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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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number 277   date May 23rd, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Need to know - information.

The next AGM will be at the Sheraton Wall Hotel in Vancouver
and it will be near the end of April - I didn't note the dates.
Don Demeza This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. We welcome some more 'cons' -
Mike McCallen worked at YZA, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bill Stemshorn email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Peter & Valerie Schultz retired in Prestcott, Ont.
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Allan McRae retired in 1996. Pilot until 1983 then Training Dept
B747. Lives in Etobicoke, Ont. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
Anyone have a new email for Nina Versnik?
Genevieve Howe has changed isp and email now This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Here we have a bio for Andy Michelberger -
Started May 1961 with TCA, at the Dorval Base, in the Accessory Shop as
Junior Mechanic.
In May 1973 I transfered to Toronto and worked as a mechanic in the T2
G.S.E&F. Maintenance Shop{Gate107} until August 1997. Thats when I decided
to retire early, so I could spend more time with my Bee Girlfriends.
Andy Michelberger  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Charles Mackie thought we would enjoy this tale -
Subject: The Labrador Cat
Here is a little story that happened to me away back in 1946 while I
was OIC in Goosebay Labrador. It's not directly concerned with aviation
but it was a memorable occasion for myself.
The building we where housed in Goosebay was one of the first building
constructed in Goosebay, and was called Chateau Terrington.
It had the first control tower erected on the roof of this building,
and was not in use because of the newer tower etc in place in Labrador. So
it was an excellent place for myself to put up my Ham radio station under
the call of VO6L.
The caretaker and housekeeper for the guys at this time where an
elderly Swiss couple who brought along a cat with them when they arrived.
The cat had the distinction of being the only cat in Goose bay at the time,
lots of dogs but no other cats so was spoiled and made quite a fuss over.
Well the cat got sick, and the old lady asked me to try and get some
medicine for the cat from the RCAF Dispensary, so I went and they gave
me some medicine for the cat, but the cat did not get any better.
One day I was on the air talking to a chap in New Jersey and in the
course of the conversation he was calling himself "Doc" so I asked him
what sort of doctor that he was, and he said he was a Vet.
So I told him about the sick cat that we had and how important it was
to the local community and could he precribe for the cat from the symptoms
I gave him. He did and I then went back to the dispensary and got the
required medicine and gave them to the old lady to give to the cat.  Well
the cat recovered nicely.
A few days after this took place I was on the air again and there was
this chap frantically trying to get a hold of me. It was the Vet and he
had told several audiences re his prescribing for the cat in Labrador
and also told the local press, so everywhere he went people where asking
him about the Labrador cat.
I told the Vet that I had the cat on hand and was going to make it
meow proof of the cat being okay.  Well I did everything to that cat to
make it make a noise but not a peep out it, so the cat got curious about
the microphone you could see your reflection it it. Well the cat saw this
and as soon as it touched the mike with its nose, it got a shock from the
RF energy that was on it.
Well that sure got the cat howling.
Eventually we regained our composure and turned the transmission back
to the Vet in New Jersey, and we heard a lot of howling and barking from the
dogs located in his hospital, as he had his radio staton located in the
hospital and the animals there heard the Cat and were reacting accordingly.
I still have the press clippings sent to me by the Vet a Dr Charles
Dibbell, relating the story to the Press in New Jersey.
So hope you find it interesting , and have lots more stories to tell
you as time goes on.
Hope this finds you all Healthy and Happy
Charles Mackie  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.
ALASKA All  rates cruise only quoted in $US pp/dbl unless stated.
Holland America - 7 nights thru to 13 Sep
Noordam    - departs Fridays
Ryndam     - departs Sundays
Statendam  - departs Sundays
Inside $760.00 Outside $900.00 incl Govm't & Port fees.
Itinerary:
Northbound: Vancouver, Cruising the Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Juneau,
Stika, Scenic cruising Hubbard Glacier in Wrangell St. Elias National
Park, Valdez, Scenic cruising College Fjord, Seward/Alaska
Southbound: Seward/Alaska, Scenic Cruising College Fjord, Cruising
Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Juneau, Ketchikan, Crusing the Inside
Passage, Vancouver.
Holland America - 7 nights thru 20 Sep
Maasdam-          departs Mondays
Nieuw Amsterdam - departs Thursdays
Westerdam-        departs Saturdays
Statendam-        departs Sundays
Inside $710.00 Outside $850.00 includes Govm't & port fees.
Itinerary: Vancouver, Scenic cuising, Juneau, Skagway, Scenic Glacier
Bay cruising, Ketchikan, Cruising the Inside Passage, Vancouver
Princess Cruises - 7 nights departs Jun 1st
Crown Princess
Inside $514.80 Outside $614.80 includes Govm't & port fees.
Itinerary: Anchorage (Seward), College Fjord Cruising, Glacier Bay or
Hubbard Glacier, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage Cruising,
Vancouver
Princess Cruises - 7 nights departures thru 7 Sep.
Sky Princess
Inside $830.80 Outside $ 980.80 includes Govm't & port fees.
Itinerary: Vancouver, Inside Passage Cruising, Ketchikan, Juneau,
Skagway, Glacier Bay or Hubbard Glacier Cruising, College Fjord
cruising, Anchorage (Seward)
Call 1-800-690-3223 for details and mention Pionairs.

MEXICO - MEXICO - MEXICO - MEXICO
Resorts - Resorts - Resorts
May & June Dates Available
7 Nights - $125.us per person double
Special Offer 3rd & 4th sharing FREE!!
LOCATIONS
Acapulco, Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Puerto Vallarta, Nuevo Vallarta,
Tequisquiapan and Mazatlan.
*******     Hurry at these prices they won't last!! ******

MED - MED - MED - MED - MED
Summer - Summer - Summer - Summer
May through Oct 12/98 Departs every Monday
From Barcelona  - 4:00pm
Visits Nice, Rome, Sicily, Naples, Palma de Mallorca,
Returns to Barcelona - 8:00am
from $499.us per person
Call 1-800-665-3100 and mention Pionairs.

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. Smilie.
Judy and Gord Dalziel sends this -
True Travel Stories
The following are actual stories told by travel agents (and you wonder why
US citizens generally score lower than the rest of the world on geography)...

I had someone who wanted to stay at the Bob Newhart Inn in Connecticut.
When I explained that the inn was fictional, the customer became very irate
and insisted "I know it is real, I see them check in every week!"

Also, I really did have someone ask for an aisle seat so that their hair
wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.

A client called inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going over all
the cost info, she asked, "would it be cheaper to fly to California and
then take the train to Hawaii?"

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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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