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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 338   date Jan 14th, 1999  1st Published in October 1995

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.  . The following "Between Yourselves NetLetter" member
deceased Dec 10,1998 in Ottawa, ON
Retired Thomas Cox.
Our condolences go out to the family.

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. We welcome
Jan Balledux, retired Avionic Foreman at Dorval
email Jan on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Shirlee Schacter who can be reached on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hugh McDevitt retired Manager Maintenance Operations.
Hugh and Carol Ann can be reached at email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Wedge retired Director, Business Development lives
in San Jose, CA, USA    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ralph Hetherington retired mechanic lives in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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Dan Morey retired Director Labour Relations living in Candiac, QC
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Bernard Fallows retired Financial Service Manager-Atl. Region.
living in Dartmouth Nova Scotia email:
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. Where are they now?
Irv Christjanson tells us that he has changed ISP therefore his new
e-mail address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ralph Hetherington Retiree YYZ Maintenance sends this message -
I am currently a patient in Niagara-on-the-Lake Hospital in
Niagara-on-the-Lake and would like to hear from some of my friends if
they are still around.  I cannot get around anymore but can be reached
at the hospital at 905-468-4284 or by fax 905-468-7690 or to this e-mail
address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fred and Bobbie Miller have changed their email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Howard Miles has changed his email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.  Bob & Betty Anderson sent this info -
Information received from a Pionair in Red Deer  Alberta.
The Canadian Club of Red Deer is sponsoring an evening with speaker Al
Thompson, Vice President of Air Canada Corporate Affairs and President of
Air B.C. who will be speaking on the "Cost of Running An Airline".
It is to be held at the Red Deer Library on 49th Avenue just off Gaetz
Avenue, across from the Police Station.
The date is Wed January 20th, the cost is $7.00 which includes  coffee
and dessert at 7:00pm. The speaker will begin at 7:30pm.
Bob & Betty Anderson <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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. Here's a story from Bill Norberg to get the year a rollin'
Subject: Remember when anything was possible?
When I was taking my flying instruction at the YWG Flying Club in 1941,
I was to get to know a most interesting member of that Club. His name was
"Doc" George. He was a medical doctor and was one of the Department of
Transport approved doctors to carry out pilot medicals for the annual
renewal of pilots licenses. He gave me a number of medicals and they were
quite interesting as he would talk flying in preference to anything medical.
Doc George loved flying and had been involved with it one way or another
for many years. He owned his own aircraft which he kept in a small hangar
behind the Flying Club. His aircraft was as unique as was the "Doc"
himself. It was called a Barling and without doubt was one of the ugliest I
had seen up to that point in my flying experience.
It was a low wing monoplane with polyhedral wings that were absolutely
square at the ends.The wing chord was very thick giving it a very heavy
look. The landing gear shock absorbers consisted of a number of 1/2 inch
shock cord bands connecting the two struts in the centre.
It was powered with a Le Rhone rotary engine in which the crankshaft
remained stationery while the cylinders rotated to which was attached the
propeller. It was alleged this provided better engine cooling. It was a heavy
lumbering aircraft but he loved it. He was also very generous to all us
budding pilots and would allow us to fly with him regularly.
He managed to acquire a newer aircraft in Toronto called a BA Eagle and
arranged to have it ferried to Winnipeg for him. It was a low wing aircraft
with retractable landing gear and was quite a sleek looking aircraft
especially when compared to its predecessor the Barling.
I was at the Flying Club the day it was due to arrive and everyone was
quite excited for him.It had not arrived by the expected time and he was
getting a bit worried.It did not have radio so there was no way of
determining what was happening or when it would arrive.
A number of TCA pilots were members of the Club and of course all knew Doc
George. As the tension built they managed to "arrange a test/training
flight" with a Lockheed 14 and headed east to scout for the aircraft.
It was located safe and sound and it arrived in good order much to Doc's
relief. Imagine trying to do a similar thing in today's world?
From: "Bill Norberg" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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. Terry's travel tips.
Re the item in NetLetter nr 337 about National Express service in the UK,
Tom Grant tells us that the web site is http://www.nationalexpress.com/
which give all the details of sked, on-line bookings etc. This coach
service has excellent services across the UK from Heathrow Airport coach
Station - saves a trip downtown London.

Into world class fishing? Dargal has excellent interline rates -
Spectacular Painters Lodge, Campbell River, BC
Canadian Princess Resort at Ucluelet, Barkley Sound, BC
West Coast Fishing on mv Charlotte Princess on Queen Charlotte Ils, BC
or mv Salmon Seeker our of Kano Inlet, BC.
or King Salmon Resort on Rivers Inlet, BC
Call 1-800-690-3223 for more info and mention Pionairs.

Island Princess sailing from Capetown to Athens for 24 Nights
Departs Capetown 10/Mar/99
Inside cabin: from $1189usd plus port taxes $232.58usd per person
Outside cabin: from $1389usd plus port taxes $232.58usd per person
Itinerary calls at  Durban, South Africa, Zanzibar, Tanzania
Mombasa, Kenya (overnight aboard vessel)
Aqaba, Jordan (for Petra)
Luxor/ Karnak (Safaga), Egypt (overnight aboard vessel)
Suez Canal (transit), Cairo/ Giza (Port Said), Egypt
Jerusalem (Ashdod), Israel
Bodrun, Turkey
Arriving 25/Mar/99 at   Athens, Greece
Call Canadian interline Travel to take advantage of this
special rate at 1-800-665-3100!!! and mention Pionairs.

John Gomes writes -
My wife and I are planning to make  a  trip  Montreal/New Zealand/
Western Australia in March 1999.
Any ideas on how best to get there and where to stay and tours available?
What would weather be like in South New Zealand in March?
Where would be good cities/>places to visit in 4 weeks?
Thanks John Gomes   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Smilie.
Bob Robbins sends this -
Thought you'd enjoy this "Newfie joke", received from Tom Thususka via
Stew Stockfish -  both old AC retiree friends.  Bob
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News Flash - East Coast Disaster
Newfoundland's Worst Air Disaster occurred today when a small two-seater
Cessna 152 plane crashed into a cemetery early this afternoon in central
Newfoundland.
Newfie search and rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and
expect that number to climb as digging continues into the evening.

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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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