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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 136 date March 19th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Greg and Joyce Wedmark who used to work in Vancouver but now work for the company in Halifax. Their email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Your Chief Pilot - Vesta - sends us this information about the growth of the "Between Ourselves - Netletter" - In March/95 "Between Ourselves - NetLetter" was created and 20 months later by Oct/96, our total membership had reached to 50, and now, 5 months later our total membership is at the 100th mark. Thanks everyone for collecting and forwarding Internet address. Terry and I are sure that there are still 100's out there to be recruited. ~-=o0o=-~ . Tom Martin, member of the Vancouver Island Pionairs sends us this - Where Are They Now?? Among the retirees living on the Saanich Penninsula - north of Victoria on Vancouver Island - from P&S Kitch Olson; Edgar Farthing; Bill Singer; Cornel Gross; Bob Hay; Darby Thompson, Tom Martin. From Mtce. & Engineering Dick Leigh; Ken Chapman; Ernie Olson; Tom James; Leo Goulet. There may be more! (anybody want to add to our list - world-wide? - eds) ~=o0o=-~ Philip Helms sends us these "emoticons" to help you with email - :-) means happy :-( means sad 8-) a happy person wearing glasses %*} a drunk :-(o) means yelling and my favourite +<:-) is a nun !!! PS read them sideways. Vesta adds two of her favourites - *]:) a woman with hat,grinning. and you forgot wink ;-) ~-=o0o=-~ Gord Hykle sends more of his memories of radar at Winnipeg.- But the signal picked up surface details for a radius of 100 km or more. As a result, we could see the trees that outlined the banks of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, the southern outlines of Lake Manitoba and Lake Winnipeg and elevations such as Stoney Mountain & Birds Hill. I even picked up the S.S.Selkirk abreast of the town of Gimli one day! These details are called "clutter" today on modern radar screens. Only moving objects are observed and clutter is eliminated. But we liked it, because the clutter was a great help in pin-pointing the location of aircraft and other items. One set of these other items was thunderstorms and squall lines. We could plot very accurately when a heavy rain shower would arrive and how long it would last. This was great for deciding what time to leave for the bus - ten minutes early or ten later than shift-end. This feature opened a whole new relationship with local flight dispatch and the weather forecasters. One day, at shift-end, we had sighted a squall line associated with a front approaching Winnipeg. Judging from its speed, we estimated it would arrive in an hour. We dropped into flight dispatch and found them discussing this front with the forecasters. Nobody in the office even knew about our project so they thought we were nuts when we told them our estimate. We were right and, although they needn't have, some people got a little apprehensive about the future of their jobs. More next time - ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet - Air Transat have been designated as the second Canadian carrier to provide scheduled services between Canada and France. Northwest Airlines are ordering (40) Airbus A330 passenger jets. The line-up at the National Capital Air Show (Ottawa, Canada) US Army Golden Knights Parachute Demo Team USAF F-16 Demo B-2 flypast (confirmed at this time...) 2 USAF B-1B Lancers 1 Georgia Air Guard B-1B Lancer USAF C-17 Globemaster III static display USAF U-2 Beale AFB USAF F-117A static (possibly flying as well) civil acts Virgin Atlantic and Delta have cancelled their code sharing agreement, and Continental will has agreed to a code sharing agreement with Virgin Atlantic. American Airlines is interested in buying into Argentine carriers Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral. Here are some highlights from the 1942 Canadian Pacific Airlines 'stewardess' manual - Smile - particularly during bad weather - this reassures passengers. Sleeping, smoking or reading while on duty is sufficient cause for immediate dismissal. Stewardesses while on duty are not to carry on conversations with pilots or station personnel, except on matters pertaining to business. Stewardesses will be addressed as 'Miss'. Manicures should be faultless. UNITED REACHES ACCORD WITH PILOTS, MECHANICS United Airlines Monday reached tentative agreements with its pilots and mechanics unions, ending a heated salary dispute between the employee/owners and management. The union employees were buoyed in their efforts by UAL's 67% profit increase in the final quarter of last year. FEDEX GETTING DC-10 CONVERSIONS: McDonnell Douglas said that its Long Beach-based Douglas Aircraft Co. division signed a contract last fall with Fedex to manage passenger-to-freighter modifications on up to 60 DC-10s. The reworked transports will be designated MD-10s. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilie found by Terry Recently, a flight attendant on a Reno Air flight announced that a gentlement on board was celebrating his 100th birthday. Naturally, everyone applauded, until the attendant added "Would you please join me in wishing our captain a happy birthday.". SHORT FINAL... Aircraft Wildlife Squawks (or, software isn't the only thing with bugs): Problem: F/A's complain of numerous roaches in the galleys. Solution: Roaches deplaned. Problem: Live cockroach seen disappearing in forward galley. Solution: Live cockroach transferred to HIL (Hold Item List). Problem: 3 roaches in galley. Solution: 1 roach killed, 1 wounded, 1 got away. Problem: Mouse in radio stack. Solution: Cat installed in radio stack. Problem: Weather radar went ape-%@#&! Solution: Opened radome, let out ape, cleaned up %@#&! ~-=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. _____(~)_____ ! ! ! <<<>>> Air Canada Pionairs ~Between Ourselves-Netletter~ http://www.mortimer.com/acra mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailto: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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