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Our crew is: Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson
Chief Navigator  - Terry Baker

number 174      date  June 30th 1997
. Welcome to Ed Storrie, who now lives in Oakville, Ontario and
can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roy McCormack retired and living in Collingwood, Ont
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Ron Vigars, just completing his term as Director
Pionairs - USA. Ron can be emailed at
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. Megan Trites sent us this information -

Over the past several months I've been receiving the 'Newsletter
Between Ourselves' for my father, Gurney Trites, as he does not
yet have e-mail services.
However, I left my job last week to move to Halifax and
won't be able to receive the newsletter for him anymore.
I print it out every Friday so Dad can have a look at it over the
weekend. He has enjoyed hearing all the news about AC and fellow
pionairs, he and my mother always get a good laugh out of Vesta's
Hopefully he will be on-line soon so he can hook up with you again.
In the meantime, in case anyone would like to contact him he can be
reached at the following:
Gurney Trites,  PO Box 58,  Pointe du Chene, New Brunswick
E0A 2J0 Phone/Fax: (506)532-6342
Thanks Once Again!
Megan Trites


. In 'Netletter - Between Ourselves' nr 173, Bob Robbins, Director
of Ottawa Pionairs gave an update of the AGM, and mentioned his
viewing of CF-TCC, which brought back the following memories for
Bob - >   
Re the old Lockheed 10, takes me back to when I was a radio
operator at North Bay in the early forties.  The DOT owned TCC,
and mostly used it for calibrating and adjusting the beams of the
radio ranges spotted about every hundred miles across the country.
They used one of our air-ground frequencies to communicate with
the DOT operator on duty, as they jointly adjusted each of the
four legs on the beam.  They seemed to go on and on, but those
were the basic navigation aid in those days.

Bob Robbins


. Bill Sim sends us the information about the Air Canada System Golf
Tournament -

1997 Air Canada System Golf Tournament

Dates: September 07, 08, 09. 1997.
Brudenell River Resort,
Prince Edward Island,

Mailing address : P.O. Box 67,
Prince Edward Island
C0A 1G0
Phone (902) 652-2332 or 1-800-565-7633
Fax (902) 652-2886.

Entry Fees Golfers $290.00 (CA)  Non-golfers $125.00 (CA)
-Three days of Golf  green fees and  electric cart included.
-Welcome reception Sunday evening.
-Monday evening barbecue.
-Tuesday evening banquet and prize presentations.
-Buffet breakfasts, three mornings.
-Hospitality suite.
-Closest to the hole prize on Par three's.
-Golf towel and bag tag.
-Bus service:
Charlottetown Airport to Brudenell - Sept 06-07
Brudenell to Charlottetown Airport - Sept. 10.
Main Building : Double and Queens - CA$110.00 per night.
Suites - CA$125.00 per night.
Chalets:  Regular - CA$89.00 per night.
Housekeeping $99.00 per night.
Room rates are per room/per night.
Maximum of four persons per room.
Rates in effect before and after tournament dates.


. Found on the Internet.

Perception is everything, the cliche goes, and a misperception --
to be precise, depth misperception -- can lead to bad things.
Last October at LaGuardia a Delta MD-88 clipped an approach light
tower, slammed to the runway and skidded nearly into Flushing Bay.
The NTSB could see clearly enough last week where to find the
probable cause of the non-fatal accident was the captain's use of
"monovision" contact lenses.  So called because the lenses correct
one eye for distance, the other for close-up, monovision is  not
FAA approved for pilot use due to possible depth perception

No firm customers emerged in time to announce the program launch
of the Airbus A340-400 or -500 but the European consortium did
announce an engine selection, the 500 Series Rolls Royce Trent.
Guess half an English muffin beats no French bread at all.

Air France pilots sniff at cut in starting pay. Pilots aren't
warming to an Air France proposal to cut starting salaries by
about 30 percent to under US$40,000 as talks between the cockpit
crews' union and airline management continue.

Some passengers were not amused at an American employee's joke:
dressing as Cuban President Fidel Castro, with a fake beard and
fatigues, to greet passengers flying American's first nonstop from
Austin to Miami last Sunday.  The airline apologized.


. Interline stuff.

Exciting Europe Vacations -
London from US$429 - 5days/3 nights.
London/Paris Combo via the 'Chunnel' from US$659 - 6 days/4 nights
Dublin from US$429 - 5 Days/3 nights.
Edinburgh from US$599 - 5 days/3 nights includes round trip space
available on British Airways LHR/Edinburgh/LRH.
Cardiff, Wales from US$239 - 3 days/2 nights.
Fares pp dbl includes accommodations, taxes & service charge and
space available air.
Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details.

Sun destinations -
Hawaii  4 days/3 nights
Oahu - Kuhio Village from US$249,
Queen Kapiolani Hotel from US$299
Maui - Kamaole Sands Hotel from US$389
Hawaii - Hilo Hawaiian Hotel from US$359
Kona Reef Resort from US$419
Kauai - Kauai Resort from US$359
Hanalei Bay from US$409
Molokai - Kaluakoi Villas from US$359.
Prices pp dbl. Includes round trip space available on Aloha
Airlines. Non airline companions eligible on
Hawaiian Airlines to Honolulu and the out-islands.
Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details.


. Smilies.

A travel agent was having a devilish time trying to satisfy her
client. Each time she suggested a sensible airline routing, the
client would pause, as if checking a reference, then politely
refuse the itinerary. Somewhat confused and frustrated, she finally
asked, "Perhaps I could help you more if you told me exactly what
you were looking for?"
The client paused again, then she heard an audible sigh over the
telephone.  "Well, it's like this," he confessed.  "All the flights
you recommend are on two- or three-engine airliners. I would really
like to take this trip on a four-engine plane."
"I see.  Let me look some more," she responded as the client
listened to her keyboard in the background.  "But, while I'm
checking, could you tell me why it is you only want to fly on a
four-engine airplane?" she asked.
Another sigh.  "It's a bit embarrassing, but very simple, really,"
he said.  "There are no five-engine airplanes."


.  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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