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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 153 date May 4th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "What's going on and Where?" from May 1st to May 15th,1997. Monday May 5, 1997 LHR coffee at 11am Harvester Pub Ashford Middlesex nl123 Tuesday May 6, 1997 PWK Lunch St Nicholas Hotel Wednesday May 7, 1997 YHZ Lunch Armdale Yacht Club Friday May 9, 1997 YOW KoffeeKlatsches Family Carlingwood Shopping Saturday May 10, 1997 YOW AirShow MacDonald/Mercier International AP nl105 Sunday May 11, 1997 UL/QB 2day coach trip to Quebec City YOW Air Show contd YOW Brunches PlaceNextDoor 320 RideauSt $9.95 +tax+tip Monday May 12, 1997 UL/QB coach trip QB contd Tuesday May 13, 1997 UK European Business Air Show Stanstead, UK Wednesday May 14, 1997 UK European Air Show contd Thursday May 15, 1997 UK European Air Show contd ~-=o0o=-~ . Reminder - The second annual Pionairs System Golf Tournament being held June 17 & 18th at Penticton Golf & Country Club, Penticton, B.C. Entry fee CA$60. Call Don Graham at (250)492-6045 for more details - deadline is May 27th. ~-=o0o=-~ . Air Canada recently received its 6th Airbus A340 fin 604, and was placed on the YYZ-FRA route for its first revenue flight. ~-=o0o=-~ . Jimmy Millar sends us this response - Vesta's article on Ham Radio in Newsletter #151 may have been taken from an old American publication as it contains a few errors. It says that in Canada we are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) which no longer exists. It is now handled by Industry Canada. It also refers to joining the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) which is for American operators only and has no jurisdiction here in Canada. At one time there was a Canadian branch of the ARRL called the CRRL which was based here in London, Ontario. A few years ago it was merged with another Canadian amateur organization to become the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) which is now based in Ottawa. They have an excellent web page, http://www.rac.ca/ full of information including a data base of the 47,700 licensed amateur radio operators in Canada. As we say, CUL 73 DE VE3AGC (Jimmy Millar). (Thanks for the response Jimmy - eds) ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet. Malaysia Airlines, celebrating its 50 year anniversary, received its first Boeing B777 recently. > Northwest Airlines is assisting residents in flood ravaged Red River Valley, North & South Dakota and Minnesota with special fares for volunteers and freight donations. Air Canada is assisting residents in flood ravaged Manitoba with special fares and movement of donations. Maersk Air Group has ordered (2) Boeing B737-500 twin jets. Atlantic Southeast has confirmed its order for (20) Canadair RJ's. Strikes are still affecting the operation of Air France. British Airways are offering the 1st 100 customers on May 9th at Logan Airport, Boston the chance to 'pay what they weigh' for a return air fare between LHR-BOS. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff Latest update of the Air Canada timetable on their web site is May 2nd sized at 339k, effective until Oct 26th 1997. Exotic vacations - Cruise Russia. Aboard the deluxe ms Maxim Gorky cruise ship. 10 days departing May 10th or May 19th. US$799 pp dbl. Cruise the Amazon. Mysteries of the Rio Amazonas - 7 days Tour # 1 and River & Rain forests 13 days Tour # 2 Tour # 1 departs every Sunday US$799 pp dbl. Tour # 2 departs every Saturday US$2069 pp dbl includes airfare from Florida. Secrets of the Nile departs May 13 - 8 days US$799 pp dbl Companion US$899, domestic air US$365 pp. Footsteps of the Pharaohs departs May 13 - 10 days US$979 pp dbl Companion US$1089, domestic air US$365 pp. Arabian Nights departs May 13th - 12 days US$1129 pp dbl Companion US$1239, domestic air US$320. Australia & New Zealand. Positive space air fare Los Angeles - Sydney or Auckland return from US$499 pp Spouse, parents, companions US$599 pp. Hotel pass from US$47 pp dbl per night. Independant tours from US$250 pp dbl. Carnival Cruises Interline Special, From US$599 pp dbl 3rd and 4th Guests Cruise for only US$399 pp * Sharing cabin with first two guests* Vancouver to Alaska or return Best Available Stateroom Northbound Cruises Southbound Cruises The Ship Carnival's "Tropicale" Package From When the "Fun Ship" Holiday departs from Vancouver (or Seward, Alaska), the vacation of your dreams begins! Valid for departures May 14 & 21; June 18; Aug 27; Sept 10, 17, & 24, 1997. US$599 7 day cruise itinerary. depart Wednesdays from Vancouver and Seward. Cruise the Alaskan coast with stops in Valdez, Skagway, Juneau, and Ketchikin. Breathtaking scenery and whale watching along the way. Terms and Conditions: Port Charges, government fees/taxes and air transportation are additional for all guests. Offer is capacity controlled and is not combinable with any other discount or promotional offer. Some restrictions (including cabin category) apply. Note: Maximum upgrade for a inside stateroom will be to category 7 and for an oceanview stateroom will be category 8. Call 1-800-665-3100 for details and mention Pionairs. Visiting England? The American Air Museum is open to the public at Duxford Airfield near Cambridge, and will be dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on Aug 1st. The new museum has planes from both world wars, Korea, Vietnam and the Gulf war - lots of video and computer displays. The annual air show at Duxford is, perhaps, the biggest in Europe, is scheduled for July 12 and 13th, with lots of vintage craft in the skies. Duxford is open daily and admission is UKP6.40 (CA$15), with discounts for seniors and children. Following are some W.A.C.A. events during July. Jul 11-17 Great Singapore Sale & Malaysia Tour hosted by AC Singapore, register by Jun 10. Cost SG$980. Jul 29-Aug 1 White Water Rafting hosted by Detroit IC register by Jun 15th. Cost TBA. Don't forget the 30th AGM of WACA being held in Sri Lanka Oct 6-11th, hosted by Sri Lanka IC. Register by Jul 31, cost US$563. Obtain more details from your local Interline club. ~-=o0o=-~ . Smilies. from the internet - "Back in my early military flying days, I once flew in a two seat TF51 with a pilot that "thought" he was pretty hot. He particularly liked to take off, raise a few inches off the runway, pull up the gear and hold his altitude while the undercarriage came up. Well, on this particular take off the airplane settled slightly and it was obvious that the prop tips struck the runway. I was rattled but pleased that the airplane was still flying well enough to climb. But when the pilot contacted departure control and was obviously continuing on his mission I was convinced I was with a lunatic. I asked him if he didn't think it would be wise to land and check the damage and he replied, "Naw, its their runway, let them worry about 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. 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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