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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 374   date June 6th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome
Jean Haran retired captain living in St. Laurent, Qc
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. Gordon Froede sends this -
I think Linda Kwoon of Industry Travel needs a big THANK YOU from the
Netletter readership for doing such a super job of anticipating and
answering retirees' questions/concerns - no one else in Industry Travel
has ever taken the time and interest to do that.
Sincerely, Gordon Froede, Ret. GM, Central USA - LAX This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(A sentiment heartily endorsed by the editors)

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. Where are they now?
Peter Sparkes hasa changed ISP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  formerly
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   North York ON

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. News from the Districts.
From the Okanagan newsletter, a first effort by Bernie Danis -
New Executive Committee
Director             Ron Goran               712-9723
Historian            Doug Armitage           767-3367
Newsletter           Bernie Danis            707-0947
Secretary            Rosemary Jobson         763-1495
Social               Joe Cormier             769-3267
Treasurer            Tony Bestick            712-0615

Our fall wine luncheon and tour last September at the Summerhill Estate
Winery was attended by 55 members and guests.The weatherman cooperated and
all enjoyed the great view of the surrounding area. The wine tour was
informative and the tasting a treat.

The fourth annual Christmas party was held December 7 past at the Ramada
Lodge Inn in Kelowna and was a success, attended by 88 members and guests.
We were treated to a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings,
complete with entertainment by the Peachstones.
Nice to see so many members out for this festive event.

The seventh annual Valentine`s luncheon and annual general
meeting was held on February the 14th at the Ramada Lodge Inn in Kelowna,
and attended by 90 members and guests. Special guests Olie and Mary Moore,
our National Executive President and Secretary from Toronto joined us and
both provided timely updates on the Vancouver AGM. April 25 to 27 1999,
and other topics of interest to our members.
Thank you to Pierre Gauthier for another masterful master of
ceremony performance enjoyed by all.

Forthcoming Events
June 09,1999
At the Ornamental Gardens and Interpretive Centre in Summerland Cold
buffet lunch at 1200 hrs. Guided walking tour of picturesque gardens from
1330 to 1430 hrs. All inclusive cost of $10.50
September 15, 1999
Kelowna Land and Orchard Co. 3002 Dunster Rd. Kelowna Tel:250-763-1091
Wagon sit down tour at 1100 hrs. Lunch at the Bunkhouse at 1300 hrs.
Soup and sandwich buffet Cost:$12.50 all inclusive
Contact  Tony Bestick  tel: 250-712-0615  for more information.
December 06, 1999
Christmas luncheon at the Ramada Lodge Inn Kelowna.
February 14, 2000
Valentine luncheon and annual general meeting Ramada Lodge Inn Kelowna

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. Loretta Blencowe in Toronto sends this information -
Dreams Take Flight - CF-TCC L10A Flights - 1999
Catching a brid's eye view of Toronto in the Lockheed 10A.
To help raise funds for next years Dreams Take Flight airlift of sick
and disadvantaged children to Disney for a day, Air Canada has donated the
aircraft, while all the Air Canada and Air Ontario employees working on
these special fundraising flights will be volunteering their off-duty
time - including the pilots.
The flights will depart from the City Centre Airport June 24 thru 27th.
Four 40-minute L10A flights are being oferred each day for $100.00 a seat.
For more information contact Linda Hutson:
(416)447-5246 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Sheila Moscoe sends us an update on the YYZ 'T2CK' meeting -
Well, we had another successful T2 Coffee Klatch or "T2CK" today.
The wx was terrible with heavy rains, but we still had a turnout of over 20.
Everyone was glad to see each other with hugs and kisses.  The group is
so appreciative of having these get-togethers and they always thank me.
However, I thank them for coming out.  Betty Foster won the $20 food
voucher for the Golden Griddle. And Peter Bogart from New York State
attended as well.

