~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 125 date February 17th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Don Beatty. He lives in Halifax and Florida.. Email Don at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Don is a retired DC8 Capt. . George Brien sends us this tidbit - As I had an identical twin also working for TCA/AC in the Maritimes, many funny incidents happened over the years. My favorite was when my 8 year old granddaughter and her mother left YHZ , and I saw them onto the plane. When the plane arrived at YFC, my twin brother walked out to the acft and my granddaughter said "grampy- how did you get here so fast????" By the time she entered the terminal, she realized her mistake and said "Boy- I really made a fool of myself!!" Don Demeza, who recently joined our readership,sends us this memory - Briefly, my TCA career began as a radio operator in 1946, in the days of Al Loke and Don Murphy. During the 50's I was Steve Himmelman's administrator at Toronto Station. The 60's in Communications H.Q.with Cammy Campbell et al. The new organization in the 70's put me in C&SS Planning Division with Anne Bodnarchuck. I retired in 1983 and worked as a consultant until 1990 when I moved to Belleville. I'm an active ham, VE3AZV and keep in touch when I can with the other hams from the airline. I enjoy sailing and spent Christmas on a boat in the Bahamas. Also ski but am nursing a leg after last week-end at Mont Tremblant. My Summer hobbies are radio control model aircraft and similar model sailboats. My wife is June, also ex TCA as she was Secretary to Ralph Thomas when I met her in the 50's. We have two daughters, one married and living in Portland, Oregon (3 children) and one single living in Toronto. Don can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or VE3AZV ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - TWA/TRANSAERO: LOOK WHO'S TALKING Trans World Airlines and Russia's number two carrier, Transaero, are talking about at least a code-sharing arrangement, and maybe more. According to TWA, the carriers have only discussed code-sharing arrangements. But Transaero and its New Jersey-based investment firm, Strategic Capital Group, say they have offered to "take control" of the troubled carrier. SWINGING PAX NOT FLYING NORTHWEST AGAIN: Remember the would-be Northwest Airlines passenger who assaulted a pilot when the crew member asked him to wait for a gate attendant? Well, Northwest sent a letter to the man, who may face federal prosecution, telling him he would no longer be welcome on Northwest flights and that they would advise other carriers of his behavior. BUTT, BUTT...: No-smoking policies aboard airliners claimed another victim last week when a passenger on an American Airlines flight from Madrid to Miami couldn't take it any longer. Instead, Sally Ann Stein, 57, an American living in Seville, Spain, claimed to be a terrorist and threatened to blow up the airplane when she wasn't allowed to smoke. When the plane landed, authorities escorted Sally to the slammer. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff - ZONAL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT (ZED) FARES have been established by the following participating airlines to facilitate ticketing for employees and retirees. Aer Lingus, Air Greece, Air Dolomiti, Air France, Air Malta, Air North, Air Wisconsin, Austrian, British Airways, Brymon, British Mediterranean, Czech Airlines, Deutsch BA, Dragon Airlines, El Al, Emirates, Estonian Airlines, Ethiopian, Finnair, Frontier, Icelandair, Iran Air, Lauda Air, Lithuanian, LTU, Lufthansa, Malev, Manx, Mexicana, Midwest Express, Pacific Coastal, Royal Jordanian, SAS, Skyward Aviation, South African, Tower Air, Transwede, Viasa and Wideroe. Fares are based on miles travelled, broken into zones, similar to the charges applied to pass travel. Fares assessed on one way basis are quoted in US$ zone Mileage zz zzz 1 1 - 458 20 30 2 451 - 758 25 40 3 751 - 1600 30 50 4 1681 - 3200 45 60 5 3201 - 4000 50 108 6 4001 - 5000 60 128 7 5001 - 6100 70 148 8 6101 - 9000 80 168 9 9001 - over 95 190 Winnipeg call centre 1-800-413-1113 can supply further info. Visiting Trinidad and Tobago? The regional airline BWIA operates several daily flights between the islands as does Air Caribbean. Flying time is 20 minutes. The main airport on the island of Trinidad is Piarco (POS), 16 miles east of Port of Spain. On Tobago, the main airport is Crown Point International Airport. Climate: in Feb/Mar/Apr is low 17-20, High 35-36. Currency: is Trinidad dollar (TTD). Documents: Passport required. Visa not required for Canadian nationals. Other: Visitors must hold return tickets or sufficient funds and have a fixed address while on the islands. Public holidays: Mar 28, Mar 31, May 29/30th. Taxes: Departure tax: TTD 78.00 plus security fee TTD 10. Time: One hour ahead of EST. Cruises - Royal Caribbean 'Sovereign of Seas' sails Fridays 3 nights - Miami-Nassau-Coco Cay-Miami sails Mondays 4 nights - Miami-Key West-Nassau-Coco Cay-Miami 3 nights from US$219 pp dbl. 4 nights from US$269 pp dbl. Europe - Royal Caribbean 'Splendour of the Seas' Ports of call: Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, British Isles, Mediterranean and Norwegian Fjords. 12 nights from US$1599 pp dbl. Call Dennis at 1-800-547-6586 ext 11 for more details. Colossol Interline Cruise Sale ****************************** Trans Canada & Trans Atlantic ***Holland America Line*** ms Statendam - 13 nights - March 28 Ft. Lauderdale, Curacao, Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles ms Maasdam - 10 nights - April 12 - <<>> Fort Lauderdale; Hamilton,Bermuda; Ponta Delgada,Azores; Lisbon FROM $439us to $739us pp dbl. Call Kelly at 1-800-665-3100 for more information or booking ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies George Brien sends us this one - True story on a United SFO to SEA flight several years ago: "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." Terry found these on the Internet - Airliner: Approach, what's our sequence? Approach: Calling for the sequence, I missed your callsign...but if I find out what it is, you're last. Airliner: Approach, what's this aircraft doing at my altitude? Approach: What makes you think it's YOUR altitude, Captain? Approach: Air Force 45, it appears your engine has...oh, disregard, I see you've already ejected. Interphone: Hey, O'Hare, you see the 7600 code flashing five northwest of Gary? O'Hare: Yeah, I do, you guys talkin' to him? Airliner: How far behind traffic are we? Approach: Three miles. Airliner: That doesn't look like three miles to us. Approach: You're a mile-and-a-half from him, he's a mile-and-a-half from you...that's three miles! . 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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