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

number 184  date Aug 1st 1997


. Whats on and where -
Monday  August 4, 1997
London, UK, Riverboat Shuffle on River Thames.
Tuesday  August 5, 1997
ACRA picnic Delta BC     
Cranbrook Intl Airshow 'Thunder in the Rockies'
Kelowna/Vernon 10am  Coffee&Chat @ Muffin Break.
Penticton 10:am Coffee&Chat @ Tim Hortons Cherry Lane
Shopping Mall
Prestwick, Lunch at St  Nicholas Hotel         
Wednesday  August 6, 1997
Abbotsford Airshow Canada    B.C.
Thursday  August 7, 1997
Abbotsford Airshow Canada  cont'd              
Montreal, Lunch @ Chenoy's  Pte Claire
Friday  August 8, 1997
Abbotsford Airshow Canada   contd                   
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches,  Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  August 9, 1997
Base de Plein Air de   Ste-Foy 13-2000Hrs
Abbotsford Airshow Canada  contd


. Historical August -
1946 - Inauguration of Toronto-Cleveland service with DC3.
1967 - Montreal-Chicago non stop service inaugurated with DC9.
1994 - ADVANTIS formed to provide network and computer services.
1995 - As a result of Open-Skies, 99 non stop flights per week
from Canada to Florida. Formerly charter flights that now
become scheduled flights.
1996 - Air Canada relocates its operation in Prestwick to Glasgow.


. News from the Districts -

dateline: Wednesday July 30th, PIONAIR PICNIC, Vancouver Island.
Your pilot decided to take in the picnic at Mt Doug Picnic
When I arrived most everyone had already eaten, getting their
strength up for the mini olympics for the retirees. <G>
Before the games started I did some roaming and met Ken and Rosemary
Taylor, both of CS&S Front, where we had worked together.
Then along comes Frank Takasaki, also of CS&S Front, so I wasn't
among strangers. A few minutes later I introduced myself to Saville
Hambleton, past district director and had a long chat with Fred
Miller, still an active pilot with Air Canada.
Then the games started so I hovered around looking for Bill Fisher,
our present District Director, and found him beside the baseball
diamond.  We had a nice chat, mostly about  "Between Ourselves -
NetLetter". Then it was his turn at darts so  I reacquainted myself
with Nancy Walchuck, one of Pionairs Past Presidents.
I had only planned on staying a couple of hours but time certainly
flies when you're having fun.  I had been so busy chatting that I
didn't even eat my picnic sandwich so before taking off for home,
I sat in my hot car and enjoyed it and the end of my wonderful
afternoon with former co-workers and friends.
Absolutely perfect weather for a picnic in the Park.
When I signed in I was nr 43, so I think that's roughly how many
Vesta Stevenson.

From the 'Sentinel', Summer edition of the Montreal Pionairs -

The Spring Lunch Buffet held at the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht
Club May 21st was attended by about 100 Pionairs and guests.
Herb Guilfoyle Director of Montreal Pionairs took the opportunity
to thank Mary Guillaume for her hard work serving as the
Secretary and Editor for the Montreal District Pionairs.
Mary and husband Lucien are heading down the '401' - Westwards!
An elegant buffet was enjoyed followed by the awarding of the
numerous door prizes.

Russ Reynard penned a report on the trip to Quebec City, a two
day affair, May 11/12th, enjoyed by some 50 Pionairs and guests.
The trip was not without its excitement, especially on the bus
named 'Odyssee'.
Several non scheduled stops incurred to change a flat tire, a
muffler replacement and a stubborn engine reluctant to start at
one time. Tours of downtown Quebec City, Chateau Frontenac,
Ile D'Orleans and Montmorency Falls were amongst the sites.
Good eating seems to be one of the highlights, and several
Pionairs from the Quebec group joined in as well.

A disappointing crowd of 100 employees and Pionairs accepted the
invitation for the 'Family Day' at the Expos baseball Park. The
second annual gathering was not considered a success due to the
small number attending and doubts were raised for next year.

