~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 100 date November 20th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Since Oct 95, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker, both Vancouver Island Pionairs have been issuing a newsletter on the Internet for those Pionairs and/or ex Air Canada types who have supplied us with their Internet email addresses. We now have a total of 60 subscribers to date. The Newsletter was the brainchild of Vesta, who gave the name 'NETLETTER' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. We believe that our NETLETTER, which originates from Vancouver Island, is the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for Pionairs of Air Canada. The Netletter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet, BBS's, travel news, cheap, excuse me, inexpensive, accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, keep our Air Canada family together and in touch. How many times are we referred to CIC *80 in the 'Horizons' or while listening to the CIC Daily Info 1-800 number - and how are we able to do that? Or even nip into the Industry Travel Office to pick up the latest Interline offerings? Our 'NETLETTER' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NETLETTER'. 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. -=o0o=- . Regarding the articles on RESIII being available to Pionairs, see Netletters nr 92 and 98 Bill Sim emailed us - 'This message from Jack is very informative. I will forward a hard copy to Ken Riding The guy that started the whole thing.' Dennis Brown responds with the following - 'Oh God. I though that I would never again have to respond to a main frame computer person. Access to RES III, don't tell us why not, tell us what is easy and cheap. We don't want to be res agents or travel agents. We want to check data that the non res employees have access to ie CIS messages and non sensitive flight data. I realise that Air Canada's partnership with the DisAdvantis, oops sorry Advantis is not an easy one and there are technical issues. Air Canada employees do have telephone access to the Air Canada network with password protection and access limitations depending on their responsibilities such access could and should be granted to retirees. After my retirement I was contracted to do project work on ARTOS and was granted remote network access. That access included RES and CICS from home by modem, typically only 9600 baud was available due to the lowest common denominator rule. It worked, local printing was available and auto disconnect was in place. Technical issues raised have been addressed and solved. The bureaucratic issues will be much harder to solve.' Dennis Brown ~-=o0o=-~ . With reference to Netletter 98 re PC Timetable updates, Gissle Fyfe-Burke, who is responsible for updating the PC Timetable sends us the following information 'just read your e-mail newsletter 98 - Re PC Timetable updates FYI - let me elaborate on this subject - They are called Airport Update Stations YUL - Gate 1 after security YOW - Gate 18 after security YYZ - Rapidair check-in counters before security next to the arrival/departure monitors. these stations are updated on a weekly basis you need an MS-DOS disk high density (at this time of the year) to download the latest version - insert in drive takes 1 minute to download and eject when told on the screen. An instruction guide is there for pick up. Do not use a MAC formatted disk it is an MS-DOS version not windows either. On the Internet http://www.aircanada.ca you will find 2 versions 1 that you can read directly but I suggest you use the download version - dates, cities etc.. are much easier to manipulate. and if you need assistance you may call in CDA 1-800-463-3726 or MTL 514-422-4800.' regards Gissle Fyfe-Burke This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Bob Robbins District Director Ottawa Pionairs send us the following email - 'A few minutes ago I tried to reach Cam Evans here in Ottawa -- line busy. So while waiting, I checked Email and found Jack Dahlgren's Aviation Record in your Netletter No. 99. Cam was also deeply involved in spare parts and equipment pooling. He was AC's representative for Ground Handling Equipment Pooling, and similarly travelled the world for their meetings. He continues to maintain close contact with many of the Pool members. 2. Most retirees have at least some interest in investing, preserving and spending their savings for retirement days savings. A friend recently put me onto an interesting and helpful WEB site. He said he "visited the site and there are truly reams of information, pointers to government pamphlets, etc." I've briefly browsed the site and my friend is right! http://www.retireweb.com 3. I was so sad to hear of Rube Hadfield's death. I first met him when I was a Radio Operator for TCA in North Bay in '41. On the air and at the Station he was always a helpful, courteous gentleman. Most of us were put on the air with little or no formal training, so we did a lot of learning by making mistakes. The radio reception varied a great deal, and neophytes like myself were constantly asking our pilots to repeat. Rube's transmissions were outstanding for their clarity and easy pacing. And no matter how trying his situation was (and in those days the pilots' job was very difficult), he was patient. He made us feel that if we had to ask him to repeat twenty times, he'd be happy to do so. In recent years he was active on the AC/TCA ham network. He'll be missed. Again, thanks Vesta and Terry for keeping us in touch.' Bob Robbins ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet With the recent mid air collision over India which, presumably could have been avoided if anti-collision devices had been fitted, these devices are only mandatory in the U.S. and should be mandatory in Europe by the year 2000. Air France is considering an order with both Boeing and Airbus Industries. A British Airways jet and an Air UK jet came to within 250 yards of each other over Scotland recently. A 37 years old American was jailed for 2 years for being drunk and disorderley on a recent trans-atlantic flight. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff When visiting Ecuador remember to take your own supply of liquor and cigarettes. Ecuadoreans pay close to US$400 for a bottle of imported liquor thanks to their President helping to save them from self-distruction. The President decided to defend his citizens by slapping a 1,000 per cent tax on both commodities. ~-=o0o=-~ . John Dahlgren sends this small pictorial - ._______|_______. \(*)/ o o ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Float plane landing on a lake ~-=o0o=-~ . A smilie from Terry Applying computer technology is simply finding the right wrench to pound in the correct screw. ~-=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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