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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 340   date Jan 18th, 1999  1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome -
David Beilhartz retired GM BC and lives in Tokyo, Japan
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Raymond Kirby retired Manager - Revenue Accounting lives in Winnipeg, Mn
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John Sey retired Director, Operational Audits living in Kirkland, Qc
emailfor John is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Richard Nicholls retired pilot living in Delta, BC
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Herbert Bell living in Hastings On retired Ramp Supvr (STOC)
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L. T. ( Bud) Herman retired Flt. Sim. Instructor lives in Mississauga On
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Patrick C. Taylor retired Station Attendant lives in Brampton, On
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Lawrence McCaffrey retired in Winnipeg Mn email him at:
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Marnie Fitzpatrick-McNeill Lives in Victoria, BC
retired Manager Inflight Services email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hans Marchand retired Flt. Svc. Director lives in Tottenham, On
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Alan Catterall retired living in Sidney, BC email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John A. Scott retired Captain B747 living in Bobcaygeon On
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Douglas R.A. Robinson retired Captain living in Whistler BC
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Roy Olson retired Manager Purchasing & Inventory Control AC/ENG/
Roy lives in Pointe Claire, Qc. email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gord Anderson retired Captain lives in  Langley BC
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Jacques & Louise  Berube can be reached email at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Len Gauthier  retired Dist. Mgr. Rouyn-Noranda living in
McWatters (Rouyn-Noranda), Qc
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Mary Elizabeth Kearns retired Flight Attendant living in White Rock BC
Mary can be reached at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thomas W Cail retired Cargo Agent lives in Chester Basin, NS
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Emily Bielik-Cran retired A/Specialist lives in Winnipeg, Mn
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. Where are they now?
We are unable to communicate with
Hans Marchand This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or  Ross Barth  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
anyone in contact?

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. Need to know.
When using your pass on Continental Airlines, be aware that they do not
give 'stop-over' coupons, therefore your legs are limited to four per
pass. More space for legs can be obtained by issuing another pass which will
incur additional charges.

******************* 1 9 9 9    B L A C K O U T S ***********
NOTE: ON NORTH AMERICA, ALL BLACKOUTS WAIVED WITHIN 24 HOURS
OF DEPARTURE EXCEPT FOR RAPIDAIR BLACKOUTS.

TORONTO - MONTREAL  MON-FRI      07:00, 08:00, 09:00,
16:00, 17:00, 18:00,
19:00
MONTREAL - TORONTO  MON-FRI      06:00, 06:15, 06:30
06:45, 07:00, 08:00,
16:00, 17:00, 18:00,
NOTE:  RAPIDAIR BLACKOUTS DO NOT APPLY TO PASSENGERS WITH
THROUGH BOOKINGS.

WINNIPEG-    DAILY     FLIGHTS 187, 191, 194,
TORONTO-                       195, 196, 198
WINNIPEG.
CALIFORNIA      DAILY  FLIGHTS 791, 792,
757, 756 ONLY
**INTERNATIONAL**
NOTE: C CLASS bookings can only be made within 72 hours of departure.
All blackouts are waived within 72 hours of departure.

ALL ROUTES FROM 16DEC99 TO 10JAN00 INCLUSIVE

**EUROPE & TEL AVIV**
ALL ROUTES                     01JUL99- 30SEP99
FRANCE (GRAND PRIX)            09JUN99- 16JUN99
TEL AVIV (YOM KIPPUR)          24MAR99- 12APR99

**ASIA**                                                      
(HKG, DEL, KIX, SEL)
ALL ROUTES                     01AUG99- 30SEP99
HONG KONG (CHINESE NEW YEAR)   08FEB99- 27FEB99

***SUN** (FLORIDA, HAWAII AND CARIBBEAN)
FLORIDA   (SPRING BREAK)       19FEB99- 15MAR99
HONG KONG (CHINESE NEW YEAR)   08FEB99- 27FEB99
16APR99- 09MAY99
FLORIDA                        SAT/SUN YEAR ROUND
CARIBBEAN (PEAK)               26JUN99- 15AUG99
(SPRING BREAK)       19FEB99- 15MAR99
16APR99- 09MAY99
HAWAII                       NO ADDITIONAL BLACKOUT DATES

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. Found on the internet.
SWIMMING WITH SHARKS:
Not since "Jaws" has a shark taken such a painful bite.  Superstar golfer
Greg Norman, known as "The Shark," was to become Boeing's highest-profile
bizjet customer, complete with a glossy ad campaign.
Instead, AVweb hears that Norman traded his BBJ delivery position to
Gulfstream -- plus some cash -- in exchange for a new G-V.
The BBJ is apparently too big to use all of the airports Norman would
like.  Guess we know who Boeing would like to feed to the sharks, eh?
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. Vesta suggests that the Souvenir Anniversary Plaque that was sent to us
last year, makes a terrific mouse pad. <G>

