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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 102 date November 24th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to - Phillip 'Phil' Helms retired Passenger Service Supvr - YHZ email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. E.A. 'Mitch' Mitchel retired Training Instructor - YHZ email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . News from the Districts - Atlantic Canada from Bernie Miller. Christmas Party. When? Tuesday December 10th Where? Armdale Yacht Club Time? 1900 hrs Cost? Just C$10.00 per person. Who? All Pionairs, Air Canada Retirees, Air Canada Employees, Guests, Friends Travel Agents, other partners and especially visiting Pionairs. Montreal District from Bill Sim. Christmas Party. When? Wednesday December 4th Where? Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club Time? 17.30 hrs Cost? C$22.50 per person Ottawa District from Bob Robbins. Christmas Party. When? Wednesday December 4th Where? Green Valley Resturant Time? 11.30 am Cost? C$16.00 per person Toronto Christmas Luncheon on Sunday December 15th at Bristol Place Hotel Cost? C$27.50 per person. London, England from Jack Morath. Christmas luncheon on Tuesday December 10th at Osterley Hotel Cost? UKL10.50 per person. New Brunswick District from David Livingstone. Christmas Luncheon planned for Thursday December 12th. Vancouver Island District from Saville Hambleton. Christmas luncheon. When? December 5th Where? Latch Country Inn, Sidney. Cost? C$35.00 per person. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet. United Airlines has a new program called Mileage Plus to include Residential Rewards. Mileage Plus members can earn thousands of of miles when they buy, sell or remodel their property, using a wide range of accredited products and services. Lufthasa threatened with a strike November 26th if settlement of wage demands are not met. All Nippon Airlines are being hit by 24 hour strikes by the airlines pilots over wage demands. Air France has ordered 10 B777-200 powered by GE90-90B engines. American Airlines have ordered in excess of 100 jets from Boeing valued at over US$6 billion. All British Airways flights between the UK and US will be smoke-free effective Jan 1st 1997. Alitalia are being distrupted by 8 hour strikes by the flight controllers staff over wage demands. Icelandair invites travellers to plan now for New Years Eve with fireworks and Northern Lights of awesome Iceland. Airbus models A319, A320 and A321 have a slightly wider fuselage than the Boeing B737 and B757. So you can expect a little more elbow room in the Airbus! On November 23rd 1946, A British Lancastrian Nene, the first jet propelled passenger airliner, flew from London, England to Paris, France in 41 minutes. Recently, a British Airways jumbo flew past an exploding missile over Turkey after a warning about military activity in the area was left out of the information used to route flights. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff. A recent fire in the Channel Tunnel between England and France will likely cause a delay during the next month due to repairs. Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade has renewed its recommendation to avoid travel to Algeria. In the last 3 years, over 100 tourists have been killed by terrorists. (Gives new meaning to the slogan ' Send more tourists the last lot were delicious!. - eds) Taxi fares in Prague have been deregulated and anything goes. For the past 3 years, fares were fixed at 12 crowns (C$.44) per kilometer. At a recent public meeting with the Vancouver Airport Authority, and in answer to a question on when the Airport Improvement Tax would be retired, a spokeman advised that originally planed for between 10-12 years from inception, it will likely be between 6 and 7 years due to growth in the passenger flow. ~-=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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