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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * /^\ o/o o\o Christmas Greetings from /* o *\ Vesta and Terry. o/ \U/ \o / o o \ o/!!!!!0!!!!!\o NetLetter ------- 'Between Ourselves' XXX### ###SSS Your crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker tm number 104 date December 1st 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to following - Jack Morgan now living near Chester, N.S. can be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mitch Mitchell tells us that his correct email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Dates to remember - December 2 96 London UK ACRA XMAS DINNERDANCE see nr 91 December 4 96 Montreal District XMAS DINNER #93 December 5 96 CSS DORVAL MONTHLY LUNCH Chenoy's Place December 5 96 Van.Is XMAS LUNCH Latch Country Inn nr 92 December 6 96 WPG Xmas Dinner Masonic Memorial Temple December 10 96 London Dist. XMAS LUNCHEON Osterley Htl nr 91 December 12 96 Saint John CHRISTMAS PARTY nr 91 December 15 96 Toronto Dist XMAS LUNCH BristolPlace nr 91 December 26 96 SAINT JOHN NB MONTHLY LUNCH 4TH THU January 20 97 LONDON UK THEATRE TRIP 'SCROOGE' February 10 97 LONDON UK THEATRE TRIP 'MISS SAIGON March 1 97 EARHARDTS WORLD FLIGHT 37 RECREATED 79 April 2 97 Van. Is SPRING LUNCHEON Princess Royal #92 May 23 97 PIONAIRS AGM PHEASANT RUN RESORT, ST CHARLES,ILL. August 28 97 VAN IS.Summer LUNCHEON Courtenay 92 ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - . Vancouver airport has implemented a round-the-clock system of using noisemakers to keep birds from flight paths after a British Airways B767 almost crashed into suburban Richmond last spring due to ingesting some Mallard ducks causing more that CA$2 million damage to the engines. . New startup airline in Europe is named Elite Europe Airlines and will operate (4) B757 to serve Central Asian points out of London Heathrow (LHR). . Interested in L1049 Super Connies? CF-NAL c/n 4831 originally N7133C and CF-NAM c/n 4832 originally N7134C owned by Canadarelief are both derelict at Sao Tome since Apr 1992. CF-RNR c/n 4544 originally N8742R at Musee de Retrouvailles being refurbished at Toronto (YYZ). . Uniglobe Travel has a 24 hour rescue line - a call from a passenger aboard a jet in flight, saying he wasn't happy with his seat. The rescue line agent told the caller to look around him for the number of an empty seat he would prefer. When the passenger gave the seat number, the agent tapped the keys on the reservation console a few times and said 'You can take that seat now'! . Vancouver Airport officially opened July 22nd 1931 by B.C. Premier Simon Tolmie. More than 55,000 people attended the four-day open house celebration and airshow featuring Trans-Canada Air Pageant, the Aero Clob of B.B. and the U.S. military. .JUST A TAD AFT Centre of gravity? Last month at Paso Robles, Calif., a member of the California Highway Patrol's aviation division was pulling a CHP-operated Cessna 185 out of its hanger with a motorized towbar attached to the tailwheel. The officer subsequently made an IFR departure in low weather from PRB and noticed something didn't quite feel right with the airplane. Not wanting to make an IFR approach in that condition, he proceeded to the nearest VFR airport -- San Luis Obispo -- where witnesses saw the aircraft land and taxi to the ramp with the Briggs & Stratton in tow. . Delta Airlines now fly 222 flights to 77 cities. . Ryanair, an Irish low-cost airline, has purchased (6) B737-200 from Lufthansa. . The disasterous weekend hijacking of an Ethiopian Airlines B767 is the 10th act of air piracy incidents to hit this airline in the past 4 years. . Interline stuff .Regarding the item on passes, mentioned in Netletter nr 103, Fraser Muir sends us the following information - .Regarding validity of passes: .The Pass Bureau advised me recently that the imprinted passes were good for one year. However, once the trip has begun the pass is valid for a period of ninety days from the date of travel. Fraser Muir. .Try a tour of the Amazon 13 days includes Iquitos, Cuzco, Machu Picchu and cruise on the Amazon - cost US$2695.50 pp dbl includes confirmed air from Miami. .Don't forget the Exotic Orient trip aboard the 'Sky Princess' escorted by Syl and Kay Napolitano - two Pionairs from Vancouver Island - visit Hong Kong, Shangai, Dalian, Beijing, Pusan in South Korea, Nagasaki and Osaka in Japan. See the Great Wall of China, and lots more. From US$2743 pp dbl plus US$176.50 port charges. Departure March 28th for 14 days. Call 1-800-690-3223 for more details. .If your passport is due to expire within the next six months, check with your destination's embassy or consulate in Canada for their rules and restrictions regarding passport validity and expiration. Some countries will not let you enter if your passport is close to expiring. .Make a photocopy of your passport's identification page and keep it separate from the original when you travel. For added security, also leave a photocopy at home. These simple steps may speed the replacement process if you lose your passport. .American border officials collect a US$6 per person fee for the issuance of an Arrival/Departure Document, Form I-94. This form is issued to Canadian Citizens and landed immigrants from member countries of the Commonwealth and Ireland who are entering the United States to STUDY or WORK. The fee does NOT apply to Canadian Citizens who enter for business or pleasure visits. ~-=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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