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number 319 date Oct 15th, 1998 1st Published in October 1995
. Need to know!
Don Fawcett tells us -
Subject: Moncton airport tax
FYI Moncton is now charging a $10.00 boarding fee , to be used
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. News from the districts.
Subject: Edmonton luncheon
This is to advise that the next Edmonton Pionair luncheon will be held
on October 25, 1998 at the Nisku Inn (near the International Airport), at
11:30 a.m., at a cost of $12.50 each. Our Guest Speaker will be Bill
Gordon. He is a high school counselor and is well known for his very
timely and humorous public speaking messages. This is his second visit to
our group. Again, just a reminder, there is a shuttle bus from the Airport
to the Nisku Inn.
For more information,
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. Myron Olson sends this information -
Subject: QUARTER CENTURY AVIATION CLUB
Our aviation club is starting the season off on Oct. 20th at 1800 hrs
at the Austria Vancouver Club located at 5851 Westminster Hwy. Richmond
BC with a dinner/meeting. Anyone with 25yrs of aviation affinity is
welcome. Annual dues are $15.00 and meals of roast beef or pork
schnitzel are the fare at $15.00 per. Require acknowledgement for both
the meal and your presence.
You can join up at the door we presently have 316 members from all
aspects of aviation
Phone/fax or email Myron Olson (604) 530-1942 or fax (604) 530-1761.
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. Heather and Ralph Tisdall sends us a writeup on the Prestwick Close
Golf Tourney -
We had 40 people attend this year and it was a very sucessfull Prestwick
Close. Ralph has had Fleece Vests, Golf Shirts, Golf Hats and Golf Towels
monogrammed with a Prestwick Close 30th Anniversary. There was a very good
response from the golfers attending this year and we hope to have all or
most of next years tournament dressed with the logo. The 30th Anniversary
likely be in early Sept. 1999 and held in PEI. We are in the middle of
making plans and will let you know where we will hold it as soon as plans
have been confirmed. We hope that alot of your readers will join us next
people attending this year were Bill and Kay Freeman, Pat and Mary Mepham,
George and Bonnie Landry, Ken and Monique Greene, Earl and Anita Doyle, Willie
and Bev Papp [guests], Murray and Ione Phipps, Alex and Martha Bull, Ken
and Claudia Stefanik, Jack and Betty Logan, Hugh and Esme Rombough, Read
Hannan, Terry and Annie Waghorn [guests], Al and Bev Edwards, Dave and
Chris Mann [guests from United Airlines, Knoxville, Tenn.], Jim and Karen
[guests from Knoxville, Tenn.] Rodger and Marie Miners, Stan and Aileen
Hegstrom, and Ralph and Heather Tisdall. Unfortunately, Gord and Lucette
McCready had to cancel at the last minute.
It was great this year to have so many Lady Golfers out as well. We were
12 in number where as last year we only had 4. The winner of the
Prestwick Close Plaque was Jack Logan. 1st Low Gross Men was Al Edwards an
d 1st Low Net Men was Read Hannan. Ladies 1st Low Net was Chris Mann and
2nd Low Net was Anita Doyle.
The Draw for the Non-Golfing Ladies was won by Esme Rombough and Ione
Phipps. The Putting Contest was won by Murray Phipps. The Schooner Cove
Resort outdid themselves with wonderful meals set out for us at all times.
Fun was had by all and we all look forward to 1999 and making it an even
bigger one. We can taste the Lobster already.
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. John Rodger sends this -
I have received permission from the AC System Hockey Chairman to have an
old timers division in this years system event to be held in Burnaby B.C.
March 2nd,3rd & 4th 1999.
This division will include Pionairs and active employees from across the
system. The age group will start at 50 and up.
To be able to play in the tournament they will have to be ACRA members and
if retired a member of the pionairs.
I also would like to have reps in YVR, YWG & YYZ.
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. Sheila Moscoe gives an update on the Pearson (YYZ) Airport retirees -
Subject: T2 Coffee Klatch
Well, our second monthly T2 Coffee Klatch was a huge success!!
We had almost 30 people there, and what a reunion!!! A few of our former
supervisors like Bill Mason (sporting a gray pony tail!!) and John
Cannemeyer were there. Now that we're all retired, they don't seem like
"older" supervisors anymore...just our age, if you know what I mean.
Anyhow, we are looking forward to putting out an updated name list and
seeing more airport sales retirees.
Spread the word. It's the first Tuesday of each month at the
Golden Griddle on Airport Road, in the Airway Centre,
just opposite the terminals.
P.S. I noticed in the Netletter you referred to Mississauga...but since
we're "oldtimers", we still like to refer to the airport as Toronto or
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. Found on the internet.
WIPE THE WINDOWS, CHECK THE OIL, DOLLAR GAS:
Don't try this at home, boys and girls. According to the FAA's report,
a Cessna 152 ran out of fuel on September 18 near Sterling, Colo.
After landing "on Larson Street" and "refueling at a gas station" local
law enforcement guided the aircraft to the nearby interstate highway.
Sure enough, the pilot took off, and safely arrived in Broomfield, Colo.
later that day.
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. Michael Lezama recently joined our readership and sends his bio -
Joined Air Canada on January 1st, 1970 as Industry Affairs Representative
in the Pricing and Industry Affairs Department located at Place Ville Marie,
On the establishment of the new Marketing Division in 1970 under
Vice-President Yves Menard, I was appointed Market Development Manager,
Southern Routes reporting to the Market Development Director, South;
then in 1975, I was appointed - Merchandising Manager, International
reporting to the Director, Merchandising; In 1977, I assumed the
position of Manager, Sales Programs and Projects in the Sales
Development and Support Division of the Marketing Branch.
In 1978, with the establishment of the new Atlantic Canada Region, I was
transferred to the position of Product and Sales Manager, Atlantic
Canada based in Halifax, NS and reporting to the Vice-President,
Atlantic Canada. In 1980, I was promoted to the position of Director,
Sales and Service, Atlantic Canada and in 1985 I assumed the position of
General Passenger Sales Manager, Nova Scotia reporting to the General
Manager, Atlantic Canada.
In 1991, with the splitting of the Regional Sales and Service
organization into the Sales Group and the Airport Operations/Customer
Service Group, I was appointed General Manager, Passenger Sales,
Atlantic Canada reporting to the General Manager, Passenger Sales, Canada.
I ended a very rewarding and interesting career with Air Canada
in February, 1993.
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. Terry's travel tips.
U.K. Air Passenger Duty Tax
When departing the UK, there is a UKP10.00 tax included in your pass
cost if the destination is another UK destination or anywhere in the
European Union which includes Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Eire,
Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Finland,
Sweden, Norway and Iceland. For other worldwide destinations the tax is
Passengers travelling via Heathrow, Gatwick or any other UK airport to
destinations outside the UK will not be liable to pay twice, provided
they are not stopping over. It is suggested that you provide flight details
showing onward - intransit - travel to Industry Travel requesting a
refund of tax. For example if you use a pass Canada - UK - Canada it will
include the GBP20.00 tax for your return, if you use a zed ticket on an
airline to any other destination, the tax will be included in the fare
charged - you could be eligible for a refund if your onward travel is the
Always carry your Air Canada ID card as you may be asked to produce it
at check-in. Relatives, partners and buddies should also ensure they have
some form of identification with them, especially for domestic flights
on which a passport will not be required. Allow plenty of time to complete
check-in procedures. It is recommended that minimum check-in times be
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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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