Anyhow, there is something else interesting about the cruise I took on
the Dawn Princess (May 19-22).  When we were in YYJ, my friend and I
took a double decker bus tour of the city and we went to Mt. Tolmie.  On
our way down from the mountain, the guide pointed out the house on the
left with the magnificent garden.  Well, just above the door was a huge
Air Canada red logo!!!!  You can imagine my surprise when I shouted out
"that's my company's logo"!  Do you know who lives in this house with
the magnificent garden?  Just wondering.....
That's it for today.  Sheila  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Anyone in YYJ have any ideas about the logo? Let us know - eds)

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. Ross Smyth sends us this -
Subject: Plusing
Reading Bill Norberg's experiences of plusing in the early days reminded
me that I got bumped for two weeks in London in the North Star days and,
being on a dispatcher route fam, I could ride up front with the crew - but
there was a weight problem and strong westerly winds over the North
Atlantic. I stayed at the same hotel as the flight crews, many of whom were
surprised to see me again on their next trip over. Had lots of time for
sightseeing and poker.    I wonder if anyone has been bumped longer?
Ross This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Anyone want to tell us about some funny 'plusing' trips? - eds)

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. Found on the internet.
The new silverware introduced by British Airways for its coach class
dining service is so appreciated by passengers that 6,000 spoons, forks
and knives have disappeared in April alone, according to the carrier.
A spokeswoman for British Airways said passengers bound for Sydney,
Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur seemed to be the most "appreciative" of the
grey and blue design of the set. Sydney holds a record of sorts since
more than 1,000 pieces of silverware disappeared in a single day on
British Airways' three daily flights to the Australian city.

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. Brian Dunn has this information in his email newsletter from YYZ -
TAROM of Romania will be commenced a new scheduled air service to
Canada on June 2nd with two A310 flights per week linking Montreal with
Bucharest.
Continental Airlines will commence a daily 737-500 flight between
Newark and Halifax on 10th of June for the peak summer period.  This
will give them two flights per day because Continental Express already
operates daily with an EMJ-145.

For those of you who may have seen the Airbus Super Transporter at
YYZ on the 16th and 17th of May, it was bringing in a new horizontal
stabilizer for an Air Canada A319.  The aircraft (FIN266) was climbing
out of YYZ on May 7th enroute to Ottawa when the engine cowlings came
off and did severe damage to the horizontal stabilizer and the leading
edge flaps.  The aircraft has now re-entered service.

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. Terry's travel tips.

Here's a great deal from Dargal Interline Cruises & Tours -

June 16 and June 30 ~ 7 Days ~ Carnival  "Fun Ship" Jubilee
Seward, Cruise Prince William Sound, View College Fjord and Columbia
Glacier Valdez, Cruise Yakutat Bay and View Hubbard Glacier, Cruise Lynn
Canal Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Cruise Inside Passage, Vancouver
Best Available Stateroom $900 3rd and 4th guests $500
*****  Includes Positive Air******
June 23 ~ 7 Days ~ Carnival "Fun Ship" Jubilee
Vancouver, Cruise Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Cruise Endicott or Tracy Arm
Juneau, Skagway, Cruise Lynn Canal, Sitka, Cruise Prince William Sound
View Columbia Glacier and College Fjord, Seward
Best Available Stateroom $900 3rd and 4th guests $500
***** Includes Positive Air******

*Air transportation from Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland
San Francisco, Seattle, Tucson and Vancouver

All rates are US$ pp/dbl, subject to availability and eligibility.
New bookings only. Port charges/Govt fees are additional.
For more information on this and other specials - contact us at:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223 Canada (250) 861-3223 Fax (250) 861-3283

Bernie Danis, editor of the Okanagan newsletter tells us the Duty free
shop Alders at YVR offers 10% off liquor purchases with Air Canada ID.

Alan Rust keeps us up to date with Air Canada news -
Air Canada is increasing frequencies on two profitable Canada-U.K. routes
this fall. Effective October 31st, service from Ottawa to London, U.K.
will increase from three to five weekly non-stop.
Two additional flights will be added to the Toronto-London route, for a
total of 18 weekly frequencies.
This capacity increase results from the redeployment of the aircraft
assigned to the London-Delhi route, which Air Canada will no longer serve.

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. Smilie.
Gord Dalziel sends these
I just got off the phone with a man who asked, "How do I know which plane
to get on?" I asked him what exactly he meant, which  he replied,  "I was
told my flight number is 823, but none of  these damn planes have numbers
on them."

A woman called and said, "I need to fly to pepsi-cola on one of those
computer planes." I asked if she ment to fly to Pensacola  on a commuter
plane. She said, "Yeah, whatever."

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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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