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Our crew is: Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson
Co-pilot     - Terry Baker

number 188      date Aug 12th 1997


Wednesday  August 13, 1997
Niagara Falls & Niagara-0n-the-Lake Bus
Tour from Toronto
ANNIVERSARY,water slides and BBQ: time 12:00 - 21:00
at Maxwells Amusement Park.
Friday  August 15, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family
Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  August 16, 1997
PARTY, 17-2200 hrs Manhattan Cruise
PARTY 10-1600hrs Air Canada hangar
Wednesday  August 20, 1997
Burlington&Oakville Coffee @ Pig &
Whistle Burlock Dr & Lakeshore Rd 11am
Friday  August 22, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family
Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  August 23, 1997
tba Halifax BBQ
Thursday  August 28, 1997
VanIs Fall lunch @Kingfisher, Courtenay
guest speaker Al Thompson President AirBC
Friday  August 29, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family
Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping


. For some time now, we have been unable to get our NetLetter to
Jim Billwiller at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


. Tom Martin sends us this comment after reading NetLetter nr 184 -

Thanks for the plug for the Cranbrook Airshow.
My interest is because our daughter is responsible for the 200 plus
volunteers and son in law, who made the web site, is treasurer and
they both seem to be doing a heck of a lot besides.  It is now so
entrenched that they no longer have to go after performers,
instead they are contacted and this year is the biggest yet and
they hope to get 8000 visitors to help pay the costs.
Lots of work.


. AIR CANADA - A pocket Guide, a complete historical & fleet guide
of Air canada from the early days of Trans Canada Air Lines. The
only guide available covering Air Canada's history from beginning
to present.
Available at Aviation World, 195 Carlingview Dr, Rexdale, On,
M9W 5E8. (416)674-5959  or


. In October 1997, 125 special needs children nominated from
charitable organizations in B.B. will board an Air Canada B767
at Vancouver for Los Angeles for a fun-filled day at Disneyland.
This, the fifth annual 'Dreams Takes Flight' is organized by
Air Canada employees, with the help of retirees, in Vancouver.
To help with the fundraising to cover the costs, and for each
CA$100 donation, you will enjoy a scenic tour aboard TCA's
1937 Lockheed Electra 10A aircraft restored to its original
operating condition. Flights depart Aug 13 - 17th from Air canada
747 Hanger, 5530 Miller Road, Richmond, B.C. Contact 643-5757.


. News from the Districts -
London England Monthly newsletter -
Forthcoming events -
Sept 7th trip to Cadbury World has been cancelled due lack of
October (TBA) - ACRA Theatre trip 'Buddy'
Nov 2nd - London - Brighton Rally.
Dec 1st - ACRA Christmas Dinner & Dance.
Dec 7th - Pionairs Christmas lunch at Four Pillars Hotel,

A dog is for life - A dog can be just for the weekend at
Ettington Park (Four Crown) near Stratford-on-Avon. Digby and
Snoopy, two soppy black Labradors, have been rescued from the
local animal shelter and entered on the payroll as 'Canine
Service Managers'. A spare lead is left in every room so that
even city people can experience country walks with canine

Okanagan Newsletter -
Upcoming events -
Wine tasting tour & Luncheon Monday Sept 15th at 11.00 with
lunch at 12.00. Place: Sumac Ridge Estate Winery, Hwy 97 South
Summerland. Cost: CA$11.00 per person includes gratuities and
tax. Limited to 60 persons, sign up by Sept 8th, first come
first served. Call Bernice at (250)492-6976.

Third annual Christmas Party to be held Dec 1st at 11.30 for
cocktails/cash bar, then 12.30 luncheon, followed at 14.00 with
entertainment. Place Ramada Lodge Hotel, Kelowna.
Cost CA$17.00 per person includes gratuities & tax. A donation
of a non-perishable item for the food bank would be welcomed.
Reserve by Nov 24th. Call Bernice at (250) 492-6976.
Visiting Pionairs welcome.

Pionairs meet for coffee and a friendly chat the first Tuesday
of each month .. 10.00 at The Muffin Break in Kelowna and
Vernon. Penticton Pionairs meet at Tim Hortons, Penticton.


. From the British Airways News -
A passenger who attacked 3 people on a BAA flight recently is now
serving a 4 month prison sentence. His travelling partner was
fined UKP240 for being drunk and disorderly on the same flight.
There have been 10 successful prosecutions since the introduction
of the Disruptive Passenger Policy last year and 8 more people
are awaiting trial. BA is determined to support crews and ground
staff in all they do to ensure the safety both of customers and

British Airways plans to keep the Concorde going for a least
another 5 to 10 years. The life expentancy of the fleet was
30 years and the aircraft were built from 1975 to 1981.


. Found on the Internet.

American Airlines is likely to recruit 360 new flight attendants
in the coming year.

It was a flying strip show for the passengers on a Canada 3000
flight last Spring. The ladies enjoyed it, but the guys didn't
because the stripper was male. The aircraft diverted to
Newfoundland and the exhibitionist was deplaned.

An airline at YYZ recently received a box marked "Perishable'.
The agent did the logical thing and placed it in the cold room.
Problem was the box contained an Iguana - a rather frozen one.

Western Pacific Airlines has acquired Frontier Airlines.

Rumour has it that Ansett and Air new Zealand will become members
of the Star Alliance.

Northwest Airlines have ordered (50) A319 from Airbus Industries,
TAM of Brazil received (5) A330-300's and Monarch Airlines have
ordered (2) A321 and (2) A330's. Finair has ordered (12) A320's
with options on a further 24.


. Interline stuff.

Edmonton Airport departure tax is CA$10.00, except for travel
within Alberta when the charge is CA$5.00

Don't carry more than 10 sticks of gum when entering Singapore,
it could cost you a year in jail.

If you are planning a trip using the great discounts available to
Pionairs with either Dargel Tours or Canadian Interline Tours, be
sure to identify yourselves as a Pionair as the National Office
of the Pionairs receive a commission for each booking.


.  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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