~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ * /^\ 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 106 date December 7th 1996 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Bob Coneen residing in New Brunswick and can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . From the London Heathrow Pionairs monthly newsletter - A visit to Calgary is planned for May 20/21st next year staying at the Highlander. Programme includes a visit to Banff, a BBQ supper at a ranch, a visit to the Heritage Centre and a mini tour of Calgary. More details will follow, but if you want to renew aquaintances with any LHR Pionairs, stay tuned. The following items was reported in the Ottawa Pionair Newsletter - Ontario seniors must now pay the annual first CA$100 of prescriptions. However, for Air Canada retiress, this may be claimed from the Air Canada Supplemental Health Plan. Two couples who recently joined the Ottawa Pionairs are - Norman & Grethe Peveril living in St. Eugene and Bruce and Marylin Wanamaker residing in Gloucester. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - President's Choice got the franchise for the first and only grocery store at an airport, Toronto's Terminal 3. JEPPESEN'S FINAL APPROACH Aviation pioneer Elrey B. Jeppesen, who invented and perfected the modern aeronautical navigation chart -- and arguably the modern instrument approach procedure - died last week at his home. He was 89. Jeppesen, whose first pilot's license was signed by Orville Wright, began his career barnstorming for a flying circus. The air navigation charts he invented, Jeppesen Airway Manuals, have become the standard cockpit equipment in the airline industry and for most corporate and private pilots as well. Jeppesen sold his charting company to Times Mirror Co. in 1961. FOKKER'S HOPES FADING FAST: NV Fokker, one of the oldest and proudest names in the aircraft industry, faces almost certain death after months of inconclusive rescue talks with South Korea's Samsung Group, receivers said. Samsung broke off talks last week after Shorts Brothers announced it would no longer supply wings to the Dutch manufacturer. A FULL HOUSE BEATS A SKYLANE EVERY TIME: Brian P. Mullady, 53, of Springfield, VA walked away from the crash of his Cessna 182P into a house in Ft. Washington, MD last Friday. AND YOU THINK YOU'RE HAVING A BAD DAY! A pilot whose helicopter crashed was missing in the mountains of southwest Colombia last week after falling out of the army helicopter that rescued him. ~-=o0o=-~ . Internet stuff - Visiting Vancouver, B.C.? The Airporter bus serves major downtown hotels and Bus Depot, every 15 minutes, from 06:30 to 00:10 hrs. Adult: one way CA$9.00, round trip CA$15.00 Child: one way CA$5.00, round trip CA$10.00 Senior: one way CA$7.00, round trip CA$14.00. Tickets can be purchased at ticket office or on motorcoach. PICK UP location on Domestic and International Arrivals Level. The Bus serves White Rock, Surrey, Langley, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Agassiz, Chilliwack, Cultus Lake, Harrison, Hope, Maple Ridge, Mission, Pitt Meadows. Various rates from CA$24.00 to $32.00 one way depending on destination By reservation only. PICK UP location on Level 1 Domestic Terminal. B.C. Transit serves the Greater Vancouver Regional District. Route #100 (connects to Vancouver & points east) Route #404 & #406 (Richmond & Delta connecting to points south). Various rates from CA$1.50 to CA$3.00 depending on destination & time of day. Frequency and times vary depending on time of day and/or day of week. PICK UP location on Level 1 Domestic Terminal. Whistler Express Departures times: November to April: approx. every 2 hours from 0930 to 2230. May to October: 11:00 and 18:00 hrs. CA$42.80 one way. Purchase ticket at Tourism Info. Counter on Domestic and Int'l Arrivals Level. PICK UP location on same Level. Hotel Courtesy Shuttles Abercorn Inn, Coast Vancouver Airport, Delta Pacific, Delta Marina Airport, Fraser Arms, Executive Inn, Quality Inn Airport, Radisson President, Richmond Inn, Stay'N Save, Skyline Airport, Travelodge. No charge. For hotel patrons only. Pick up arrangements made at Tourism Info. Centres (Arrivals Level). PICK UP location on Domestic and International Arrivals Level. From the London Heathrow Pionairs Monthly Newsletter - Air Canada has direct flights to Honolulu and Maui. It is recommended you book a hotel before you travel. Outrigger Hotels have 30 hotels in Waikiki alone and offers 50% discount, but can only be booked 30 days prior to arrival. Call 1-800-688-74444. From the Ottawa District Newsletter - The August 1st 'Horizons' reported a recent change in ID50 offloading policies that should benefit retirees travelling on ID50 confirmed space with Air canada. The change stated ' Positive space Air Canada discount customers (ID50) are no longer subject to off-load'. Ottawa Pionairs contacted the Employee Travel Office who, quoting from the manual, 'Although the System will automatically recommend these passengers for offloading in a deplanement situation, they should NOT be approached'. Also the priority for ID50 is P50/Y10 for Economy and P50/J05 for Executive. Stop-Over coupons have been revised - make sure that the 'in-conjunction' section is completed correctly to avoid any duplication of the service charge. If you are planning to attend the A.G.M. in Chicago May 23-27th, you may want to know that Air Canada is planning, daily, 1 flight YOW-ORD, 5 YYZ-ORD and 3 YUL-ORD next May. Cost for the event will be CA$589 per couple including 4 nights lodging and all events such as cocktail receptions, dinner-dance and the Air Canada Banquet. Cost of transportation from O'hare airport is US$10 each way per person. Cruises - Royal Odessey Christmas & New Year cruise from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami Dec 21 - Jan 2 (12 nights) - call for prices. NCL (ss Norway) 7 nights Caribbean Jan 4,18,25, Feb 1 double from US$399. NCL (ss Seaward) 7 nights Caribbean to Aruba Jan 7, 19 Barbadoes Jan 12, 26 from US$399. Silversea Cruises (Silver Cloud) Ft. Lauderdale to Rio de Janeiro Jan 4 to 20 (16 days) - call for price. Contact 1-800-665-3100 for more details. ~-=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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