A Casual Fall Luncheon - at the Buffet Vichy Bar. This will be
held on October 28th at 11.30. All you can eat! choose from among
over 100 items - all for CA$7.95 pp - now who can resist?
Where? - 2901 Bl. Taschereau Est, Saint-Hubert. (514)465-0519.
Visiting Pionairs are welcome naturally. Reserve prior to
Oct 20th - call Herb Guilfoyle at (514)696-5286.

From a total of 5,840 Pionairs world-wide, the Montreal District
have 25% of them - 1,548 members.

Manitoba & Saskatchewan Pionairs.
A successful Spring Luncheon was held Apr 17th at the Viscount
Gort Hotel.


. Finally - the last of those Vanguards!
CF-TKT sold to European Aero registered as F-BTYC, last flight
Jan 1977, broken up 1980 at Perpignan.
CF-TKU sold to Air Holdings 1969, various registrations, GA-ZNG,
SE-FTI with Air Traders, PK-MVC with Merpati Nusantara,
F-BVUY with European Aero. Last flight Jakarta 1984.
CF-TKV Sold to Air Holdings 1969, registered G-AXOP with Invicta
and crashed near Basle, Switzerland Apr 10th, 1973.
CF-TKW last Vanguard purchased by Trans Canada Air Lines in 1964.
Sold to European Aero registered as F-BTOV. Saw service
with Merpati Nusantra as PK-MVH. Last flight 1987.


. Found on the Internet.

The Tri-State Airline Historical Society (T.S.A.H.S.) will host
its tenth annual airline collectibles show on Saturday, September 6,
1997, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Holiday Inn Jetport, located at
1000 Spring Street in Elizabeth, NJ. The hotel is adjacent to Newark
Airport (EWR) and it operates a free van shuttle from all three
airport terminals. Newark airport can be reached from Manhattan
using the Olympia Trails airport express bus.
Airline memorabilia shows feature a large variety of commercial
airline items.  These include crew insignia, books, magazines,
postcards, models, slides, dining service items, ticket jackets,
timetables, children's wings, baggage tags, menus and air sickness
bags. While most of the items at our show trade or sell for very
reasonable prices, some items can be a bit more expensive.
Airline posters from the 1930s and 1940s, old crew insignia, early
dining service pieces and large travel agent aircraft models bring
the highest prices.  Items from "Fallen Flag" airlines, those
no longer in existence, are in great demand.
Contact    Bill Gawchik      or    Bill Hough
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Our web site http://www.freeyellow.com/members/psa188/page1.html


. Interline stuff.

Joe Mallory sends us this piece of information -

If you are ever looking for golf packages there are some
tremendous deals on PEI.  A friend just got back.
Paid CA$110 for 3 nights accommodation, 3 breakfasts,
unlimited golf every day with electric cart, one day of golf
at Crowboosh which was voted best new golf course in Canada in
1995 (a $75 value).

Interline Clearance Sale -
Royal Caribbean 7 night cruises from US$499 pp dbl, includes
port fees.
Departing Miami -
'Enchantment of the Seas' Oct 19, Nov 2, 16, 30, Dec 14
'Grandeur of the Seas' Sep 6, 20, 27, Oct 4, Nov 15, Dec 6, 13
Departing San Juan -
' Monarch of the Seas' Sep 21, 28, Oct 15, Dec 14.
Call 1-800-665-3100 for details, mention Pionairs.

Deep Caribbean Cruise from San Juan - 7 days from US$1199, includes
air from Montrea, Toronto or Seattle.
'Cybership Galaxy' San Juan-Catalina-Barbados-Martiniqu-
Antigua-St.Thomas-San Juan.
Departs Oct 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Dec 6, 13.
Pre-cruise overnight in San Juan available for only US$70.
Call 1-800-690-3223 for details mention Pionairs.


.  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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