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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 325   date Nov 11th, 1998  1st Published in October 1995

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. Tom Grant sends us this timely message
Subject: Books of Remembrance
Hello everyone,
Since it is November 11th, I pass along this website Lest We Forget
<http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/books/remember.htm>
"The Books of Remembrance contain the names of Canadians who fought in wars
and died either during or after them. All the books are kept in the
Memorial Chamber located in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill.
The purpose of creating a site that displays these books on the Internet
is to make them more accessible to the public.
Quite aptly named are these testaments to Canada's past, for by their
very title they remind us to never forget the foundations of courage on
which Canada is built. "
Tom Grant, editor Pionairs Website.

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. We welcome -
Moe Morissette retired and living in Nanaimo, BC  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Alistair Alves retired Chief Flight Dispatcher and living in Duncan, BC
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Bob McCurdy retired and lives in Halifax.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathlyn Horibe, Managing Editor of the 'Horizons' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gord Simons, Manager, Personnel & Employee Relations - Atlantic Region
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. Where are they now?
We are having a problem getting emails through to Mary & Morley Ryder
- any ideas?

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. Cliff Jones-Cassidy sends us a short bio -
I joined Air Canada as a navigator in 1967 and switched to the pilot
group in 1974 and retired as a first officer on the B-747-400 about 5 years
ago. I chose to retire two years early after recovering from lung cancer
surgery.
As I mentioned in  my previous note, I currently am the assistant editor
of the RAPCAN  (Retired Airlines Pilots of Canada) Newsletter.
Cliff  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Re the item in NetLetter 324 on the B747 being prepared for the desert,
Richard Macdonald sends this information -
I found this in my latest copy of Speednews...
Pratt & Whitney purchased three 747-100s (20015/20767/20881)
with JT9D-7As from Air Canada.
Cheers, Richard Macdonald     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(These serial numbers are registrations CF-TOC, TOD and TOE - eds)

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. We have another story from Bill Norberg for you -
Subject: North Star communication problems over the Atlantic.

It was not long after the North Star entered regular service over the
Atlantic when serious communication problems began to arise. There were a
number of occasions when the flights were out of radio contact for
significant periods of time. This was unacceptable to all and TCA was told
to fix the problem or have the flights routed in such a manner that
communication could be maintained with ground stations. I am sure
Al Blackwood will remember this period in his overseas flying.
This possibility was of course not acceptable to TCA and they set up a
technical team to solve the problem. The members of this team were Jim
Millar, Harold Ferris and Fred Smith along with help from the radio shop
staff. Their centre of operations was the screen room in the Dorval radio
shop.
The communication equipment on the North Star as I remember it at that time
consisted of:-
-VHF  Transceiver    RT18ARC1    Voice
-HF     Transceiver    RTA1B        Voice/CW
-MF/LF Transmitter    TA12G11    CW
The VHF of course had line of sight capabilities and was basically used at
terminal areas. The HF unit was a 10 channel unit and was the main unit
used for enroute communications. The aircraft was equipped with two
antennas, one from the top of the cockpit area to the top of the vertical
fin while the other went to the left hand horizontal stabilizer.
The problem was identified as being one of antenna matching and a manual
loading unit was developed that would match the antenna accurately to the
transmitter. They also grounded the two antennas to the fuselage at the fin
and stabilizer. To operate this system the loading unit was set to the same
channel number as the transceiver and then the loading unit was tuned for
dip on an RF meter. This solved the problem.
Once the problem was defined an automatic loading unit was developed which
replaced the manual unit and tuning was automatically done when channels
were changed.
Bill Norberg     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Remember when?
From the 'Between Ourselves' 1966 kindly loaned by Kitch Olson.

A picture titled 'Around the world in 80 days' is about to be repeated
as Bermuda records the selling of its first 'Round the World Ticket'.
The 'ticket' was infact 49 flight tickets that covered 22 countries on
an 80-day tour. Holding the ticket was Barry Blight, District Manager
Bermuda and Rita Johnson, Passenger Agent.
(Obviously prior to 'ticketless travel' eds)

May 10th 1966 marked the 25th anniversary of scheduled flights to
New York. It was May 10th 1941 when a TCA Lockheed 1808 CF-TCW arrived at
New York's La Guardia airport after a 2 hour flight from Toronto,
Captain for the flight was Frank Young.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Subject: Hurry Mexican Resort!! - $29cad per night
---- ONE UNIT NOV 30 - DEC 7 (7 NIGHTS)-----
El Moro Tower El Cid
Av Camaron Sabalo S/N Mazatlan SIN
82100 Mexico; 52/69/133-333
Mazatlan Intl Airport: 18 miles
Studio Accomodation
Enjoy an oceanfront escape on the Mexican Riviera at El Moro Tower el Cid
at Mazatlan. Amenities include an 18-hole golf course, racquetball and
squash courts, 17 tennis courts, five swimming pools, 4 restaurants and
bars. Picture-perfect sunsets, fun in the sun, sight-seeing, and relaxation
also are specialties.

------- 2 UNITS NOV 28 - DEC 5 (7 NIGHTS)--------------
U.V.C. at Villa Del Palmar
http://www.univacclub.com/puerto.htm
Km 3 Carretera Al Aeropuerto Puerto Vallarta
JAL 48300 Mexico; (52)32240635
Puerto Vallarta Intl Airport: 5 miles
Universal Vacation Club at Villa del Palmar offers the best of both
worlds-the modern comfort of a deluxe beachfront resort, and the old-world
charm of a quaint bay-side town, where shops line cobblestoned streets. A
complete array of watersports, two pools, three tennis courts, a gym, spa,
award-winning activities program, and golf course will keep you busy from
morning to night. Day excursions may also be booked directly with the
on-site tour desk. Relax with your favorite drink by the pool or try the
internationally famous cuisine at one of the resort's three restaurants.
Call Canadian interline Travel at 1-800-665-3100!!! and mention Pionairs

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. Smilie.
Asked by an irate passenger, on an international flight, why cigarettes
can be bought but not smoked on the aircraft, the alert flight attendant
replied 'Well sir, you can buy condoms in a pharmacy. Need I say more?'

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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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