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

number 179      date July 14th 1997
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. News from the Districts -
From the Atlantic Canada Newsletter # 18 covering NS, PEI, Nfld.
Keith Hatfield put together this material for us to share -

Regional Executive Committee:
Director: Charles Stock      Vice Director: Scott Foyes
Membership: Ken McLoed       Secretary/Treasurer: Pearl Piers
Social: Chuck Allison        Interline: Bernie Miller
Communications & Welfare: Phil Helms  Newsletter: Keith Hadfield
Past Director: Bernie Miller.

Anniversary day in Halifax.
Saturday July 26th is the date to share in Air Canaada's 60th
Anniversary celebrations with co-workers, past & present, at
Halifax International Airport from 1300 to 1600. All employees
and retirees and their families are encouraged to attend.
Refreshments will be served. Lockheed 10A CF-TCC will also be
on static display. In addition, from July 24th - 27th, the
CF-TCC will be available for familiarization flights for the
general public, as well as Air Canada staff. Seats are CA$50
each, the proceeds go to this year's Dreams Take Flight program
which is scheduled for mid-October.

ACRA Family Beach Day arranged for July 18th at Rainbow Haven
starting at 1300
A Picnic BBQ is planned for August 23rd.
Call Naomi Walsh at (902)464-8009 for more details.

The local ACRA Golf Tournament will take place July 28th at
River Oaks Golf Course. Shotgun start at 0800, with steak BBQ when
the 18 holes are completed. Fees CA$40.00 for ACRA members and
CA45.00 for guests. Call Chuck Allison (902)826-2955 or
Jack Gray at (902) 462-4952 for details.

Pionairs bowling resumes at 1300 on Monday Oct 6th at Bayers
Road Bowlorama in Halifax.

Special Pionairs meeting Wednesday Nov 19th at  1100 in the
Air Canada Conference Room at Halifax International Airport.

Don't forget the next Pionairs meeting at Armdale Yacht Club,
will be October 1st at 1100 which starts off the Monthly
meetings, held on the 1st Wednesday of each month.

The 1997 Pionairs Christmas Party will be held in early December
at the Armdale Yacht Club.

TCA Annual Reunion
The 26th Annual Reunion will be held Nov 24th thru 27th which
is US Thanksgiving, at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Petersburg,
Florida. Rate US$81.00 per night dbl. Call resort direct to
reserve 1-800-237-0707.
Many activities are planned and more information can be
obtained by calling the President, Morley Ryder at (902)469-1367
or the VP Mary Emerson at (902)423-2197.
The membership fee of CA$5.00 is extended to anyone who works
for or retired from Air Canada.

Have a great summer - Keith Hadfield.

~-=o0o=-~

. Found on the Internet.

RIGHT AIRPORT, WRONG TIME:
Better late than never?  Not always.  Last week United Airlines
Flight 728 was forced to return to its departure point of O'Hare
International when it arrived at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania after
the local airport closed.  The single runway at Harrisburg is
under construction from 2330 to 0630 local time, effectively
closing the airport.

SMOKING IN THE BOY'S ROOM?:
New York computer executive Raviv Laor, 28, was all settled into
the lavatory of a Paris-to-Newark Air France flight on May 19.
But, before he could finish his business, he was unceremoniously
dragged from the closed compartment, pants down and toilet paper
in hand, and accused of lighting up on the non-smoking flight.
Non-smoker Laor is suing the airline for $12 million after
failing to get an apology or even a response to his complaints.

The first 737-800 twinjet made its debut June 30 at Renton...

Dutch airline KLM is to acquire full control over the UK's third
largest scheduled airline, Air UK. KLM already owns 45% of Air UK
with the remainder of the shares in the hands of British Air
Transport Holdings. KLM and Air UK have had a cooperation agreement
since 1980 with the British carrier operating feeder service to
Amsterdam from 14 British cities.

Low cost US airlines ValuJet and AirWays have announced they will
merge their activities under the name AirTran.

~-=o0o=-~

. Interline stuff

Fraser Muir, Past National President of Pionairs sends us this
information regarding passes -
The following applies to retirees travelling on pass and trying to
board alternate flights on alternate routings other than those
listed through the "call centre".
From a recent personal experience I can attest that there are
passenger agents at air port counters that are not aware of how to
list retirees for pass travel, according to our priority.
As a result I have had several meetings with the "powers that be"
at Air Canada Headquarters who have assured me  that steps will be
taken to rectify this situation.
However, I feel it's also up to ourselves to check with the agent
and verify that we are indeed listed properly.
1/ Point out that you are a "Retiree" and not a "Former Employee".
2/ That "Service Date" has nothing to do with your listing.
3/ It's our "Length of Service" that should be listed in the
squares provided for the "Service Date".
Always remember it' your LENGTH OF SERVICE that decides your
priority, and above all be alert, and review the pass regulations.
If you have any questions check with your Air Canada Pionair
Director, or the National Executive.
Good Luck   Fraser Muir, Past President

