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

number 209     date Nov 10th 1997
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. Welcome to Bob Barry , retired Captain living in Winnipeg - email:
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Bob sends us this bio -

Air Canada: Oct. 1966 to Oct. 1986. Captain (Early Retirement.)
Wardair: June 1988 to June 1990
(PWA transfer to Canadian Airlines International Ltd.)
CAIL: June 1990 to June 1995.
(Retired again!  Maybe I got it right??)
Canadian Corps of Commissionaires: April 1997 to present.
Security at the Air Canada Building, 355 Portage Ave,
Winnipeg.
Back with my airlines alma mater and a lot of old friends from
days gone bye.

~-=o0o=-~

. WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Jack Newart does not respond to email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anybody in contact with Jack?

~-=o0o=-~

.  WHAT'S ON AND WHERE.

Tuesday  November 11, 1997
USA/Florida, US AGM
Wednesday  November 12, 1997
USA/Florida,US AGM
Alexandria AC Retirees Lunch Grp,
for info Clive 613-525-4819 or Cam 224-6469
Thursday  November 13, 1997
USA/Florida,US AGM
Friday  November 14, 1997
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Wednesday  November 19, 1997
Burlington & Oakville Grp,Coffee at Pig & Whistle,
Burlock Dr & Lakeshore Rd 11am                    
Halifax Intl Airport Pionairs meeting
11am   AC Conference Room         
Pionair Ex Meeting Toronto
Thursday  November 20, 1997
Pionair Ex Meeting Toronto

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. Found on the Internet.

STAR ADDS VARIG, FOCUSES ON ASIA

Brazilian airline Varig has officially joined the Star Alliance
on October 22 as alliance airlines are now focusing their attention
on Asian carriers to expand the reach of their global network.
The alliance partners are now working at strengthening their
network in the Asian market amid speculations that Singapore
Airlines or Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways will shortly
announce they are to become the new Star Alliance members.
If, as is possible, both choose to join the Star Alliance, it
would be almost certain Thai would decide to remove itself from the
cooperation agreement.

AIRCRAFT ORDERS

Start up EASTWIND Airlines (W9) has ordered two Boeing 737-700s for
delivery in April and June 1998. The airline currently operates two
B737-200s between selected US East Coast airports.

Australia's QANTAS Airways (QF) has announced the purchase of three
Boeing 747-400s for delivery in 1999 and 2000, an order worth about
USD 474 millions.

Spanish airline SPANAIR will offer 266 free tickets to passengers
presenting themselves dressed in costumes celebrating Spain's
culture or history to celebrate its first scheduled North American
route when it opens its Madrid (Spain) - Washington (USA) flight on
November 20.

QANTAS will be moving from Heathrow Terminal 3 across the south
runway to Terminal 4 next week.   That would bring 3 airlines of the
BA-AA.CP-QF alliance into one terminal.
One wonders when AA will also make the move.

~-=o0o=-~

. In NetLetter nr 205 we mentioned Varig joined the Star Alliance -
Helene Seiz sends us this observation -
I found it... hilarious that with Varig joining Star Alliance,
passengers can now visit 642 cities on 1 ticket and 1 baggage check.
It is O.K. to have ONE baggage check but ONE TICKET? with 642 TRIP
COUPONS? Ha! Ha!
How long would it take to complete this trip?   Regards.

~-=o0o=-~

. Interline stuff.

PRINCESS CRUISE LINE
++++++++++++++++++++
FALL INTERLINE SAILINGS
***********************
Dawn Princess - 7 Night Southern Explorer (Nov 15/97)
Sun Princess - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Nov 15/97)
Regal Princess - 10 & 11 Night Panama Canal (Nov 25, & Dec 16)
Sky Princess - 14 Night Southeast Asia (Nov 25 & Dec 9/97)
=================================================================
Dawn Princess - 7 Night Southern Explorer (Nov 15/97)
- Itinerary - San Juan, Aruba, Caracas (La Guaira), Venezuela,
Dominica, St. Thomas,   San Juan
- Inside from US$299 pp - Outside from US$499 pp
- Govt Fees - US$60 pp
=================================================================
Sun Princess - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Nov  15/97)
- Itinerary - Fort Lauderdale, Princess Cays, Ocho Rios,
Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Fort Lauderdale
- Inside from US$499 pp - Outside from US$699 pp
- Govt Fees - US$81 pp
=================================================================
Regal Princess - 10 & 11 Night Panama Canal (Nov  25, Dec 16/97)
- Itinerary - San Juan, St. Thomas, Martinique, Grenada, Caracas,
Curacao, Transit Canal, Acapulco
OR
Acapulco, Costa Rica, Transit Canal, Cartagena, Aruba,
St. Thomas, San Juan
- Inside from US$499 pp - Outside from US$699 pp
- Govt Fees - from US$53 - US$81.50 pp
==================================================================
Sky Princess - 14 Night Southeast Asia (Nov 25, Dec 9/97)
- Itinerary - Hong Kong, Canton, Manila, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam,
Thailand, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
OR
Singapore, Port Kelang (Malaysia), Bangkok, Vietnam,
Brunei, Borneo, Manila, Canton, Hong Kong
- Inside from US$879 pp - Outside from US$1079 pp
- Govt Fees - from US$32.50 - US$57.50 pp
==================================================================
Further info on these cruises can be found at:
http://www.interline.ca/cruise/princess/princess_fall.htm
Call Toll Free at: 1-800-665-3100 and mention Pionairs.

~-=o0o=-~

. Smilie

Mark Caduc sends us this one -

The student pilot was midway through the oral portion of his
Private practical test.  After reviewing his pre-flight planning,
the examiner pointed out that the Weight & Balance figures showed
that the airplane would be 50 pounds over max gross.
"What can you do about that?" asked the examiner.
"First, I would have my passengers take off their clothes,"
suggested the applicant.
"If that were not enough, I'd drain a gallon of oil from the engine.
Finally, I'd remove 12 pounds of air from each tire..."

~-=o0o=-~
.  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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