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>                 Our crew is: Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson
>                              Chief Navigator  - Terry Baker
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>                              number 178      date July 13th 1997
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>  . Welcome to Lorna Grossman (nee Howie), email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>               Hal & Glad Ferris, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and
>                          an AC/TCA Ham operator at VE3 EZX
>               Bill Fisher, recently appointed Director of
>                            Vancouver Island Pionairs, can be
>                            emailed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>
>   . 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.
>
>                       ~-=o0o=-~
>
>  . 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?
>            Bob Robbins  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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>                          ~-=o0o=-~
>
> . 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
>      well.
>    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
>    understanding.
>           Alan Rust,Sysop, ACRA Airline BBS
>                       BBS (604) 541-1878
>                       FAX (604) 536-4593
>                WWW - http://www.mortimer.com/acra
>                    mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
>
>                                ~-=o0o=-~
>
> . 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
>         solution.
>     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
>            applications.
>     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
>            servers.
>    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 ....
>
>                                   ~-=o0o=-~
>
> . 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.
>
>                              ~-=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.
>
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>        Air Canada Pionairs ~Between Ourselves-Netletter~
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.              BEAUTIFUL B.C. CANADA              .
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