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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 152 date Apr 30th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . Schedule of the Blue Angels for May - 3-4 NAS Key West, FL Open House 10-11 Brunswick, GA Military Appreciation Weekend 17-18 Montreal, Quebec, Airshow, Canada 21-23 U.S. Naval Academy, MD Commissioning Week 24 NAS Patuxent River, MD Air Expo 97 ~-=o0o=-~ . ACRA System events - Bowling - London May 30-Jun 1 Softball - Winnipeg Jun 17-18 Golf - PEI Sep 7-10 Tennis - Florida Oct 3-8 Darts - Los Angeles Oct 17-19 Badminton - Barbados Oct 26-Nov 1 Pionair System events - Golf - Penticton BC Jun 17-18 ~-=o0o=-~ . News from the Districts - From the latest edition of the 'Sentinel' District of Montreal Pionairs newsletter - Close to 70 attended the BYOB lunch at the Casa Greque in Dollard des Ormeaux on the West Island of Montreal last February. Total attendees at the recent Italian Lunch at the Lachine Curling club was near 100, who watched several teams compete for honors in the curling event. The winning team - Peter Simpson (skip), Bill Sim (lead, Peter Beauchamp (2nd) and Peter Kralka (third). Pionair sweat shirts were presented by Herb Guilfoyle, Director of the Montreal Pionairs. Coming events - May 21st - Spring luncheon Royal St.Lawrence Yacht Club. Jun 1 -4 - Pionairs A.G.M. Jun 8 - Air Canada employees and Pionairs Family Day with the Expo Baseball Club hosting Chicago Cubs. Jul 23 - Walk in the Park Picnic - Cap St-Jacques Park. Sept - Planning an Apple Pickin' afternoon. Oct - Planning a Fall Casual Lunch. Dec - Planning a Christmas Dinner. Mary Guillaume, editor of the English version of the 'Sentinel' is departing La Belle Province. ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the Internet POST-IT PLANES? BOEING, DOD DEVELOP AIRCRAFT "APPLIQUES" Maybe one day we'll head to the hobby mart for a roll of new color for our planes. Boeing and 3M are demonstrating the feasibility of replacing paint with a patented class of materials known as appliques, thin polymer films backed by pressure-sensitive adhesive. The new "tape-on paint" is but one product idea to emerge from the Boeing-led Joint Strike Fighter Paintless Airplane Program. LEAVING LUXOR: FINCH BESTS LEAKING COCKPIT, NOISE, TAIL-TIRE FLAT Wish we were there. Linda Finch flew her Lockheed into Luxor last week and marked the halfway point of her Amelia Earhart redoux, a 29,000-mile odyssey undertaken to honor the woman who fell 7,000 miles short and vanished into myth. IMAGINE THE NOSE ART! BOB HOPE TAKES ETERNAL WINGS ON C-17: O.K., it still ain't an Oscar -- but it's bigger. The U.S. Air Force last Tuesday named its newest C-17 Globemaster III aircraft after veteran combat-zone entertainer Bob Hope in honor of his five decades of morale contributions to the 50-year-old U.S. Air Force. If you think a lost overnighter would be tough, imagine this... You've just shipped a small package from Zaire to London via Swissair and its cargo center in Zurich and all seems well. Paperwork's in order, package intact...did we say package? This package of $11 million in raw diamonds went unnoticed for two hours in a freight container thought to be empty in a Swissair freight room at Zurich airport, the airline said Friday. But all ended well, it seems. Swissair said a cargo handler discovered the shipment, from Zaire and bound for London, when he opened the metal container. A Swiss newspaper reported that the cargo worker who found and turned over the diamonds was given a reward by his boss. And the finders fee? Well, lets just say the handler isn't going to Euro Disney on his booty -- a whopping U.S. $34 paid from the boss' own pocket. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff All inclusive resorts - CARIBBEAN 4 days/3 nights Barbados - Alond Beach Club & Village from US$327 Dominica - Jack Tar Resorts from US$269 Jamaica - Montego Bay Breezez Club following from US$269 Jack Tar Resorts - Negril Grand Lido Hedonism II Poinciana Beach Resort - Ocho Rios Jamaica Grand Resort Sans Souci Lido - Boscobel Beach Super Clubs - Runaway Bay Breezes Super Club St.Kitts - Jack Tar Resorts Prices pp dbl. Call 1-800-665-3100 and mention Pionairs. European Vacations - 5 day/3 nights Amsterdam from US$389, Athens from US$319, Barcelona from US$409 Brussels from US$369, Cairo from US$599, Copenhagen from US$639 Dublin from US$359, Helsinki from US$499, Instanbul from US$569 London from US$429, Lucerne from US$479, Madrid from US$379 Mainz from US$419, Munich from US$429, Nice from US$299 Olso from US$635, Paris from US$429. Prague from US$369 Rome from US$499, Stockholm from US$549, Torremolinos from US$499 Vienna from US$549. Prices are pp dbl includes round-trip, space available. Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies Vesta sends us this (smellie!) - I'VE GOT MY RIGHTS * In February, the Palm Springs (Calif.) Regional Airport Commission issued hygiene rules for cab drivers serving the airport, including requiring drivers to shower daily with soap, brush with toothpaste, and eat breath mints. After vociferous complaints, the Commission softened the specifics on "fresh breath" and "pleasant body odor." Said cabbie Ken Olson to the Commission, "You're not my mother." ~-=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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