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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 341   date Jan 22nd, 1999  1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome -
Kathryn Frittenburg retired as a Flight Attendant and lives in
Mississauga ON. Email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kevin Stauch retired Operations Control Manager lives in
Dollard des Ormeaux, Qc. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Trevor Gotting retired Flight Operations Instructor lives in Toronto, ON
email for Trevor is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Larry Mak retired as Director, Telecommunications lives in Winnipeg, MN
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lawrence Rougeau retired Group Leader lives in Westbank, BC
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Ted Loney retired Captain email for Ted is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ross Kimmerly retired Sales Rep. lives in Surrey, BC
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Bill Cole retired from Flight Despatch YYZ lives in Mississauga, ON
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Annette Goldfinger retired Flight Attendant lives in Boucherville, QC
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Henry Ernst retired and lives in Calgary, AB email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Frank Jones Secretary/Treasurer of the Cape Breton Pionair District
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Ronald Stabb retired Aircraft Inspector lives in Chateauguay, QC
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. Whats on where.
Compiled by Vesta -
Friday     January 22, 1999
Ottawa, Pionair, KoffeeKlatsches weekly at 10 am, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Tuesday    January 26, 1999
Montreal Pionairs Weekly Bowling 62 Donegani, Pte Claire.
Mary Timmons  514-626-3263
Wednesday  January 27, 1999
St Catherines Pionairs and  Retirees at 10am Sweets  and Crepes Cafe,
Ontario  St and Lakeport.
Contact Colin Bailey 935-3970
Thursday   January 28, 1999
Comox, Van Isle Pionairs  monthly  contacts Ralph  Tisdall at
250-338-5788  or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for location
Friday  January 29, 1999
Ottawa, Pionair KoffeeKlatsches weekly at 10 am, Family Restaurant,
Carlingwood Shopping
Sunday  January 31, 1999
Edmonton Pionairs Luncheon  will be held at the Nisku  Inn
(near the    International Airport) at 11:30 am.,
at a cost of $12.50pp. Our guest  speaker will be
Rev. Dr.  Neil Elford who will talk on Health Care and
Pastoral Care. There is a shuttle bus from the
International Airport to the Hotel.
Contact is  Shirley Jay  403 436 0866.
Monday  February 1, 1999
Halifax Pionairs Bowling 1pm monthly Bayers  Bowloramas
Montreal Luncheon TBA

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. Where are they now?
Joan Brittain now is at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Anyone out there?
Bert and Connie Young send this message -
Subject: RCAF [AUX]  - 401 [F] SQDN
I would appreciate hearong from anyone that was with, and/or flew with
401 ['RAM' - CITY OF WESTMOUNT] SQDN
during the years through to about  1960.
H.W.[BERT] YOUNG  [1952-59]  Comox, BC     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Need to know.

........FAMILY AFFAIR 1999 BLACKOUTS.........
************************** ATTENTION ***********************  
TRAVEL IS NOT PERMITTED DURING THE FOLLOWING BLACKOUTS.       
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**SOUTHERN - (SUN DESTINATIONS)**                             
TRAVEL PERMITTED YEAR ROUND - NO BLACKOUTS
**EUROPE AND TLV**
EASTBOUND/WESTBOUND:
19JUN99 THROUGH 19OCT99
(EXCLUDING PASSENGERS ENROUTE TO/FROM DELHI VIA LHR
-SEE ASIA BLACKOUTS).
**ASIA - (PACIFIC: SEL/OSA/HKG)**
SEOUL:
EASTBOUND/WESTBOUND: NO BLACKOUTS FOR 1999
OSAKA:
EASTBOUND/WESTBOUND:  06AUG99 THROUGH 16AUG99
HONG KONG:
WESTBOUND (FROM CDA TO HKG): 17FEB99 THROUGH 27FEB99
EASTBOUND (FROM HKG TO CDA)  08FEB99 THROUGH 16FEB99
INDIA**
EASTBOUND (FROM CDA TO DEL -OR- FROM LHR TO DEL):
01NOV99 THROUGH 17DEC99
WESTBOUND (FROM DEL TO CDA -OR- FROM DEL TO LHR):
01MAR99 THROUGH 30APR99

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. News from the Districts.
Air Canada Pionairs - Cape Breton - your hosts for the Air Canada Pionairs
Golf Tournament.
To be held at the Bell Bay, Baddeck, Cape Breton, NS a soft spike course.
Date June 21 & 22nd cost ca$135.00 per person includes:
practice round Jun 21st with shared power cart,
18 hole tournament Jun 22nd with shared power cart, surf n turf meal,
a draft beer and Ceilidh entertainment.
Accommodations at Inverary Resort at ca$95.00 sgl/dbl + tax
Ceilidh Country Lodge at ca$65.00 sgl/dbl + tax.
Full registration kit can be obtained by registering with
Frank Jones - Secretary/Treasurer (902) 539-6807 or email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Deadline March 31st 1999.

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. Found on the internet.
VIOLENT PASSENGER GETS STIFF PRISON SENTENCE:
No more Mr. Nice Guy for airlines dealing with unruly passengers.
A drunken passenger convicted of assaulting a Cathay Pacific pilot and
flight attendant has been jailed for two years in Britain.
In what sounds more like the moves from a pro wrestling match, passenger
George Winter had to be handcuffed after he reportedly kicked the male first
officer in the groin, and then head-butted a male cabin crew member during a
flight last January.

