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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 431   Date Dec 8th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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. DID YOU KNOW?
Important reminder, for all new articles, submissions and or comments
for the "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - Netletter" please send to:
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. Where are they now?
George Pike  is now on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Albert Siegmann is down in Florida for 4 months and can be
reached at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Found on the internet.
Officials in Chicago have become so concerned about security at O'Hare
International Airport that htey have been sending undercover agents to
off-limits areas of the airport to see whether airline employees spot
them and turn them in. The action comes after a report in a magazine
that a man was virtually living in the American Airlines baggage sorting
area for weeks at a time. An agent will wander around in employees-only
areas and try to walk off with a suitcade. Wokers who don't stop such
badgeless interlopers will be fined.

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. In NetLetter 430 - 'Remember when?', we mentioned the 50th anniversary
of the flights to Barbados -
Ross Smyth sends us this -
Subject: Barbados 50th anniversary
It's unfortunate that retired captain Bob Bowker in Bermuda is not on
internet as he made more early flights to Barbados than anybody else.
One TCA early employee had his honeymoon in Barbados. The couple went
back 25 years later to celebrate. A friend asked him,
"How was the second honeymoon?"
"It was fine," he replied, "only this time I cried in the bathroom!"
More in my next book on aviation memoirs.
Ross Smyth  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

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.   Margaret Cantwell found a cutting from the '80's, and thought you may
enjoy this -
'You had to be there, you had to see the heads turning and the size of
their    eyes!' says Russ Clarkson a mechanic at Executive Air, the charter
service
at the old south west terminal at Vancouver Airport. He had stepped out
of the hanger for a smoke break just as a wheel equipped Twin Otter from
AirBC was revving up for departure. AirBC used to be known as Air West,
Scare West and Air Worst. As the pane was taxiing past Clarkson, a
battered van drove into the restricted area and two young guys jumped
out. They were dressed in priest's robes and as the Twin Otter passed
them, they solumnly blessed it. It was obviously a prank, for the benefit
of one of the passengers. Clarkson said the passengers he could see
through the windows had eyes the size of soup plates as they watched the
ceremony. As the planed rolled away, the two guys jumped back into their
van, and tore away with unpriestly haste.

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. From a recent RAPCAN newsletter issued by Duane Frerichs
Flight Took Wing in 20th Century
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Wilbur and Orville would have laughed at the
sight. The Boeing 747 squats on the factory floor, a fat-bellied, hump-
backed behemoth weighing 400 tons. Not a chance, the Wright brothers
could have told you. In their day, both the notion of flight and the
contraptions devised to achieve it were tentative things, prone to
wavering buckling and crashing. The Wrights' historic first flight in
December 1903 covered all of 120 feet. Had they launched their aircraft
at the back of the Boeing 747's economy section, they wouldn't have made
it to first class. But they got far enough. What the Wright brothers
began on the windy dunes of Kitty Hawk, N.C., transformed the world.
The history of flight is strictly a 20th century phenomenon, an
extraordinary progression of technological advances crammed into a
dizzyingly short time frame.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/19991120/us/flight_into_the_air_1.html.

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. Help!
Julio Seiz  email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.> wants help -
I plan to spend the month of February in Acapulco.
I would appreciate help from anyone to find apartment or condo to
accommodate one couple plus another adult.
Thank you   in advance.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Meeting someone at Toronto's Pearson International?
Check their web site for up to the minute arrivals and departures -
http://www.flightinfo.net

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. Smilie.
GORDON DALZIEL sends this -
Subject: CRASH OF AIRFORCE  ONE...
Air Force One crashed in the middle of rural America.
Panic stricken the Secret Service mobilized and descended
on the farm in force. When they got there, the wreckage
was clear. The aircraft was totally destroyed with only
a burned hulk left smoldering in a tree line that bordered a farm.
Secret Service descended upon the smoking hulk but
could find no remains  of the crew or the President's staff.
To their amazement, a lone farmer was  plowing a field
not too far away as if nothing at all happened.
They hurried over to surround the man's tractor.
"Sir," the senior Secret Service agent asked, panting and out of breath.
"Did you see this terrible accident happen?"
"Yep. Sure did." the man muttered unconcernedly.
"Do you realize that is the President of the United States airplane?"
"Yep."
"Were there any survivors?" the agent gasped.
"Nope.  They's all kilt straight out." the farmer sighed cutting off his
tractor motor. "I done buried them all myself. Took most of the morning."
"The President of the United States is DEAD?" The agent gulped in disbelief.
"Well," the farmer sighed, obviously wanting to get back to his work.
"He kept a-saying he wasn't ... but you know what a liar he is."

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.  That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
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