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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 379   date June 20th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. Terry, your co-pilot of the NetLetter will not be too active during
during the next 30 days or so, as I will be entertaining some visitors
from the UK.. Vesta will be sending out the NetLetters and, as the
NetLetter is a combined affair between the two of us, having
just 50% of the team here will slow the output down a tad - be patient!
Please remember that Vesta and I live two hours away from each other, so
it is important that you send your messages or input to BOTH of us by
using the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. which copies both Vesta and Terry.

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. Welcome to
Hugh Barker retired captain lives inVancouver, BC
email:          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Where are they now?
Aubrey Winterbotham has another email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Please note that, when advising us of email changes, it would help if
the old email is quoted as well.

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. Need to know.
*** SPECIAL FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFFS ***
THESE SPECIAL FARES ARE OFFERED TO ALL PERSONS WHO ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR THE FAMILY AFFAIR PROGRAM.       
SELLOFF FLORIDA**
MARKETS:         CDA - MIA/TPA (TPA VIA YYZ ONLY)
(MIA VIA YYZ/YUL ONLY)
TRAVEL PERIOD:   ALL TRVL COMPLETE 30JUN99
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 25JUN99
MIN/MAX:         FIRST FRI OR SAT NIGHT / 30 DAYS
FARE TO/FROM:    AB/BC/SK/MB - MIA/TPA ....$309.00
ON/PQ - MIA/TPA ..........$149.00
MARITIMES - MIA/TPA ......$269.00
SELLOFF TRANS-CON**
MARKETS:         AB/BC-ON/PQ/MARIT
TRAVEL PERIOD:   ALL TRVL COMPLETE 30JUN99
SELL PERIOD:     ON/BEFORE 25JUN99
APUR/TCKT:       RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:         FIRST FRI OR SAT NIGHT / 60 DAYS
FARE:            AB/BC-ON .......$229.00
AB/BC-PQ .......$249.00
AB/BC-MARIT ....$309.00

NOTE: ALL FARES ARE IN CDN FUNDS.

*** IMPORTANT:  ALL RESERVATIONS ***MUST*** BE MADE THROUGH
THE EMPLOYEE CALL CENTRE.

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. Capt Glen House  sends this bio -
Hello from the Okanagan..  Did you know that our old friend Mel Legasse
is now a silent key. He passed away Sunday May 16th, with his funeral
service on the 17th.  He was to be cremated and another service to take
place in Ontario, where his 82 yr.old sister lives.  Mel was 87 yrs. and
had been quite healthy for his age up until the last year.  Mell was an
ardent tennis and badminton player, and a participant  in the Orchard City
Amateur Radio Club with his call being VE7 EFG.
He was radio operator on the SS Scotian, a vessel operated by the Hudson
Bay Co. in 1925.  He later joined the Merchant Marine, and was radio
operator on several merchant ships, before joining the D.O.T. and
operating from several of their coastal stations.  I believe I am
correct in saying that he joined Trans Canada Airlines in 1937, and was
a principal player in the setting up of T.C.A.'s radio system. Based in
YUL , he was known to many of the Co. family. Mel never married, but had
many friends who will miss him, as I will.
Capt. Glen W. House  ret. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Tom Martin sends this to us -
Interesting tale about the Lockheed 10A.  I still have in my pile of
"stuff" my copy of TCA Facts & Figures and the listing for the 10As is:
CF-TCA - TCA #23 - Dely date - Oct 6/37 - cost 73,000
- sold to Dpt. Ntl. Def. Oct 12/39 - hrs in TCA service 1877.
CF-TCB - TCA #24 - Dely date - Oct 9/37 - cost 73,000
- sold to Dpt. Ntl. Def. Oct 12/39 - hrs in TCA service 2301.
CF-TCC - TCA #25 - Dely date - Oct 16/37 - cost 73,000 -
- sold to DOT May 7/39 - hrs in TCA service - 1746.
The first aircraft listed in the booklet is a Stearman 4EM reg/ CF-ASF
- TCA #20 cost $5000 sold to Northern Airways Mar 2/39 but there
are no hours shown in TCA service.
Regards - Tom       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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. From the YYZNEWS by Brian Dunn -
For those of you who wanted to know about schedules for the BA
Concorde visits at YYZ...here goes.  The aircraft usually overnights at
YYZ so we will show Arrival date, then Departure date.  Departure times
are usually sked for about 1240pm.
July 8 -- July 9, Aug 4 -- Aug 5, Sept 4 -- Sept 5, Sept 7 -- Sept 8,
Sept 13 -- Sept 14, and Oct 14 -- Oct 15th.
While we are on the subject of the Concorde a former airport terminal
designer for British Airways predecessor BOAC, who lives in Troon,
Cornwall in retirement kept a meticulous date record of Concorde's sonic
booms over Cornwall which rattled his windows and kept him awake at
night.  He organized a bunch of local people with similar complaints and
sent his findings to Lord Marshall, Chairman of British Airways.  The
airline chief has now assured him that aircraft on the October to March
winter service will slow down 11 kilometres earlier, so the sonic boom
does not bounce onto land.  The New York-London Concorde currently
starts slowing down nearly 200 kilometres off north Devon, with the boom
coming as it broke the sound barrier at about 1180kms per hour.  The
change will mean less than a minute is added to the three and half hour
flight time. 
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. Terry's travel tips.

