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

number 189      date Aug 15th 1997

. In NetLetter nr 188 we mentioned that we had lost contact with
Jim Billwiller - apparently he snuck off to Penticton as this
message from Alan Rust tells us -
Hey! I know him! He has just retired and moved to Penticton
and had to change his ISP, his new address is
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Oops - I NetLetter nr 181 we told you about the new email for
Charles and Diane Shnider - but we got it all wrong as
we hear from them -
'We are back home after a three week plus trip by auto to
Ywg and Grand Forks N.D. really enjoyed it all but glad to
be home.
The above bulletin lists our new email address but miss
-spelled the surname. it is SHNIDER (no "C") so the correct
email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Thanks and best regards
Charles and Diana Shnider.'


. News from the Districts -
From the US District, Mac Francis sends us this -

Any Pionair is welcome to the US meeting.
WHEN:  November 11, 12, 13 
WHERE: 8801 Apartment Hotel, 8801 Collins Avenue, Surfside, Fl.
(mid-way between Miami and Ft. Lauderdale)
AGENDA: Tues, Nov. 11,
hospitality suite open in Ian McMurray's room
Wed. Nov. 12,
General Meeting in AM,
Health Committee  meeting in PM
Thurs. Nov 13,
BAR-B-Q dinner by the beach at the hotel.
COST:  US$15.00 pp  to be collected before dinner.)
RATES: 2 bedroom apartment - US$100.00 per day
1 bedroom apartment - US$75.00 per day
efficiencies        - US$60.00 per day
All apartments have full kitchen,
2 bedroom units have 2 full  baths,
1 bedroom units have 1 and 1/2 baths
Rate is good for length of stay, so you may arrive a day or
two early and leave a day or two late.
RESERVATIONS:  make direct with Hotel, identifying yourself as
an Air Canada Pionair:
Telephone - (305) 865 7451
FAX - (305) 868 5911
Mail -  The 8801 Apartment Hotel
Attn: Patricia Gonzalez
8801 Collins Avenue, Surfside
Miami Beach, Florida 33154
Advise type of unit desired, number of guests, when checking-in,
when checking-out, credit card name, credit card  number
and expiration date.


. On August 20th 1937, Group Captain Zebulon Lewis Leigh from the
Canadian Airlines was the first Canadian pilot hired by
Trans Canada Air Lines. Sadly, Group Captain Leigh passed
away December 22nd 1996 aged 91 years old.


. Found on the Internet.

Air canada successfully provided 747 service for this year's Hadj
transportation program. From Mar 6 to May 22nd, the company
wet-leased fin #307 to provide service from Indonesia to Saudi
Arabia. On each flight Air Canada provided cockpit crew, one
supervisory flight attendant and one Technical Operations
representative. Due to Air Canada's expanded international
network they were even able to operate the positioning flights
via London, England and New Delhi on a profitable basis. Next
year Air Canada are hopeful at leasing up to 4 aircraft to
optimise deployment out their wide-bodied fleet.

The engine that powers the Boeing 727 has been in production
for 33 years. Pratt & Whitney started building the JT8D with
a thrust of 14,000 lbs and built 11,845 of that model.
A derivative JT8D-200 with a thrust of 21,000 lbs has 2,705
versions built. The engines have flown over 500 million hours
and 400 million flight cycles. These numbers equate to 50% of
the worlds flight hours and 60% of all flights on existing
commercial aircraft.


. Interline stuff.

"Tom and Bev Anderson (Ottawa) are planning a cruise
on the Sky Princess from Hong Kong to Singapore this
November.  They would like to hear from anyone who has
taken this cruise and also anyone who can recommend
a hotel in Hong Kong and also one in Singapore.  They
can be reached through e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Canadian Interline Travel Hot Deals!
Royal Caribbean International
Interline Rates! - 8 Night Repositioning Cruise!
One date only! - September 4/1997
- From US$63 pp per day
-(actual fare is US$499 Inside Cabin)
-(US$599 Outside Cabin up to category F)
- Includes Port Charges
Ship: Nordic Empress
Itinerary: Thurs - Port Canaveral, Fri - Nassau, Bahamas,
Sat - At Sea, Sun - Labadee, Haiti, Mon - At Sea
Tues - Philipsburg, St. Maartan
Wed - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Thurs - St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
Fri - San Juan, Puerto Rico
(Usual Terms and Conditions Apply)
ALASKA Cruises on Royal Caribbean from only US$799 pp dbl 7 nights.
Legend of the Seas or Rhapsody of the Seas. From Vancouver
return to Vancouver. Price includes port charges.
Vancouver, Victoria & Whistler hotel packages available from
BERMUDA Cruises on Royal Caribbean from only US$549 pp dbl 7 nights.
From New York return. Price includes port charges US$115.
3 night New York Hotel package available from US$149.

Call 1-800-665-3100 for details and mention Pionairs.

. Smilie -
Alan Rust sent us this -

Commandments of Helicopter Flying.

1. He who inspecteth not his aircraft giveth his angels cause to
concern him.
2. Hallowed is thy airflow across thy disc restoring thine
Translational Lift.
3. Let infinite discretion govern thy movement near the ground,
for vast is the area of destruction.
4. Blessed is he who strives to retain his standards, for
without them he shall surely perish.
5. Thou shalt maintain thy speed whilst between ten and four hundred
feet lest the earth rise and smite thee.
6. Thou shall not make trial of thy centre of gravity lest thou
dash thy foot against a stone.
7. Thou shalt not let thy confidence exceed thy ability, for broad
is the way to destruction.
8. He that doeth his approach and alloweth the wind to turn behind
him shall surely make restitution.
9. He who alloweth his tail rotor to catch in the thorns curseth
his childrens children.
10. Observe thou this parable lest on the morrow thy friends
mourn thee.


.  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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