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Mailing of this "NetLetter" is courtesy of Alan Rust
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Number 413 Date Oct 10th, 1999 BYN 1st Published in October 1995
. DID YOU KNOW?
You can read or retrieve back issues of the BYN?
Just visit our web site at:
and click on the "Archives" button.
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Why not check out the Air Canada Retired Employees Web Site
webmaster is Tom Grant.
Don't forget the new web site forum on THE MERGER!
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. Welcome to
Stan Kemp retired Supervisor Photomech. lives in Ottawa, ON
Monique Labrie retired Reservations Agent lives in Longueuil, QC
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. Where are they now?
J.H. (Howie) Noel formerly Mgr. Mtce Publications & Program Support
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. Tom Grant sends us the web site for the World Airline Road race we
mentioned in the last netletter -
Subject: World Airline RR
RE you NL article on the World Airline Road Race being held in Vancouver.
Here is their website http://members.tripod.com/~WARR99/
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. Appeal from Adele Wallace, Director Calgary Pionairs District -
Subject: Retiremnent Seminar
For the second year in a row I have been asked to help out in the
upcoming retirement seminar in Calgary Nov 23. The upcoming retirees love
to hear stories from those already retired and I would like to ask your
readers to help me out with the following questions which are asked at
Retirees wishing to share their experiences on retirement that can be
shared with upcoming retirees at seminars.
. Were you prepared financially?
. Did you receive enough information from the company before making your
decision to retire?
. Did you suffer any health problems soon after retirement?
. Did you change residence and regret it afterward?
. Did you join clubs, do volunteer work?
. Did you travel a lot?
. Were you lonely, Depressed or Scared?
. Are you a snow bird?
. Have you come across information that would be helpful as far as
banking, health insurance, length of stay in another country etc?
Anything you can share would be most appreciated.
Your identity will be respected.
Adele Wallace District Director for Calgary Pionairs
or fax 403-263-9668
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. Margaret Cantwell sends another story -
I was talking to Bill McNutt recently ...he was at Victoria
Airport for many years (everyone knows Bill). He does not have a computer
so I'll be giving him copies of "Between Yourselves" as I do for
Allan (Hoppy) Hopkins who was also at Vic. Airport for many years and I
am sure everyone knows "Hoppy".
Bill passed me this this little item to send on to you -
"In the early 60's it was impossible to get RN's (stewardesses) on the
Vancouver - Victoria run. There was a great shortage at that time
of RN's. The Co-pilot had to do a check in the cabin of the seat belts.
Also Bill tells me that one day Ken Cantwell (Vancouver, my late husband)
acted as "stewardess on the Vancouver Victoria run!" Ken did not tell me
If any other Pionairs do not have a computer or access to E Mail - let
me know and I'll gladly see you get a copy. Also anything to contribute,
I'll e-mail in.
(thanks Margaret for your generous offer, eds)
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. News from the districts.
Subject: Fall newsletter
NEW BRUNSWICK DISTRICT
FALL LUNCH 1999
Timberland Motor Inn & Restaurant
Route 114 Penobsquis
Phone # 433-2480
1300 hrs Thursday October 28th
We'll be back at Timberland this fall - the same location we met at last
Spring. On the new part of the Trans Canada from Fredericton or Saint
John, take exit 418; from Moncton take exit 432 and follow the signs to
Penobsquis, Timberland is on the old highway near or beside Animal Land.
The Inn will need a head count by Monday, Oct. 25th, so please let your
contact know whether you and your spouse will be there.
Now that the golf season is over, the Saint John retirees get together
once a month for lunch, usually on the last Thursday of the month and
usually at a different location each month. A phone committee advises the
Saint John group of the date and location, but all New Brunswick or
visiting retirees and spouses are welcome.
Frank Cogger (672-2159) is the organizer and he can give you details of
an upcoming lunch.
-and it will be a great party!
It's the AGM in sunny Vancouver, April 28,29 & 30.
You'll enjoy the Sheraton Wall Centre, a first class hotel in a central
location, and best of all, you'll enjoy getting together again with
old friends - and making new ones.
One of the highlights at this year's meeting was a question and answer
session with representatives from the pass bureau.
Calling all Golfers.
Earlier this summer, the Cape Breton District held a very successful
Pionairs Golf Tournament at Baddeck NS. Well over a hundred Pionairs and
Spouses enjoyed Maritime hospitality at parties and banquets, played a lot
of golf and lost a lot of golf balls. Next June 13-14 the tournament is
moving to the opposite coast and will be hosted by the Vancouver Island
Pionairs at Sidney B.C. Take it from someone who went to Baddeck last
summer - you don't need to be a low handicap golfer to have a lot of fun!
Further information, and registration forms will be available at
Dreams Take Flight.
By now you will have received your payroll deduction form for charitable
donations, with Dreams Take Flight now added to the list. Earlier this
month a flight operated from Halifax with children from our district on
board. Let's support this very worthwhile cause.
Interested in Aviation History?
