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Our crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson
Chief Navigator - Terry Baker
number 140 date April 1st 1997
. Gentle reminder about the Pionairs AGM by Vesta - for those who
have not received their AGM 97 package.
The Radisson formerly the Regency Hyatt, is newly renovated, and
located next door to Old Montreal, at University and St Antoine
sts. It has pleasant rooms, foyer, restaurant and a fitness
centre, complimentary to us. Because of the late date in finalizing
the site, the number of rooms set aside for our organization is
restricted, so BOOK EARLY, if you plan to attend, to avoid
The daily rate is CA$104.84, single/double inclusive of taxes,
good for 3 days before and 3 days after the AGM.
This brings the 4-day hotel bill to $419.39, single/double.
There is a $20.00 extra charge on the room rate, PER NIGHT, PER
PERSON, for a 3rd/4th person sharing a room.
Please complete the hotel reservation coupon and RETURN TO THE
HOTEL BY APRIL 15,1997, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEIR RATE--
WE RECOMMEND IMMEDIATELY.
First night's deposit of $104.84 is required by cheque or credit
card. THE RETURN ADDRESS FOR THOSE THAT WISH TO REGISTER FOR
THE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE AGM '97 IS:
RADISSON-HOTEL DES GOUVERNEURS
777 UNIVERSITY ST.,
By tel: 514-879-1370
Radisson Resv. 1-800-333-3333 ***
PLEASE INDICATE YOUR REQUEST FOR SMOKING/NON-SMOKING, SIZE OF BED,
ETC AS WELL AS ROOM SHARING, AS APPLICABLE.
ALSO INDICATE EMPLOYEE NR.
DINNER-DANCE AND CLOSING BANQUET BOOKINGS.
PIONAIRS requiring the dinner-dance and closing banquet portions
are to be paid directly to 'PIONAIRS', at the same time as you
book your hotel, BUT NO LATER THAN APRIL 15,1997,
AND IN SEPARATE MAILING.
This will be $97.50 PER PERSON OR $102.50 PER PERSON,
if you are NOT registered in the hotel -- payable by cheque or
money order. Mail your cheques immediately to
AIR CANADA PIONAIRS,
Kirkland, QC H9H 3R9
This is completely separate from the hotel registration form.
. Vesta sends us this information about Montreal - site of the
Pionairs AGM 1997 -
Montreal city (1991 pop. 1,017,666), S Que., Canada, on Montreal
island, surrounded by St. Lawrence River and Riviere des Prairies.
Montreal is the second-largest metropolitan area in Canada, after
Toronto, and is a cultural, commercial, financial, and industrial
center. It is the second largest French-speaking city in the world,
though most of its inhabitants also speak English. Montreal lies at
the foot of Mt. Royal—the source of its name—and has an excellent
harbor on the St. Lawrence Seaway, which connects the city to the
great industrial centers of the Great Lakes. Canada's most important
port, Montreal is a transshipment point for oil, grain, sugar,
machinery, and manufactured goods. It is also an important railway
hub, and it has two international airports, Dorval and Mirabel.
Montreal's underground rail system, the Metro, was inaugurated in
1966. The city's manufactures include steel, electronic equipment,
refined petroleum, transportation materials and equipment, raw
textiles, clothing, food and beverages, printed materials, and
tobacco. Once Canada's preeminent city, Montreal has been eclipsed
by Toronto as the country's economic center. Tensions over Quebec's
insistence on enforcing its francophone culture have caused an
outmigration of English-speaking people to Ontario and to the
growing western provinces. Despite these changes, Montreal remains
one of N America's great cosmopolitan cities, and had a burst of
prosperity in the 1980s due to its growth as a financial service
center. The area of Old Montreal has undergone extensive restoration
and few buildings from the French period are extant. Among the
city's notable buildings are the Gothic Church of Notre Dame
(c.1820), St. Sulpice Seminary (1685), the Chateau de Ramezay
(1705), and the Place Ville Marie (1962). Montreal is the seat of
McGill Univ., the Univ. of Montreal, the Univ. of Quebec at
Montreal, and Concordia Univ. Expo '67, the international exposition
of 1967, was held in the city. Montreal hosted the 1976 Summer
Olympics, which created a great financial burden. Its professional
hockey team, the Montreal Canadiens, has won 23 Stanley Cups, making
it one of the athletic world's most enduring dynasties.
. Found on the Internet -
IS AMELIA WATCHING? FINCH LAUNCHES TO FINISH WHAT EARHART DIDN'T
People in 18 countries spanning five continents should be on the
look- out for a piece of history in the next couple of months:
Texan Linda Finch flying east around the world in a pristine
Lockheed 10E Electra on World Flight 1997, rekindling memories and
interest in a pioneering aviatrix who vanished without a trace.
The San Antonio grandmother has set out to finish what Amelia
Earhart began 60 years earlier to the day: circle the globe.
Along the way she hopes to encourage children around the world with
her "You Can Soar" program of educational materials, teaching
packages for educators and, of course, a web site tying
together her flight with observers at
. Interline stuff.
'Rotterdam' - 17 days from New York via Aruba, Canal, Costa Rica,
Gualemala, Acapulco, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto
Vallarto, Los Angeles.
Inside US$744 outside US$824 pp dbl. Apr 27/97.
Europe - 'Maasdam' Transatlantic - 10 days from Ft.Lauderdale,
Bermuda, Azores and Lisbon.
Inside US439 outside US$529 pp dbl. Apr 12/97.
Call 1-800-690-3223 for more details.
. Smilies found by Terry -
THE AVIATION GLOSSARY
Airfoil - Reynolds Wrap for manufacturing aircraft wings.
Airspeed - Speed of an airplane. Deduct 25% when
listening to a Navy pilot.
Angle of Attack - Pick-up lines that pilots use.
Arresting Gear - A Policeman's equipment.
Bank - The folks who hold the lien on most pilots' cars.
Barrel Roll - Sport enjoyed at squadron picnics, usually after
the barrels are empty.
Carburetor Icing - A phenomenon happening to Aero club pilots
at exactly the same time they run out of gas.
Cone of Confusion - An area about the size of New Jersey located
near the final approach beacon at an airport.
Crab - The squadron Ops. Officer.
Dead Reckoning - You reckon correctly, or you are.
Engine Failure - A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks
become filled with air.
Firewall - Section of the aircraft specially designed to let
heat and smoke enter the cockpit.
Glide Distance - Half the distance from an airplane to the
nearest emergency landing field.
. 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.
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