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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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Mailing of this  "NetLetter" is courtesy of Alan Rust administrator of
the "AC Family Network" at: http://www.acfamily.net

number 367   date May 16th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome
Jean-Gilles  Guénette retired Chief Mechanic lives in Sainte-Jerome, Qc
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Ray Field who has an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Need to know.
Albert Laing sends this information -
Subject: netletter #365 - AC I.D. Cards
I questioned LINDA KWOON (Cordinator Industry Travel) as to when the
U.S.retirees would be included in the program/e is the reply -
QUOTE: DEAR MR LAING
WE ARE CURRENTLY COORDINATING WITH JOHN LEMAY IN TAMPA
TO REQUEST PHOTO AND SIGNATURE FROM RETIREES RESIDING IN
THE USA AND INTERNATIONAL. REGARDS LINDA UNQUOTE.
REGARDS BERT LAING - LAX 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 info re the YYZ T2  Coffee Klatch
We had a successful get-together on the 4th.  Almost standing
room only!  A gal who joined us in the 60's and left after about 5 years
of service, heard about our monthly get-togethers.  She had a ball!
Also, she won the $20 gift voucher from the Golden Griddle.
Sheila This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
Barry Gard had changed his ISP and his email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Pamela Rosholt, Director Montreal Pionairs new email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Chuck Campbell has moved to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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From the London England monthly newsletter -
Coming events -
18th May     -  ACRA theatre visit to see 'Mamma Mia'
21st Jun     -  ACRA theatre visit to see 'Chicago'
Planned      -  Visit to RAF Uxbridge. Tour of wartime control room etc.
Early Sept   -  Evening tour of London.
29/30th Sept -  Viva Vancouver visit to Vancouver BC
Dec          -  Christmas lunch.

The canal cruise planned for May has been cancelled as the boat and size
did not come up to the standards set by the Pionairs organisers.

The recent coach trip to Bruges was a great success, so much so, that
another is being planned, but to Ypres this time.
David & Tessa Williams wrote an excellent article on the trip, much too
long to repeat here, but here are some heavily editted excerts -
Boarding the bus at The Heathrow Park hotel 06.30, the trip took them to
Folkstone and a 20 minute trip through the Channel Tunnel to Calais.
Bruges is the capital of West Flanders in nw Belgium and about 10 miles
from the North Sea. The old section has many old twisting streets and a
large market square. The city is likened to a small version of Venice.
Excellent and inexpensive eating can be had in Bruges, and a visit to the
chocolate shop to stock up on one of Belgium's famous products.
Unfortunately there was not enough time to really explore the city and it
would be worth an overnight stop - perhaps another time.
The return included a stop at the Hypermarket and duty free at Calais,
then through the tunnel back to Heathrow arriving at 23.00/ A long but
enjoyable day.

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. Found on the internet.
Long-haul airline passengers get coddling -
When they arrive at London Heathrow airport, British Airways has spruced
up its arrival lounge in terminal 4 with the addition of a Travel Spa where
one can go and get a massage, have a work out or perhapshave a beauty
treatment plus enjoy the relaxing specially scented aromas to help relax.
Most travellers arriving on the overnight flights are right into their
work day, and this will help them to prepare and be at their best!
Only for first and business class passengers so far.
(Cons will have to make do with handy-wipes! - eds)

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. Alan Rust, administrator of the AC Family network sends this -
British Airways said today it will go easy on a flight attendant who
stripped to her underwear and ran around the outside of a plane at Genoa
airport after losing a bet with the captain.
News reports said the 23-year-old flight attendant aboard the flight from
London had bet the pilot that he couldn't land ahead of schedule at Genoa's
Christopher Columbus airport Sunday night.
But he brought the aircraft in to land almost a half hour early, so the
flight attendant, who has not been identified, stripped to her underwear
and, wearing the captain's hat and a yellow flight vest, ran around the
plane.
All the passengers had disembarked, but the stunt was witnessed by baggage
handlers and other crew.
Alan Rust
(No wonder BA can't have on-time baggage delivery! - eds)

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. Some ACRA events planned by the ACRA in the UK -
Sunday June 20th -
A team from LHR Air Canada will take part in the London to Brighton
Charity Bike Ride in aid of the British Health Foundation.
Contact Phil Cook of Air Canada Cargo LHR extn. 4243 for more details.
The Annual Boat Shuffle is planned for Monday August 2nd - always a popular
event. From Kew bridge to Westminster and back on the River Thames.
Departs 19:30 cost GBP10.00, guests GBP12.00 includes chicken n chips for
supper and a disco.
ACRA Belgium Beer Fest '99 will be held October 30-Nov 1st.
Accommodations will be at the Hotel du Parc, Ostende, Belgium

This and other ACRA system wide events view the web site
http://www.acra.ca
Alan Rust, Publicity Chairman (YVR) and Webmaster, ACRA,
Email: mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.

Last fall, United Airlines told its passengers in effect they'd better
have an accurate tape measure for their carry-on luggage.
Recently, they stated that they require the passengers watches had better
be in good operating order too.
The worlds largest airline, which it admits it has a world-class problem
meeting its departure and arrival schedule, says it will begin demanding
passengers to be on board and in their seats 10 minutes before the
scheduled departure time.
And just to make certain everyone hits the deadline, the airline says it
will shut the doors to the aircraft 5 minutes before departure.
(As cons are usually the last to get on - pack a pair of runners! - eds)

If traveling in the Seattle area, why not take in the world famous
Museum of Flioght featuring 54 of the world's most awe-inspiring aircraft,
authentic and in mint condition.
Admission Adults us$8.00 seniors us$7.00

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. Smilie.
While working as a volunteer at a local Boy Scout Council office, one
of the professional staff -- who was wearing street clothes instead of
her usual uniform -- was talking about the International Phonetic
Alphabet.  She said that she had learned it some years ago and proceeded
to recite it.  "Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta..."  But, when she got to
the letter "U," she stumbled and asked for help.
I offered a hint: "What aren't you wearing today?"
"Underwear?" she replied.

John Gomes sends this -
Seems that a year ago, some Boeing employees on the field decided
to steal a life raft from one of the 747s. They were successful
in getting it out of the plane and home. When they took it for
a float on the River, they were quite surprised by a Coast Guard
helicopter coming towards them. It turned out that the chopper
was homing in on the emergency locator that is activated when
the raft is inflated. They are no longer employed there.

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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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