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

number 196     date Sept 10th 1997

. Where are they now?
We are having trouble with the email for Rejean Desjardins, the
email of This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. does not respond - anyone know?



Friday  September 12, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  September 13, 1997
1100-1600 hrs Air Canada Hangar     nl193
Sunday  September 14, 1997
Ottawa, Brunches,  PlaceNextDoor 320 Rideau  St
Monday  September 15, 1997
Okanagan, Wine Tasting Tour  & Luncheon, Sumac Ridge
Estate nl188....
Wednesday  September 17, 1997
Burlington&Oakville Coffee  @ Pig & Whistle Burlock
Dr & Lakeshore Rd 11am
Thursday  September 18, 1997
Richmond BC Tennis nl 193
Toronto Woodbine Races and  Buffet Lunch noon.


. Historical September -

16th 1946  -  Montreal - Prestwick route extended to London.
-  Fort William to Duluth inaugurated.
1947  -  Transcon cargo started with DC3.
1st 1949  -  Stephenville added to the route system.
26th 1954  -  Super Constellation introduced to transcon
Montreal - Toronto - Winnipeg - Vancouver.
29th 1957  -  Non-stop Toronto - London, England introduced.
3rd 1963  -  Trois Rivieres added to route.
1st 1967  -  Viscount service Ottawa - Quebec, Montreal - Windsor
Chicago - London, Ontarion started.
-  DC9 service commenced Montreal - St. Johns.
20th 1967  -  DC8 stretched introduced transcon.
29th 1967  -  Montreal - Toronto - Los Angeles service introduced.
29th 1994  -  Delivery of 1st Canadair CL65.
-  Toronto - Vancouver - Osaka with B747-433m aircraft.


. Gord Hykle sends us this -

Has anyone noticed the number of people who are planning to
celebrate the start of the new millennium a year early? In our
area, nightclubs and restaurants are encouraging customers to
book now for New Years Eve Dec.  31 1999.
There is a business on one of the main downtown streets that has
put up a large display on their building that is counting down
the days to Jan 1 2000.
The actual date for the start of the new decade is Jan. 1, 2001.
The end of this decade, this century and the current decade is
Dec. 31, 2000.
The reason for this is that our present calendar does  not have a
year zero. If one works backward to the beginning, the first
decade runs from 1 to 10. The first century similarly runs from
year 1 to 100 and the first similarly started on Jan. 1 of
the year 1. The second similarly will end on Dec 31, 2000 and the
3rd will begin next day, Jan. 1, 2001.
Any comments?


. Alan Rust sends us some information on the "Dreams Take Flight"
being opereted by Vancouver.

'I received a note to all "Employees, retirees and family members"
asking for nominations for children between 5 and 12 that are
local (Vancouver) that may qualify to be in this program.
(Air Canada employees and immediate family members are not
Names for this year should be submitted by Sept 15/97.
For further information contact:
"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
Any cheque donations can be sent made out to
'Dreams Take Flight - in trust'.


. Alan Rust gives us this advice re virus, as mentioned in
NetLetter nr 194.

The truth is that you cannot spread a virus through normal email.
It is possible to include it in an attachment that when executed
could cause harm (you should save your attachments and scan them
first before running them)
For more information on this and other virus's see:
Also, you can visit the US Dept of Energy Site at:
McAfee is a leading anti virus software company....
From McAfee's site: http://www.mcafee.com/support/hoax/join.html


. Found on the Internet.

Rumour has it that London Heathrow Airport (LHR) may be renamed
in memory of Diane Princess of Wales.

Alaska and United have a new policy to give reserved seats to
standby passengers if the passenger has not checked in for their
reserved seat 20 minutes prior to departure time.

Pegasus Airlines of Turkey have ordered (1) B737-400 and
(1) B737-800.

Canadi>n Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will code share on the
Vancouver - Taipei route.

With the purchase of a full fare Business or First Class ticket
on Air Canada, S.A.S. or US Airways, American Express Platinum
card holders can now receive a complementary tickets for a
travelling companion.

Air Canada's 8 channel personal video monitor, the latest in
video technology, has been installed in Airbus A340, and Boeing
B747 and B767 aircraft for international flighta.


. Interline stuff.

Canadian Interline Travel Hot Deals!
Ship: Majesty of the Seas
***Cruise the Western Caribbean (7 Nights)***
- Includes Port Taxes
- Inside: US$549 pp dbl  - Outside: US$649 pp dbl.
Dates: Sept 28, Oct 26, Nov 16, Nov 23, Nov 30, Dec 7,
and Dec 14,1997
Itinerary: Sun - Miami,Florida
Mon - At sea
Tue - Labadee, Haiti
Wed - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Thu - Georgetown, Grand Cayman
Fri - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
- Cozumel, Mexico
Sat - At sea
Sun - Miami, Florida
Call : 1-800-665-3100 for details 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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