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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 121 date January 30th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Dates to remember - places to go ..... Friday February 7, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Sunday February 9, 1997 YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club YOW Brunches PlaceNextDoor 320 RideauSt Monday February 10, 1997 LON UK Theatre Trip "Miss Saigon" Wednesday February 12, 1997 YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club Friday February 14, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Sunday February 16, 1997 ACRA Ski week Big White, B.C. Wednesday February 19, 1997 YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club Friday February 21, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Tuesday February 25, 1997 ACRA Hockey Calgary Wednesday February 26, 1997 ACRA Hockey YYC contd YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club Thursday February 27, 1997 ACRA Hockey YYC contd ComoxValley/VI Lunch,Kingfisher SAINT JOHN Lunch TBA Friday February 28, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club ~-=o0o=-~ . More in the Trans-Canada Air Lines history - The TCA Schedule issued November 1st 1939 contains several tables which include the schedules and a schedule of connections - table No.6 which tells us the various other airline connections. Some of those airlines which, probably have long since gone are - Canadian Airways, Yukon Southern Air Transport Ltd, Ginger Coote Airways, Mackenzie Air Service, Prairie Airways, M & C Aviation Co, Wings Limited, Starratt Airways & Transportation Ltd, Arrow Airways, Dominion Skyways, Quebec Airways and Canadian Colonial Airways. The first Lockheed Super Constellation L1049 was delivered to Dorval by Captain George Lothian in February 1954, having flown from Burbank, California in 7 hours 55 minutes. (14) 'Connies' were purchased. During their service, (2) were wrecked in crash landings, one at Malton and one at Brampton. Most of the 'Connies' were taken in as trade by Douglas for the DC8 Jetliners. Most 'Connies' were scrapped and other cannalbalized. But several carried on for a while. CF-TEX bearing Ghanian markings was arrested in Malta for gun running. CF-TGF was used as a cargo aircraft by several US operators Capitol, Standard and American Flyers. CF-TGB went to Standard Airways and crashed when nr 3 propeller reversed pitch when on finals at Manhattan, Kansas. CF-TEZ, involved in a previous accident at Malton, was rebuilt at Dorval using parts from CF-TGC, and eventually burned in an accident at San Francisco. (2) Bristol Freighters, introduced in 1954, were later sold off to Wardair, and one was the first wheel equipped aircraft to land at the North Pole. CF-TFX was turned into an historic monument at Yellowknife Airport. More later ... ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - Can you believe this? - In recognition of its most dependable employees, Continental Airlines awarded 7 of its employees with perfect attendance records for the last 6 months of 1996 with a new sport utility vehicles values in total US$280,000. Continental Airlines will fly Newark, New York to Birmingham, UK effective July 1st. Continental Airlines was named 'Airline of 1996' by the magazine Air Transport World. Cathy Pacific orders (2) Airbus A340-300 and (1) A330-300. Air Littoral of France orders (7) Canadair RJ's plus option on 5. Vanguard Airlines offer a 'Threequent flyer' program. A customer only needs to fly three return flights to earn one free return flight to any of 15 of their destinations. Swissair launched the first ever in-flight gambling on an MD-11 on Jan 27th. ~-=o0o=-~ . Funnies from the Internet - Southwest Airlines are providing their passengers with innovative PA announcements by their flight attendants, here is a selection - "Welcome aboard Southwest Flight XXX, to YYY. To operate your seatbelt, insert the metal tab into the buckle, and pull tight. It works just like every other seatbelt, and if you don't know how to operate one, you probably shouldn't be out in public unsupervised. In the event of a sudden loss of cabin pressure, oxygen masks will descend from the ceiling. Stop screaming, grab the mask, and pull it over your big ugly face. Weather at our destination is 50 degrees with some broken clouds, but they'll try to have them fixed before we arrive. Thank you, and remember, nobody loves you, or your money, more than Southwest Airlines." Flight Attendant over PA: "If your carry-on baggage won't fit in the overhead compartments, please ram. cram or jam in under the seat in front of you." Usually heard on SWA: Chief FA during briefing: Folks, we have someone celebrating his 65th birthday today by taking his first flight. {round of applause follows} So on your way off at [destination], be sure & stop by the cockpit and wish Capt. Jones a Happy Birthday..... Once after landing an SWA attendant announced: "Please remain in your seat with your seatbelt fastened and your seatback and tray upright until the airplane comes to a complete stop at the gate and we extinguish the seatbelt sign. There are television cameras in the cabin, so if you get up before we stop, your picture will be transmitted by sattelite to Flight Attendant Central, and you will never get another bag of peanuts again." ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff BritRail offers Canadian seniors 60+ a 25% discount off regular city-to-city fares for travel up to May 3rd. Tickets must be purchased in Canada before Mar 31st. Local travel agents can obtain these tickets from BritRail in New York. The Scottish Tourist Board is organizing the first International Scotch Whiskey Festival in Speyside from Oct 27th to Nov 2nd. Call British Tourist Authority at 1111 Avenue Rd, Suite 450, Toronto, M5R 3J8. Holland America Cruises - Hawaii - 10 or 19 days cruises from US$800 pp dbl. Alaska - 7 night cruises from US$560 pp dbl. 9 day cruises from US$999 pp dbl. Caribbean - 7 & 10 day cruises from US$455 pp dbl. Europe - 10 - 12 night cruises from US$800 pp dbl. Tahiti - 7 night cruise from US$895 pp dbl. Mediterranean 6 - 14 nights from US$1095 pp dbl. Call Kelly at 1-800-665-3100 for details. Holland America 7 day Caribbean cruises - from US$599 pp dbl inside, from US$699 pp dbl outside. 'Westerdam' Ft Lauderdale, St. Maarten, St.John, St. Thomas, Nassau. 'Nieuw Amsterdam' New Orleans, Montego Bay, Cayman, Cozumel. from US$599 pp dbl inside, from US$699 pp dbl outside. 'Veendam' Ft. Lauderdale, St.John, St.Thomas,Nassau, Bahamas. Call Bonita at 1-800-690-3223 for details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies Terry found on the Internet - A DC-3 is flying along when suddenly both engines quit. Two pilots emerge from the cockpit door wearing parachutes and walk to the exit door and open it. One of the pilots turns to the passengers and says: "Don't worry! We're just going to get help!" A 747 is over the Atlantic and the pilot comes over the intercom: "We've lost an engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on three. We will, however, be two hours late reaching our destination". About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom: "We've lost another engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on two. We will, however, be four hours late reaching our destination". About an hour later the pilot comes over the intercom: "We've lost another engine. No cause for alarm because we can fly safely on one We will, however, be eight hours late reaching our destination". One annoyed passenger turned to the one seated next to him and said: "If that fourth engine quits, we'll be up here all night!" ~-=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. ................................................... . GREETINGS FROM . . Vancouver Island . . BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA . ...................................................

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