When visiting the UK, travelling by National Express bus service is quite
reasonably priced, especially for the over 50's. An Advantage50 Discount
Coachcard will allow you to travel for a discount of 20% to 30% off many
fares during the year. The card costs GBP8.00 and is obtainable at any one
of over 2,000 National Express ticket agents nationwide.

Subject: Great European Itineraries
Hot Holland America Europe - on the Gorgeous NEW ms Rotterdam
JUST LOOK AT THESE ITINERARIES AND RATES!
July 6 ~ 12 Nts ~ Copenhagen to London ~ Visit the Jewels of the Baltic Sea
Copenhagen, At Sea, Tallinn/Estonia, St. Petersburg/Russia
Helsinki, Stockholm, Cruise Stockholm archipelago, Kalmar/Sweden
Warnemude/Germany, Arhus/Denmark, Oslo/Norway, London
Inside $600 Outside $780
July 18 ~ 12 Nts ~ London to Copenhagen ~ Voyage of the Vikings and Czars
Does Reverse Itinerary to above.
Inside $600 Outside $780
July 30 ~ 14 Nts ~ Copenhagen to London ~ Journey to the Land of the
Midnight Sun
Copenhagen, Alesund/Norway, Cross Arctic Circle, Honningsvag/Norway,
Longyearabyen/Spitsbergen/Norway, Gravdal/Lofoten/Norway, Cruise Norwegian
Inside Passage, Hellesylt/Norway, Geiranger/Norway, Bergen/Norway London
Inside $600 Outside $780
All rates are US$ 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:
DARGAL Interline 1-800-690-3223
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. Smilie.
'This is your captain speaking, the gentleman who has commandeered
this aircraft has instructed us to divert from London to Kabul, and to
credit every passenger with 3,500 bonus airmiles".

John Hayes sends some smilies of conversations between travel agents and
their customers -
I had someone who wanted to stay at the Bob Newhart Inn in Connecticut.
When I explained that the inn was fictional, the customer became very irate
and insisted "I know it is real, I see them check in every week!"

Also, I really did have someone ask for an aisle seat so that their
hair wouldn't get messed up by being near the window.
A client called in inquiring about a package to Hawaii. After going
over all the cost info, she asked, "would it be cheaper to fly to
California and then take the train to Hawaii?"

Gordon Dalziel sends these -
After a real crusher of a landing in Phoenix,  the Flight Attendant
came on with,   "Ladies and Gentlemen, please remain in your seats
until Capt. Crash and the Crew have brought the aircraft to a screeching
halt against the gate.  And, once the tire smoke has cleared and the
warning bells  are silenced, we'll open the door and you can pick your way
through the wreckage to the terminal.

Part of a Flight Attendant's arrival announcement:
"We'd like to thank you folks for flying with us today. And, the next time
you get the insane urge to go blasting through the skies in a pressurized
metal tube we hope  you'll think of us here at xyz Airways."


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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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