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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |\^/| _| 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 150 date April 27th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Special Anniversary Issue of "Between Ourselves - NetLetter" Since Oct 95, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker, both Pionairs, residing on Vancouver Island, have been issuing this "Between Ourselves - NetLetter" on the Internet for ex TCA/Air Canada retirees who have Internet email addresses, completely free. We now have a total of _112_subscribers. The Newsletter was the brainchild of Vesta, who gave the name 'NETLETTER' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a periodical which you probably remember from the 50's and 60's. The 'Between Ourselves - NetLetter" contains airline related information, anecdotes and stories supplied by our recipients, gathered off the Internet, travel news, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, keeps our "TCA/Air Canada" family together and in touch. "Between Ourselves - NetLetter" is Free to TCA/AC retirees and we are not sponsored by the Pionairs, although closely related. We encourage mail forwarding by relatives of retirees who have Internet addresses. Terry and I are open to any suggestions and ideas you may have, or would like to read in "Between Ourselves - NetLetter" ~-=o0o=-~ . Just over a month 'till the Annual General Meeting - are you ready? June 01-04 1997 at the Radisson Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. Vesta sends us a little history about the name of the hotel where the 1997 AGM will take place, in Montreal. Radisson, Pierre Esprit c.1632-1710, French explorer and fur trader in North America. He arrived in Canada in 1651. His journals, first published as the Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson (1885), are confusing documents, often leaving great doubt as to the location of places and the time of events. The first journal tells of his capture (1652-53) by the Iroquois. Another asserts that he made (1655-56) a trip to the West with his brother-in-law, M├ędard Chouart, sieur des Groseilliers, his companion on the later trips; it is probable, however, that only Groseilliers undertook the journey mentioned in this journal. On the second trip (1659-60) the two men entered Lake Superior and went as far west as the Sioux villages near Isanti Lake, the first white men to enter the region that is now Minnesota. They returned with an immense cargo of furs, which were confiscated at Montreal because they had traded without a license. This episode led Radisson and Groseilliers to transfer their allegiance to the English, and, backed by Prince Rupert, they set sail in 1668 for Hudson Bay. Radisson's ship was turned back but Groseillers's continued, and he established Fort Charles at the mouth of Rupert River in James Bay. He returned to England with furs, and in 1670 both men were back at Hudson Bay, Radisson establishing Port Nelson on the Nelson River. It was thus largely because of their efforts and Radisson's stories of the wealth of the north in furs that the Hudson's Bay Company was formed. Later Radisson returned to the French and led a plundering expedition against the English forts on Hudson Bay. He finally (1684) joined the English again and after a long lawsuit was pensioned by the Hudson's Bay Company in his old age. ~-=o0o=-~ . Some events happening in Montreal during June - 1 Le Tour des Enfants - Jarry Park (514) 521-8356 5-15 New Film Festival of Montreal (514) 843-4725 7-Jly 20 Benson & Hedges Inc Int'l Pyrotechnic Competition La Ronde (514) 935-5161 8 Le Tour de l'Ile de Montreal (514) 521-8356 13-15 Grand Prix Players of Canada - Gilles Villeneuve Circuit, Ile Notre-Dame (514) 350-0000 13-22 Beer Mundial - Old Port of Montreal (514) 722-9640 26-Jly 6 Montreal Int'l Jazz Festival - Downtown Montreal (514) 871-1881 ~-=o0o=-~ City info - Montreal Area code: 514 Time zone: GMT-4 EDT Population: 2,758,780 Ticket office: 777 de la Gauchettiere, Montreal, QUE, H3A 1M4 (corner of University) Employee ticketing from 0900-1130 & 1330-1600 Montreal International Airport - Dorval Distance: 25 km (15 miles) West of Montreal. Travel time: 20 minutes. Staff ticketing: Located room 387, 3rd floor Hours 1100-1300 & 1900-2100 Pre clearance US customs/immigration to US destinations. Duty free: Located past customs clearance trans-border departures. Automatic teller on departure & arrival levels. American Express cash machine adjacent to Barber shop. Foreign exchange by Thomas Cooke. Parking: Adjacent to terminal. Interior CA$9.25 per day Exterior CA$8.50 per day. Metropolitain Parking next to VIA rail station CA$5 per day, CA$29 per week. Safeway Parking next to Airport Hilton CA$8 per day, CA$45 per week. Free shuttle bus service to/from parking. Shuttle Bus between YUL/YMX Autocar Connaisseur, every 20 minutes between 1120-2020 CAS12.50 one way, CA$16.50 return. Car rentals: Avis, Budget, Tilden, Hertz & Thrifty at arrivals level. ~-=o0o=-~ . 50 years ago, on the 28th April, a Lockheed Lodestar operating flight 3 for Trans-Canada Air Lines was lost to Mount Seymour in B.C. with the loss of all 15 on board. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Travelling to Guadeloupe. Air Guadeloupe operate connecting flights between the islands of Guadeloupe, St-Barthelemy and St-Martin. The main airport is Le Raizet, 2 miles/3 kms from Pointe-a-Pitre. Climate: Low in Jan of 18 to 22 in Sept. Highs between 25-28. Country code: 590 Currency: French Franc (FRF) Documentation: Passport preferred. Proof of citizenship and photo ID also accepted. Electric: 220 volts Import allowances: 1 carton cigarettes or 8 3/4 oz tobacco and 1 litre of liquor or 2 litres wine. Languarge: French & Creole. Public holidays: May 1 Labour Day May 8 Ascension Day May 19 Whit Monday May 27 Shoelcher Day Aug 15 Assumption Day Nov 1 All Saints Day Nov 2 All Souls Day Airport Taxes: NO TAXES ARE COLLECTED. Time: 1 hour of US eastern standard time. . Cruise Alaska Holland America Vancouver-inside passage-Juneau-Skagway-Ketchikan Vancouver. Statendam sails Thursdays May 15 - Sept 18 Nieuw Amsterdam sails Saturdays May 17 - Sept 20 Noordam sails Saturday Sept 21 Veendam sails Mondays 21 may - Sept 22. 7 day 50% off for immediate confirmation or US$560 standby. Call 1-800-547-6586 ext 11 for more dtails. ~-=o0o=-~ .Smilies. Alan Rust sends us this smilie - The 33 Greatest Lies in Aviation 1. I'm from the FAA and I'm here to help you. 2. Me? I've never busted minimums. 3. We will be on time, maybe even early. 4. Pardon me, ma'am, I seem to have lost my jet keys. 5. I have no interest in flying for the airlines. 6. I fixed it right the first time, it must have failed for other reasons. 7. All that turbulence spoiled my landing. 8. I'm member of the mile high club. 9. I ony need glasses for reading. 10. I broke out right at minimums. 11. The weather is gonna be alright; it's clearing to VFR. 12. Don't worry about the weight and balance -- it'll fly. 13. If we get a little lower I think we'll see the lights. 14. I'm 22, got 6000 hours, a four year degree and 3000 hours in a Lear. 15. We shipped the part yesterday. 16. Id love to have a woman co-pilot. 17. All you have to do is follow the book. 18. This plane outperforms the book by 20 percent. 19. We in aviation are overpaid, underworked and well respected. 20. Oh sure, no problem, I've got over 2000 hours in that aircraft. 21. I have 5000 hours total time, 3200 are actual instrument. 22. No need to look that up, I've got it all memorized. 23. Sure I can fly it -- it has wings, doesn't it? 24. We'll be home by lunchtime. 25. Your plane will be ready by 2 o'clock. 26. I'm always glad to see the FAA. 27. We fly every day -- we don't need recurrent training. 28. It just came out of annual -- how could anything be wrong? 29. I thought YOU took care of that. 30. I've got the field in sight. 31. I've got the traffic in sight. 32. Of course I know where we are. 33. I'm SURE the gear was down. ~-=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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