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Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between/vesta/

Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://www.acra.ca/between

number 308   date Sept 8th, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Welcome to Keith Rhodes retired from AC Engineering in 1994
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Captain Norm Savill retired and lives in Barrie Ont.
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Mary & Morley Ryder. Morley joined at YOW in 1953, after
transfers to YUL then YHZ retired in 1985 as
Res & City Sales Manager. Both are involved with
the TCA Alumini, Mary being the secretary.
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Bob Hunter retired from YUL, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
Brian Burrows of Pickering Ont has changed his ISP. Creditors and friends
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. Golf!
Bill Sim sends this meaage -
By the way the Air Canada System Golf tournament that was to be held in
Manitoba is canceled.
Had a call from Brain Murray in Halifax this afternoon.
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And,  Alan Rust sends this -
Meanwhile you can contact Don at:
D.B.Murray, Secretary-Treasurer, ACRA System Golf Committee
Company Mail Operations Centre, Halifax 392
Phone (902) 873-2311 Fax (902) 873-3798 Teletype YHZOOAC
Regards,
Alan Rust, Publicity Chairman (YVR)
and Webmaster Air Canada Recreation Association
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. Need to know.
Rules and conditions for ID 80% Pos tickets:

Employees must respect booking and ticketing deadlines 
of applicable fare types, minimum and maximum stay, 
cancellation fees, midweek and weekend fare differences and 
blackouts if they apply.
Note:
Change fee not applicable. 
Reissues will be permitted depending on the rule of the type
of fare purchased.

Blackouts apply for ID 80% and ID 50% travel.
There will be no advance seat selection.
Denied compensation will not apply. 

ID 80% is subject to deplanement 
ID 50% may refuse to deplane 

Aeroplan accumulation is not permitted on ID 80% or ID 50% tickets. 

1998 ID 80% tickets must be issued by Dec 1st, 1998 and travel 
must commence by December 31st, 1998.
Reservations for travel in 1999 can be made as of Dec 15, 1998.
Tickets can be issued but cannot be used before 01 Jan 1999. 

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. George Brien lets us in on this -
Here's a good Canadian Aviation site for viewing- especially "stories
from the cockpit"  AC320 simulator story
http://www.exn.ca/flightdeck/
cheers George    email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Ross Smyth sends this information -
The Lindbergh  of Canada - The Erroll Boyd Story
review of Ross Smyth's book.
The transatlantic leg of Erroll Boyd's most important flight lasted
little more than a day, but it propelled him onto the international
stage and entered his name amongst those of the great aviators of the
Golden Age of Flight. 
Taking off from Harbour Grace, Newfoundland on 9 October 1930, Boyd
became the first CANADIAN to conquer the Atlantic Ocean. More
importantly by being the first to fly across the big pond outside of the
summer season, Boyd opened up the possibility of year-round
transatlantic commercial flight.

In 1938, Boyd escorted four teenage boys, winners of a contest sponsored
by Boyd's Aviation Scouts, on the trips of their lifetimes,  Some six
decades later, one of those four has brought Boyd's heroics back to life.

ROSS SMYTH, himself a passionate aviator and pioneer Atlantic
dispatcher, has traced Boyd's life - from childhood in Toronto to his
adventures chasing airships and submarines during the First World War
through to his many record-setting flights from USA and elsewhere - in
The Lindbergh of Canada.

The author, a 37 year veteran of T.C.A. and Air Canada, brings back the
shine to the reputation of this visionary aviation pioneer who advocated
a global peace air force as early as the 1930.
isbn: 1-896182-61-5, 6" x 9"  170 pp, $19.95
call 1-800-465-6072 to order your copy.
Ross Smyth  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. News from the districts -

From the monthly newsletter of the UK Pionairs.
Christmas lunch will be held on
When:   December 6th at 12.00 for 13.00 lunch
Where:  First Edition Restaurant with Best Sellers Bar
Menu:   Leek & Potato Soup, Roast Turkey with ALL the trimmings,
Christmas pudding or fruit salad and cream
Cost:   UKP 12.00 per person.
Coffee and mince pies.
Extra:  The congeniality of the UK Pionairs and friends - come and meet
some of them, there is free parking.
Details from Jack Morath 01276-500918

Glynn Lovell, who runs a travel agency after his retirement from Air Canada,
tells us that the Canadian Tourism Commission and Provinces represented in
the UK are looking for volunteers with a good knowledge of the whole of
Canada to represent them at various public exhibitions in the UK. It is
suggested that Air Canada retirees may be interested.
Call Glynn at 01372-843032 if interested.

