~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| TCA |_ B E T W E E N O U R S E L V E S _|\| AIR |/|_ N E T L E T T E R > CANADA < >_./|\._< for Air Canada retirees | Our crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson Chief Navigator - Terry Baker number 143 date April 9th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Welcome to Shirley Jay, who joined Trans Canada Airlines in Moncton, N.B. on April 14, 1952, and now living in Edmonton, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ George Brien sends us this information - Just playing around with a new URL that may be of interest of aviation types- It is an Aircraft Status Display used by the FAA and the map shows all acft operating IFR within NA. It updates every 5 minutes with many options i.e. click on the blip and it will identify the airline/flt nr/flt level and eta. Great for wannabe flight dispatchers or ATC. http://tms1.vntsc.dot.gov/ I Was on the TCA/AC weekly Ham net couple of weeks ago and had the pleasure, along with some of the other guys, to talk direct to Flt 851, who had called in on the frequency. He was at 55.39n 74.10w at 31,000, moderate chop, near James Bay, enroute LHRYEG. Capt Dave ??. I understand Capt Al Mcleod, another Ham, is over in the Mid East with the "Haj" charters. George ~-=o0o=-~ Dates to remember - April Events. April 11, YOW KoffeeKlatsches @ Family,Carlingwood Shopping April 13, YOW Brunches @PlaceNextDoor, 320 RideauSt April 18, YOW KoffeeKlatsches @ Family Restaurant,Carlingwood Shopping April 19, YOW Lunch @ The Mill $15pp April 24, VanIs Comox Valley Lunch @ Old House April 25, YOW KoffeeKlatsches @ Family, Carlingwood Shopping April 26, ACRA Photography @ London ENG April 27, VanIs Fairwinds Golf 'Prestwick Closed' Tourney. ~-=o0o=-~ . News from the Districts - NEW BRUNSWICK DISTRICT David Livingstone sends us this information from their newsletter - SPRING 1997 Winter came late and stayed late but at last it's Spring, and time for all New Brunswick Pionairs, and any visiting Pionairs, to meet for lunch at: The Quality Inn, Sussex. On the Trans Canada Highway just east of the junction with highway 1 from Saint John 12.30 Tuesday April 29th. Please let your local contact know by April 24th that you (and your spouse) plan to attend. With members spread across much of the Province, these Spring and Fall lunches are a great time to renew old friendships. Over 50 of you came out last Fall. Lets see if we can do even better this Spring. And let us know if you have any suggestions for a different meeting location. We need all the help we can get! Your local District contacts are: Frank Cogger YSJ 672-2159 Bud Fogarty YQM 382-4115 Jerome House YFC 472-3729 SEE YOU IN SUSSEX - NOTE, IT'S A TUESDAY, NOT THURSDAY David Livingstone Westfield NB Canada phone (506) 757-2996 email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet Austrian Airlines return to Sarajavo after a four year absence. Delta Airlines have ordered (21) Boeing B767-400ERX. Electronic ticketing is estimated to be a saving of US$7.00 per ticket. K.L.M. have ordered (4) Boeing B737-800. In conjuction with Malaysian Airline's 50th anniversary celebrations, their first 777-200-IGW nicked name 'Super Ranger' set the following civilian aircraft world record on 2/3rd. April 1997; Flying around the world in 41 hours and 59 minutes. Longest non-stop flight and fastest non-stop speed; 20044km from Kuala Lumpur to Seattle at an average speed of 889kph. CONTINENTAL, PILOTS BELLY UP TO BARGAINING BAR Now that American's pilots appear to be on their way to approving a new contract, it's Continental Airlines' turn in the bargaining barrel with the union making the first move by presenting its proposals for a 38% pay hike. This time, though, management and the carrier's nearly 5,000 pilots already agree on at least one thing entering into contract talks: The pilots deserve and need a raise. SAFETY IS ACTIONABLE, SERVICE IS NOT: The next time a flight attendant spills a passenger's drink on your suit just before a major sales presentation, any threats to sue may be empty ones. That's because the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week ruled that such events are not cause for state-law tort claims, while getting struck during takeoff by a service cart is. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Mexican Riviera Cruise 7 days aboard the Jubilee departs Apr 13th. Itinerary: Los Angeles, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cabos San Lucas, return to Los Angeles. from US$599 + port charges US$118.50. Call Dargal at 1-800-690-3223 for more details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies sent in by Dennis Brown - Blind Pilots One day at a busy airport, the passengers on a commercial airliner are seated, waiting for the cockpit crew to show up so they can get under way. The pilot and copilot finally appear in the rear of the plane, and begin walking up to the cockpit through the center aisle. Both appear to be blind. The pilot is using a white cane, bumping into passengers right and left as he stumbles down the aisle, and the copilot is using a guide dog. Both have their eyes covered with huge sunglasses. At first the passengers do not react; thinking that it must be some sort of practical joke. However, after a few minutes the engines start revving and the airplane starts moving down the runway. The passengers look at each other with some uneasiness, whispering among themselves and looking desperately to the stewardesses for reassurance. Then the airplane starts accelerating rapidly and people begin panicking. Some passengers are praying, and as the plane gets closer and closer to the end of the runway, the voices are becoming more and more hysterical. Finally, when the airplane has less than 20 feet of runway left, there is a sudden change in the pitch of the shouts as everyone screams at once, and at the very last moment the airplane lifts off and is airborne. Up in the cockpit, the copilot breathes a sigh of relief and turns to the pilot: "You know, one of these days the passengers aren't going to scream, and we're gonna get killed!" ~-=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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