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

number 192   date Aug 27th 1997

. Welcome to Trans-Canada Air Lines newest - and only - Airbus A319
due at Dorval Aug 28th!


. Welcome to John Hayes, former Air Canada Sales at YZA, now at
Houston with Continental Connections -
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Matthew Laubitz in the US District This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


. Where are they now?

If you have lost track of George Brien, try his new email
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What about William MacKenzie he has changed his email too, and
owns up to being at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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
Saturday  August 30, 1997
Boat Cruise
Monday  September 1, 1997
London, UK, coffee @ 11am Harvester Pub Ashford  Middlesex
UK, Theatre Trip 'Summer Holiday'
Tuesday  September 2, 1997
Kelowna/Vernon 10am Coffee&Chat @ Muffin Break.
Penticton 10:am Coffee&Chat @ Tim Hortons Cherry Lane
Shopping Mall           
Prestwick, Lunch at St Nicholas Hotel
Thursday  September 4, 1997
Montreal, Lunch @ Chenoy's Pte Claire
Friday  September 5, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches,Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  September 6, 1997
1030-2100hrs Bowness Park
1030-1630hrs Family Picnic, National Aviation Museum
Sunday  September 7, 1997
P.E.I.ACRA System Golf Tournament Brudenell  
Resort Roseneath


. News from the Districts.
Our National Director ans National Secretary  Olie & Mary Moore
have recently been visiting various District Pionair gatherings.
The Pionairs coffee get together in Burlington. We have been to
Edmonton for a BBQ which was great.  Sunny Alberta skies and
delicious food not to mention the great company!
We will be going to the lunch in Richmond BC Sep 28th.
Planning to be guest speaker at the Vancouver Island District
Fall Luncheon on October 23rd.
So things are starting to move along. 


. Found on the Internet.

German carrier Lufthansa is planning to auction off 80 round-trip
tickets on the Internet at the end of August. The auction, the
first ever of its kind on the web, will be conducted by the
airline's British office. 40 pairs of tickets to destinations in
Asia, the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Germany will be offered
at prices starting at GBP 5 (USD 8). The auction will take place
live on the airline's British web site between Thursday August 28
and Sunday August 31, but all participants must register in advance
on the Internet : http://www.lufthansa.co.uk

The Vulcan Restoration Trust, based in Southend-On-Sea, Essex, UK
will be holding a public Open Day on Saturday 27th September 1997
and will be presenting a High Speed Taxy-Run of their Avro Vulcan
as part of its contribution to the first National Aviation
Heritage Week.

Aer Lingus have announced the order for four A321 aircraft.
Two will be leased and will enter service on the DUB-LHR route
next summer with the other two being purchased in 1999.
They will be configured to carry 168 pax to cater for business
class. It is reported that the first 2 will replace two 737's but
the second two will be additions to the fleet.

Itlair, a new italian private airline, will start its operations
at the end of August,with flights from Cuneo to Roma Fiumicino,
from Alghero to Genova and Pisa and from Pisa to Naples, all the
flights will be operated by a fleet of two ATR 42-300.

Air Nova Inc., Air Canada's Halifax-based regional partner,  
announced the addition of a new route for its upcoming
Fall/Winter schedule. Beginning October 27, 1997, the airline
will offer four daily non-stop flights each way between Ottawa
and Boston using the Canadian-made 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft.


. Interline stuff.

When in the UK and looking for further travels,
Lawson International are the local interline travel agents
For example:
Channel Islands from UKP69.00 including flights
Guernsey: St. Pierre Part - 2 nights UKP129.00
Jersey:   Queens Hotel    - 2 nights UKP109.00
Air Malta - 3 nights from UKP112.00
Lauda-Air - Vienna 2 nights from UKP134.00
Britannia - Jo'burg 2 nights from UKP233.00
Travel on 'le Shuttle', Folkestone to Calais return by car
for stays up to 5 days UKP49.00
6 days and more UKP69.00     
Contact Lawson International phone 0181-941-7200

Fancy a short stay in an English Farm B & B?
A double room for 3 nights UKP80 or 4 nights for UKP100
includes breakfast. Enjoy peaceful, pastoral views from
luxurios kingsize ensuite bedroom within lovely old
Queen Anne former farmhouse in Worcestershire close to
the Cotswolds, Malverns and Stratford.
Call 01386-793159 in the UK.

Land tour in Zimbabwe from UKP699 for 2 persons includes
8 nights B&B in 3 star hotel, 7 rounds of golf on top
courses, 1 day/night in a game reserve.
Call 00 263 4 495577 in Zimbabwe or 01342-714475 in UK

Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh, 30 mins south of Durban
over looking the sea. 94 en-suite rooms with TV, in-house
entertainment, swimming pool, airport pickup. Includes
breakfast and dinner for a minimum 7 days stay.
SAR99.00 pp dbl per day (approx CA$33.00)
Call 00-27-323-83361 in South Africa.


When once you have tasted flight you will always walk with
your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there
you will always be.  --Leonardo da Vinci


. Smilie
Alan Rust sends us this one -

"The Top 15 Advertising Slogans for a new start up airline."

1.   We're Amtrak with wings.
2.  Join our frequent near-miss program.
3.  Ask about our out-of-court settlements.
4.  Noisy engines?  We'll turn 'em off!
5.  Complimentary champagne in free-fall.
6.  Enjoy the in-flight movie in the plane next to you.
7.  The kids will love our inflatable slides.
8.  You think it's so easy, get your own damm plane!
9.  Our pilots are terminally ill and have nothing to lose.
10. We might be landing on your street!
11. Terrorists are afraid to fly with us.
12. Bring a bathing suit.
13. So that's what these buttons do!
14. A real man lands where he wants to.
15. We never make the same mistake three times.

.  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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