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

number 194      date Sept 3rd 1997

. Where are they now?
Having trouble getting through to Bill MacKenzie who gave a new
email of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., but getting rejects.


. News from the Districts -

Tennis 97
Everyone! Players of all levels Welcome.
When: Thursday, September 18/97
Time: 10:00 to 14:00
Where: Western Indoor Tennis Club
4991 #5 Road
Richmond, B.C.
- 4 Priority Passes plus prizes to the system event
October 3-8 at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort
on Long Boat Key, Florida

For more info, Contact: Brian Hanley at
Home: (604) 574-4196 or Work: (604) 231-6950 (10:00-20:40)

Your Co-pilot sends this information -

The Vancouver Island Up Island Summer Luncheon was held on
Thursday the 28th August, with a gathering of 60 Pionairs.
Representation was spread out - 7 from Victoria, 9 from
Saanich, 3 from Saltspring Island, 4 from Vancouver,
2 from Ontario and 2 from London, England. Everyone enjoyed
a good spread, and the guest speaker was Al Thompson, CEO of
AirBC. During his talk, Al Thompson mentioned that the
appearance of the TCA Lockheed 10A and an Air Canada Airbus
A340 at the Abbotsford Airshow, depicting one of the earliest
and one of the latest aircraft to be operated by Air Canada
(nee Trans-Canada Air Lines) symbolizing the past 60 years,
was well received. Also we were told that the latest Airbus A319
has been painted in the original scheme of Trans-Canada Air Lines,
and will be officially unveiled during the Vancouver 60th
anniversary celebrations.
It took much research to get the correct colouring for the TCA
insignia, due to the lack of colour photos available. To
complete the job, 156 gallons of paint were used, 80 gallons
of silver, 60 gallons of clear and 16 gallons of black & white.
It was explained that the silver was used as present day
airframes are treated with a green undercoat off the assembly
line - not the bare metal as were the earlier aircraft 60 years

This years 'Dreams Take Flight' will depart Vancouver on October
28th (exact departure time to be determined).
For further information or to become a sponsor please write;
"Dreams Take Flight" - Air Canada
Vancouver Intl. Airport,
4th Floor Personnel,
5510 Miller Road,
Richmond, B.C.
V7B 1K4
Or fax (604) 303-3783 or phone Lori Hayes (604) 643-5757

Fraser Muir sends us a reminder that the 60th anniversary party
at Vancouver will also include Air Canada's Exhibit of
artifacts and memoriabilia would also be displayed.
- don't forget Sept 13th.


. Frank Pedder sends us this information -
If you receive an e-mail titled "JOIN THE  CREW" DO NOT open it!
It will erase EVERYTHING on your hard drive! .......this is a new
virus and not many people know >about it!
This information was received from IBM, please share it
with anyone that might access the Internet.
Also, If anyone receives mail entitled; PENPAL GREETINGS!
please delete >it WITHOUT reading it!!


. Found on the Internet.

Los Angeles airport commissioners want to cut airline landing fees
and transfer the cost to passengers by means of a new $3 Passenger
Facilities Charge.  The money would fund noise mitigation costs at
two airports, Los Angeles and Ontario, California.


. Interline stuff.

Canadian Interline Travel Hot Deals!
Interline Special
Ship:  SPV Star Clipper (Small yacht like experience!)
Dates:  4 night segment - September 13 - 17, 1997
9 night sailing - September 13 - 22, 1997
Sat.  - Sept. 13, Cannes
Sun.  - Sept. 14, Calvi
Mon.  - Sept. 15, At Sea
Tues. - Sept. 16, Menorca
Wed.  - Sept. 17, Palma, Mallorca
Thu.  - Sept. 18, Ibiza
Fri.  - Sept. 19, Formentera  
Sat.  - Sept. 20, At Sea
Sun.  - Sept  21, Marbella
Mon.  - Sept. 22, Malaga
Cost:  4 nights - only $695us pp
9 nights - only $1395us pp
Rate is based on double occupancy, outside cabin, category four.
applicable only on the Sept 13/97 sailing from Cannes.

Cruise Line:  Norwegian Cruise Line
Ship:  M/S Leeward
Date: Starting September 8/97 (Select Fall Sailings)
Enhanced 4 Day Itinerary Mexico Cruise
Mon. - Miami    - Depart - 5:00pm
Tue. - Key West - Arrive - 7:00am - Depart - Noon
Wed. - Cancun   - Arrive - 10:00am - Depart - 6:00pm
- Cozumel  - Arrive - 8:00pm
Thur.- Cozumel  - Depart - 1:00am
Thur.- At Sea
Fri. - Miami    - Arrive - 7:00am (Disembarkation)
Cost: US$249 Cruise only - Interior
US$349 Cruise only - Oceanview
3rd and fourth passenger ............US$99 cruise only

South Pacific & The Orient -
Cruises 7 - 28 day from US$995 pp dbl.
Positive Space Sydney, Australia LAX return from US$449
Auckland, New Zealand Lax return from US$549
Hotel - Australia
Dreamtime Hotel Pass from US$80 per night dbl. New South Wales,
Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia,
Western Australia and North Territory.
Hotel - New Zealand from US$160 per night dbl. North Island
- South Pacific from US$99 per night dbl - French Polynesia,
Bora Bora, Hauhine, Moorea, Tahiti, Rangiroa.
Dreamtime Hotel Pass from US$100 per night dbl - New Caledonia,
Noumea, Poum.

For more information call 1-800-665-3100 and 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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