~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 99 date November 15th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . John Dahlgren sends us his Aviation Record which we hope you will find interesting - SUMMARY 1936-1940 Winnipeg Winnipeg Flying Club 1940-1941 Winnipeg Trans Canada Airlines 1941 Jan. to May Moncton " 1941 May to Aug. Charlottetown " 1941 Aug .to Oct.1946 Moncton " 1946 Oct. to July 1948 Winnipeg " 1948 July to Nov 1949 Vancouver " 1949 Nov to Apr 1957 Winnipeg " 1957 Apr to Nov 1957 Dorval " 1957 Nov to Dec 1977 Pierrefonds Trans Canada/Air Canada 1977 Dec to July 1980 Pierrefonds Retired 1980 July to June 1984 Pte Claire " 1984 June to Sept 1988 Winnipeg W " 1988 Sept to Sept 1992 Winnipeg N " 1992 Sept to (Present) Waterloo " GENERAL INFORMATION 1936-1940 Apprentice/Air Engineer Winnipeg Flying Club. (Gypsy Moth, Avro Avian, Desouter, Luscombe, Taylorcraft, Piper Cub, Reid Rambler, Waco) First met Rube Hadfield, Don MacArthur, Cliff Kaake, Ken Main, Herb Seagram, Craig Stevenson, Del Woodard. 1940 Mechanic. Trans Canada Airlines in Winnipeg. (Lockheed 10A , 14H) 1941 January, Transferred to Moncton to handle Northeast Airlines' Lockheed 10A Acft. up from Bangor Main, daily and overnighting in our hangar. Ernie Antilla was the Chief Mechanic (Boss). He and I were requested to study for and write the America(A&E) Mechanics Licence Exam. Which we did. So we were able to carry out the morning, daily pre-flight airworthy certification on the NEA aircraft. They no longer had to bring their own man up from Bangor every day to do it. TCA had daily flights up from Montreal and return (Lockheed 14H, 14 08, 18 08) First time met Jack McDougall, new young crew chief up from Toronto. Also met and worked with Austie McMahon, Hec. McKenzie, Scotty Macleod, Claude Keating, Joe Leblanc, George Pytlik, Arvo Sestrap, Gordy Neil, Charlie Gillis, Tammy Johnson, Doug Ball, Murrey & Jessie Speedie, Joe Hymson, Bob Cowan, Keith Anderson, Phil Muncaster, Jack Geal, Harry Carlson, Stu Rogers, Albert Johnson, Frank Burgess, Bert Wilson, Jim Macallum, Walt Fowler, Al Brown, Jack Haldiman, Joe Sagal, Derrick Bone, Rod Grant. (Many others I just can't recall) 1941 May to August. Sent to Charlottetown, PEI to handle Lockheed 10A Aircraft ( #23 CF-TCA and #24 CF-TCB ) Flight turnarounds and overnights from Summerside & Moncton. These two aircraft were obtained from the RCAF for a temporary period, when Canadian Airways quit the Maritimes, and while the new Maritime Central Airlways was getting organized. The two pilots, Jack Holley and Jack Collett, helped me get the aircraft to and from the RCAF hanger across the airfield for overnight. (that's another story ). 1946 October. Transferred back to Winnipeg. Shift work in the hangar.Line Maintenance (DC 3 and North Star) 1948 July. Transferred to Vancouver as an Aircraft Inspector on North Star #4 Checks. When that program ended, was laid off 1949 November, Bumped back to Winnipeg as a Crew Chief on Viscount overhaul. Temporarily assigned to the RCAF Defence Contract. Approximately a five year period under supervisor Bill Baggley. We serviced and repaired a bunch of Beechcraft Expeditors, North American Harvard trainers, DC3 Dakotas and B25 Mitchells. First met J.R.Doney. 1957 April. transferred to Dorval Base. In the Planning department, as Chief Planner, Scheduling, under supervisor Jack McDougall. (DC8, Vickers Vanguard, Lockheed Constellation, Bristol Freighter, Lockheed L1011, Boeing 747) Was very involved in Spares Parts Pooling, with many other International Airlines. Attended business and technical meetings with them at their home bases. These were usually five working days, plus the travel time to places like, Paris, Nice, London, Hamburg, Madrid, Athens, Caracas, Rio De Janeiro, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Hong Kong. 1978 January 1st. Took early retirement after 37 1/2 Years with TCA/AIRCANADA. And four years with the Winnipeg Flying Club. 1996 (Now) Assembling this information has sure stirred up lots of memories. I hope others will remember and send in their stories to Terry and Vesta for the 'NetLetter Between Ourselves'. (But hurry up, after all I'm now at the ripe old age of (77) Thank you for the story John, there are the names of about 45 fellow workers mentioned. Surely someone out there remembers at least a few of them? Let's be hearing from you, send your stories to Terry or Vesta. