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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)


Number 859  Nov 8th., 2004. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+
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Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker


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. Nice to know.
. With Christmas nearly upon us, we send this information regarding
shipping goods -
This taken from Air Canada's Publication 177/
Chapter 10 / Page 1 / dated 03-04-01

Eligibility
Upon presntation of the employee's ID card at any Air Canada cargo
office. Active     and retired employees are allowed to ship personal goods on
any cargo services offered.
Discount
The applicable discounts are:
AC Expedair (50%)    Min charge : $20 Domestic
AC Priority (50%    Min charge : $20
AC Air Freight (80%)    Min charge : $6 North America, $15 Int'l
The discounts apply to the first 100kg of the shipment and excess
weights will be subject to normal rates. The discounts are based on the
applicable rates as     published in the current cargo tariffs and will be
subject to the minimum charges.
Only one applicable discount will be permitted per airwaybill.
Shipments will be accepted for movement on AC Services only.
Discounts do not apply for interline shipments, and shipments moving
via surface     transportation to off-points.
Limitations
Only goods for personal use will be shipped. Valuables, human remains
and dangerous goods will not be accepted. Shipments of live animals are
permitted.Limits of liability for loss or damage will be in accordance with
the applicable tariffs.
Packaging
Packaging of shipments will be subject to all applicable rules and
regulations in force at the time of acceptance. IATA packaging standards
only. All valuation,     insurance and miscellaneous charges will be
applicable at full normal rates.

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. Star Alliance news.
Star Alliance, the airline network for Earth,  announced, on November
3rd., that Finnish airline Blue1 has joined as the first regional member of
the world's leading alliance

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. Ross Smyth, retired Pionair and author of  two books, titles  are
"Lindbergh of Canada: The Erroll Boyd  Story" and "Aviation Memoirs: A Love
Affair with Flight" mostly about
TCA/AC.
Ross sends us this information -
In the evening of November the 3rd., Pionair Ralph Webber and I attended
the annual induction ceremonies at the Quebec Air and Space Hall of Fame
(Pantheon de l'Air et
de l'Espace de Quebec) held in Longueuil just south of Montreal.
Some of the presentations may be of interest to your readers.
Inductee Pierre Jeanniot was appointed Air Canada's president and chief
executive officer in 1984, retiring in 1990 after 35 years of distinguished
service. He contributed to the early development of flight recorders, the
famous "black boxes", and directed the computerization of the airline.
>From 1993 to 2002 he served as director general and chief executive officer
of IATA (International Air Transport Association). The presentation was
made by Dr. Kotaite (check spelling), head of ICAO (International Civil
Aviation Organization).
Also inducted into the Hall of Fame were the three Scholefield brothers,
Jack, Don and Bob, who organized Laurentide Aviation in Cartierville,
Montreal, in 1946 that grew into one of the largest flying schools in
Canada. Their flying school has produced more than 600 Air Canada and other
airline pilots.
This presentation was conducted by Andre Dumas, former regional director
with Transport Canada.
Kathy Fox, vice-.president of operations for Nav Canada since 2003, was
also inducted into the Hall of Fame, and is known to many airline personnel.
Respectfully submitted,
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THE 3rd ANNUAL FoFS REUNION LUNCH (Friends of Front Street)
mentioned in NetLetter nr 858 -
The purpose of this message is to let you know that the cost for the
FoFS Reunion Luncheon on
Sat. Nov. 27th, 2004 will be $13.00 per person. In order to meet the hall
and food commitment, we request your cheque in the amount of $13.00
(payable to R. Newson), to be sent at your earliest possible convenience to:
Bob Newson
35 Curtis Drive
Brampton ON L6Y 2J6
Dear FoFS Member -
To those who have already responded "Yes" - via the actual Evite, PLEASE DO
NOT RESPOND AGAIN. To those who have responded "Maybe", perhaps you are in
a position to commit one way or another now? To those who have responded
"No" - perhaps something has changed?? ...... And to those who have not yet
sent any response at all, we would really appreciate it if you could take a
moment now to send whatever response is applicable so we at least know you
have received the message. Responding via the Evite invitation link is
preferred. If you have a problem accessing or responding via the Evite
link, then would you please send a response via regular email to:
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Thanks,
Shirlee
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For reference, your link to this Invite is:
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. Canadian Aviation Historical Society -
CAHS Vancouver Island Chapter members and guests,
CAHS Meeting - November 9, 2004-
At the BC Aviation Museum - Norseman Room ,  1:00 pm.
There will be a short business meeting followed by a guest speaker.
The presenter for this meeting will be Ken Leigh.
Recently Ken embarked on what he called, "The Great Aviation Museum Tour". I
am told that this could also be called the American Draught beer tasting
trip. Ken will describe his trip that included visits to:
*  The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario
*  The United States Air Force Museum, Dayton, Ohio
*  Smithsonian Air and Space Museum at the Mall, Washington, DC
*  Steven F. Udvar Hazy Center - The Smithsonian Institution's National Air
and Space Museum's new facility at Washington Dulles Airport.
*  The Canadian Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario
*  The RCAF Museum, Trenton, Ontario.
Confirm with Stoney (250-478-7567) for Lunch at Mary,s Bleue Moon to meet
at 11:30 am.
Everyone is welcome, non  BCAM members will be charged admission.
Jackie Frampton, 250-544-2183, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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. Remember when!
Several years ago Capt Fred Meredith sent us a listing of TCA's past
history, and we notice that   
62 years ago, in October 1942,  the following Trans-Canada Air Lines
personnel were seconded to the Return Ferry Service North Atlantic -
Captains M.B.Barclay, J.L.Rood, G.B.Lothian. F/O's H.I.Hayes, W.R.Bell
and A.H.Palmer, Radio Operators A.J.Blackwood, J.A.Webster and G.E.Nettleton.
The first chief stewardess was Lucille Garner in July 1st 1938.
The first stewardessess were P.Eccleston, RN on July 1st 1938
R.Crispin, RN on Nov 16th 1938
L.I.Finlay, RN on Feb 16th 1939