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. While we have quite a few stories from Bill Norberg to relate, we thought
a change of pace would be in order -

Recently, John Baker, Director UK Pionairs took advantage of the British
Airways Interline offer of a trip on the Concorde, here are some of his
impressions (editted!) -

My wife, Ellen, and I have always wanted to experience a flight on the
Concorde, so we decided to 'go for it'.
Check in was 75 minutes before departure, and then the 'Fast Track'
through Security and Immigration and on to the First Class lounge. All
types of snack and drinks were available. The departure gate for Concorde
was directly from the lounge.
Passengers were asked to keep their hand luggage to a minimum due to
the lack of space on board. We thought the cabin might feel confined
but once aboard, we did not get that feeling at all. In fact only 60 of
the 100 seats were occupied.
Prior to take-off, the Captain gave an announcement of the take-off
procedures. The engine after-burners were applied until 80 seconds after
take-off and then cut for noise abatement. The acceleration was rapid and
the take-off run lasted about the same time as a B747 on the same route,
but the speed was greater. There was slight buffeting until the after-
burners were shut off, the rest of the flight was smooth.
We climbed to 28,000 feet and, when over Swansea, the Captain told us
we would start our supersonic acceleration. We would feel a nudge as the
after-burners were re-applied and they would remain on until after we had
passed the sound barrier. The actual transmission was smooth as we
continued to accelerate to Mach 2, twice the speed of sound, or 1320 mph.
After take-off, canapes and drinks were followed by a four course meal.
When the meal was finished, we were invited to visit the flight deck. The
flight had reached an altitude of 57,000 feet, as we slowed for the descent,
we had been supersonic for 2 hours and 43 minutes. The landing on our trip
was rather heavy and the Captain apologized 'not one of my better landings,
but my excuse is the cross winds and wind shear over the airport'.
The total flight time was 3 hours 21 minutes. We had left London at 19.00
and arrived New York at 17.50 local times. We still find it remarkable that
we crossed the Atlantic so quickly. The crew knew we were retired Air Canada,
and as we were about to deplane, they gave us a bottle of champagne to
enjoy at our hotel. This was in addition to the gift of a silver Concorde
propelling pencil.
Our conclusion of the trip  - it's the only way to fly!

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. A memory from Peter Kralka & your Chief Pilot Vesta -
A snap shot from the fifties.
It was a cold and windy morning in the winter of 1955/56.
Shortly after the start of the day shift in the Dorval Line Maintenance
Hangar #5 a fire followed an explosion in the next door Airforce Hangar #5.
Being of wood construction Hangar #6 was totally enguled in flames within a
few minutes. The personnel of Hangar 5 rushed to remove all TCA moveable
equipment.
Suzanne was the secretary to Bob Spafford Chief Mechanic of Hangar 5. In
the excitement of the moment and a desire to make some contribution to the
event, Suzanne carried an armful of personnel files to safety.
Hangar 6 was totally destroyed while Hangar 5 was saved with relatively
minor fire damage. Eventually the Hangar 5 mechanics were amazed to learn
that Suzanne had saved the Personnel Reprimand Files.
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Thanks Peter, for bringing back a memory of my first midnight shift, ever.
I was a Teletype operator at that time, working in the Transat terminal
building at the end of the road. I nearly quit Air Canada after that
horrendous night after the fire. Geo Briggs, the OIC to the tely relay
center had to hold a flashlight above my head so I could read the
dispatches, clearances, flight crews, weather reports etc that had to be
sent to the stations down south etc.  It was not a pleasant night for me.
I was very nervous that night.
But now you have added a bit of humour to it, many many years later.
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. Terry's travel tips.

From Ross Smyth -
Reading about "drive away" service reminded me of being bumped in Tampa
in 1964 with three young children around Easter and no space northbound.
I got the bright idea to phone car rentals and offered to ferry north.
I got a free car to New York where we also visited friends and the world's
fair.  Ferrying cars is a great deal.
Ross Smyth     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acapulco 4 days/3 nights Plaza Las Glorias Paraiso us$189 pp dbl
Continental Plaza         us$219 pp dbl
includes round trip via America West Airlines, accommodations,
hotel taxes and services. Additional us$112 pp includes
all meals, beverages, non motorized water sports etc.
San Juan 4 days/3 nights Regency Hotel us$299 pp dbl
includes round trip Delta Airlines, TWA or US Airways,
accommodations, continental breakfast, hotel taxes & services.
St. Thomas 4 days/3 nights Wynham Sugar Bay Beach Resort us$559 pp dbl
includes round trip space available Delta or US Airways,
accommodations, hotel taxes & services, all meals, beverages and
non-motorized water sports.
Nassau 4 days/3 nights Nassau Beach Hotel us$299 pp dbl
includes round trip space available Delta or US Airways
accommodations, hotel taxes and services.
Call 1-800-935-9444 for more details.

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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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