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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.acfamily.net/between/vesta/

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 377   date June 16th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. Welcome to
John Harden retired Tech Ops Instructor lives in Cornwallis Park,
Nova Scotia email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gilles Parent retired second officer lives in Laval, Qc
email:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Antoinette Weeden retired Passenger Agent Supvr.
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and lives in Westbro, Ma, USA
Bill Willows is on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jack Somerset retired and lives in Langley, BC email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
George Ellerbeck email George at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. George retired from
Air Canada in 1996 after thirty in Flt. Ops.
Jack Smith.  He was Regional Cargo Mgr. U.S. for a number of years and
was District Mgr. Houston on two separate occasions.
Jack's address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Egidio Conforti retired Chief Engineer lives in Montreal, QC
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Lynn Ayoub  retired Commercial Strategy Manager lives in
Ville St. Laurent, Qc  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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. Where are they  now?
Jim and Ruth Billwiller have changed email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
In the recent Newsletter from Pionairs USA we note that
Hugh Mackay is now at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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. Whats on and where.
Compiled by Vesta -
Events Reminder for June 25 to July 4,1999

Friday, June 25, 1999
DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT FUNDRAISING
$100.00 FLIGHTS from City Centre Airport,
Ottawa, AC retirees & Pionairs  KoffeeKlatsches weekly at 10 am,
Family Restaurant,  Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday June 26, 1999
DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT FUNDRAISING
$100.00 FLIGHTS from City Centre Airport
Miramichi NB International Air Show
Sunday June 27, 1999
DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT FUNDRAISING
$100.00 FLIGHTS from City Centre Airport
Miramichi NB International Air Show
Tuesday June 29, 1999
Calgary Stampede BBQ Elks Lodge at 5pm cost $25pp
Wednesday June 30, 1999
St Catherine AC Retirees & Pionairs meet at 10am
Sweets and  Crepes Cafe, Ontar
Thursday July 1, 1999
Dorval C&SS retirees monthly lunch at Peter's Cape Cod  restaurant
Montreal Pionairs 'd'Air Canada - lunch at Les Amis  Retraites
Restaurant La Sirene 480 St Martin Quest, Laval
Friday July 2, 1999
Fort Erie On Friendship Festival Air Show
Ottawa, AC retirees & Pionairs KoffeeKlatsches weekly at 10 am,
Family Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday July 3, 1999
Fort Erie, Ont. Friendship Festival Air Show
Sunday July 4, 1999
Fort Erie, Ont. Friendship Festival Air Show

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. For our golfing fraternity!
ACRA GOLF:
The annual ACRA Golf Tournament will be held in YWG this year
(it was cancelled last year because of the strike). The date is
September 12 - 15/99 at the Gull Harbour Resort & Conference Resort.
Entry Fees: Golfers - $290.00 CAD, Non-golfers - $125.00 CAD
Golfers Entry Fees Cover Following Items:
- 3 Days Of Golf (Sun/Mon/Tues) which included green fees and electric cart
- Welcome reception Sunday evening
- Monday evening BBQ
- Tuesday evening banquet and prize presentation
- Three Buffet Breakfasts (Sun/Mon/Tues)
- Closest-to-the-hole prizes on Par 3's
- Golf towels and golf bag tags
- Hospitality Suite (locations and times TBA)
- Bus Service
More info at: http://www.acra.ca/events/golf.htm

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. News from the districts.
Subject: Halifax Meetings
Just to let you know that the monthly meetings of the Halifax Pionairs
held at the Armdale Yacht Club ended with the June meeting, and resume
again on the first Wednesday in  Oct.  Bowling which ended in May, will
start I think the first Monday in Oct. at the same place,
Bayers Road Bowling.
Mitch "E Mitchell" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Subject: St. Catherine meetings.
Colin Bailey sends this for us -
You asked about our group here and we do appreciate your mentioning it
in the bulletins. However the group is very small and we say we have a full
house if 6 people show up.  At present apart from yours truly, there is
Joe Lemieux, Pat Mc Creery, Doug Arnold, Bob Harnstock, Jim Galloway and we
get the occasional visit from Ted Gamble when he drives in from Hamilton.
Originally we had about a dozen members but some have passed on and others
have moved.
As a result of your publicity we have had other exAC retirees "threatening"
to join us but so far none have shown up.  I print out the bulletins from
you folks and take them along to the Wednesday morning meetings.
Regards from all of us here. Colin Bailey    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

London England Pionairs.
The annual trek this year is to visit Vancouver - dubbed Viva Vancouver.
Each year some 50 Pionairs and spouses from the UK visit a different
city each year for a couple of days. Past venues have been Niagara, Boston,
Calgary, Ottawa, Quebec City, Edmonton, Nice, France. The visit is on
September 30th and Oct 1st. Arrivals will be Sept 30th or earlier. On the
evening of the 30th, dinner will be at the hotel - Travelodge Hotel,
Richmond. Anyone associated with the UK operation in the past are welcome
to come and meet with the group and, maybe, renew old friendships.

