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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

number 261   date Apr 14th, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Welcome to Mrs D.B.Pike who can be reached via her son's email
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Weldon Wallace has This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an email.
Jim Doyle retired in Sidney BC email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Michel Beriau in Montreal QC, try him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bob Muldoon retired Captain is on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
Lyle Shaver has returned to Blind Bay BC and his email is no longer active
until Nov 98.

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. Ron Vigars sent us this information -

Readers of the NETLETTER might be interested in an Aviation Magazine
that has been on the news stands periodically in the past several months but
has, as of March, commenced monthly publication. It is called AIRWAYS
and bills itself as a Global Review of Commercial Flight.
It is a tremendously interesting publication  for airline oriented folks and
covers a wide variety of subjects. If anyone can find the February, 1998
issue there is an interesting article on page 4 regarding a Reunion of
Air Canada Flight Attendants from the Class of '62, complete with photo.
One of our own Airbus 340-313 aircraft against the splendor of the
Canadian Rockies is featured on the cover of that issue.
Most impressive, however, is a 9 page article commencing on page 19 that is
an awesome piece of advertising for Air Canada, featuring history, fleet
size and make-up, Operating Statistics and many, many fantastic photos.
Airways magazine has a home page on the web at <http://airwaysmag.com>.
They also advertise a video that runs 122 minutes , featuring Vancouver
airport, 60 airlines and aircraft types. This magazine also publishes lists
of many very interesting Aviation Books.
In my opinion... certainly worth a look.
Ron Vigars. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. We recently welcomed Arthur Bedford, and he sends this information -

Actually, I did not work for TransCanada Airline/Air Canada. I got
involved with the Pionairs through a friend, Ian McMurray who spent 30
plus years with the company(s). I have been going to the Pionairs - USA
meetings in Burlingame, close to SFO for the past several years. Also
the AGM's. I plan to be in Toronto in May.
Ian is in the middle of a two year term as President of Pionairs - USA,
and I am Secretary. Since Ian does not have access to the Internet,
I will be able to pass along the news at our meetings.
I will ask Ian for his bio information and forward it to you.
My working career was with Owens Illinois (Glass Bottles) for 32 years,
mostly in Toledo, Ohio.
I really enjoy the Air Canada folk, and wish that OI had something like
Pionairs.
I live in San Jose, California. Ian lives in Sunnyvale, about twelve miles
away. We go to the same church and are in the same Kiwanis Club
and a men's retirement club. We are also hockey fans. GO SHARKS!!
Ian's wife, Peggy, is a voice teacher and I was her student for a few
years.
In addition to the monthly Pionairs meetings in Burlingame, we try to
play a little golf with Mac Francis and Bruce Hembroff, about once a
month. (Try is the operative word!)
Arthur Bedford     <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


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. Vesta found this for us -

For those that are following the Y2K...this may be of interest.
IRS WANTS TO DELAY RESTRUCTURING
Four months into his term, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles
Rossotti says that if the agency doesn't address the Year 2000 problem
immediately, "there will be 90 million people 21 months from now who won't
get refunds.  He wants to delay a massive restructuring of his agency until
after 2000.  "The whole financial system of the United States will come to
a halt.  It's very serious," he says.  Rossotti has set a Jan. 31, 1999
deadline for fixing the Y2K glitch, a project that he estimates will cost
close to US$1 billion.  And if it doesn't work?  "There's no Plan B."
(USA Today 2 Apr 98)
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. AIR FARES -
With the recent sale introduced by Air Canada, your co-pilot dug out a
copy of Horizons dated Apr 1977 which had an article on the subject of
fares -
Quoted fare from Montreal to Vancouver
1938  $145  1951  $181  1954  $145  1961  $110  1970  $140
1971  $145  1972  $131  1973  $142  1974  $155  1976  $183
1977  $208 NORMAL, SALE PRICED AT $119
1978  $192 normal OFF PEAK TRAVEL $136, Charter Class Canada fares were
introduced as normal one-way plus $31 to arrive at a return fare,
when ticket bought 60 days in advance.
The latest sale return fare is $389 - double the 1977 single fare.

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. TERRY'S TRAVEL TIPS.

ATHENS Break-a-way. Departures anyday until Oct 31st.
Standard hotel us$469, 1st Class hotel us$499, Superior us$599
Price includes -
round trip space available via British Airways, Delta Air Lines
Iberia Airlines or Swissair. Positive space available on
Olympic Airways. (Companions eligible) for a small supplement.
6 days/4 nights hotel with private bath, continental breakfast
daily, welcome cocktail, hotel taxes, and service charges.

Call 1-800-935-9444 for more details.

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. Smilie.
Ron Vigars sent this one along -

At a remote STOL port(Short Take-off and Landing strip) in Northern
Norway, a very young first  officer walks up the aisle of his Twin Otter
on his way to the flight deck, ready for yet another trip in marginal
weather over remote terrain. A concerned, elderly female passenger tugs at
his sleeve and asks, "Are you sure you're a pilot? You seem much too young
for that!"
"Don't worry , ma'am," he replies. "I'm on a work-experience program from
high school."


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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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