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Number 437   Date Dec 29th, 1999  BYN 1st Published in October 1995

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
administrator of the "AC Family Network" at:
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. DID YOU KNOW?
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for the "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - Netletter"
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. Vesta and Terry thank you for your support
and wish all our readers a very Happy New Year.


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. Need to know.
From Linda Kwoon, Industry Travel, Dorval sends this message -
Could you please arrange to inform our retirees, widows and
widowers to be on the lookout for the year-end message from Vicki
Benoit.  The 3-sheet back-to-back document is printed in "purple"
coloured paper outlining the 1999-2000 employee travel program
dates as well as some new and revised pass policies, etc. 
Also the Travel Partner Vacation Program and the dress code.
The Distribution Services department will be mailing the
packages to retirees/widows/ers will commence next
Wednesday, Dec. 29th.
On behalf of Industry Travel, thank you for your dedication in
keeping the communication going between AC and our retirees,
widows/ers.
Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season with your loved ones and all
the very best for the New Year.

Linda


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. We welcome -
J.R. "Reg" Little retired Senior Systems Research Analyst living in
Courtenay, BC  email:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jim Scott retired Stockkeeper lives in New Lowell. ON
email:     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is for Willy  Hunkeler
Captain M.Y.McGrath is at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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. News from the districts.
Bernie Danis sends us information from the Kelowna district -
Subject: Christmas luncheon
Hello,
A short update on our Christmas luncheon held at the Ramada Inn
Lodge Kelowna, on December 6th `99..
Our function was attended by 96 members and guests, representing the OK
valley from Osoyoos to Vernon.
An excellent luncheon and entertainment by the Peachtones whose fee was
donated to the Dreams Take Flight program.
Our next function is a Valentine luncheon on February 14, 2000 at the
Ramada Inn Lodge Kelowna.
On behalf of the OK Valley Pionairs may we wish you and yours a very
merry Christmas and a healthy and fulfilling New Year.
Bernie Danis  <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


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. Our Chief Pilot found this -
A CONFIDENT EUROPE IN COUNTDOWN TO Y2K
Europe expects Y2K to have little impact on its critical
infrastructure, including the power grid, air traffic control
systems, telecommunications, and banking.  Although a few
problems are likely to affect small and midsize businesses, most
of these issues will be delays or errors rather than total
failures, the Gartner Group says.  "We expect there to be a
marginal increase in the hassle factor for computer systems in
the next few weeks," says Gartner Group research director Andy
Kyte.  Action 2000, the British government's computer bug agency,
expects glitches in about 5 percent of data functions, which is
similar to the level of problems large companies have when they
deploy new software systems.  Britain was among the earliest
nations to rank Y2K as a top priority, and British businesses and
government agencies have spent about $32.4 billion on
remediation, according to Action 2000.  Many experts say Italy
is the least Y2K-ready of all the major European nations.


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. From the RAPCAN newsletter issued by Duane Frerichs -
RAPCAN (Retired Airline Pilots of Canada) presently has 752 retired
Air Canada/Canadian Airlines members who have played an important role
in Canada's aviation history.
Some of our present members have been there almost from the beginning.
Six of our members are 90 years of age plus. CPA Captain Gordon Ballentine
is 94, AC Captain Art Hollingsworth and CPA Captain Robert Randall are 91,
AC Captain's Bob Bowker and George Lothian, and CPA Captain Archie Vanhee
are 90.
Trans-Canada Air Lines was created by a Government Act on  April 10, 1937
and Canadian Pacific Air Lines was formed by Canadian Pacific Railways on
January 24th. 1942.
TCA evolved into Air Canada and CPA into Canadian Airlines.


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. Terry's travel tips.
PRINCESS CRUISES aboard the SKY PRINCESS
14-night Australia/New Zealand, sailing Feb. 17, March 2**,
from us$999*
Sydney, At Sea, Melbourne, At Sea 2 Days, Cruising Fjordland
National Park, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, At Sea,
Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Auckland
**Reverse itinerary: Auckland to Sydney
OR
19-night Sydney to Bangkok, sailing March 16,
from us$999*
Sydney, At Sea, Brisbane, At Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, At
Sea 4 Days, Bali (overnight), At Sea, Semarang, At Sea, Singapore,
At Sea, Ho Chi Minh City, At Sea, Bangkok
OR
16-night Bangkok to Beijing, sailing April 4,
from us$899*
Bangkok, At Sea, Kuantan, Singapore, At Sea, Ho Chi Minh City,
Nha Trang, At Sea, Hong Kong, At Sea 2 Days, Shanghai (overnight),
At Sea, Seoul, At Sea, Beijing
PRINCESS CRUISES aboard the REGAL PRINCESS
10-night Honolulu to Vancouver, sailing May 7,
from us$799
Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, Hilo, Kona, At Sea 5 Days, Vancouver
Call  in the US: 1-800-209-0424,  In the UK:  0171-365-0891
In Canada:  888-737-9669
Eligibility: Active airline employees, spouse, dependent
children, parents, parents-in-law (select cruise lines), retired
airline employees and friends sharing accommodations.


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. Smilie.
Betty Morgan spotted this one -
Subject: Thieves
AVweb, a weekly aviation news letter, reported that a bungling
burglar broke into a Mooney aircraft at the Knox County, Ohio airport
and removed its avionics system, including the Emergency Locating
Transmitter or ELT.
This device sends homing signals if the aircraft crashes. You can
guess what happened next. The ham-handed crook jarred the ELT
enough to activate it, and authorities had no trouble tracking the
perpetrator to his lair.
"Betty Morgan" <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>


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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
interested
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