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.  Edna Rachuk sends in this bio for Len -
Mr. Jack Jackman, District Sales Manager YEG informed me that there was
a job opening at the Edmnton airport.  I was led to believe that there
was one job and three applicants.  At the airport I found there were
five jobs and four applicants.  That made it possible for me to be
gainfully employed by TCA/AC for over 36 years.
I was employed in YEG in what is now Payload Control.  In 1946 when I
joined, it was called Space Control and we who were employed there were
known as Space Control Agents.  (We had a big lead in space - too bad we
didn't capitalize on our advantage.)
My career with the Airline was always in Sales, in YEG, YWG and YVR as a
Passenger Agent, Supervisor and Training instructor.  The latter was the
most interesting occupation.  I started with RESERVEC II in Toronto with
ten weeks of system evaluation.  With that experience I went on to
conduct the scheduling and phasing out of RES I and training on and
implementation of RES II.
Later I did similar work with PWA and NWT.  I took NWT out of the bush and
made it a computerized airline.
My training career covered many cities including Hong Kong, Tokyo and
Sydney Australia and I considered myself to be proficient in the airline's
computerized system.
Since retirement I have not been interested in computers; hence my wife
Edna is the computer guru and is in our email address.
In closing I wish to emphasize that it's been fun.  I found amusement in
my daily activities and enjoyed laughs with my co-workers and in no way
did my work suffer.
Len and  Edna Rachuk      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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. Alan Rust supplies some Air Canada news -
Air Canada launches codeshare services between Canada and Helsinki
- Air Canada has introduced two new daily  codeshare services between
Canada and Helsinki, Finland with its Star  Alliance partners, SAS and
Lufthansa.
Air Canada Launches Codeshare Service Between Canada and Bucharest
- Air Canada is introducing daily service to Bucharest, Romania on a
codeshare basis via Frankfurt with its Star Alliance partner Lufthansa.

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. Brian Dunn sends this information in his emailed YYZ NEWS -

Air Canada brought back one of its "retired" DC-9-32s from the
desert today with FIN729 (C-FTMD) being ferried from Marana(MZJ) to YUL
via MCI.
It is believed that an additional "spare" aircraft will be needed during
the peak flying months of the summer schedule.


Air Canada announced June 2nd that it would commence a new
once-daily flight linking Ottawa with Washington-DCA airport on August
3rd.  A 50-seat CRJ will be used on the route which supplements the
existing Ottawa-Washington-IAD route.

Air Canada took delivery of another new A340-313X on June 2nd when
C-GDVW (msn 273) FLN909 flew from TLS to YUL non-stop.  First revenue
flight was on 5 Jun from YUL to LHR.  First visit to YYZ was on 7th June. 

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. A final say on boarding priorities!
Subject: Passes
This has reference to the pass boarding situation recently discussed
on the Netletter.
I have not seen anything confirming AC policy one way or the other so
I decided to investigate.  My neighbour is a sales agent at Pearson
with 31 years service so I thought she would be a good one to ask
about the alleged policy of boarding all active cons before retired
cons.  She said this is not true, all cons are still boarded by
priority regardless of whether they are retired or not.
I hope this clarifies the situation.
From: Larry Walters This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Canadian Interline Travel have these air fares available -
Air New Zealand
Los Angeles to Sydney  Return - 1/2/99 to 30/11/99
Employee $ 629.00 + tax  Companion $ 749.00 + tax
Los Angeles to Auckland Return - 1/2/99 to 30/11/99
Employee $ 699.00 + tax  Companion $ 749.00 + tax
Los Angeles to Nadi Return - 1/2/99 to 30/11/99
Employee $ 529.00 + tax  Companion $ 649.00 + tax
Los Angeles to Rarotonga Return - 1/2/99 to 30/11/99
Employee $ 529.00 + tax  Companion $ 649.00 + tax
Call C.I.T. at 1-800-665-3100

Interline Travel Discount Services has these offerings -

SUMMER'99 INTERLINE  ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS All US$             
MEXICO
PUERTO VALLARTA
CLUB MARIVAL @ $58.00 ppdbl, $88.00 single, $53.00 triple,
CHILDREN 7-12 @ $30.00, KIDS 6 & UNDER FREE.
EFF. thru to DEC. 18/99
** JUL 1 TO AUG 31, RATES ARE
@ $63.00 ppdbl, $93.00 single, $58.00 triple.
ALLEGRO RESORT NUEVO VALLARTA  @ $70.00 ppdbl, $110.00 single,
Third in room @ $50.00, CHILDREN 12 & UNDER FREE.
EFF. THRU DECEMBER 22/99.
MANZANILLO
CLUB MAEVA @ $56.00 pp single, double or triple,
CHILDREN 2-12 @ $24.00 U.S.  EFF. THRU DECEMBER 17/99.
** (THIS ONE CAN ACCEPT FAMILIES OF 5 OR 6 IN 2 BEDROOMSMASTER Villas)
TAMPICO
CLUB MIRAMAR @ $50.00 U.S. pp single, double or triple.
CHILDREN 2-12 @ $22.00 U.S.  EFF. THRU DECEMBER 17/99.
VERACRUZ
CLUB MAEVA TAJIN @ $45.00 U.S. PP single, double triple.
CHILDREN 2-12 @ $22.00 U.S.   EFF. THRU DECEMBER 17/99.
HUATULCO
GALA RESORT (WAS ROYAL MAEVA) @ $69.00 pp single, double, triple.
CHILD 2-12 @ $28.00 U.S.  EFF. THRU DEC. 17/99.

Call 1-888-305-4387 for more details


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. Smilie.
Tom Grant sends us this one -
The airline captain's voice crackled over the intercom. "We are
experiencing severe engine trouble, and it appears certain we are going to
crash.
The passengers burst into a panic . . . all except for one man who
managed to remain perfectly calm.
"What's wrong with you ?" yelled one of the other passengers. "Don't you
care that we're going to crash?"
"Hey," the man replied. "It's not my plane."



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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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