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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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number 275   date May 20th, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome more 'cons' -
Peter Kralka email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chuck Taylor checks his email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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WHAT'S ON AND WHERE FROM MAY 21 to JUNE 1.

Thursday  May 21, 1998
Calgary Pionairs
Guided Walking Tour at Inglewood Bird  Sanctuary $1.
Tampa ACRA Bowling
Friday  May 22, 1998
Ottawa Pionairs
KoffeeKlatsches Family Restaurant  Carlingwood Shopping 
Tampa ACRA Bowling
Sunday  May 24, 1998
London Ont
Spring 98 Local  Pionairs and former YXU Station Staff Reunion.
c/o Rhonda Manore  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tuesday  May 26, 1998
Montreal Pionairs Bowling  League Valois Lanes Pte Claire
info 626-3263
Thursday  May 28, 1998
VanIs Pionairs
ComoxValley Lunch Old House, Courtenay
Friday  May 29, 1998
Halifax Regional Library  Spring Garden Road Br. at
7:00pm Anna Careless'  Book Launch
Ottawa Pionairs
KoffeeKlatsches Family Restaurant Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday  May 30, 1998
National Capital Air Show Ottawa International     
Airport, see nl 271 for  details                 
Winnipeg ACRA Photography
Sunday  May 31, 1998
National Capital Air Show, Ottawa International   
Airport.
Monday  June 1, 1998
London, Pionairs UK,
coffee at 11am Harvester Pub Ashford  Middlesex

(If there any other groups who have regular get togethers, please let
us know and we will include the information - eds)

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. Auldis Day sends us this information -

Concerning the Norberg Chronicles, the April 3, 1961 Edition of the
Montreal Star pictured a slightly bent and dented Vanguard CF-TKG  FIN 907.
Capt. E.T. (Ed) Marriott and F.O.Capt. W.E. (Bill) Barnes operated Flt 781
TPA/Yul 2 Apr 1961 together with 5 cabin crew. Of those named-Joan Watson,
Ruth Ringuet and Hilda Neilson - Hilda reported she had a man break open
the bar with an axe and the passengers (41) were served cognac and scotch
during the 3 hrs. the flight circled. I believe this would not have been
during the "frequent steep dives the huge aircraft was put through as the
pilots attempted to shake loose the landing gear" - perhaps before and
after.
Auldis Day <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
(Auldis also sent us another couple of interesting tales which will appear
later - eds)

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. News from LHR -
Ron Munson brings us up to date -
Thousands of job seekers from all over Britain and Europe descended on the
BA recruitment fair at Olympia where some 20,000 hopefuls queued for hours
to get in.
Another 30,000 people jammed BA switchboards in the hope of landing one of
the 7,000 jobs on offer this year or the 15,000 jobs that will become
available over the next three years.
This year the airline is recruiting 3,400 cabin crew, 2,100 customer
service staff, 1,100 telephone sales personnel and 400 pilots.

The British Airports Authority has applied for planning permission to build
a 252 bedroom budget   hotel and a cargo warehouse as part of a
UKP120 million renovation of Hatton Cross, on the southern perimeter of
Heathrow.

BA is to be the official carrier for Scotland's football squad travelling
to the World Cup in France.  It will provide an aircraft to take the team
to its Marseilles base on June 5th.  For any of you of Scottish blood it
must be said the poor performance of your team, so far, should see them
back north of the border in pretty quick time - England will likely not be
that much later in returning home either.
Cheers Ron    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Found on the Internet.

DENVER FALLS DOWN ON Y2K: THREE-YEAR-OLD FACILITY NOT COMPLIANT
Although it has been billed as an airport for the 21st century, Denver's
new airport is reportedly not even ready for New Year's Day, 2000.  The
enduring legacy of former Denver Mayor and former DOT Secretary Federico
Pena includes 40 "mission-critical" computer systems not yet Y2K
compliant, according to the Denver Business Journal.

CRANDALL CALLS IT QUITS...NO FOOLING!  The end of another era in U.S.
commercial aviation is at hand: American Airlines Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer Robert Crandall, 62, is retiring after 18 years as
captain of the company.  Crandall announced his plans last week,
effective with the carrier's annual meeting on May 20.  Donald Carty,
current president at AAL after joining it in 1980, will succeed
Crandall.

