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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 158 date May 15th 1997 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . In Netletter nr 154 we welcomed Irv Christjanson who sends us this bio - Here's my brief history with TCA/AC..... -Started with TCA in YWG accounting on Jan 17/1955 -Transferred to Montreal in June/1959 to take a position in what was called Base Accounting..where the company installed the first computer hardware (an IBM 650). Many positions held during this time in Montreal - all in what became C&SS. -Transferred from Montreal on Aug 1/1978 to take a position with the C&SS Res II group on Front St. in Toronto, primarily involved with the setup of the Via reservation system. Became involved in other company sales ventures of its computerized systems to many other Canadian airlines, as well as, Air Jamaica -Retired from AC on Dec 31/84. Am living in Burlington, ON (next best thing to the west coast). If anyone remembers Irv, try his email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ~-=o0o=-~ . Don't forget JUN 24th is the celebration of the arrival of John Cabot at Bonavista, Newfoundland. More info on their web site - http://www.cabot500.newcomm.net ~-=o0o=-~ . Found on the internet. AIRBUS COMMITTED TO A3XX Airbus officials said the launch of the super jumbo Airbus A3XX was "inevitable" and would happen within 2 years. The US$ 8 billion project enjoys support from 19 airlines providing design and cost-control input to the European consortium. The first aircraft should enter service in 2003 in a 550 seat version, but later all economy 1000 seat stretch versions are already planned for the Japanese domestic market. Airbus intends to deliver the first A3XXs in 2003. Although wider than the 747, the aircraft is not much bigger, enabling it to land at all airports capable of accepting 747s. AIRLINE TO GO AHEAD WITH BOEING ORDER American Airlines restructured its USD 6 billion deal with Boeing, after purchases of at least 14 planes had been delayed due to the lack of a labour pact between the airline and its pilot union. American confirmed orders for 75 Boeing 737s, 12 Boeing 757s, four extended-range Boeing 767-300s and an undetermined number of Boeing 777 aircraft. CYPRUS PILOT LANDS AT WRONG AIRPORT TO AVOID OVERTIME A Cyprus Airlines pilot on a scheduled flight with 153 passengers landed at the wrong Cyprus airport on Monday May 6 in order to avoid working overtime for less than 10 minutes. The flight, delayed for 2 hours in Zurich for technical reasons, was due to land on the Mediterranean island's Larnaca airport, but the pilot elected to land at Paphos instead, barely 150 km (90 miles) away from the aircraft's scheduled destination, following work-to-rule measures called for by the airline's pilot union to protest moves to transfer some Cyprus Airlines activities to its charter subsidiary, Eurocypria. According to the airline, it would have taken the plane 5 to 6 minutes more to land to its intended destination. Instead, buses and taxis were used to bring the passengers to their final destination while the pilot checked in into a luxury hotel at the company's expense. This is not the first ridiculous incident to occur at the Cypriot airline. Last week, caterers delayed a flight for more than 45 minutes when they went on strike to protest a management decision forbidding them to watch television while working. They started an hour long strike when their TV set was removed. British Airways has given a chance to first year students at London's top art college, and help to transform a building site at Heathrow Airport into an art gallery. The competition will give 25 budding artists the opportunity to exhibit work that will be seen by more than one and a half million passengers over six months. The airline is planning to double the size of its gate lounge in Terminal 1. While work is underway hoarding will be erected giving a showing space 40 metres long. ~-=o0o=-~ . Interline stuff. HOT Exotic trips Orient & North Pacific. 19 days from Vancouver to Osaka for US$699 pp dbl. Vancouver - Juneau - Glacier Bay Cruising - College fjord - Anchorage - Dutch Harbour - Sapporo - Vlaidvostok - Pusan - Horishima - Osaka. ( 9 days at sea) Departing Sept 24th. Souteast Asia. 14 days from Singapore to Hongkong for US$699 pp dbl. Singapore - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh City - Brunai - Kota Kinabala - Manila - Canton - Hongkong. ( 6 days at sea) Departing December 9th. Both cruises on 'Sky Princess' of Princes Cruise Lines. Parents also eligible. FIRST COME FIRST SERVED - CALL 1-800-690-3223 and mention Pionairs. BCP offers 50% discount on parking at London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Holiday in Zimbabwe. 8 nights B & B in 3 star Hotel, 7 rounds of golf on top courses, 1 day/night in a Game Park. UKP699 for 2 persons. Call direct 00 263 4 495577. Navarria Hotel, a 3 star hotel in the area of Limassol, Cyprus, near sandy beach. 130 twin rooms, pool, bar, restaurant, coffee shop, TV, fully equipped health club. Call direct 5-320855. Le Meridien right on beach at Limmasol, Cyprus from CYP13.00 pp dbl. call direct 357-5-634000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Palm Beach Hotel, Larnaca, Cyprus 5 star facilities. Call direct 357-4-644500 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The Dome at Ayia Napa, Cyprus. Rates from CYP23 pp per day. Call direct 00357 3 721006. Evachrist Gardens, rental apartments in Larnaca, Cyprus, close to Palm Beach. 10 minutes from airport, 150 metres to beach. Rates per week Studio CYP80, 1 bdr CYP100, 2 bdrs CYP140 Call direct 00 357 4 645041. Luxury traditional village houses(2-6 persons) with swimming pool in peaceful environment, 10 mins Limmasol, 5 mins from beach. Rate includes transfer from/to Larnaca airport and self-drive car including insurance & unlimited mileage. CYP420 (2 persons - 1 bdr) 2 weeks. CYP530 ( 4 persons - 2 bdrs) 2 weeks. Call direct 00 357 2 493397. ~-=o0o=-~ Smilies. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews. "Squawks" are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance crews. Problem: "Left inside main tire almost needs replacement." Solution: "Almost replaced left inside main tire." Problem: "Test flight OK, except autoland very rough." Solution: "Autoland not installed on this aircraft." Problem #1: "#2 Propeller seeping prop fluid." Solution #1: "#2 Propeller seepage normal." Problem #2: "#1, #3, and #4 propellers lack normal seepage." Problem: "The autopilot doesn't." Signed off: "IT DOES NOW." Problem: "Something loose in cockpit." Solution: "Something tightened in cockpit." Problem: "Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing gear." Solution: "Evidence removed." Problem: "DME volume unbelievably loud." Solution: "Volume set to more believable level." Problem: "Dead bugs on windshield." Solution: "Live bugs on order." Problem: "Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent." Solution: "Cannot reproduce problem on ground." Problem: "IFF inoperative." Solution: "IFF inoperative in OFF mode." Problem: "Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick." Solution: "That's what they're there for." Problem: "Number three engine missing." Solution: "Engine found on right wing after brief search." ~-=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. ' b 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 . ................................................... Signing off for now, Vesta. --- þ CMPQwk #1.42þ UNREGISTERED EVALUATION COPY

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