Why not allow the NetLetter be your platform, and opportunity, to relive your history while working for either TCA, AC, CPAir, CAIL, PWA, AirBC etal. and share your experiences with us!
Barbara Robinson sent us this link -
After watching this (most of us have been a part of this history), you could say that.... only..."time flies".
Someone has done a great job of compiling vintage airline and aircraft pictures and showing them to a moving soundtrack by Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli.
This is especially nostalgic to those who worked for or dealt with Eastern, Pan Am, TWA and others in our youth.
Click here: Time to Say Goodbye
I found this question and answer regarding WiFi and thought our 'travelling" readers may be interested.
Question: I'm taking off on a road trip across the country soon for about a month and I'm lugging my laptop along for the ride to check e-mail, get maps and directions, and everything in between to make the best out of my trip. I will be using a wireless connection to access the Internet at hotels, Starbucks, and other hot spots that are available, but my concern is always security in these public areas. What do I need to know to be safe?
Answer: Once you are on the road, observe the following precautions:
1. Watch when you are connecting that the name of the wireless router you are connecting to is the real router name. These days the desk or the clerk will have that information available. I saw one hijack attempt in which the strongest signal was coming from "Comfort net", but the correct connection was to "Comfort Inn." I was in the back corner of the Comfort Inn and their signal was much weaker at that point. The stronger signal was from someone in a van in the parking lot - until the police arrived.
2. Watch your back. It may seem "un-cool" or paranoid to check for people watching your online activities, but it is much better to be un-cool than a victim. Position yourself such that your body or your bag prevents others from clearly seeing your keyboard and screen. Be aware of who may be watching you - be a little paranoid even.
3. When computing in a public place, turn down the backlighting on your screen so the screen is still readable to you, but someone farther away would have a tough time reading it. You may also wish to use a higher-resolution display setting so the letters on the screen appear smaller, and therefore more difficult to read from a distance. (Keep reading glasses handy instead of using giant fonts.)
4. Avoid connecting to sites that may have your financial & personal information unless you absolutely need to use them.
5. When you no longer need to use the connection, right-click on the wireless icon in your system tray and actually disconnect. Just closing your browser does not disconnect you.
6. Keep a log of any purchases you make and the account you used, then reconcile them with your statements as they arrive after your trip.
7. Don't leave your computer unsecured in your room while you are gone - and certainly not logged in and ready to go. Make sure it is shut down and that you have configured it to require a power-on password and a windows login password.
For a complete list of tips and do's and dont's follow this link.
Air Canada - our first 70 years
TCA/AC People Gallery
Over the past months we have been publishing various photographs from earlier "Horizons", should any photos prompt a memory in seeing one of them, feel free to send us your comments and thoughts.
The Beer Spitfire
Canadi>n/CPAir/PWA, Wardair, etc. Events & People
Over the past months we have been publishing various photographs from earlier in-house magazines, should any photos prompt a memory in seeing one of them, feel free to send us your comments and thoughts.
Fred Bowman send us this comment in reference to the article in NetLetter nr 1063 - read with interest the article re C.Drolet. I had the pleasure of working with Cam back in the heady days of the Britannia and DC8 aircraft. He was for a time, resident mtce eng in Madrid,. A most likeable chap.
Art Walsh sends us this memory prompted by the article on Camille Drolet in NetLetter nr 1063 - I really enjoyed the article accompanied by the photograph of Camille Drolet. I had the privilege of working with him in Rouyn/Noranda during the early 1950's. Camille used to commute on a daily basis between Val D'or and Rouyn/Noranda. During the layover he was busy refueling and during general maintenance.
Gilles Hudicourt sent us this memory about a North Star - I have no military background. I began to fly commercially in the Caribbean in 1986. Sometime around 1987, I landed in the Southernmost Island of the Bahamas, Great Inagua and on the tarmac was a four engined DC-4 looking aircraft with V-12 engines and a red lightning trim on the sides (my logbook indicates my first flight to Great Inagua was on Oct 6th 1986 so this might have been the date I first saw it). I was told it was a drug runner that had made an emergency landing there after one or more of its glycol cooled engines had sprung a leak, overheated and seized.
Here is the conclusion of the story from NetLetter nr 1063 about Camille Drolet In 1957 Canadian Pacific Air Lines began International Operations from Montreal, Dorval Airport to Santa Maria, Azores - Lisbon, Portugal - and Mexico City - via Toronto.
Here we came across this photo of a group in the Info:Cargo issue August 1991 that met in Santiago, Chili - (Is that Raul standing on the left side? - eds)
Terry's Travel Tips
Reacting to the formal decision by the Dutch government to abolish their Air Passenger Tax, ACI Europe - the voice of Europe's airports - warmly welcomed the news.
A big Interline Travel Party at Margarita Rocks in Tempe, AZ
Sheila Moscoe is on her travels again, and we thought that you might be interested -
This cartoon from the Nanaimo News Bulletin Apr 4th 2009.