LEARN TO FLY IN THREE EASY LESSONS!
A Qantas pilot has been suspended after allegations he let three passengers
take the controls of his jets during international flights.
Two men say they were allowed to fly a Qantas 767 and 747 for up to 20
minutes in separate incidents in 1990 and 1996.  One of the men, who was a
part-time officer in the RAAF cadets at the time, even has a photo of
himself flying the plane.

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. Airliners International.
Airliners International Toronto is an airline hobby club.
We organize swap and sell meets for memorabilia and airband days where we
get members together and spot airline aircraft and introduce them to the
various frequencies that are available for the approaches and departures.
We also organize flights over Niagara and the Muskokas in the fall using
various aircraft.   Last fall we chartered an Air Ontario Dash 8-300 for a
flight to see the fall colours of the Muskokas.
Past flights have included Dash 7's, Dash 8's and DC-3's. 
We try to organize and support activities related to the hobby of
aircraft spotting.  Membership is $12.00 a year or $20.00 for 2 years and
we have a newsletter that goes out to members 4 times a year with special
offers, info on flights and airline news of the area and abroad.
The dates for the 1999 shows will be February 13, 1999, May 15, 1999
and October 16, 1999. They will continue to be held at the Canadian
Legion Hall on Derry Rd. E. in Malton.
If you require any more info please e-mail directly to Steve Emmins
Thanks.   Steve Emmins   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. It used to be that an old railway caboose was used as a cabin -
not anymore!
A self-proclaimed nerd bought an old 727 for USD 100,000 and
intends to strip the aircraft of its content to turn it into its
permanent home. All passenger seats and cockpit equipment will
be removed, but a galley will be turned into a small kitchen and a
restroom in a pantry. The cockpit itself is destined to become a
home office with computer monitors replacing gauges. The aircraft,
which was built in 1969 and has since accumulated 43,000 flight
hours for Greece's Olympic Airways is currently parked at a field in
Hillsboro, Oregon (USA), awaiting transport to its final resting
place. Its owner hopes enough people will be attracted by the idea
to give birth to housing developments filled with old airliners
rescued from salvage companies and plans on acquiring a 747
should he find the right "copilot."

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. Found on the internet.
AIR FRANCE CONCORDE FLIGHT FOR NEW MILLENIUM:
For only $39,800, you can book a seat on the Air France Millennium II
Concorde charter tour set for New Year's Eve 1999.
The 11-day trip commences with two celebrations -- the first in Paris and
the second in New York City -- and continues on with stopovers in Hawaii and
Mexico.
Now let's just hope that the Concorde's systems are all Y2K compliant.

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. Terry's travel tips.

Seems like Marnie has some money left overe from Christmas for Las Vegas!
and sends this message -
Do you know of any of the hotels there that offer discounted rates ?
Marnie          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vesta has found some information for travellers!

We've all read those glossy travel brochures. Here are a few
definitions found when you read between the lines:-)

What they say:                               What they mean:
Leave your worries behind            New ones ahead
Treat yourself                       Don't expect us to
Little visited                       Jumbos only land Thursdays
Fun crowd                            Jumbos land on the hour
Unspoiled                            They haven't drained the swamp
yet
Ultra modern                         Under construction
Comfortable                          Beds included
Luxury                               Sheets too
Super luxury                         And mattresses
Last word in comfort                 Leaves you speechless
Romantic candle lit evenings         Power cuts
Dazzling night life                  Pepe on his Jew's harp
Local colour                         Marlene in her sarong
International entertainment          Marlene & Pepe
Nights to remember                   You can't escape Marlene
Worth a detour                       To avoid Marlene
Cuisine you won't forget             Though many have tried
Eye catching                         Dusty
Air like champagne                   Wet
Moody sunsets                        Smoggy
Deserted beaches                     Scorpions
Adventures in taste                  Scorpions on toast?
Lively beach parties                 Those scorpions again
Cosy rooms                           Yours is the top bunk
Sultry local girls                   Bad tempered
Exciting excursions                  Dangerous drivers
Bustling towns                       Traffic jams
Picturesque markets                  Watch your wallet
Unusual handicrafts                  Watch your pockets
Crystal clear water                  Easier to spot the sharks
Money back if not satisfied          Every brochure has one
deliberate mistake

So friends, don't be fooled by glowing prose. Arm yourselves with
this handy guide and you will know what to expect on your next vacation!!

***HOT CRUISE SPECIAL***

ROYAL CARIBBEAN - SPLENDOUR OF THE SEAS - APRIL 21, 1999
14NT TRANSATLANTIC FROM MIAMI TO BARCELONA
RUN OF SHIP RATE - $739.00PP (Port charges are an add'l $223.00pp)
CALL 1-800-345-7576 TO HOLD YOUR SPACE BEFORE IT IS GONE

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. Smilie.
From Brian Dunn.
Pilots flying heavy ion are sometimes known for their lighthearted
jibes at pilots of smaller aircraft. One day at Pearson Intl. an A340
was in line for departure behind a Fokker F-28, an aircraft that has a
tail that splits to act as a large speedbrake.  The Airbus captain was
hear on the radio, making some comment about the "cute little plane" in
front of him and boasting about the brand new jumbo he was flying.  In
response, the Fokker's fuselage speed brakes opened wide, and over the
radio a very loud "Pbbbbbbt!" was heard.  "I do believe we've been
mooned" said the A340 first officer to his Captain.

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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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