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. Derek and Pearl Piers, who joined our readership recently, send this
bio -
Subject: Greetings from Brule Shore NS
I (Pearl) first joined TCA in June 1961 (wasn't that a long time ago) -
worked in Passenger Services and Telecommunications at Halifax Airport -
and retired for 1st time at end of December 1965, to raise my family
(wasn't that a long time ago when we retired to raise a family!).
Rejoined Air Canada in January 1979 - after working 6 months as a
'casual'.  This time I spent one year at the In-flight Services Base and
the remaining years in Passenger Sales, as Passenger Sales Coordinator.
So that is my career in a nutshell.
I am a member of Pionairs, NS District.  My husband and I enjoy skiing,
skating in winter, and golf, swimming, biking in summer.  Also enjoy
travelling - travel most often to Hong Kong to visit daughter and
son-in-law who live there, and to YVR where we meet them half-way.
Always on the look-out for 'a good deal' on hiking or biking holidays.
Best wishes for 1999....................PearlDerek & Pearl Piers
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. Terry's travel tips.
If you are travelling to the UK, and if you plan to visit the duty free on
leaving the UK to 'stock up' on booze and cigarettes -
then check the prices in the Air Canada duty free Boutique first -
I priced Irish Cream in the LHR duty free at GBP14.99 (sale prce!) x 2.62 =
C$36.54 and a carton of cigarettes in LHR was GPB21.00 x 2.62 = C$55.00
total C$91.54   On the AC Boutique the cigarettes were C$19.99 and the Irish
Cream was C$21.00. Total C$42.00
(Hopefully when my Enroute charge comes through the exchange rate will be
lower - thus another saving! - eds)

Canadian Interline offer  Trans-Atlantic - $28.50 a day WOW!
Norwegian Cruise Lines - ss Norway - 14 Nights - April 3/99
Inside U/L $399.00 Inside $ 599.00 Outside $749.00
Dlx-Out    $ 899.00 Suite-Out    $ 1199.00
Port Charges $183.00 per person.
Rates are per person double in US dollars.
Departs Apr  3 - Miami, Florida
Apr  8 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Apr 13 - Madeira, Portugal
Apr 14 - Lisbon Portugal
Apr 17 - Barcelona
Call Canadian interline Travel to take advantage of this
special rate at 1-800-665-3100!!! and mention Pionairs.

Dargal has this offering -
May 10th to May 20th ~ 10 Nights ~ Osaka, Japan to Vancouver, BC
Cruise the Pacific on the Great Circle Route aboard a classic ship,
the Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam
Depart Osaka, Monday May 10th
May 11th (10 days) Get to know the Nieuw Amsterdam - Entertainment at sea
includes:
~ ACBL sanctioned bridge, wine tasting and cooking demonstrations,
~ cocktail parties, on-deck barbecues, seminars at sea, and forums at sea.
May 15th cross the International Dateline.
Arrive Vancouver, BC May 20th 8 am
This cruise is for someone who loves the sea!
Price of $369 US$ with port charges of $150 US$.
Based on per person/double occupancy.
For more information on this and other specials - contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 and mention Pionairs

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. Smilies
From: Jacques Gaucher <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Would You Buy a Used Jet from this Mechanic?
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Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by US Air
Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.  "Squawks"
are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance
crews.
Problem: "Left inside main tire almost needs replacement."
Solution: "Almost replaced left inside main tire."
Problem:  "Test flight OK, except autoland very rough."
Solution: "Autoland not installed on this aircraft."
Problem: "#2 Propeller seeping prop fluid."
Solution: "#2 Propeller seepage normal."
Problem: "#1, #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage."
Solution: "Signed off: "IT DOES NOW."
Problem: "Something loose in cockpit."
Solution: "Something tightened in cockpit."
Problem: "Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing gear."
Solution: "Evidence removed."
Problem: "DME volume unbelievably loud."
Solution: "Volume set to more believable level."
Problem: "Dead bugs on windshield."
Solution: "Live bugs on order."
Problem: "Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent."
Solution: "Cannot reproduce problem on ground."
Problem: "IFF inoperative."
Solution: "IFF inoperative in OFF mode."
Problem: "Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick."
Solution: "That's what they're there for."
Problem: "Number three engine missing."
Solution: "Engine found on right wing after brief search."

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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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