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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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Number 399   Date August 25th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. We welcome -
Tony McKenzie and Renée Delafosse retired Cargo employees and live
in Montreal. Email either at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Roy Boyce with email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. retired
Lead Millwright living in Brampton Ont.
Email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you contact Bert Speirs
retired Director-Financial Services-Commercial
living in Dollard des Ormeaux, Qc.
Bill Skinner is at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    Bill retired as
Customer Sales & Service Agent living in Surrey, BC.

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. Where are they now?
Ronald  and Diane Carradine have changed ISP, try This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.  Dreams Take Flight -
On May 11th, the Toronto 'Dreams Take Flight' efforts culminated in
their 10th annual flight. This year, there were two aircraft involved.
Two Boeing 767 aircraft were arranged to take 250 sick and disadvantaged
children to the Magic Kingdom in Orlando Florida.
The event, each year, is the result of many volunteered hours by both
active and retired TCA/Air Canada people, and community groups in and
around Toronto are offered the opportunity to sponsor seats on the
aircraft. Children from Buffalo, New York and Washington DC demonstrates
that child illness and poverty hath no borders.
The inaugural trip in 1990 was a DC9 aircraft which carried 68 children
and their 32 adult escorts to Walt Disney World. To date the Toronto
flights have accommodated over 2,500 children. The Dreams Take Flight
operate by groups of similar volunteers at Vancouver, Calgary,
Edmonton. Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
The project is not an official Air Canada venture but is certainly
sponsored by the corporation. All planning, organizing and fund-raising
is done on a volunteer basis. The flight itself is manned by pilots and
flight attendants working on their own time and at their own expense.
The aircraft are donated by Air Canada and monies raised by the groups
are used for admission to the park, spending money and amenities for the
children. Bake sales, golf tourneys, flea markets, BBQ's, raffles and
flights by the CF-TCC Vintage Lockheed Electra L10A plus many personal
and corporate donations, and volunteers sell goods at the local ACRA
events, Airshows, Dragon Boat Races and Cruises.
All to making a childs dream come true.

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. Bob Carson sends this message after reading about the demise of the
Honeywell/Bull computers from Air Canada in NetLetter nr 398 -
Having had a long association with the Bull both from the C&SS side
and later as Manager Systems for Purchasing & Supply we saw numerous
implementation modules of the Material Availability Program (MAP).
It is ironic that I retired from Air Canada after thirty-five years
and just when MAP was being replaced by ARTOS.
Maybe that's a message in itself!
I remember the day of the announcement by Pierre Jeanniot, all of the
IBM fans went over to the Grand Hotel to discuss our fate.
The next day was not what I would call a productive day.
I am sorry I can not attend the event planned for Friday but hope it is
a good success.  Bob Carson

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. News from the districts.
From the 'Sentinel' the newsletter of the Montreal Pionairs -
GREAT TURNOUT AT THE SPRING BUFFET
The Montreal District held its annual spring buffet at the Royal
St Lawrence on May 27th with 125 Pionairs attending. Ben Vezina kept
track of the numbers as well as looking after the finances.
Most registered and picked up their door prize tickets early and met
with old friends and made new ones. Marjorie Moon and Mary Timmons
manned the registry while Yvette Ste-Marie and Bill Sim validated trip
passes and family affair forms for those wishing them.
The Master of Ceremonies, Pionair Russ Reynard, assisted by Yvette
Ste- Marie who translated into French, welcomed everyone on behalf of
the director and the committee. The buffet then started with the Maitre D.
drawing the table numbers and the last table called received a bottle of
wine. After the buffet Russ introduced Pionair Leo Paul Rodrique who sang
several songs from Broadway Musicals in both English and French.
After a standing ovation he sang an encore to the delight of those
present.
Russ then introduced our director, Pam Rosholt, who thanked those
attending and the recently retired committee members for their hard work
over the past years for the Montreal District especially: Russ Reyard,
who has agreed to continue to M.C. some of our events, Jacques Gaucher,
Past Editor of the Sentinel, Andre Gregoire, translator for the Sentinel,
and Brian Wright.  They were all dedicated committee members and each
gave years of service. On behalf of the National Executive, Pam paid
special recognition and tribute to Past Directors, Herb Guilfoyle and
Real Henri, by presenting them with Certificates of Appreciation.
Ben Vezina accepted on behalf of Henri who was unable to attend.
Herb continues to serve as past director on the committee keeping
everyone in line.
Russ then proceeded with the door prizes which were won by the following:
Baton Rouge certificate        -  Adrienne De Verteuil
Casa Greque gift certificate   - Roger Bolduc
Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club
Luncheon certificate ­ Jean Denis and Maurice Blundell
30 minute golf lessons         - Susann Rodger, Sheila ONeill,
Jacques Gaucher
1 hour golf playtime              - Howie Noel, Harry Cowan,
Allison Goodfellow, Agnes Persaud,
Barbara Edwards and Ron Fitzpatrick
Air Transat Bag                - Stan Potts
Teddy Bear hand made
and donated by Ena Zuuredee  - Larry Hall
An afghan handmade and
donated by Carmon Van Leeuwen - Roger Rouse

CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON ­ NOVEMBER 27/99
Where:   Royal St. Lawrence Yacht Club
1350 Lakeshore Drive/Bord du Lac Dorval
Cost: $24.50  per person
Time:    Bar - 11.30 ( tax & service included )
Lunch - 12.30
Parking: Ample parking on the premises
BUS: From Lionel Groulx Metro: #211 to Dorval Train Station
#202 West to Dawson & Claude
Walk 2 blocks south to Lakeshore Road, then
go right one block to Allan Point Rd.
Deadline: November 15th 1999
Space is limited, Contact    Benoit Vezina
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

FORTHCOMING  EVENTS 1999

Tuesday (Weekly)    Bowling  62 Donegani, Pointe Claire
Small balls are played and games start at 13:00
September 14th to December 14th, 1999 and from
January 11th to April 18, 2000.
Players need not be Pionairs.  Friends and relatives are also
welcome. The cost is $5 per person for three games.
Contact: Mary Timmons 514-626-3263 for more info.
September 15, 1999      Fall Corn Roast   
Where:    1054 Boul. Arthur-Sauve(Route 148) Saint-Eustache
Cost:  $19.00 per person
which includes meal and transportation
by bus (without transport $12.00) Taxes are included.
Contact: Bob Belding 514-626-6709 for more info.
December 18th, 1999
To all Dorval cargo retirees ­
You are invited to come and meet your friends at the
Christmas Party.
Where: Dorval Community Centre.
For more information, please write to: Social Club (Cargo)
P.O. Box 8000, 735 Stuart Graham N.
Dorval (Quebec) H4Y 1C3


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. Tom Grant sends this -
New Boeing Jet To Debut This Week
Boeing's first new jetliner to enter service in the 21st century will be
officially unveiled on Thursday.
The 767-400ER is 21 feet longer and can carry about 15 percent more
passengers than the 767-300ER, which is itself a stretched version of the
original 767-200 that entered service in 1982.
The twin-engine aircraft is being pitched as a replacement for the L-1011,
the widebody jetliner that earned praise for design, but struggled for
market share and marked the end of Lockheed's commercial airplane efforts.
The new plane also is intended to replace aging DC-10s . . .
For complete information visit of the Bulletin/Notice Board pages of the
ACFamily aviation websites:
http://www.acfamily.net/acrew/
http://www.acfamily.net/rapcan/

Those of you interested in the TCA Alumni may be interested in checking
with the web site under the acfamily.net which, hopefully, will be updated
shortly. www.acfamily.net/acrew/tca.html
Cheers.  Tom

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. Terry's travel tips.
Those of you visiting London, England and need taxi service in and around
LHR, try Irene and Bill Alderson, Air Canada retiree who operate a local
taxi service. Their telephone number is 01784 246457, and their address
is 59 Orchard Way, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3AH.
They will do special rates for AC/TCA retirees.
The Heathrow Park Hotel also offer special rates for airline staff and
retirees. The telephone number is 0181-759-2400 and their fax number is
0181-759-5278.
The Heathrow Lodge also gives airline rates 01753-686970.

London Break-A-Way Vacation from $459us$
Departures Any Day Thru Oct 31, 1999
LONDON BREAK-A-WAY VACATION INCLUDES:
Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 6 days/4 nights
hotel accommodations with private bath, continental breakfast daily,
hotel taxes and service charges.

London/Athens Break-A-Way Vacation from $619us$
Departures Any Day Thru Oct 31, 1999
LONDON/ATHENS BREAK-A-WAY INCLUDES:
Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 6 days/4 nights
hotel accommodations (2 in London, 2 in Athens) with private bath,
continental breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges.

London/Paris Break-A-Way Vacation from $539us$
Departures Any Day Thru Oct 31, 1999
LONDON/PARIS BREAK-A-WAY INCLUDES:
Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 6 days/4 nights
hotel accommodations (2 in London, 2 in Paris) with private bath,
continental breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges.

London/Rome Break-A-Way Vacation from $629us$
Departures Any Day Thru Oct 31, 1999
LONDON/ROME BREAK-A-WAY INCLUDES:
Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 6 days/4 nights
hotel accommodations (2 in London, 2 in Rome) with private bath,
continental breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges.

Dublin/London Break-A-Way Vacation from $579us$
Departures Any Day Thru Oct 31, 1999
DUBLIN/LONDON BREAK-A-WAY INCLUDES:
Round-trip space available interline air transportation, 6 days/4 nights
hotel accommodations (2 in Dublin, 2 in London) with private bath,
continental breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges.

For More Information About These or Other Vacations Call
1-800-935-9444. Fax 314-968-9568.

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. Smilie spotted by your co-pilot.
As related by an air traffic controller -
I was training a new controller, and you pretty much feed him what to
say. I told him to tell Virgin 4 heavy, position and hold and confirm
where Tower 42 was. But he garbled the message and said, 'Four heavy
Virgin, position and hold. Where are you Tower 42?'. Next thing we heard
was the call. 'Tower 42, we're the three skinny perverts watching the
four heavy virgins get into position.'

A flight instructor at a large flight school where his girlfriend is
a student.  She is preparing for her private checkride, so every once in
a while he would quiz her.
She was having difficulty remembering when a pilot needs a complex
endorsement, a high-performance endorsement, and a type rating.
He asked her if he could be a copilot on a Boeing 747.
She looked at him with a puzzled expression and said,
"Let's see ... ummm ... how many horsepower does it have?"


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