~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 146 date April 14th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Attractions at this year's Saskatchewan Airshow at Moose Jaw on July 5 and 6 will be: * The Canadian Forces Skyhawks parachute team; * Manfred Radius's sailplane display; * The "Super Shockwave" high-speed truck; * A Pitts Special biplane flown by aerobatic pilot Bill Carter; * A Russian-built Yak-55 stuntplane flown by Bud Granley; * The flying Pietsch family from Minot, N.D.; * Jet aircraft of the Canadian and American armed forces; * The Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team, based at 15 Wing, just south of Moose Jaw. ~-=o0o=-~ . Shirley Jay, who we welcomed recently, sent us her bio - I joined Trans Canada Airlines in Moncton, N.B. on April 14, 1952, working in the Teletype Relay Centre and when that moved to Montreal, I moved into Sales, first in Reservations, then at the Airport Counter. In January of 1957 I transferred to Edmonton Airport where I mostly worked until retirement Dec 31/1982. Did do some part time training both with AC and Grant McEwan Community College (the travel course). After retirement I opened my own Pet Care business where I looked after pets and homes when people travelled. Did that for 10 years. In the meantime am doing the books for a small company (hence the computer) which I do out of my home. Any of Shirleys' friends can email her: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Vesta sends us this information - On March 17, 1937, Amelia Earhart took to the skies in her Lockheed Electra 10E. Although no one, male or female, had ever completed this journey, Earhart's goal was to be the first pilot ever to circumnavigate the globe at it longest point -- the equator. Sixty years later, on March 17, 1997, pilot Linda Finch embarks on her adventure of a lifetime when she takes off from Oakland, CA, to re-create and complete Earhart's heroic expedition. Finch's journey, called World Flight 1997, is not out to set any records. Rather, it is a tribute to Earhart's vision and spirit, and the sharing of a message that is as timeless today as it was sixty years ago. John Doney adds this information - The home page for this event is http://worldflight.org/ The home page is laid out like an aircraft instrument panel. Click on 'flight map' to see Linda's route and schedule. The home page is laid out like an aircraft instrument panel. Using Microsoft Explorer or Netscape Navigtor, click on 'flight map' to see Linda's route and and schedule. While the plane is in the air latitude and longitude are updated every 15 minutes. She plans to arrive Dakar, Senegal from Natal, Brazil on April 11. Las Palmas, Canary Islands, April 12. Next leg is Malaga, Spain, 801 miles, April 13. Then Tunis, Tunisia, 738 miles, April 14. Then Athens, 705 miles, April 16. Best regards. John R. Doney This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet - . FULL EUROPEAN DEREGULATION FINALLY COMPLETE Since April 1, the European airline industry is finally fully deregulated, the completion of a step-by-step process begun 10 years ago. The first step occurred in 1987 when the European council of ministers decided to simplify and reform rate structures, market division between national airlines and market access for new entrants. The most important step came in 1993 when prices, market access and capacities were fully deregulated. The immediate consequence was the arrival of new carriers competing against established national airlines on the most profitable routes. Any airline could operate between its home country and another country member of the European Union freely. Then came the sixth freedom, the right to pick up passengers in a member country and carry them to another member country, the airline being based in neither country. Since 1987, 83 new airlines have entered the market and 68 ceased operations, and the number of routes grew from 490 to 520, fuelling competitions between airlines. LOW COST OVER THE ATLANTIC Belgian based CityBird is the first airline to do for trans- atlantic passengers what low cost no frills airlines have done to passengers in the US and Europe. With unrestricted one-way fares starting at US$139, including taxes, between Brussels and New York, CityBird hopes to attract people who would otherwise not fly on its planes. CityBird will start flights to New York, Los Angeles and San Fransisco on June 2nd with MD-11 aircraft. BRITISH MIDLAND ORDERS 20 AIRBUSES The UK's third largest airline, British Midland, has signed a memorandum of understanding to order eight Airbus A321 planes seating 196 passengers and 12 A320s which seat 160 in a deal valued at more than US$1 billion. The order is the largest ever received from a British operator. Since September 1991, all 53 international B747 and B767 operated by Australian airline Qantas are equipped with defibrillators to restore heart rhythm for people suffering a cardiac arrest in mid-air. WORLD'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS RANKED Top 5 : 1. Chicago O'Hare - 69 million pass. 2. Atlanta Hartsfield International - 63 million pass. 3. Los Angeles International - 57.9 million pass. 4. London Heathrow International - 56 million pass. 5. Dallas-Fort Worth International - 55 million pass. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff The printed Time Table for Air canada will be available Jun 1st. Latest timetable on Air Canada web site is Apr 10th effective until Oct 26th. Air Canada will operate YUL-YHZ-FRA this summer. Carnival Cruises - 'Destiny' - Eastern Caribbean - 7 day Inside $669, Outside $769 Miami-San Juan-St.Croix-St.Thomas-Miami. Period Aug 31 - Dec 7. Prices US$ pp dbl. Call 1-800-690-3223 for more details. Moscow from US$669 pp dbl. 5days/3 nights, price valid until May 31st. includes spav airfare, transfers and accommodations. St.Petersbirg from US$689 pp dbl. 5 days/3 nights, price valid until May 31st includes spav airfare, transfers and accommodations. Europe - London from $469 - 5 days/3 nights. Paris from $399 - 5 days/3 nights. Dublin from $399 - 5 days/3 nights. Madrid from $519 - 5 days/3 nights. Athens from $479 - 5 days/3 nights. Rome from $619 - 5 days/3 nights. Prices US$ pp dbl includes spav airfare, accommodations and continental breakfast. London/Paris via 'Chunnel' from $659 - 6 days/4 nights. Price US$ pp dbl includes accommodations & spav airfare, one 'Chunnel' fare & breakfast. Budapest from $749 - 6 days/4 nights. Price US$ pp dbl. includes city tour, opera performance, spav airfare,, accommodations, breakfast & dinners. Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies - Best one I read was about a Saudia B737 ready for a domestic flight. Frantic banging was heard on the outside of the fuselage as the plane was ready to push back. The flight attendants finally opened the door to be greeted by the first officer who had been doing his walk around and wanted to get back to the right hand seat. CAPTAIN (on PA explaining a delay): "Sorry, folks, but our landing been delayed by a mechanical failure. The automatic machine that beats up and loses your luggage is not functioning properly and we'll have to wait for repairs." Controller on position asks for relief so he can go to the bathroom. New controller comes over and plugs in but fails to get *COMPLETELY* plugged in. At the time, this caused both (reliever and relievee) mikes to go "hot". Controller on position proceeds to give a quick rundown: " These 2 are going to Phoenix, speeds look good. The American should fit behind that Southwest, everything else is working, rides are good, no weather and if I don't go now, I'm gonna WET my pants!" He leaves, new guy sits down, notices hot mike and fixes plug. First transmission he hears: " I hope your friend makes it". ~-=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. 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