Pionair Ross Smyth of Montreal is a member of the board of directors of the
Canadian Aviation Historical Society (CAHS) and is trying to recruit more
airline people into this excellent national movement to preserve our
Members receive a quarterly Journal and national newsletters. Chapters
exist in major cities and the CAHS is now trying to expand into smaller
centres. For further information, write for a brochure to the CAHS, PO Box
224, Station A, Willowdale ON M2N 5S8,
or see it's web site at www.cahs.com
Your local District contacts are:
SAINT JOHN FRANK COGGER 672-2159
FREDERICTON JEROME HOUSE 472-3729
MONCTON LORRAINE MCSWAIN 382-0303
MARGARET KERR 855-4067
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When the chimes of Big Ben in London England ring out the old year at
midnight on December 31st 1999 and welcome in the new millennium, where
is one of the places to celebrate? The only possible answer is London's
Dome, official partner is British Airways. As well as a huge variety of
attractions to keep visitors busy in the innovative themed 'zones', the
Dome will be an international showcase for the best of British design and
With the biggest roof in the world, covering 20 acres, it could hold
18,000 double decker buses, two Wembley stadiums or 13 Royal Albert Halls.
The base area is 25 times greater than the Taj Mahal with more than a
million square feet of fabric covering. Tickets are now available from a
booking line, internet, railway and bus stations, travel agents, tour and
coach operators and the UK National lottery retailers. All tickets must be
prepurchased. The closet Underground station is North Greenwich, the
journey time from Waterloo station is 12 minutes.
In a further millinnial celebration, British Airways is building the London
Eye, the world's tallest observation wheel on the South Bank of the Thames
opposite the Houses of Parliament. It will rotate every 20 minutes to
give 960 people a breathtaking view of London and, on a clear day, up to 30
The web site for the Dome is http://www.dome.co.uk
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. British Airways has launched a scheme which allows travellers to book
flights from the comfort of their own home.
The airline has signed a deal with broadcaster NTL in the UK, to use its
interactive television service. This will enable subscribers to the Travel
Channel to arrange holidays through their TV sets using the remote
control. Viewers can get access to everything from BA Holidays brochures,
destination details, flight arrivals and timetable information.
They can also browse through the latest World Offer fares,
book BA Holidays and seats on flights 24 hours a day.
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. Found on the internet.
Canada 3000 is the first Canadian airline to install EGPWS - enhanced
ground proximity warning system. A new Airbus A330-300 is the first jet
to carry the safety equipment. The airline is to refit its entire fleet
of Airbus and Boeing aircraft over the next year.
A tribute flypast to aviator King Hussein of Jordan, who died of cancer
last February was staged at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF
Fairford in Gloucestershire this summer. The King's first aircraft -
a De Havilland Dove presented by the RAF in 1950, was joined by four
Jaquar jets flying in 'missing man' formation - aviations highest mark
of respect. The King was taught to fly by the RAF, and he was patron to
the Tattoo from 1983-1989. He was lead pliot of a nine man demonstration
team called the Hashemite Diamonds, flying Hawker Hunters. Visiting the
show at the controls of his Lockheed TriStar, he would greet crowds with
a message relayed over a loudspeaker.
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. Terry's travel tips.
Air Lanka has changed its name to Sri Lankan Airlines.
Holiday haunts -
On the doorstep of Monaco, comfortable 2* hotel special offer
340 frs pp pn B/B or 520 frs pp pn D/B/B
Hotel 'La Cigogne', 06320 Cap D'Ail, France
Phone 220.127.116.11.60 fax 18.104.22.168.62
Capetown 1 mile from city centre.
Single R245 pn b/b, Double R290 pn b/b, Family R365 pn b/b
rates per room NOT per person less 10% airline staff.
Dale Court Guest House, Exhibition Rd, Green Point, Capetown.
Phone 0027.21.4398774 fax 0027.21.4345597
Charming 17th century 8 ensuite bedroomed hotel and restaurant.
Close to Bath, Longleat and Lacock.
Any 2 nights GPB155 per couple or 3 nights GPB210 per couple
D/B/B based on 2 sharing.
Conigre Farm Hotel, Melksham, Wiltshire.
Gatwick England stopover?
GBP26 single, GBP36 basic twin or double, ensuite GBP42
courtesy taxi to airport 04:30 to 10:00
The Gables, 50, Bonehurst Road, Horley, Surrey, RH6 8QC
10% - 15% discount depending upon season.
Sea Cove Motel, 316 Hamden Drive, Clearwater Beach, Florida.
Airport collection available.
Phone (727) 442-4636 Fax (727) 442-8321
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Who said that?
'Because I travel Alitalia'
Pope John-Paul 11 on why he kissed the tarmac whenever he arrived
in a new country.
The scene: A rare quiet time at the Prescott, Ariz., airport. A nicely
waxed Cessna 150 with its original factory paint job is taxiing out for
takeoff behind a beautifully painted Kitfox.
"Kitfox 1234, Prescott Ground. Nice stripes on your left wing."
"Prescott Ground, Kitfox 1234. Thanks, it was my wife's idea."
"Uh, Prescott Ground, Cessna 5678. Any kind words about my 30-year-old
paint job? I'm feeling just a little neglected down here."
"Cessna 5678, Prescott Ground. That sure is a nice 30-year-old paint job,
"Prescott Ground, Cessna 5678. Thanks, it was my wife's idea."
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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
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