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

number 199   date Sept 19th 1997
. We welcome Chris Doutre lives in Scottsdale Arizona and is the
son of the late B.G.Doutre of Air Canada
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Charles Carter from Manitoba who has an email of
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. Irv Christjanson straightens us out ...

Alan Rust reported in NewtLetter nr 197 on Air Aanada's new web
site..and what an improvement, eh!
Tell Alan and all others that the sched is still downloadable ...
just click on "Schedules" on the right hand side (white) under
the red AIR CANADA heading and this will lead how to download

Regards, Irv Christjanson

(Latest version is Sept 16th 1997 thru Apr 4th 1998 at 362k - eds)

John Dahlgren  tries to straighten us out some more !

Hi,  After noting Alan Rust's comments in Netletter #197 about
the revamped Air Canada Website. I checked into it and found it
to be very interesting.
Especially the Virtual Flight take off, cockpit view, in a 767.
(Needs" ibmpix.exe" Plug in program which is available at Website
Alphaworks.ibm.com )
The complete Flt. Schedule. Latest as of Sept 16, is still
available. Although not as easy to find as before. Suggest try -
Go to AirCanada website. Click  Language Preference.
Click  Schedules. Click on the Schedules Icon.
Then on the line "Access our timetable or download your own
PC TIMETABLE" Put the arrow on "PCTIMETABLE" until the arrow
changes to the "Hand" symbol Click. It - That started the
download for me.
It certainly is easier to do than to try to describe how to do it.
Anyhow I hope this is a help. Any comments are welcome.
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. News from the Districts -

Ron Miles of the US District sends us this message -

For the 60th celebrations at Los Angeles on Sept 29th I do know
the A319 aircraft (TCA) is to arrive at 1400 followed by an off
airport location from 1530 to 1730.
Regards,   Ron


. What's on and Where?

Saturday  October 4, 1997
AC Hangar 10-1600hrs
Florida, ACRA Tennis Long Boat Key nl120/193
Sunday  October 5, 1997
Florida, ACRA Tennis Long  Boat Key nl120/193
Monday  October 6, 1997
Florida, ACRA Tennis Long  Boat Key nl120/193
Halifax Bowling 1pm Bayers  Road Bowlorama
London, UK, coffee @ 11am Harvester Pub
Ashford  Middlesex
Tuesday  October 7, 1997
Florida, ACRA Tennis Long   Boat Key nl120/193
Kelowna/Vernon 10am  Coffee&Chat @ Muffin  Break.
Penticton 10:am Coffee&Chat @Tim Hortons Cherry Lane
Shopping Mall
Prestwick, Lunch at St Nicholas Hotel
Wednesday  October 8, 1997
Florida, ACRA Tennis Long  Boat Key nl120/193
Friday  October 10, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Sunday  October 12, 1997
Ottawa, Brunches,  PlaceNextDoor 320 Rideau St.
Wednesday  October 15, 1997
Burlington&Oakville Coffee   @ Pig & Whistle Burlock
Dr & Lakeshore Rd 11am
Friday  October 17,
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches,  Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping


.  John Hayes sends us these -

Most new airlines are started by enthusiastic aviation
believers, but there are exceptions. Teng Bunma, one of the
richest men in Cambodia, is starting his own airline, just a
month after he shot out the tires of a commercial aircraft
after his luggage was lost.

DOT - Orally authorized Continental Express to provide
scheduled combination service beginning Nov 1. between
Cleveland and Toronto as replacement for USAIr Express,
which suspended the service Sept 3.


. Found on the Internet.

Imagine the anticipation.  Your company's first three new C-172Rs
have just arrived by boat in Australia, containered for shipment.
You can barely contain yourself as you open the shipping container
-- only to find the disassembled birds were damaged during shipment.
All three were in bad shape -- wrinkled wings, crushed fuselages,
broken windshields and other "loose" damage.  Cessna says they
did not pack the planes for shipment, farming that task out to a
firm in Mississippi.

Talk about PO'd.  Folks at Barranquilla, Colombia were more than
a little, well, "upset" Friday after a rat of no known political
persuasion peed on a high-powered electrical cable and
short-circuited airport communications.  Officials shut down the
airport for the 40 minutes it took to restore radio service.
Mr. Rat was described as "quite frazzled."

International Lease Finance Corp. went on a buying spree last week.
Boeing got orders for 61 planes, while Airbus, for whom ILFC is
their biggest customer, got an order for 50 aircraft.  Aircraft
types covered the entire range produced by the two fierce

TWA retired its last L-1011s last week after 25 years flying

The 1st of over 160 MD-11 aircraft in service to be destroyed when
N611FE or Fedex bounced and flipped on its back after touchdown
at Newark recently. Both pilots and the 3 passengers escaped


. Interline stuff.
Canadian Interline Travel Ltd will be at the
6th Annual Interline Travel Celebration
on Oct 8th. Come and join in the celebration of travel fun ...
Music, Prizes, Historical Aircraft, Refreshments
and snacks.
B.C.I.T. Hanger, Vancouver Airport South Terminal
5301 Airport Road South, Richmond, B.C.
Time 17.00 hrs 'till 20.00 hrs.

More Canadian Interline Travel Hot Deals!
Ship: Monarch of the Seas
***7 Night, Southern Caribbean***

Dates: Sept. 21,& 28, Oct.5 and Dec 14/1997 only

September Dates: - Inside: US$499 pp dbl - Outside: US$599 pp dbl.
Oct/Dec Dates:   - Inside: US$599 pp dbl - Outside: US$699 pp dbl.

Sun - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mon - St. Thomas, USVI
Tue - Fort-de-France, Martinique
Wed - Bridgetown, Barbados
Thu - St. John's, Antigua
Fri - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Sat - At sea
Sun - San Juan, Puerto Rico

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


. Smilie!

CFR - 5  1130-0330Z, O/T 2 hrs PNR

Decoded:  Crash, fire and rescue services: level 5.  Available 1130Z
to 0330Z; other times 2 hours prior notice required.

Let's try to keep that in mind next time we're planning to
crash there


.  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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