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> >_./|\._< for Air Canada retirees
> Our crew is: Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson
> Chief Navigator - Terry Baker
> number 178 date July 13th 1997
> an AC/TCA Ham operator at VE3 EZX
> Bill Fisher, recently appointed Director of
> Vancouver Island Pionairs, can be
> . Remember in NetLetter nr 171 we told you that, according to
> analysts, Air Canada was one of the better investments?
> Well Air Canada is considered the 'Stock of the week'. The
> past 52 weeks show a gain of 150% - don't you wish!
> . In NetLetter nr 177 we included a bio from Roy McCormack, but
> called Roy Ross - there is a Ross in the company, but not on
> our email list (yet!) -( sorry about the confusion Roy - eds)
> . More on those Vanguards -
> CF-TKK sold to Europe Aero Services in Oct 1972 registered as
> F-BTYB. Last flight was May 29th 1976 then broken up
> at Perpignan.
> CF-TKL sold to Aviation Traders - UK in 1969, then acquired by
> Europe Aero Services on Jun 27th 1973. Last flight 1980
> then broken up at Perpignan.
> CF-TKM scrapped at Montreal Aug 1973.
> CF-TKN sold to Air Holdings UK in 1969 as G-AXNT, leased to
> Lebanese Air Transport in 1970, then to Invicta
> International in 1975. Last flight Oct 13th 1975
> and broken up.
> . After NetLetter nr 175, Bob Robbins sends us this -
> Don Dowie's bit about his "secretary, assistant and confidente"
> (Mary Cox) awakened my think-box. Janet Pacheco was MY secretary,
> assistant, confidente and occasionally life-saver when I was
> Manager, Customer Services Training in CS HQ before I retired in
> '72. I lost track of her until seeing a picture of her with a
> group of Vancouver personnel a couple of years ago.
> Could anyone send me her mail address?
> . After reading about Tom Grant and his new web site in NetLetter 175,
> Alan Rust sends us this information -
> If any Pionair or ACRA members are willing to make a Web page I
> would be quite happy to put it online. I can also help them to a
> certain extent.
> Even though I am not an expert, I understand HTML code fairly
> They may want to promote local activities in their home town,
> ACRA events or Pionair events, etc.
> The main stipulation is that it cannot have any commercial content
> as the Web site is sponsored by Mortimer online with this
> Alan Rust,Sysop, ACRA Airline BBS
> BBS (604) 541-1878
> FAX (604) 536-4593
> WWW - http://www.mortimer.com/acra
> . Back in Netletter nr 16 - January 1996, we ran the following
> which, with year 2000 approaching, may be of interest
> to those who joined us since Jan 1996 - from Aaron Charad.
> Y2K is the new buzzword for year 2000 issues and concerns.
> Some serious issues being raised about what the turn of the
> century will do to the world's computer programs, and some
> funny stuff as well. One person has said he is taking all his
> money out of the bank, buying two months worth of food and a
> gun for protection.
> You're Not Working on the Year 2000 Date Problem Because...
> 1. You're already in Chapter 11.
> 2. You're 95, on life support and haven't paid your electric
> bill for the last 3 months.
> 3. You're planning to retire next year.
> 4. You're not using computers yet, you're waiting for the
> prices to come down.
> 5. It's someone else's problem.
> 6. Someone smarter than you will come up with an automated
> 7. You believe in the Tooth Fairy.
> 8. Your standards (found in a large red binder in the IS
> library) outlined how dates should be used in all
> 9. You only use vendor software.
> 10. You lost the source code of your applications 3 years ago.
> 11. You just don't have the time right now. Ask me again next
> year when things slow down.
> 12. You don't believe in computers.
> 13. Government will pass legislation to roll back the clock
> to 1900.
> 14. You're moving your mission critical systems to client
> 15. You'll have replaced your applications by then.
> 16. You don't have the budget.
> 17. You're too busy writing new applications (which can't handle
> the year 2000 either.)
> 18. You're planning to sell your company next year.
> 19. January 1st 2000 falls on a Saturday and Monday's a
holiday...you'll have lots of time over the weekend.
> 20. You were planning to phase out computers anyway.
> More next time ....
> . Interline stuff.
> Visiting the Bahamas?
> Bahamasair is the national airline and provides scheduled
> services among the islands. Nassau International Airport is the
> main airport, and is 16 kms west of Nassau.
> Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BS$), US$ accepted at par.
> Climate: low 15c in Jan to 32c high in Jul,Aug,Sep.
> Passport: Not required for nationals of Canada, US or Britian,
> identification with photo will be accepted.
> Visa: Not required for stays of less than 8 months.
> Current: 120/220 volts depending upon location.
> Language: English.
> Public Holidays: Aug 4 Emancipation Day
> Oct 12 Columbus Day
> Transport: Bus service operated in main tourist areas.
> Driving is on the left.
> Taxes: Airport departure tax BH$15.00
> Family Affaire sell-offs
> All from Toronto to -
> Richmond CA$99
> Los Angeles CA$269
> Seattle CA$249
> Dallas CA$99
> The Call Centre at 1-800-413-1113 has more details.
> Europe Land Tours -
> Prague - 6 days/4 nights from US$899 pp dbl.
> Budapest - Prague combo 8 days/6 nights from US$1149 pp dbl.
> Helsinki-Stockholm/Baltic Cruise 7 days/5 nights from US$749
> pp dbl includes space available air to Helsinki,
> cruise to Stockholm.
> Italy Motorcoach Tour 'Carossella' - 8 days/6 nights
> from US$1289 pp dbl includes space available air
> 3 dinners, 2 tours.
> Greek Classical Motorcoach Tour - 7 nights/5 days from US$939
> pp dbl.
> Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details.
> . 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.
> 747-400 |
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