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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
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Number 425   Date Nov 17th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. DID YOU KNOW?
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. Where are they now?
The following people do not respond to the email addresses they supplied -
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.      Ronald B. Paquette
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                Al Withington
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         Art Lageveen
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                   H. Audrey Pattison
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 Brian Wright
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 Bernard Miles
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.         A.W.(BERT) LAING
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Bud and Sharon Carr
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                 Len Goucher
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.          Courtney Greene
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       David Allen
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                    John Polgar
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        Pauline David
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.             Robert Hyndman
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     Rochelle Trunn
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                     Dick Sellors
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.              Trevor Gotting
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                Malcolm Jones
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.        Hugh Barker

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. News from the districts.
From the Okanagan Newsletter editted by Bernie Danis & Gerry Damskov -
20 Pionairs from the Okanagan district attended the A.G.M. in Vancouver.
December 6th will be the date for the 5th annual Christmas luncheon at
the Ramada Inn Lodge, Harvey Rd, Kelona. Entertainment will be provided
by the Peachtones who fee will be donated to the Dreams Take Flight.
Cost is $16.00 pp, includes a sit down luncheon of traditional fayre.
Cash bar 11:30 to 12:30.  Lunch from 12:30 to 13:30.
Entertainment from 13:45 to whenever!
On to the next century! - February 14th is the date for the 7th Valentine
luncheon and A.G.M. Guest speaker is Saville Hambleton, president of the
Pionairs National Executive. For an all inclusive cost of $15.00, the
sit down lunch will consist of home cooked ham and all the trimmings.
Don't miss this one!
Cash bar 11:30 to 12:30. Lunch 12:30 to 13:30.
A.G.M. and address by Saville at 13:45 onwards.
Payments for both these evnts by cheque to Air Canada Pionairs in Trust,
c/o Tony Bestick, Unit 15, 680 Valley Rd, Kelowna, BC V1V 2J3
(250)712-0615 for more details.
Looking for past co-workers, or your old boss even?  New members are
Gerry & Lise Damskov in Westbank via Montreal.
John & Della Fortin in Penticton via YVR.
Lyle & Greta Shaver in Blind Bay via YYC.
Robert Sveinson in Westbank via YWG.
Charles & Joy Talbot in Kelona via YYZ.
The last Spring tour and luncheon at the Summerland Ornamental Gardens
attracted 39 members and guests on a beautiful, sunny day, and they were
entertained by the comments and knowledge of Mr Brian Stretch the curator.
The Fall Kelowna Land and Orchard tour and luncheon was held at the
Bunkhouse restaurant and was attended by 31 members and guests, on yet
another beautiful and sunny day. The tour included a very informative
wagon tour of the 100 acres of orchard which grows 10 different types of
apples distributed locally, nationally and internationally.
Ongoing events -
Koffee Klatch at Muffin Break, Harvey Rd, Kelowna first Tuesday of
every month starts at 10:00am.
Tim Horton's at the Cherry Lane Shopping Mall in Penticton is the
meeting place the first Tuesday of every month starts at 10:00am.
Visiting Pionairs & retirees are welcomed - the wearing of an
Air Canada identifier will facilitate recognition.
The Ambassadors (Red Coats) - in July this greet and meet program was
instituted at Kelowna Airport, using the concept of a volunteer host
program. The goal is to make the travellers first contact with Kelowna
a positive stress free experience. A contingent of 40 volunteers was
assembled with included 3 former TCA flight attendants
R.Jobson, G.Aird and C.Henderson
and six Air Canada retirees
G.Daman, Gerry & Lise Damskov, Bernie Danis, Ron Goran and
J.Talbot.  Contact Ron Goran (250)712-9723 for more info.
The directorate for the Okanagan district is -
Director      Ron Goran
Treasurer     Tony Bestick
Social        Joe Cormier
Secretary     Rosemary Jobson
Historian     Doug Armitage
Membership    Bernie Danis.

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. Found on the internet.
For you DC9 affectionados -
CF-TLU fin 720 was destroyed by fire during an emrgency landing at
Cinncinatti Airport on June 2nd 1983. The wings were used to repair
a DC9 registration N994Z of Ozark.

