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Number 395   Date August 11th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. What's on today and Where is it?
Compiled by Vesta -
Friday August 13, 1999
Victoria Airport, Air Canada CF-TCC aircraft pays courtesy
call in conjunction with 60th Anniversary Celebrations of
Victoria Airport, displayed at BC Aviation Museum.
Ottawa, AC retirees & Pionairs KoffeeKlatsches weekly at 10 am,
Family Restaurant, Carlingwood Shopping
Saturday August 14, 1999
Victoria Airport, Air Canada CF-TCC aircraft pays courtesy
call in conjunction with 60th Anniversary Celebrations of
Victoria Airport, displayed at BC Aviation Museum.
Saskatoon, SK Canada Remembers International Air Show
Sunday August 15, 1999

Victoria Airport, Air Canada CF-TCC aircraft pays courtesy
call in conjunction with 60th Anniversary Celebrations of
Victoria Airport, displayed at BC Aviation Museum.
Saskatoon, SK Canada Remembers International Air Show
Wednesday August 18th 1999
St Catherine AC Retirees & Pionairs meet at 10am Sweets and
Crepes Cafe, Ontario St & Lakeport.Colin Bailey 935-3970

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. Bill Fisher, past Director, Vancouver Island Pionairs sends this
message -
Re CF-TCC Lockheed L10A, dateline August 10th, 1999.
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
FYI - The little beauty arrived at CYYJ at 15:40 to-day.
We put her to bed after a day of flying through the Rockies at
16:10. The Capts., MacLeod and Patry retired to Sidney and some food,
sight seeing (I Guess ). It will stay locked up in the hangar
to-morrow and the next day. The first flight on the 13th will be at
09:00 for contest winners from radio station CFAX.
The next flight will be at 10:15 for the local media,
the third flight will be at 13:00 for travel agents and the fourth
and last flight of the day will be at 14:15 for member from the
Victoria Airport Authority and the BCAM.
I have been around airplanes all my life, well since I was fifteen
and learning to fly, and I have never seen such a shiny, spotless
aircraft of any kind as CF-TCC was on arrival to-day.
From: "Bill Fisher" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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.  Jack McManus  tell us that
Members of my family who are still employed by Air Canada.
John: Aircraft Services Training Instructor YVR;
Peggy Iverson: Customer service Manager YVR;
Ken Iverson Stn Attendant;
Paul Iverson: Aircraft Services cleaner;
and nephew Felix Hunter: Flight attendant.
(Anyone top that? - eds)

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. From the Globe and Mail Wednesday April 7nd 1937 -
US - Canada dispute on Air Lines denied.
Only question to be settled is choice of Shediac or Montreal as
Transatlantic Terminal, Official says.
Reports current in the US and Canada that the organisation of a
transatlantic air service was being delayed by a dispute between
Washington and Ottawa whether New York or Montreal should be the New
World terminus of the route were officially denied here today.
The only question is whether the service will be routed to New York
from Montreal or Shediac, New Brunswick.
It is understood in both capitals that one or the other
Canadian points will be chosen. Montreal has the advantage of being
Canada's largest city, where a first class airport already exists, with
radio beam and large runways and where a good deal of traffic could be
picked up. It may develop, however, in the course of tests which
Imperial Airways will make this year that to make Shediac the Canadian
terminal would save a little time for passengers enroute to New York.

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. And yet another memory from Bill Norberg -
Subject: Smoking in aircraft and the Maintenance function.

In my adolescent years I somehow managed to avoid starting to smoke.
It was very commonplace when I was growing up but neither of my parents
smoked so it was not something that had tacit parent approval.
As I grew older many tried to get me started but the more they tried,
the more stubborn I became about not smoking.
I started work with TCA in the Instrument shop and as I progressed
through the various types of instrument maintenance I did quite a bit
of work on air driven gyro instruments.
There were three basic instruments that had
gyros driven by air pressure...or I should say vacuum pressure. The
Directional Gyro that gave the pilot heading information,the Gyro
Horizon that indicated aircraft attitude in the fore and aft and lateral
directions,and finally a Turn and Bank indicator that made it possible
for the pilot to make accurate turns during airport approach
manoeuvers. These were very important instruments.
An engine driven pump was the source of vacuum and these instruments
were connected to that source.As the vacuum pump operated it drew air
from the cockpit and cabin areas through  a light paper filter at the
rear of these three gyro instruments.The airflows within the instruments
were directed to small jets that caused the airflow to impinge on small
buckets around the circumference of the gyro rotors. This airflow would
cause the rotors to spin very rapidly on sensitive bearings and reach a
speed of about 15000 RPM. These spinning rotors provided the gyroscopic
force  needed to operate the instruments. They would operate for about
1000 hours before requiring overhaul.
If I had any doubt about my decision not to smoke it was completely
eliminated when I saw the condition of the air jets and buckets on
these rotors after 1000 hours of service. They were literally blocked
or plugged with a brown tar substance that was almost impossible to
dissolve in normal cleaning fluids. It literally had to be scraped off.
In some cases the gyro rotors were completely seized with this
substance. The filters on these instruments would keep out dust
particles but could not control the flow of the tar compounds and
nicotine coming from all the people on board the aircraft who were
smoking. In those days there was no limitation on where one could
smoke on board the aircraft and many more people were smoking in
those days as well as many of the flight crew.
Another effect of smoking in aircraft cabins for maintenance was the
effect it had on the aircraft interiors. The tar compounds and nicotine
would adhere to the ceilings of the cabin and over time literally change
their colour. It was a major job to clean and repaint them.
The DC-8 cabin pressurization control valve was located at the rear
of the aircraft and all the vented air from the cabin during
pressurization would pass through this unit. After a number of hours
of operation this valve would often stick shut due to the accumulation
of tar compounds and render the pressurization control system
ineffective.
The only beneficial aspect of allowing smoking on board  pressurized
aircraft was the fact that you could always find loose rivets or cracks
in the fuselage skin.The escaping tar compounds would leave a brown
streak that was easily visible during the inspection process.
The decision to eliminate smoking on board aircraft was a wise one
from many viewpoints not the least of which was flight crew and
passenger health and maintenance costs.
Bill Norberg  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. John Rodger shares this memory -
Subject: Super Connie
Hi ; Re super connie. I was living in Mississauga in 1996 where I
received the Streetville News weekly .To my surprise one week they had a
picture of Phil Yull ( former Dorval resident) with a/c 405 CF-TGE in
the hanger at Millardair where they were restoring it. This being the
first aircraft that I worked on when I started at TCA 4a hanger in 1956
(was with them until the last one left from the new base) it aroused my
interest so I got Bernie Danis and we went out to see it. We were
welcomed with open arms when they found out we had worked on the
aircraft. Our memories were put to the test as the mechanics had not
worked on this type of aircraft before.They told us that they had a lot
of visitors especially pilots who brought in their log books showing
where they had been with the aircraft. I moved back to Mtl. in the fall
of 96 so did not see the finished product until last summer when I had a
visit where it is now standing at the Millarair hanger off of Derry Rd.
Thanks for the memories John Rodger. PS I still have the picture and
write up from the News so if anyone wants it I could copy and mail it to
you Thanks JR      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.

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. Smilie.
Ross Graham sends this question -

Do you think that this Y2K thing applies to cuckoo clocks?
Ross      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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