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. Found on the internet.
The last airworthy Bristol 170 freighter registered C-GYQS, formerly
RNZAF)owned by Hawkair at Terrace BC was due to make its final flight to
the Reynolds museum at Wetaskiwin, Alberta at the end of August. This may
be the last flight ever by a Bristol 'airliner'. In preparation for this
flight, a test flight was made on August 24th 2004. The last flight by this
machine was in 1999.
(Trans-Canada Air Lines owned and operated three models in 1955 - eds)

The prestigious Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in Britain has given
one of its highest honors to the crew of a DHL Airbus A300 who landed the
plane (stuck in the trim position for climbout) apparently using only the
thrust from the engines to control pitch, attitude and direction. The
pilots, Capt. Eric Genotte, First Officer Steeve Michielson and Flight
Engineer Mario Rofail, were presented the Hugh Gordon-Burge Award, which is
for outstanding airmanship in saving an aircraft. Earlier this year, the
Airbus made a spectacular -- and safe -- landing in Baghdad about 25
minutes after being hit by a missile while taking off.

World airport rankings (passenger movements) 2003
1. Atlanta (ATL)
2. Chicago(CHI)
3. London LHR)
4. Tokyo (HND)
5. Los Angeles (LAX)
There is no change from 2002 for the top 14, but Minneapolis (MSP) moves up
a notch.
Toronto (YYZ) remains at 29th, Vancouver (YVR) drops 3 to 71st 