Earlier this year, a women travelling on an AirTransat Los Vegas to
Toronto flight could have paid a high price for smoking on board.
After being warned once, the passenger went into the toilet, trashed the
smoke detector and lit-up again. She was arrested upon arrival in
Canada and charged with mischief and damage to an aircraft. The maximum
penalty for such a crime is life imprisonment.

Israel has granted Air Canada's request for an additional three weekly
flights, increasing its service between Tel Aviv and Toronto to a daily
flight. Israel had previously refused Air Canada's request unless Canada
granted El Al the right to prolong its flights to Canada to US
destinations and pick up passengers in the US bound for Israel.


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. Remember when?
From the August 10th 1977 edition of 'Horizons' loaned by
Margaret Cantwell -
Captain Gill McLaren piloted the first North Star in regular service
with TCA across the Atlantic on April 15th 1947.

Trans-Canada Air Lines first flight attendants (stewardess) were
Lucile Garner and Pat Eccleston in June 1938, followed by
Rose Crispin on November 16th 1938.

In 1954, briefly, Trans-Canada Air Lines operated to Mexico City.

Margaret also sent a copy of a letter received by her husband from
Lady Eaton, thanking him for the coutesy of allowing her party to
board her aircraft directly from her car.

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. Gary Robertson sends this -
Subject: Toronto Christmas lunch/Old C@SS/ Gemini - Front St. gang
Carol Reid has organized a lunch/get-to-gether for the old C&SS gang,
and Gemini people from Toronto Front St.
Being held Thur. Dec 9th, 1130,
at the Strathacona Hotel - AKA the Donkey.
Regards, Gary Robertson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Terry's travel tips.
When next in Heathrow LHR, waiting for some space to return home! Why
not visit the Heathrow Airport Visitor Centre, situated on the north
side of the airport on Bath Road close to the Renaissance Hotel.
The exhibition is a colourful display telling the story of how, from
1946, Heathrow has grown into the world's busiest international airport.
And it's free admission!

While you are visiting London, England and you intend to use London's
public transport extensively, you can save money by purchasing one of
the following tickets.
The 'Visitor Travel/card offers unlimited travel on almost the entire
London bus and Underground system, including the link to Heathrow. The
pass must be obtained outside the UK, and is available for periods of
3, 4 or 7 days and includes a selection of tourist discount vouchers.
A standard 'Travel/card' is available in the UK from any London Transport
Travel Centre.
The 'Riverbus Explorer' ticket allows unlimited travel for 1 day and
included with the ticket are discount vouchers for many attractions such
as Tower Bridge, London Dungeon, HMS Belfast and the many attractions in
Greenwich.

Star Alliance members main airport -
Air Canada - Lester B. Pearson International Airport at Toronto is
30 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$40.00 shuttle ca$12.50
Air New Zealand - Mangree International Airport Auckland is
15 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$25.00 shuttle ca$10.00
Ansett - Sydney Kingsdford-Smith Airport is
8 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$30.00 shuttle ca$7.00
Lufthansa - Frankfurt International Airport is
12 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$50.00 commuter train ca$5.00
SAS - Kastrup International Airport in Copenhagen is
8 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$30.00 shuttle ca$8.00
train ca$5.00
Thai - Don Muang Airport in Bangkok is
25 kms from downtown. Limo ca$20.00 VIP Taxi ca$25.00
shuttle bus ca$3.00
United - O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is
29 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$35.00 shuttle bus ca$20.00
Varig - Rio de Janeiro International Airport is
15 kms from downtown. Taxi ca$60.00 shuttle bus ca$8.00

When in Vancouver get a 10% discount off your bill by showing your
airline I.D. card at Knight & Day Resaurants, 3631 # 3 Road, Richmond.
Only 5 minutes from the airport.

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. Smilie.
Brian O'Hare Retired AC YYZ...living in Arizona sends this -
Another by Les
When I was working in Fairbanks, we had sent a speed pak to San Diego
and it got lost.  The lady who sent it called several times to see if I
could find it.  After 2 or 3 days she called and asked "Well, just how
long will it be lost?".  There was a long pause as I contemplated how to
answer this question without inferring that that was a stupid question.
She finally said, "That was a really stupid question wasn't it? If you
knew the answer to that, it wouldn't be lost, would it?".
We found the package the next day in San Diego.
Les B., Anchorage

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