trip to Toulouse. In large letters is printed ' Please do not use an envelope' - well the postal service has a hard job delivering a letter with an address on it, I hate to think what they will do with my boarding card. But then I can always refer to CIC*98/4 for more information ...... . Bob Robbins - Director Pionairs Ottawa District sends the following 'I thought you might like some reflections on your newsletter's title - "Between Ourselves". The original TCA employee newsletter was called "Between Ourselves". I have a number of issues of it from the early forties. In the mid-fifties when I was working in the Company's original Management Development Group, my boss Dick Forrest asked me to serve on the magazine's Editorial Board. Rene Baudru (Assistant to Vice-President, Operations), Jack Coldwell (Assistant Director, Personnel Administration), Martin Betts (Director of Passenger Traffic) and I would go over the materials prepared for each month's issue by Editor Ed Thackray and Assistant Editor Norm Garwood. We would suggest any additions or changes, and offer ideas for the following month's issue. I thought you might enjoy reading the titles of a few articles about that time: * "The Vickers Vanguard As It Will Appear At The Time Of Its Maiden Flight" (with picture). * "You Can Build This Easy To Make Tiny Transistor Radio For Only Five Dollars" * "Dream Realized As Captain Made Mayor of Weston" (Capt. John Holley) * "Radio Broadcaster Leads Dual Life Combining Airwaves and Airlanes" (Stewardess Pat Marini)' ~-=o0o=-~ . Bill Sim, Past Director of the Montreal District Pionairs sends the following information - 'This is an extract from a letter written by Ken Riding. To Paul Garrett Air Canada, V.P. Human Resources. With his permission I quote. "We have an additional request on which we would appreciate your cooperation. Retirees are not all "computer illiterate" many of us are well equipped to run internet etc. That being the case why are we being excluded from the reservec system?. Think of all the company time being wasted on retirees phoning their colleagues in Air Canada to get flight information. If retirees were given access to software and password entry we could realistically set up our own network for flight info. This would alleviate the workload on staff reservations which is way over loaded." ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet - . The new runway and apron at Vancouver (YVR) is expected to take 25,000 truck loads of concrete. Parked nose to nose, those trucks would stretch from YVR to Seattle. (That's just a normal traffic for Vancouver - eds). . Each time a B747 lands at Vancouver Airport from Hong Kong it generates 1300 hours of labour. . The daily Air Canada service to Toronto (YYZ) accounts for approximately 1 person year of employment. . Those car racing buffs who recall the Brooklands racing circuit at Weybridge, Surrey, England may be interested to know that the inner area of the circuit is home to a large shopping centre, surrounded by the original circuit which is covered with moss and other vegetation. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Those of you contemplating a visit to the UK may be interested in some food prices which should encourage you to take sandwiches! Pot of tea for 1 - UKL1.15 (CA$2.53). 7 oz hamburger with fries UKL5.10 (CA$11.22). Jacket potatoe with chicken UKL4.00 (CA$8.80). Hot chicken salad UKL5.25 (CA$11.55). 7 oz burger with cheese, onion, bacon and fries UKL6.55 (CA$14.41). Breakfast of 2 eggs,2 bacon, 2 sausage, potatoe, mushroom & tomatoe UKL5.00 (CA$11.00). 2 toast & jam UKL1.12 (CA$2.46). Cereal UKL.99 (CA$2.17) Orange juice UKL1.20 (CA$2.64). Coffee UKL1.15 (CA$2.75). Bowl of soup UKL1.65 (CA$3.63) and a main meal at a family type resturant or pub from UKL6.30 - 11.00 (CA$13.86 - 24.20). Rate was UKL1.00 = CA$2.20. What a great way to loose weight! B&B's range around UKL15.00 pp (CA$33.00). Fortes Travelodge at UKL39.95 per room (CA$87.89) Fun 'n Sun destinations - MEXICO 4 days/3 nights. Acapulco - Fiesta Americana Condesa Hotel from US$239 pp dbl - Acapulco Plaza from US$259 pp dbl Cancun - Fiesta Americana Cancun, Condesa, Coral Beach or Sheraton Hotel from US$299 pp dbl Cozumel - Fiesta Inn from US$279 pp dbl Huatulco - Sheraton Hotel from US$429 pp dbl Ixtapa - Sheraton Hotel from US$339 pp dbl Los Cabos Fiesta Inn from US$169 pp dbl Mazatlan - Fiesta Inn from US$169 pp dbl Mexico City - Fiesta Americana Reforma from US$279 pp dbl - Maria Isabel Sheraton Hotel from US$319 pp dbl Oaxaca - Fiesta Inn from US$259 pp dbl Puerto Vallarta - Fiesta Americana or Comino Real from US$279 pp dbl Prices include round trip interline airfare, hotel accommodations , hotel taxes and service charge. Call 1-800-422-3727. Cook Islands - 9 nights Edgewater Resort from CA$335 pp dbl Fiji - 6 nights Hideaway Resort from CA$599 pp dbl Sonaisali Resort from CA$719 pp dbl Call 1-800-690-3223 for details China on Sky Princess Kay & Syl Napolitano, two Vancouver Island Pionairs invite you to join them on an Orient cruise Hong Kong to Osaka/Kyoto departing March 28th 1997 for 14 exciting days at US$2747 pp dbl. Call 1-800-690-3223 for details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Vancouver Island Pionairs had their Fall Luncheon on Oct 23rd, held at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel mc'd by Director of the group - Saville Hambleton to about 100 people. Included in the group were Pionairs from Vancouver, Ontario, Saltspring Island and Pender Island. Keynote speaker was Sandie Dexter - Air Canada's Manager, Communications for Western Canada who delivered an interesting talk about Air Canada's presence on the West Coast. Sandie Dexter mentioned the 34% increase of the monthly flight movements over 1995, and the International network being built up from Vancouver. Air Canada has the largest world wide alliance with Europes number 1 airline - Lufthansa, coupled with USA's number 1 airline - United Airlines. A code share alliance with the Scandiavian Airlines System (SAS) in presently being finalized. Staffing at Vancouver has risen from 1600 in 1994 to 2300 presently. Saville Hambleton announced that the Summer luncheon held this year at Courtenay was such a success with over 90 present, that the Kingfisher Inn has been reserved for August 28th 1997. The Spring lunch has been booked for April 2nd 1997 at the Princess Royal in Victoria. For the Christmas lunch on December 5th at the Latch Country Inn has only 20 spots left - call Saville at (250)656-3757. ~-=o0o=-~ . Vesta found these smilies for you - "If operating systems ran airlines" OS/2 Airlines: To board the plane, you have your ticket stamped 10 different times by standing in 10 different lines. Then you fill out a form showing where you want to sit & whether it should feel like an ocean liner, a passenger train or a bus. If you succeed in getting on board the plane and the plane succeeds in getting off the ground, you have a wonderful trip...except times when the rudder & flaps get frozen in position...in which case you have time to say your prayers & get yourself prepared for the crash. Windows Airlines: The airport terminal is nice & colorful with friendly stewards & stewardesses, easy access to the plane and an uneventful takeoff...then the plane blows up without any warning whatsoever. ~-=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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