~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 130 date March 4th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Joe White, a retired B747 Captain, and one of the first RCAF pilots to be employed by TCA during the latter part of WWII. Joe can be emailed: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Karl Eliason, retired and living in Hamilton. Was with C&SS at YUL, then moved to YWG. If you remember Karl, try to email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bob Walker, who we welcomed in Netletter nr 129, sends us a memory - I was based in Winnipeg and retired after 35 years service I started out as a clerk in the overhaul base transferred to sales as a psgr agent on phones then counter agent at tkt offce and airport and retired as airport customer sales superviser. I then was hired as reg mangr for Holiday House Tours for two years then rehired by Air Canada on a contract as cargo sales rep for another four years. I then moved with my wife to Victoria and then was hired by Alamo Rent A Car as the local rep for the island. I just resigned from them as I figured its time to call it quits. Bob. Looking for someone? Try http://vif.com/users/saleh/bell411.htm This is the web site with the telephone numbers & addresses for all provinces except Alberta and Saskatchewan. ~-=o0o=-~ . In 1966, a group of 6 employees from the Flight Operations Headquarters in Dorval flew to Prestwick, Scotland for some golf. It was decided that this event should be an annual event, and be known as "The Prestwick Closed". This year, 32 years later, the group has swelled to some 19 plus spouses who will again try to master the game. Venues in the past have included Ireland, PEI, New York area and this year will be at Fairwinds Golf & Country Club, Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, BC. Three of the founding members, Ralph Tisdale, Jim Maclean and Ken Stefanik will be in attendance. The whole group will be - Glen & Jodie Cawker Murray & Ione Phipps Jim & Johan Maclean Howie & Vivian Miles Hugh & Esme Rombough Bert Young & Connie Tovell Alf & Barb Ross Ken & Claudia Stefanik Al & Bev Edwards Alex & Anita Bull Gilles & Cecile Lafreniere Earl & Anita Doyle Jack & Betty Logan Ralph & Heather Tisdall Dave & Judy Taylor Gord & Regina Jones Rodger & Marie Miners Steve & Yvette Clarke Reid & Lynn Hannon Arrival date is Sunday Apr 27th, with golf on Monday and Tuesday with departure Wednesday Apr 30th. Weather is guarenteed! Our thanks to Marie Miners & Ralph Tisdale for the information. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet - It's official. USAir has disappeared from the skies. Armed with a new corporate logo and the need for more than 56 million new coffee cups, napkins and swizzle sticks, USAir today formally became US Airways -- an old airline with a fresh coat of paint and a skosh more room. Cathay Pacific Airways have ordered (2)A340-300 and (1)A330-300 passenger jets from Airbus Industries. British Regional Airlines have ordered (5) EMB145 passenger jets from Embraer. American Airlines flight made an unscheduled landing in Ireland to let off an ill passenger who subsequently vomited 21 packets of cocaine. TAP Air Portugal pilots threaten a stoppage on Mar 15th over a contract dispute. Canadian Forces Showbirds Schedule for May - May 6 Sandspit BC 7 Smithers BC 14 Nanaimo BC 17-18 Kelowna BC 24-25 Winnipeg MN 27 Hanover ON 31 Borden PEI OCCUPANTS GIVE ALL THEY'VE GOT TO LOWER GEAR: It took all the coffee, pop and pee available from Pilot John Strahan and two golfing buddies to refill the landing-gear system of their stricken single-engine plane Feb. 6 when, a half-hour out of Ogden, Utah, Strahan noticed the plane had lost its hydraulic fluid and turned back to the airport. After consulting by radio with an A&P on the ground, Strahan passed the cup and got three greens. SHORT FINAL... Did you hear about the Pilot in charge who carried around a supply of pencils that he handed out with the aircraft log book that were inscribed with: "This is not a wrench!" OVERHEARD IN THE AIRPORT LOUNGE: I was checking in at the gate, when the airport employee asked, "Has anyone put anything in your baggage without your knowledge?" I said, "If it was without my knowledge, how would I know?" He smiled and nodded knowingly, "That's why we ask." ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Exotic Vacations - Orient - 6 days/ 4 nights Hong Kong - Metropole Hotel from US$609 Ramada Hotel from US$599 New World from US$789 Bangkok - Indra Regent from US$479 Menam from US$499 Singapore - Allson Hotel from US$629 Manderin Hotel from US$729 Hong Kong & Bangkok 8 days/ 6 nights from US$729 Seoul - King Sejong from US$519 Hilton from US$699 Cost pp dbl includes air fare. Call 1-800-422-3727. Visiting Jamaica? Air Jamaica is the national airline. Trans Jamaican airlines operates the internal flights linking Kingston, Montego Bay, Port Antonio, Ocho Rios and Negril. Kingston airport is 11 miles south of Kingston, and Montego's airport is 2 miles north. Weather: low 21 to high 32 in summer. Phone: area code is 809 Currency: Jamaican Dollar (JM$) Documentation: Proof of citizenship plus photo id required. No visa required (except the credit card type! - eds) Electric: 110/220 volts depending upon location. Language: English and Creole. Public Holidays: Mar 28 - Good Friday Mar 31 - Easter May 23 - Labour Day Aug 01 - Emancipation Day Aug 06 - Independence Day Oct 20 - National Heroes Day Rail service between Kingston & Montego Bay. Airport Taxes: JM$500 on deparure. ~-=o0o=-~ . More of those smiles - On an Ansett flight from Sydney as we approached Perth the usual announcement was made about weather, hire cars, baggage retreival and we were asked to remain seated after landing while the seatbelt light was on. We landed and soon afterwards everyone stood up and started gathering belongings. As we approached the terminal the intercom crackled into life with the announcement: "You were told to remain seated while the seatbelt light was on. You're all very naughty. Now we're taking you back to Sydney to do it again." An airliner takes off from Newark airport, the pilot announces, thanks for flying with us...etc. we'll be cruising at 35,000 ft... etc. Then, thinking the mike was off, he says to the co-pilot. "I'm going to go to the bathroom, then I'm gonna nail that new flight attendant." The mike was on, and everyone on-board heard. One of the flight attendants is aghast at hearing this and rushes forward to shut the pilot up. An old lady says to her, "No need to run, Dearie, he has to visit the bathroom first." . 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 . ................................................... -- Alan Rust (Sysop) ACRA Airline BBS * E-mail from ACRA Airline BBS, Surrey, B.C.

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