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.................................................................... .@hc zRMMMN z@HhL @MMMP*MR .eRMMMMML .:. @MMM" `MN eRM8*"MMMR z"~? RMM5 ?8N$M8# `MMMd!X%~. :~R88Rmu.dMMM6 J8*"f~f4~X !~~~~~""?RMMM$BBH++"~~~~4~4~X Merry Christmas! %~""z+<:LRMMM!~~~~~~~~~~M~X~! Joyeux Noel! !~~z^"N88$G+X:~~~~~~~!~M~> f~X# *MM/MN:"%L~~~~ #$~~$i:<~4~!~X !~4 'MM$ ?~~MM$X~n~*<~ Terry and Vesta. X~~ MMMN '~~$MM$:!H~@u. '>~% '8MMNf~X ^#Mk~~dRMMRhs. `:~!s 'R@"~XL ^-4BMMMMMMMRm. ^4:~~"~~"~~:dRMhc ^*8MMMMMMMNu `"=<:::>^"8MMMMRc "tMMMMMMMN 'MMMMMMR. ^*MMMM8M 'MMMMMMML "MMM 9MMMMMMM> "MM 9MM8#8MMk #" 8*" ^*ME #F Your crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker tm number 112 date January 8th 1997 ...................................................................... . Thanks to Mark Caduc for the wreath picture above. . Andrew Mercer has moved to his winter quarters and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Welcome to Diane Moser-Elliott, editor of the Horizons, reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Dennis Brown sends us this news - Bruce Aubin has retired again. (I think that's 3 times). He left US Air in November, but has been retained as a consultant to introduce A320 & A319's to their fleet. . Okanagan Pionairs 2nd Annual Pionairs Golf Tournament planned for Jun 17/18th at Penticton. If anyone has any further details such as costs and accommodations please email Terry or Vesta so that we may 'spread the word'. . Ottawa District Pionairs monthly brunch held on the second Sunday of each month at The Place Next Door, 320 Rideau. All are welcome, especially visiting Pionairs. Next few dates are 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 March. . The re-enactment of the arrival of the vessel 'Matthew' in 1497 with John Cabot is set for Jul 24th at Bonavista, Newfoundland to celebrate the first recorded landfall on the North American continent. The replica vessel will call at 16 other Newfoundland and Labrador ports until August 9th. . Jun 1st is the official opening of Confederation Bridge. It will be possible to drive directly to Canada's smallest province for the first time. The ferry service will also be maintained. . Under a new rule set by the US Federal Aviation Agency, 80% of the air space over the Grand Canyon National Park will be closed to commercial tours effective May 1st. . Cost of entry into some US State parks has gone from US$10 to US$20. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet. Boeing Commercial Airplane Group logged record orders this year. Boeing has so far booked orders for 645 airliners worth US$47.26 billion; and those numbers represent only "announced orders" so a full accounting will likely be somewhat greater. 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF VOYAGER SUCCESS They captivated the interests of the world, flyers and non-flyers alike, for nine days a decade ago, Jeanna Yeager and Dick Rutan, as they slowly circled the globe in a bizarre-looking aircraft named Voyager that droned its way around the world to make the ultimate flying mark: circumnavigating the globe nonstop on a single tank of gas. And now we read of Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic is set to circumnavigate the globe in a hot air balloon - and with all those B747's he owns ...... CANADI>N AIRLINES JUGGLES ITS FLEET: Canadi>n Airlines International plans a large-scale "realignment" of almost one-quarter of its global feet of 133 aircraft, a move designed to generate C$60 million a year in cost savings. The realignment is part of its plans to restructure operations and improve profits, it noted. (What profits? - eds) Be aware that Air Ontario cabin crews are taking industrial action which could affect flights. SHORT FINAL... A Mexican newspaper reports that bored Royal Air Force pilots stationed on the Falkland Islands have devised what they consider a marvelous new game. Noting that the local penguins are fascinated by airplanes, the pilots search out a beach where the birds are gathered and fly slowly along it at the water's edge. Perhaps ten thousand penguins turn their heads in unison watching the planes go by, and when the pilots turn around and fly back, the birds turn their heads in the opposite direction, like spectators at a slow-motion tennis match. Then, the paper reports, "The pilots fly out to sea and directly to the penguin colony and over fly it. Heads go up, up, up, and ten thousand penguins fall over gently onto their backs." ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff. Planning a trip to Europe? If you intend to use the European Bank Machines (ABMS or ATM's). Make sure your Personal Identification Number (PIN) is no longer than 4 characters, preferably numeric. Some US motels and hotels offer a discount to members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). The Canadain counterpart is C.A.R.P. If visiting in the Seattle area, you may be interested in the Museum of Flight. Open daily. Seniors US$7.00. Take exit 158 off Interstate 5. FIJI is the in place it seems - Hideaway Resort 6 nights CA$599 or CA$719 at the Sonaisali. Price pp dbl includes 3 meals daily, taxes and transfers. COOK ISLANDS Edgewater Resort 9 nights from CA$335 pp dbl includes transfers IBERIA PENINSULAR 17 days from CA$1499 pp dbl. Itinerary: Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Costa del Sol, Fez, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Rabat. Tangier, Seville, Lisbon and Salamanca. TURKEY at a glance - 9 nights. Itinerary: Instanbul, Izmir, Kusadasi, Aphrodisias, Aspendos, Side Perge, Konya, Cappadocia, Goreme. Your tour includes - Accommodation, guide, breakfast, lunches & dinners. Cost first class US$685 pp dbl or US$585 pp dbl standard. Call Bonita at 1-800-690-3223 for more details of these offerings. ~-=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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