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Our crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson
Chief Navigator - Terry Baker
number 167 date June 10th 1997
. News from the Districts -
From the Monthly U.K. Newsletter
Diary dates :-
Aug 4th - Riverboat Shuffle on River Thames.
Sep 1st - Theatre trip, 'Summer Holiday'
Sep 7th - Cadbury World & Stratford-upon-Avon.
Oct (tba) Theatre trip, 'Buddy'
Dec 1st ACRA Christmans Dinner & Dance.
Dec 7th Pionairs Christmas lunch, Osterley Hotel.
. Tom Grant found this and sent it over -
Cathay may ask cash from Rolls
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd says it may ask Rolls-Royce Plc. for
compensation after the Hong Kong carrier grounds its fleet of
Airbus A330-300 aircraft due to problems with Rolls-Royce Trent
. In Netletter nr 166 Bob Carson told us about making contact
with Don Dowie after many years. Now, Don Demeza tells us the
same story -
June and I very much appreciate the Netletter - you're doing
a great job. Don Dowie also found me after 30 years - we
worked together and were also neighbours. Additionally we signed
up for the Crown Princess Nov 24th ex L.A. within 10 minutes of
your listing - that's use.
(Thanks for the info Don - eds)
. Don Demeza sends tese two pieces of info -
Of interest to aviation buffs within driving distance of Belleville.
The Bay of Quinte Aeromodellers Radio Control Club are holding
their 11th annual model aircraft Jet Rally next week-end at
Mountainview Airport 10 km south of Belleville on Hwy #62 beginning
at 9.00 a.m. on June 14-15. About 50 scale jets from the U.S. and
Canada fly at this event. Also featured are large scale "Warbirds"
and this year a 20 ft scale model of a Halifax will fly at 1.00 p.m.
on the Saturday. Several members of the Canadian Jet Team are
expected to fly model jets with real turbine engines - such engines
cost about $5000.00, turn at 200,000 rpm and use propane fuel.
The RCAF museum at Trenton is also worth a visit - it's becoming
better every year. They are rebuilding a Halifax from a Norwegian
fiord and the cockpit will be on display at the model aircraft
Jet Rally. Don Demeza is an active member of the club and can
answer any questions you may have. Quite a few Air Canada
people from Montreal and Toronto have attended the rally in past
. Tom Martin sends us this -
The Cranbrook International Airshow is being held on Aug. 5th
- they call it Thunder in the Rockies. The Snow Birds are the
feature, but lots of other stuff. It should appeal to people in
the B.C. Interior and the Calgary area. They have their own web
page http://airshow.cyberlink.bc.ca. Give it a try.
(Thanks Tom for the info - eds)
. Found on the Internet.
PINT-SIZE PAX POACHES PASSAGE II:
We recently ran an item about an Atlanta-area boy who successfully
sneaked onto a LAX-bound Delta flight, only to be discovered en
route and returned home on the next available flight. Now comes
this tale of another boy, dressed in a T-shirt and cut-off jeans,
who walked through Miami airport security, boarded an American
Airlines plane and flew first-class to Jamaica. The 12-year-old
had no ticket, no money, no passport and, presumably, no frequent
flyer miles. He wasn't found out until arrival when he tried to
get to his intended destination, an exclusive resort for couples.
American Airlines flew him back to Miami, but probably not in first.
Amused by the boy's interest, the resort said it would hire him
next summer as part of an internship for youths if his grades are
good. Makes us wonder if we really need that ticket to
Tahiti after all.
. Interline stuff
From the U.K. Newsletter
Following destinations from London, England on other airlines
including British Airways standby return at UKP31.00 -
Barcelona, Berlin, Bilbao, Bologna, Bordeaux, Copenhagen,
Geneva, Genoa, Gothenburg, Leipzig, Lyon, Milan, Nice,
Montpelier, Munich, Olso, Perpignon, Pisa, Prague, Stavanger,
Stuttgart, Toulouse, Turni, Venice, Verona and Zurich.
When travelling as a couple on an aircraft where seating includes
a group of 3 seats together (such as on a B747, a B737 or an A340),
try and ask to be assigned the two external seats of a group of 3
seats. Middle seats are the least preferred by all flyers and are
assigned last. If a plane is not full, it is likely the middle seat
will remain unoccupied. If it is occupied, the passenger will
usually be very happy to swap his/her seat for one of the external
The beguiling ideas about science quoted here were supposedly
gleaned from essays, exams, and classroom discussions. Most were
from 5th and 6th graders. Some seem to apply to the art of flight.
- The law of gravity says no fair jumping up without coming back down.
- Clouds are high flying fogs.
- I am not sure how clouds get formed. But the clouds know how to do
it, and that is the important thing.
- Water vapor gets together in a cloud. When it is big enough to be
called a drop, it does.
- Humidity is the experience of looking for air and finding water.
- Rain is often known as soft water, oppositely known as hail.
- Rain is saved up in cloud banks.
- A blizzard is when it snows sideways.
- A hurricane is a breeze of a bigly size.
- Isotherms and isobars are even more important than their names
And our favorite...
- Rainbows are just to look at, not to really understand.
. 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.
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