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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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number 388   July 20 , 1999
BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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WELCOME ABOARD
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Is e-mail address for George Daly who lives in Vernon, B.C. formerly
Mgr.Empl. Safety.

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WHATS ON AND WHERE?

Wednesday July 28, 1999
St Catherine AC Retirees & Pionairs meet at 10am Sweets and
Crepes Cafe, Ontario St & Lakeport. Contact Colin Bailey 935-
3970
Thursday July 29, 1999
Courtenay/Comox, Van Isle Pionairs monthly at the
KingFisher contacts Ralph Tisdall at 250-338-5788 or
email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Friday July 30, 1999
Ottawa, AC retirees & Pionairs KoffeeKlatsches weekly
at 10 am, Family Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday July 31, 1999
North Bay Waterfront,ON Heritage Festival & AirShow
Monday August 2, 1999
YVR Pionairs BBQ at Deas Island regional Park, Delta.BC
2-4PM $10PP directions in nl 369
Tuesday August 3, 1999
Edmonton Pionairs Coffee & Chat - Smitty's Lounge,
Kingsway Garden Mall 10 am
Kelowna and Vernon Pionairs monthly 10am Coffee&Chat
at Muffin Break.
Montreal,Pionairs Bowling League, Valois Lanes info 626-3263
Penticton monthly Coffee&Chat at 10am at Tim Hortons,
Cherry Lane Shopping Mall
Toronto T2 Coffee Klatch,Pearson A/P Sales retirees 11am
Golden Griddle,5559 Airport Rd,on airport strip, free
parking, monthly raffle for dinner at host restaurant.
contact Sheila Moscoe This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wednesday August 4, 1999
St Catherine AC Retirees & Pionairs meet at 10am Sweets and
Crepes Cafe, Ontario St & Lakeport.
Contact Colin Bailey 935-3970
Thursday August 5, 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 August 6, 1999
Abbotsford BC International Air Show
Ottawa, AC retirees & Pionairs KoffeeKlatsches weekly
at 10 am, Family Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping

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KEEPING TRACK OF OUR  TCC

From: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Wm. J. Gillis)
Subject: CF-TCC Update
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 12:57:50 -0300

TANGO CHARLIE CHARLIE
Halifax, July 19, 1999.
On Sunday, July 11th, it was necessary to cancel flying in
Charlottetown due to heavy rain most of the day. Not to
worry as we had time to re- schedule flying on Thursday,
July 15th. On that day we flew 4 flights. Thirty- six people
had a great look at "The Island" from 1000 ft.

Retired Maritime Central Airways employees visited the
aircraft. MCA had operated L10As in the late forties and
fifties. Both pilots and maintenance came for look.

TANGO CHARLIE CHARLIE then flew to Halifax on the evening of
July 15th. July 16, 17 and 18 saw 12 trips with 108 people
enjoying a trip around the Halifax area. The majority of
those who flew were "old timers" who remembered the years
when piston engine aircraft were in vogue.

Today Capt. Patry and Capt. MacLeod fly to Fredericton then
on to Saint John for flying on Thursday.

No answer yet to the fin number 25 question.     
Look for the answer first week in August.

More to follow.Thanks for handling.Regards,
Wm. J. "Bill" Gillis, VE1WG
Atlantic Region Director,RADIO AMATEURS of CANADA

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NEWS FROM  RAPCAN

July 17, 1999 - Flight Delayed When Portly Pilot Couldn't
Buckle Up SAN MARCOS, Texas (USA) -
The weather was fine. The plane was fueled and cleared by
the ground crew. There was just one thing holding up America
West flight 2229 Thursday night: The pilot was too big to
fit into his seat properly. After all passengers had boarded
the Austin-bound plane in Phoenix, and as flight attendants
were preparing the cabin for departure, the pilot, looking a
bit downcast, emerged from the cockpit and shuffled off the
plane.

That struck first-class passenger and San Marcos attorney
David Sergi as odd. Then, as Sergi recalls it, the co-pilot
made this announcement: "We've had some equipment problems.
The seat belt won't fit around the captain. Now, we're going
to have to get a new captain. That should take about an hour
to two hours." That prompted smiles and chortles from many
of the 100 or so passengers. "Only one guy seemed angry,"
Sergi said Friday, back in San Marcos.

Flight attendants handed out free drink coupons as
passengers filed off the plane and to a nearby bar in the
Phoenix airport. Few people seemed to mind the delay, said
Sergi. "I was appreciative they were honest with us," Sergi
said. "(In the past), I've had lots of excuses or I've never
been told anything." A spokeswoman for America West airlines
confirmed the story and said, as far as she knew, it was the
first time the airline had experienced such a delay. "From
what they're telling me, on this particular aircraft (Boeing
737), the seat belt happens to be a little bit smaller,"
America West spokeswoman Patty Nowack said.

Airline officials procured a more slender pilot, and the
plane took off 1 hour and 22 minutes after the scheduled
8:08 p.m. departure, Nowack said. The pilot who missed the
flight was back on the job Friday, she said, But will the
airline ask him to start cutting back on fatty foods?
"That's a personnel issue. I can't comment on that," Nowack
said.

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Refugee waits 11 years at airport  PARIS (AP) -
Talk about airport delays. Merhan Karimi Nasseri has waited
patiently in Charles de Gaulle airport, sleeping on a red
plastic bench, for the past 11 years, hoping for official
political refugee status. Now, the 54-year-old Iranian
native can leave his airport home, if he wants to. Belgium
has granted him refugee credentials. "We are very pleased
for him," said Dominique Deladrier, the Belgian consul in
Paris.
Nasseri, frail with long thinning hair, sunken eyes and
hollow cheeks, arrived at Charles de Gaulle in August 1988
after bouncing around Europe with no documents, a victim of
bureaucratic bungling and a string of bad luck.

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. Found on the internet.
LOT Polish Airlines announce that they will ground all its
aircraft on January 1st 2000 to avoid millennium bug
problems in what is thought to be the first mass
cancellation in Europe due to Y2K worries. Flying will
resume on January 2nd.

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ACCOLADES
11/06/99 We are pleased to be on your mailing list and look
forward to receiving the Letters from now on. Thanks for
your welcome.Edna Rachuk

07/06/99 I must say I truly appreciate the newsletters you
send. Now that I've moved, I have less contact with Air
Canada friends than when I lived in Montreal. Please keep up
the good work.Lionel Musgrove

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SMILIE
I thought you might like this for your next Netletter
especially if anybody is thinking of going on a cruise!!
Al Withington

Top Ten of Silliest Questions asked on a Cruise Ship by Paul
Grayson, Cruise Director for the Royal Caribbean Cruise Line


10. Do these steps go up or down?
9. What do you do with the beautiful ice carvings after they
melt?
8. Which elevator do I take to get to the front of the ship?
7. Does the crew sleep on the ship?
6. Is this island completely surrounded by water?
5. Does the ship make its own electricity?
4. Is it salt water in the toilets?
3. What elevation are we at?.
2. There's a photographer on board who takes photos and
displays them the next day... the question asked...If the
pictures aren't marked, how will I know which ones are mine?
1. What time is the Midnight Buffet being served?


.  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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