WELCOME ABOARD...YOU WANT FRIES WITH THAT?  The airlines' quest to make
things as simple as possible for their passengers knows few bounds.  The
latest manifestation comes courtesy of Hawaiian Airlines, which recently
instituted "drive-through check-in" for its inter-island flights.  If
this catches on, AVweb wonders if we'll be able to "super-size" our
carry-on bags.

RUSSIA DEVELOPS SUPER-JUMBO: Russia's Sukhoi design bureau is reportedly
developing a 1,000-seat airliner to compete against super-jumbos on the
drawing boards at Boeing and Airbus.  Russia already can lay claim to
the world's largest cargo plane -- the Antonov AN-24 -- but the proposed
KR-860 will be designed to carry between 860 to 1,000 passengers over a
range of 14,000 km.

BOOTED IN BANGOR: It's tough on smokers in the U.S. these days.  Perhaps
even more so if the smoker is from out of town.  So it was on April 10
when Italian Ignazio Miliano tried to light up in the lavatory of a
Continental Airlines Milan-to-Newark flight.  The crew decided to divert
to Bangor, Maine, where Miliano was deplaned and arrested.  Miliano
pleaded guilty to an assault charge and received a seven-day sentence in
the local hoosegow, plus a $1,000 fine.  The punch line: the Bangor jail
has a no-smoking policy.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Canadian Interline Travel Hot Cruise Deals!
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Mediterranean Cruise - Premier Cruises - Rembrandt
- Every Monday - May 4th - Oct 12/98 - 7 Night (Barcelona Round trip)
- Barcelona, Nice, Rome, Sicily, Naples, Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona
- from $849usd, ppd (Includes port charges)
Heartland of the Cossacks - Ukraine - 12 Day Cruise
- Select dates from June to September 1998
- Odessa, Sevastopol, Yalta, Yevpatorlya, Kahovka, Zaporozie,
Kremencug, Kanjev, Kiev
- Departure Dates from Kiev: June
- Departure Dates from Odessa: June 22, July 14, Aug 5 & Aug 27/98
- from $998us, ppd
Holland America Line - NEW ms Rotterdam
June 23/98 - 12 days - Copenhagen to London
Featuring: Bergen, Geiranger, Trondheim, Honningsvag, Tromso,
Flam, and Stavanger, Norway.
Plus scenic cruising through six fjords, past Svartisen,
Glacier and crossing the Arctic Circle.
us$1,115.00 inside cabin - us$1,355.00 outside cabin
Includes port charges of us$155.00
Limited Time Offer
Call Toll Free at: 1-800-665-3100 and mention Pionairs.

HOLLAND AMERICA'S NEWEST SHIP HAS INTERLINE RATES!
THE ROTTERDAM - JUNE 23, 1998 - 12 DAYS NORWEGIAN FJORDS & NORTH CAPE
FEATURING:  BERGEN, GEIRANGER, TRONDHEIM, HONNINGSVAG, TROMSO, FLAM, AND
STAVANGER, NORWAY.  PLUS SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH SIX FJORDS, PAST SVARTISEN
GLACIER AND CROSSING THE ARCTIC CIRCLE.
INSIDE CABIN -  $1115.00PP (INCLUDING PORT CHARGES)
OUTSIDE CABIN - $1355.00PP (INCLUDING PORT CHARGES)
Rates are quoted in US dollars, cruise-only, double occupancy.
This rate applies only to employees, employee's spouse/children, employee's
parents, or retirees of IATA/ARC appointed international, regional,
commuter, or cargo airlines.  Guest sharing a stateroom with airline
employee/parent/retiree are eligible.
CALL 1-800-345-7576!!!

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. Smilie.
About 60 years ago, a man flew to his father's Kansas farm, landed
in a pasture, and took his dad aboard for his very first airplane ride.
They flew over the countryside for a half hour or so and then returned
to the pasture.  As they were walking away from the plane, the man asked
his dad how he liked the flight.  The old man said, "I liked it fine,
but you know, I've lived on this farm for 40 years, and today, for the
first time, I realized that all those years I've been lookin' at it
sideways."

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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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