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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 324   date Nov 9th, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Welcome to
Bud and Sharon Carr retired and living in Saint John, NB
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Bernie and Teresa Curwin retired and living in Moncton, NB.
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Gary Robertson email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cliff Jones-Cassidy living in Muskoka. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bill Callum retired mechanic lives in Saint John, NB.
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Pat Daley retired captain lives in Dartmouth NS.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bernard Desanlis retired G.M. France & Western Europe living in
Mont. St. Hilaire, QC  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Claude Constantineau retired Director Cargo Operations, lives in Quebec QC
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The following are members of the USA Pionair District -
Art Thrun  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jean Reilly  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Stan Heller  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kelly & June Marcum  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hugh MacKay  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
We finally got Norm Danton buttoned down, here is his response -
It seems that there is some confusion re my e mail and who gets what!!!
My E Mail address is:
K C 7 L J B @ HOTMAIL.COM (in lower case)
Norm Danton

Ernie & Lois North are changing their provider and are out of touch
for a while.

John Hayes sends this APB -
Attempting locate one Leo Hubbard last known location YWG previously
frequented YZA probably now retired. Any info to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. News from the districts.
Sheila Moscoe  sends us this update -
Subject: T2 Coffee Klatch
We had another successful T2 Coffee Klatch on Tuesday.  These
get-togethers are great reunions.
Our out-of-towner Peter Bogart came in from New York State.
The T2 Coffee Klatch, Golden Griddle, Airway Centre, 5559 Airport Road.
on the Airport Strip, and are for airport sales retirees. 
Sheila Moscoe    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Colin Bailey sends us some information re the get togethers of the
St. Catherines Pionairs -
Quite small these days with no response from the notices you have put out.
Other than myself we have Jim Galloway. Bob Hainstock, Doug Arnold
and Joe Lemieux.  Numbers have dwindled over the years due to people
moving on or passing on.
Anyone wishing to contact any of the above can E mail me as I think
I am the only one active on the internet at the moment.
All the best  from Colin Bailey  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Found on the Internet.
Stiff upper lip!
The Captain of a flight on British Airways' low cost airline GO
detained all 148 passengers on-board his aircraft after arriving
at Milan recently. The passengers were kept on-board 40 minutes
after someone was accused of smoking in the toilet. However, Italian
police boarded the aircraft and detained the Captain for holding
the passengers against their will. GO backed the Captain for not
being willing to compromise passenger safety.

The Halifax International Airport Authority is nearing completion
of negotiations with Transport Canada to transfer control of
Halifax International Airport to the local authority.

AIRCRAFT ORDERS
Australian regional carrier Kendell Airlines has signed an order for
12 Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet CL-65-200s and took options
on a further 12. The order from Kendell has a symbolic value for the
Canadian manufacturer because it propels the total number of orders received
for its Regional Jet beyond 500 units.

US flag carrier TWA (TW) has announced an order for four 757-200
aircraft from Boeing. The five aircraft will join the airline's current
fleet of the type and boost it to 27 aircraft by January 2000.

AIRLINE DEREGULATION TURNS 20
Happy Birthday, dereg!  Yes, boys and girls, airline deregulation turned
20 last week.  The landmark law has given airline travelers everything
from Air Florida, People Express, and ValuJet to hub-and-spoke systems,
frequent-flyer programs, and the demise of Braniff and Pan Am.  In the
bargain, travelers have seen fare wars, reduced seat pitch, carry-on
restrictions, and one-class service, all in the name of increased
competition.

HOLD THE PICKLES, HOLD THE LETTUCE, NOISY CHOPPERS DON'T UPSET US...
That $100 hamburger just got easier to find, at least in the UK.  But
fixed-wing pilots need not apply, since this new stop is only open for
helicopters.  Instead, the Burger King Corporation and a franchisee have
opened the world's first "Fly Thru" fast food restaurant.  The pair have
installed a 19-1/2-foot "Whopper Chopper" helipad in London, enabling
helicopter pax and crew to pop in for a snack.

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. Brian Dunn in Toronto sends us some aviation news -
Prime Air of British Columbia is trying to raise money in the
capital markets to spend on upgrading the Pemberton airport runway and
to develop a terminal facility.
Pemberton airport will serve the Whistler ski resorts and air service
will be provided under contract to Prime Air by Voyageur Airways using
DHC-7s.  The planned air service is required because the road trip from
Vancouver takes 2 1/2 hrs and the road is often closed due to rock
slides, washourts, and severe winter weather.  Prime Air will offer
scheduled services from Vancouver as well as Seattle directly to
Pemberton.

Air Canada handed over another DC-9-32 to Cebu Pacific Air on
October 20th.  The aircraft did an acceptance flight at 1600hrs at
Montreal-Dorval airport, then was flown out by Cebu crew later that
night on delivery.  I personally saw the aircraft take-off on its
acceptance flight in the funky Cebu colour scheme.  The aircraft in
question was ex- C-FTMO -FLN740.  On October 22nd 747-133 C-FTOD was
observed outside the hangars at Dorval devoid of any titles or logo.  It
is anticipated that this aircraft will ferry to Marana Arizona next
week.
Brian Dunn   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Frank Takasaki and his wife took a cruise recently, and this is his report -
Just got back from our Princess cruise from Vancouver to Beijing via
Juneau, Seward, Dutch Harbour Alaska, Hokkaido Japan, Vladivostock
Russia, Pusan Korea and Beijing China.  We booked the cruise with
Canadian Interline on the Sky Princess which was 19 days long.  We were
fortunate in getting an upgrade resulting in a mini-suite on the Lido
deck which made the trip very enjoyable particularly on the 5 days at
sea between Alaska and Japan.  The weather in Alaska was a bit chilly
but not too cold.  It was very comfortable by the time we got to Japan.
We also had Canadian Interline book a five day ground tour of Beijing
for us and it was both cheaper than that offered by the Cruise Line, but
it turned out that we were the only ones on the tour so we had a guide
and a driver to ourselves for the whole tour.  It was a very
personalized tour and we enjoyed it immensely.  We were very pleased
with the service provided by Canadian Interline.
That's about it for now.  Regards,  Frank  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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7 Nights on the 5 Star Celebrity MERCURY
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Best available at time of booking. Inside $478 Outside $578
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Inside $530 Outside $680
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Call 1-800-690-3223 for details and mention Pionairs.

Land deals from Canadian Interline Travel -
Australia 7 day tour from $899
China 6 day tour from $499
Italy 13 days from $699
Turkey 13 days from $599
Egypt & Nile 7 days from $699
Call 1-800-665-3100 for these terrific deals and mention Pionairs.

Great value South Pacific -
New Zealand 98 fly n drive from us$1069 8 days/5 nights includes
B & B accommodations, round trip positive on Air New Zealand and
6 day car rental.
Sydney/Auckland combo from us$1199 9 days/ 6 nights includes
6 nights accommodations and positive space on Air New Zealand
between Sydney & Auckland.
Sydney Australia from us$869 7 days/ 4 nights includes 4 nights
hotel accommodations, hotel taxes and service charges and positive
space Air New Zealand to Sydney.
Auckland, New Zealand 7 days/4 nights includes hotel accommodations and
positive space Air New Zealand.
Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details. 

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. Smilie.

This shows that some airlines answer to an even higher authority than
the FAA:
A passenger recently took a domestic flight in Egypt on their national
carrier, Egyptair.  As he boarded the aging B737, he looked over the door
at the frame where the airworthiness and registration certificates are
normally found.  Instead, the carrier had placed a copy of the Koran there.
Made the passenger feel much safer!

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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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