~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 123 date February 14th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Lawson Tremellen, ex Marketing living in Montreal can be emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cory McAdams assisting with the 60th year anniversary plans for publishing in a future 'Horizons', and can be emailed at cmcadam@vircom J.D.Bush, Certificated Load Agent, now in Whitby, Ont email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Brian Hotel ex District Manager Tech. Ops. now on Bowen Island, BC. If you knew Brian try This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tom Grant also joins our mailing list, and he can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Phillip Scott Avis would be interested in receiving any photographic memorabilia of the early days of the company for the archives. All submissions will be returned after being scanned. Photos should identify the name of the submitter, the location of the scene in the photograph and the identities of people if known. Eventually all archival pictures will be available on a web site. Send submissions to - Phillip Scot Avis, Audio Visual Coordinator, Centre Air Canada 237, CP 14000, Saint-Laurent, P.Que, H4Y 1H4. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet - Air Canada has launched the 'GO AC WEBSAVER' program, a new way for consumers on the internet to find out about last minute bargains on selected flights. UAL and Saudi Arabian Airlines have formed a marketing agreement. Crash of the Airborne Express DC8 in Virginia on Dec 22nd last was not related to mechanical or hydraulic systems failure. Pilots of Indian Airlines have called off their planned strike. Continental Airlines and Aeroflot have signed a code sharing agreement. Continental Airlines are negotiating to acquire Aerolineas Argentas Airlines. Atlantic Coast Airlines have ordered (12) Canadair RJ's with options for another 36. Continental Airlines to start daily service Newark to Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro effective May 1st, and daily to Dusseldorf effective Mar 20th using DC10-30 equipment. Yemen Airways to purchase (2) Airbus A300 in March. Airbus Industrie received orders for 498 aircraft during 1996 and claim 42% of the market for aircraft seating more than 100. Emirates have ordered (16) Airbus A330-200 together with (37) Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines. Croatia Airlines ordered (6) A319 from Airbus Industries. From the Regulations for Operation of Aircraft circa 1920 . Pilots will not wear spurs. Pilots should carry handkies in a handy position to wipe off goggles. Riding on the steps, wings or tail of a machine is prohibited. Don't take the machine into the air unless you are satisfied it will fly. Don't turn sharply when taxiing. Instead have someone lift the tail around. In case the engine fails on takeoff, land straight ahead regardless of obstacles. ~-=o0o=-~ . News from the Pionairs Districts - London England - A chance for a fun time at Cadbury World "The Chocolate Experience" at the Bourneville, Birmingham, UK factory for Mar 9th. 50 people have booked for the Alberta Adventure. Rooms have been reserved at the Highlander Hotel in Calgary for the nights of May 19/20/21st. A theatre visit is being finalized for the Apr/May time frame to see 'Goodby Girl' and 'Beauty and the Beast' is planned for June 9th. Know anyone from Scotland? These names may ring a bell - Mat Miller, Jim Sloan, Tom Howsen, Jimmy Edwards, Marion Macdonald (1st UK hired employee in 1943), Mary Cunningham (Commy), Jane Caldwell (Res), Pat Meiklejohn nee Fraser (TCA teletype), Joyce Paul (Admin), Elton and June Clelford who retired to Prestwick from Canada, and Johnnie Johnson former Manager - PIK. You can meet with these and other retirees on the first Tuesday of each month at mid-day St. Nicholas Hotel, Prestwick. The LHR district Pionairs are starting a monthly coffee morning at the Marvester (old Bulldog) Pub, Staines Road, Ashford, Middlesex. The inaugural is on Monday Mar 3rd at 11.00 am. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff The Miami Hispanic Carnival, cancelled last year, is planned for Feb 18th thru Mar 9th. BE AWARE - passports for Canadian and American citizens will be required to enter or leave the Dominican Republic beginning May 1st. Currently, only an original birth certificate and a photo ID is needed. Canadians in the Dominican Republic as of May 1st will have to get a document from the Canadian consulate in Santo Domingo if they do not have a valid passport. The situation in Rwanda has deteriorated considerably to the degree that the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade is recommending against travel to that country. Indonesia has created a special 70 member English speaking Tourist police unit, with special red and brown uniforms to assist tourists. Jersey and Guernsey with Jersey European Airways. 3 nights accommodation, includes return flight from Gatwick, England. priced at UKP69 pp dbl. Offer open until Mar 31st. Call 1-44-0181-941-7200 (Lawson International Travel UK) ~-=o0o=-~ . Smiles found by Terry Spellbound - I have a spelling checker, It came with my PC, It plainly marks four my revue, Mistakes I cannot sea, I've run this poem threw it, I'm sure your please too no, Its letter perfect in it's weigh, My checker tolled me sew. George Brien sends us this gem - "Ladies and Gentlemen, as you are all now painfully aware, our Captain has landed in Seattle. From all of us at United Airlines we'd like to thank you for flying with us today and please be very careful as you open the overhead bins as you may be killed by falling luggage that shifted during our so called "touch down." ~-=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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