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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 120 date January 27th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Al Wedmark retired Avionic Technician living in Burnaby, BC and can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Bill Sim sends this information he received from George Daman in Kelowna. Pionairs Curling Kelowna System Championship Bonspiel. All pionairs welcome Including Spouses. March 5-6 1997 Kelowna Curling Club Price $32,00 per person covers curling and dinner at the hotel March 5.1997 Accommodation (1st Class) Prestige Inn Kelowna &49.50 + tax Single Double or Twin. Call Collect: (250) 860 7900 For more information call George Daman Phone or Fax 250 763 4834 or Ken Britton 250 768 4757. ~-=o0o=-~ . Vesta has a few more memories to follow those in Netletter nr 117 - 'I started with Trans Canada Airlines at Transat on Sep 3 1953 as a Teletype operator under George. I'll try to remember some of the staff. Paul Moser, Anita Hall (later Elliott), Lorna Howie (much later married Sam Grossman, flight dispatcher and they live in London Ont I believe) Margaret MacLeod, lives in Toronto, Sylvia and her sister Vickie Highway from England worked with Air Canada until their retirements and have moved back to England, Sylvia worked at PVM tely for a number of years, Gladys Morris, Jean McKinley, her father was in Maintenance and used to go to the AGMs, had now deceased. . David Livingstone sends us this updat - The Directors for the next 2 year tem remain as before - NB District Pres & CEO - Frank Cogger - 506 672-2159 Loyal assistants - Joan Taylor - 506 874-0284 - Norm Duffley - 506 672-2078 - David Livingstone - 506 757-2996 . Update to Calender of System Events in Netletter nr 113 - Tennis Long Boat Key, Florida on Oct 3 - 8th. Badminton Barbados on Oct 26-Nov 1. . Terry tells us that he has figured out a way to get local mail delivered quicker - 'Recently I received a letter from the U.K. posted on Jan 15th and delivered on the 6th day, the 20th. A letter mailed in Montreal on the 14th was delivered on the 8th day, the 21st. Me, I am adding 'via U.K.' to all my local mail in future, to hell with the expense!' . Vesta sends us this gem - The Wonders Of Science "The computer salesman was coming to the end of his demonstration of the very latest technology at the premises of C. J. Mainwairing & Son,'And just to show you how verv advanced this machine is, ask it any question - anything at all, even a personal question.' The chief executive was skeptical. 'Okay,' he said, "Ask it where my father is.'The salesman typed in the question and the computer began to whirr, then the answer flashed up on the screen 'Your father is sitting in a bar in Milwaukee.' 'There vou are,' said the boss. 'It's wrong, my father died three years ago.' The salesman was surprised, and hurriedly typed in, 'Where exactly is Mr. Mainwairing senior?' The computer whirred into action and again flashed its answer on the screen. 'Mr. Mainwairing senior died three years ago, but Charlie Mainwairing's father is still sitting in that bar in Milwaukee!"' ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Fun in the sun! Aloha - The Seabourn Legend presents 11 days Mexico to Hawaii. Itinerary: Ensenada, Cruise Pacific for 6 days, Kailua Bay, Kona, Manele Bay, Lanai, Lahaina, Maui, Honolulu and Oahu. Cost US$225 per day pp dbl Leave Apr 24. Carnival's Tropicale leaves Ensenada for Honolulu on Apr 21 for 11 day cruise from US$1299 pp dbl. Same vessel leaves Honolulu for Vancouver May 2, same price. Then Vancouver to Honolulu on Oct 1, same price. Then from Honolulu to Ensenada for 12 days takes 13 days, price from US$1349 pp dbl. Call Bonita at 1-800-690-3223 for details. Prior to his recent visit to Paris, our Prime Minister probably checked CIC chapter 53 page 69 for the following information - France is a member state of the Schengen agreement. Other states are Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. Air France is the main national carrier, Air Inter(IT) operates domestically. Main airports are Orly, 9 miles from Paris, Charles De Gualle, at 14 miles from Paris. No airport tax is levied on passengers departing France. Climate for summer months of Jun, Jul and Aug is moderate, with a high of 24 and low of 11 and average 51 mm of rain. Passports required for Canadians, but not visas. No vaccinations are required. Electric appliances run on 220-230 volts, 50 cycles. Jul 14 is Bastille Day, and Aug 15 is Assumption Day, both public holidays. French railways operate the fastest train in the world linking Paris to Brittany, Lyon and Bordeaux. Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Lille have metro underground systems. There are few long distance coach services, the main company is Europabus. Banks are open Mon-Fri 0900-1630, closed midday on the day presceeding public holidays. Most restaurant service charges are included in the bill, if not 15% is appropiate. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smiles from Vesta - In a Rome laundry: Ladies, leave your clothes here and spend the rest of the afternoon having fun. In a Czechoslovak tourist agency: Take one of our horse driven city tours - we guarantee no miscarriages. A Thai donkey-ride ad: Would you like to ride your own ass? In a Swiss inn: Special today - no ice cream. Terry found this on the Internet - A guy dies and upon his arrival in Heaven, he waits in line at the Pearly Gates. In the distance this gentlemans witnesses an A319 Airbus coming in for a landing and to his surprise, it crashes. A few seconds later he see's the same Airbus coming in for a landing, and once again it crashes. Bewildered.. the gentleman shrugs it off and waits in line. A few seconds later, again he witnesses what appears to be the same Airbus, coming in for a landing and every time it crashes. When the gentleman reaches the front of the line, he asks St. Peter to explain what he just saw. St Peter explained to the gentleman not to worry, it was only God and he thinks he's an Airbus pilot. ~-=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. 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