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet Air France pilots have called a 48 hour strike Nov 15th & 16th to protest planned job cuts. USAir now renamed US Airways. McDonnell Douglas has decided not to proceed with the development of the MDXX generation of jet aircraft. Paradise Island Airlines, to celebrate the inauguration of new non-stop service between Fort Myers/Naples and Fort Lauderdale, and between Fort Myers/Naples and Miami ALL 700 seats during the month of November are FREE - first come first served. Lufthansa experiencing delays due to some lightening strikes by their ground and flight staff over wages. T.W.A. is the last of the major airlines to hire their first female captain. Balkan Airlines plane has been detained at Paris until a bill for technical checks has been paid. Air Liberte, the French commuter airline, is flying again after a rescue package by British Airways and a group og banks. British Airways profit for the 2nd quarter is US$453 million. Air Koryo is the national airline of North Korea. Unless a settlement is forthcoming by Dec 5th, Air Canada could experience delays due to strikes. British Airways is using Card Services Int'l to develop and supply smart-card-based electronic cash system. Employees will be given a card with electronic cash credits, which they will be able to exchange for currency at British Airways booths at airports around the world. With an electronic cash system, British Airways can give employees subsistance allowance a month in advance and the money is not spent until the employee takes the credit. Companies have been going though 'downsizing', so much so that analysts are saying companies are experiencing corporate anorexia. 'Downsizing' of course is an euphemism, used to be called 'layoffs'. The latest euphemism is "Business Process Re-engineering'! ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Planning on a trip around Europe by train? Here are some EURAIL 1st class adult US$ prices - 15 days 522, 21 days 678, 1 month 838, 2 months 1148 and for SAVERPASS 1st class adult US$ - 15 days 452 pp based on 2 persons travelling together. 21 days 578 pp based on 2 persons travelling together. 1 month 721. Prices valid until Mar 31st, however a price increase will be effective Jan 1, 1977 for purchases after that date. SINGAPORE - 6 days/4 nights from US$629 pp dbl. HONG KONG - 6 days/4 nights from US$599 pp dbl. BANGKOK - 6 days/4 nights from US$479 pp dbl. HONG KONG/BANGKOK 8 days/6 nights from US$729 pp dbl. BEIJING - 5 days/3 nights from US$799 pp dbl. All above include space available Northwest Airlines. Land tours of China - SHANGHAI - 3 days/2 nights from US$299 pp dbl. XIAN - 3 days/2 nights from US$379 pp dbl. GUILIN - 3 days/2 nights from US$399 pp dbl. Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details. 7 days cruise in either West, South or East Caribbean on Carnival from US$299 pp dbl (3/4th at US$49 pp) 7 & 10 day cruise in Caribbean on Holland America Line from US$490 inside pp dbl, US$595 outside pp dbl Call 1-800-690-3223 for more dtails. ~-=o0o=-~ . Bob Carson sends us this smilei - Late one night, a burglar broke into a house that he thought was empty. He tiptoed through the living room but suddenly he froze in his tracks when he heard a loud voice say: "Jesus is watching you!" Silence returned to the house, so the burglar crept forward again. "Jesus is watching you," the voice boomed again. The burglar stopped dead again. He was frightened. Frantically, he looked all around. In a dark corner, he spotted a bird cage and in the cage was a parrot. He asked the parrot: "Was that you who said Jesus is watching me?" "Yes", said the parrot. The burglar breathed a sigh of relief, then he asked the parrot: "What's your name?" "Clarence," said the bird. "That's a dumb name for a parrot," sneered the burglar. "What idiot named you Clarence?" The parrot said, "The same idiot who named the Rottweiller Jesus." ~-=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. ................................................... . 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