-------------------------------------------------------------' 
CELEBRATE AIR CANADA S DIAMOND JUBILEE IN STYLE - LOTO A319'
'                                                           
YOU COULD BE ONE OF 40 WINNERS OF A TRIP TO TOULOUSE, FRANCE'  
'                                                             
THAT S RIGHT. YOU COULD BE ONE OF OUR LUCKY LOTO A319'         
WINNERS, SELECTED TO TRAVEL TO FRANCE ON AUGUST 24 TO HELP'    
CELEBRATE OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE. TWENTY AIR CANADA'    
EMPLOYEES AND TWENTY RETIREES WILL SPEND 4 DAYS IN FRANCE,'    
GUESTS OF AIRBUS INDUSTRIE. BUT THAT S NOT ALL  YOU LL TRAVEL' 
HOME FROM TOULOUSE ONBOARD OUR NEWEST A319, PAINTED IN THE'    
ORIGINAL TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES  LIVERY. NOW THAT S'           
CELEBRATING OUR 60TH IN STYLE. FOR CONTEST UPDATES OR'         
INFORMATION DIAL 1 800 667-7252.'              
'                                                           
DID YOU KNOW THAT...'                                          
- TRANS-CANADA AIR LINES (TCA) BEGAN SERVICE SEPTEMBER 1,'     
1937, A 50-MINUTE TRIP FROM VANCOUVER TO SEATTLE, USING A'   
LOCKHEED ELECTRA 10A.'                                       
- AIR CANADA IS THE FIRST NORTH AMERICAN AIRLINE TO INTRODUCE' 
THE AIRBUS A319 INTO SERVICE.'                               
- THE A319 IS A MODERN, STATE-OF-THE-ART TWIN ENGINE COST-'    
EFFICIENT, CUSTOMER FRIENDLY AIRCRAFT.'                      
- THE A319 HAS THE LONGEST RANGE CAPABILITY OF COMPETING'      
AIRCRAFT WITH THE ABILITY TO FLY NON-STOP FROM VANCOUVER TO' 
MONTREAL WITH A FULL PASSENGER LOAD.'                        
- 35 AIRBUS A319 AIRCRAFT WILL BE IN SERVICE BY MID-1998'      
AFFIRMING OUR FLEET AS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST IN THE WORLD.'    
- THE A319 CONFIGURATION FEATURES 16 EXECUTIVE CLASS AND 96'   
HOSPITALITY SERVICE SEATS.'                                  
'                                                           
HOW TO ENTER? IT S AS EASY AS 123'                             
'                                                           
RETIREES'                                                      
CONTEST INFORMATION, INCLUDING A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM, WILL'    
ARRIVE AT YOUR HOME LOCATION.'                                 
'                                                           
1. CORRECTLY COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM INCLUDING THE QUESTIONS.' 
'                                                           
2.  MAIL YOUR ENTRY FORM TO:'                                  
LOTO A319, EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATIONS, AIR CANADA CENTRE'     
261, PO BOX 14000, STATION AIRPORT, DORVAL, QUEBEC,'       
CANADA H4Y 1H4'                                            
'                                                           
3.  ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY AUGUST 4 WITH ONLY ONE ENTRY'  
PER RETIREE.'                                              
'                                                           
WHAT IF I DON T RECEIVE MY ENTRY FORM?'                        
'                                                           
RETIREES'                                                      
YOU SHOULD BE RECEIVING THE CONTEST AND INFORMATION ENTRY'     
FORM BY CANADA POST WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. IF YOU DO NOT' 
RECEIVE THE CONTEST MATERIAL BY JULY 21, YOU MAY REQUEST A'    
COPY BY CONTACTING BERNICE PAUL AT (204) 941-2550.'            
'                                                           
DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE AT 10:00 ON AUGUST 5, 1997 IN MONTREAL'   
AND WINNERS WILL BE ADVISED BY TELEPHONE, SO BE SURE TO'       
COMPLETE AND RETURN YOUR ENTRY FORM AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.'   
'                                                           
NOTE: WINNERS MUST BE READY TO TRAVEL ON AUGUST 24.'

~-=o0o=-~

. Smilies.

I read today that the Boeing 777 has FIVE MILLION lines of computer
code.  Bet you won't see too many programmers flying in those
babies!

An aircraft received a very lengthy and complicated IFR clearance.
After he read back the clearance and was given a frequency change,
he replied, "You couldn't have given me a clearance like that
before you had computers."

~-=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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