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

number 240     date Feb 25th 1998

Published since October  1995.
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. Welcome to Jouko Himanen retired as Inspector Mechanic and lives
in Sardis, BC. Try email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are trying to locate Dan Moss, try his new
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the change is due to his
previous ISP was hit by the ice storm.

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. News from the Districts.

Don't forget the Pionairs Curling System Championship Bonspeil
this weekend Feb 27/28th at Montreal West Curling Club.
Call Don (819) 849-7915 or Norm (514)488-8765.
Even if you do not curl - come meet your buddies!

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.  MOSTLY PIONAIR EVENTS -  WHAT'S ON AND WHERE

Monday  March 2, 1998
Halifax Bowling 1pm Bayers Road Bowlorama
London, UK, coffee at 11am Harvester Pub Ashford
Tuesday  March 3, 1998
Kelowna/Vernon 10am Coffee&Chat at Muffin Break.
Montreal Pionairs Bowling League Valois Lanes Pte Claire
info 626-3263
Penticton 10:am Coffee&Chat at Tim Hortons Cherry
Lane Shopping Mall
Prestwick, Lunch at St Nicholas Hotel
Wednesday  March 4, 1998
Halifax Lunch Armdale Yacht Club
Thursday  March 5, 1998
Montreal, Lunch at Chenoy's Pte Claire
Friday  March 6, 1998
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches,  Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Sunday  March 8, 1998
Ottawa, Brunches, PlaceNextDoor 320 Rideau St.
info 841-7091
Tuesday  March 10, 1998
Montreal Pionairs Bowling League Valois Lanes Pte Claire
info 626-3263
Wednesday  March 11, 1998
Alexandria AC Retirees Lunch Grp,
for info Clive 613-525-4819 or Cam 224-6469
Friday  March 13, 1998
Ottawa, KoffeeKlatsches, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Tuesday  March 17, 1998
Montreal Pionairs Bowling League Valois Lanes Pte Claire
info 626-3263

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. Historical Society.
The Canadian Aviation Historical Society, Vancouver chapter, holds
a monthly meeting in the second floor 'Multi Purpose Room' of
the Richmond Arts Centre at 7700 Minoru Blvd, Vancouver the
second Tuesday of each month at 1930. Slides, videos and talks
are presented. For info call Jerry Vernon (604)420-6065.

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. Olympics.

On October 3rd 1964, a Trans-Canada Air Lines DC8 that had carried
the Canadian Olympic Team to Japan made a nonstop return flight
to Montreal in a record time of 12 hours and 24 minutes.

Between Oct 9th and 25th, Trans-Canada Air Lines operated a
return charter flight between Montreal and Hamburg carrying
videotapes of the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo. These tapes
were later shown in 19 European countries.

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. Airshows.

Irv Christjanson sends us this -
re your info in netletter 238 on airshow dates in 1998 ....
how about adding this one ...Hamilton International Air Show on
14/15th Jun. Also some may be interested in the "Canadian Warplane
Heritage Museum" web site at www.warplane.com
rgds, irv This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Found on the Internet.

WHY CAN'T WE DO THIS IN MAUI?
Slid off the run-up pad lately?  Help is on the way: NASA this week
kicked off an international effort designed to lead to a better
understanding of contaminated runways.  Based at the Jack Garland
Airport in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, the team will study friction
measurements, improved tire designs, better chemical treatments
for snow and ice, and new types of runway surfaces designed to
minimize bad weather effects.

WHO SAID THERE'S NEVER A COP AROUND WHEN YOU NEED ONE?
The next time George Stafford picks a fight with a flight attendant
over a lit cigarette, he'd be well advised to check the passenger
manifest.  The flight attendant turned to passenger Fred Stokes, an
FBI agent, for help.  Stafford was arrested and later released on
bond.

Boeing last week rolled out its 3,000th copy of the 737 "classic."

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. Interline goodies.

19 Day South America Explorer Cruise
ROYAL PRINCESS - Mar 21/98
Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, Dakar, Madeira,
Casablanca, Gibraltar, Barcelona
from US$1099 - US$1199 Inside Cabin( PPD)
(Includes port charges, gov't fees are additional)

NORWEGIAN  SEA- BARBADOS

7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from San Juan
Mar 8, 22, Apr 5/98
from US$349 U/L US$449 Inside / US$549 Outside

NORWEGIAN SEA - EXOTIC

7 Night Exotic Caribbean Cruise from San Juan
Mar 1, 15, 29/98
from US$349 U/L US$449 Inside / US$549 Outside

Spring TransAtlantic - Norway.
April 18/98 - 14 DAY CRUISE
Miami, St Maarten, Southern Atlantic, Funchal, Madeira-Portugal,
MALAGA-SPAIN, MARSEILLE - FRANCE
from US$599,U/L  US$799 Inside, US$899-999, pp Outside (DB)

Call 1-800-665-3100 and mention Pionairs.

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. Smilie.

A veteran airline captain, apparently checking in with ATC on the
wrong frequency, was asked, "Say your position?" to which he
replied, "Captain".

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.  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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