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Your crew is: Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson
Co-pilot     - Terry Baker

number 239     date Feb 22nd 1998

Published since October  1995.
. Welcome to Gordon Harris, retired and living in Calgary, his email:
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. News from the Districts.

The Vancouver Island Spring Luncheon is planned for April 8th
at the Princess Mary Restaurant. More details later.


. John  Dahlgren sends us this message -

A Biography of the late John Richard Doney's career with
TCA/AirCAnada. In 1944 John joined T.C.A.and was sent to Lethbridge,
1947-8 he was posted to Montreal Communications Lab. 1951 Back with
TCA and posted to Montreal in the Communications Lab.
About 1974 he transferred to Toronto as a Supervisor of
Communications. 1978 he transferred to the UK as Communications
Manager. He stayed there until his retirement 1982.
After retirement he started up in Ham Radio again(VE4TT) known as
"Tango Tango". He became very active on VHF,Packet Radio and HF.
John joined "Between Yourselves - NetLetter" on Jan 1,1996.


. Ken Day has sent us his bio -

I joined TCA as a purser in 1953 flying Overseas/South and Domestic.
Transferrred to Toronto from Montreal in 1959.  Active in CALFAA
offices (Canadian Airline Flight Attendants Association) while on the
line and held various management positions with In- flight Service,
opening Halifax Crew Base in 1976 and moved to Vancouver in 1977.
Had a period as Western Canada In-Flight Serv. Base Director,
retiring in 1990 and now living in South Delta (Tsawwassen), B.C.
Regards, Ken Day  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


. Found on the Internet.
Passengers' delicate underthings were trashed, mauled, lost, and
flung for months after the opening of Denver International Airport.
Now, a possible final fix is on the way for the much maligned
automated baggage handling system. United told Aviation Daily that
it still finds about 4-5% of mis-sorted bags (in other words, you're
going to New York, your bags are vacationing in Los Angeles).
Any wonder that UAL pax max out their carry-on quotas?

. News from the Districts.
Rhonda Manore sends us this information -


4838 Colonel Talbot Road (Near the 401)
London, Ontario

SUNDAY, MAY 24, 1998
11:00 AM  -  Lift Off!  Meet & Greet!
12:00 PM   -  Brunch Buffet / Cash Bar
4:00 PM   -  Touchdown! 'Till We Meet Again!

PREPAID COST: CA$20.00 per Person
(Sorry - No Refunds After May 15th)
Payments can be mailed to:
Ms. M. L. MacAlpine
1220 Royal York Rd.
- Unit #41 -
London, Ontario N6H 3Z9

This will be the Area Pionairs Spring 1998 Meeting.
It will also be the first reunion of Air Canada/TCA
London, Ontario (YXU) Staff.
If you are or have ever worked as an employee in London, Ontario,
regardless of your current airline status, PLEASE join us!
Spouses or Significant Others are Welcome!
Bring Pictures & Memorabilia
-  A display area will be provided but be sure to label
your treasures!
Does that old uniform still fit?  Why not wear it!
If you are in a position to bring a door prize - any contributions
will add to the fun!
9 Hole Executive Golf Available
- Book direct with Green Hills Pro Shop at (519) 652-5033

See you there! Rhonda Manore  email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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. Ron Munson spotted this article -

A new night flight from LHR to YYZ is to be launched by Canadi<n
Airlines on 1st June and is to be dubbed the "Starliner".
Leaving at 2145 it is the latest transatlantic departure from Europe
and the return "Dayliner" service, the first of the day from YYZ to
LHR, will leave at 0805 arriving at LHR at 2005.
Canadi<n partner B.A. is code sharing on the new B767 services.


. Interline stuff.
Namibia | South Africa
Namibia is a country of compelling beauty, abundant sunshine,
unspolit landscape and unquestionably some of the greatest game parks
in Africa.
Warm, dry climate makes for perfect travelling right through the year.
With little rain and maximum temperatures of 33 degrees in the summer
(October to April) and 25 degrees during the winter (May until
September) the sky is regularly cloudless.

Eligibility: Airline employees and retired airline employees together
with spouse or companion and dependant children under 21 years of age.
Air Namibia the national airline, operates services from London, Eng
and Frankfurt to Windhoek on Boeing 747SP aircraft.
Flights operate from London Heathrow on Mondays, Thursdays and
Saturdays. Flights depart early evening and arrive in Windhoek the
following morning. Flights leave Windhoek on Wednesday, Friday  and
Sunday nights, arriving back in London early the following morning.
All of the above services connect both inbound and outbound to
Johannesburg and Capetown in South Africa. For those wishing to
stop-over in Namibia en-route to South Africa, daily services operate
from Windhoek to Capetown (except Thur/Sat) and Johannesburg.
Prices are per person return inclusive of all prepaid taxes
Windhoek UKP279. Two sector airpass for use within Namibia UKP89.
Johannesburg and Capetown UKP299.
Livingstone (Victoria Falls) and Harare UKP319.
Should accommodation not be taken (minimum 2 nights) UKP25
should be added to the above fares.
Flights are subject to confirmation 14 days prior to departure.
If at this time seats are not available the closest alternative or
a full refund will be offered. There are no embargoes.
Windhoek is situated in Namibia's central highlands, Windhoek, the
capital, is an attractive city surrounded by clusters of hills and
the impressive Auas and Eros mountains.
The HOTEL SAFARI COURT**** is situated in a quiet and peaceful area,
just a couple of km from the centre of Windhoek. A complimentary
shuttle service to and from the city centre is available every 30
minutes. All 452 guest rooms are a/c with en-suite bathroom,
satellite colour TV, radio and tea and coffee making facilities.
There is a large swimming pool, spacious beer garden, popular steak
house and an a la carte dining room. The hotel provides a transfer
service from the airport and meets all international flights.
UKP49 pp 2 nights B&B. Extra Nights UKP18 pp.
Car hire start at UKP24 per day unlimited mileage.
There is an abundance of privately run game parks.
Ongava Game Reserve
UKP95 pp per night Full Board.
Epako Game Lodge
UKP59 pp 2 nights B&B.

Contact in UK 01293-425000 or fax 01293-521144 for more details

Wendy Patriquin, National Sales Manager of Canadian Interline Travel
sends us this message -

Dear Friends,
Canadian Interline has implemented a Royalty Reward Program to
support the Air Canada Pionairs Association.
Based on all Pionairs' revenue sales, a percentage will be paid to
the Association in the form of cash Royalty.
Please support AC Pionairs Association by booking your next vacation
with Canadian Interline.
We look forward to hearing from you! 1-800-665-3100.
Thank you!


. Smilie.


The traffic was heavy, and the weary local controller had apparently
heard all the "blocked" and "stepped on" responses he could take when
he made this transmission:
"How come every time I key my mike, some idiot starts talkin'?"


.  That's it for this time, please we need your input, send
comments and email addresses of any others who may be
interested to Vesta with a copy to Terry.

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