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. News from the districts.
From Harold Thomas Director Vancouver Island & Gulf Islands district -
COMING EVENTS:
November 10 ­ Nanaimo Area Coffee Klatch, ABC Country Restaurant, 6671 Mary
Ellen Drive (behind the Woodgrove Shopping Centre)
10:00AM  All Airline retirees welcome.  Contact:  Terry Baker, phone 751-1937
Or E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
November 10 -  Victoria Area Coffee Klatch, Breakwater Café, 9851 Seaport
(at the foot of Beacon Street)  9:30AM    Contact:  Bob Walker,
phone 652-0040 or E-Mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
The above is in Sidney not Sydney.
December 2   -  Parksville, Mid Island Area Christmas Luncheon, Travelodge
Parksville   424 West Island Highway, 11:30AM Social, 12:30PM
Special Christmas  Buffet.  Lots of Door Prizes and 50/50 Draw.  Cost
pp $23.00. Send  Cheque payable to AIR CANADA PIONAIRS  NO LATER THAN
NOVEMBER   26TH. 60 maximum seating.
December 9   -  Victoria Area Christmas Luncheon, Norway House, 1118
Hillside Ave.,   Victoria, 11:30AM Cocktails/Hospitality, 12 Noon,
Full Turkey Dinner   From Goldstream Caterers.  Door prizes and 50/50
Draw.  Cost pp $24.  Send Cheque payable to AIR CANADA PIONAIRS  NO
LATER THAN DECEMBER 3RD.  85 maximum seating.
December 17  - Comox Valley Christmas Celebration, Coast Westerly Hotel,
Courtenay,   6:00PM Cocktails, 7:00PM Dinner.  Door prizes and
50/50 Draw.  Cost  pp $27.  Cash only Bar.  Send Cheque payable to Air
Canada Pionairs  NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 13TH.  After Dinner the  Coast
Westerly offers two places to go.  Gullivers Pub, they have a DJ and the
Snooker Lounge with Satellite Music.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU NOTE ON YOUR CHEQUE WHICH EVENT YOU ARE PAYING FOR.. to
Marjorie Thorpe, 1769 Astra Rd.,
Comox, B. C.    V9M 4B6.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Air Only - Honolulu from $259
For a limited time only we are offering confirmed air from Los Angeles to
Honolulu Travel between now and Dec. 16, 2004 Mon - Thursday and Save!
Airline taxes are additional. Add hotels, car rentals, island hopping and
more! At these prices, this offer won't last long!
Call Caesar Hotels - 800 422 3727 Call today!



Patti Gordon of KVI Interline introduces
INTERLINE HOT DEALS on MSC CRUISES!
“We look forward to introducing you to the distinct style of an MSC Cruise.
From the world-famous authentic Italian cuisine to the personal attention
and friendliness of an Italian crew, our guests are treated to the finest
Italian hospitality afloat.
Here are some of the 7 day cruise deals  -
Ship Name: MSC Opera
Destination: Caribbean
Departure Date: December 04, 2004
Ports of Call: Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in San Juan, St.
Thomas, St. Croix, Nassau
Rates: $395 (USD) / Inside $545 (USD) / Outside $995 (USD) / Balcony
Ship Name: MSC Opera
Destination: Caribbean
Departure Date: December 11, 2004
Ports of Call: Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Key West, Cozumel,
Grand Cayman, Roatan Islands
Rates: $395 (USD) / Inside $545 (USD) / Outside $995 (USD) / Balcony
Ship Name: MSC Opera
Destination: Caribbean
Departure Date: December 18, 2004
Ports of Call: Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in Ocho Rios,
Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Limon, Cozumel
Duration: 10 days this one!
Rates: $895 (USD) / Inside $1095 (USD) / Outside $1845 (USD) / Balcony
Ship Name: MSC Opera
Destination: Caribbean
Departure Date: December 28, 2004
Ports of Call: Starting in Fort Lauderdale with stops in San Juan, Antigua,
Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, Tortola, Nassau
Duration: 11 days on this one.
Rates: $995 (USD) / Inside $1195 (USD) / Outside $1980 (USD) / Balcony

The above are just a sampling.
Contact
Patti Gordon
KVI Interline Cruises & Tours
Toll Free in N.A.: 1.866.765.3694
Collect to Canada: 250.765.3697
Fax to Canada: 775.305.7900
All rates are quoted in US dollars, per person, cruise only, based on
double occupancy. Rates include port charges (unless otherwise stated),
however, government taxes, trip cancellation insurance and documentation
fees are extra. Rates are current at time of publication, are subject to
change at any time without notice, and are based on availability at time of
booking.

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