2010 NetLetter #1112 - March 13th, 2010

#1112 - March 13th, 2010
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Your NetLetter Team
Vesta's Jump Seat
Vesta StevensonWhy 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!

Our first 70 years.

- Sept 1st - Traffic stop at Stephenville, Newfoundland inaugurated.
Oct 1st   - Family Fare Plan for North America introduced.
Air Canada news.
Canadian North will commence ground handling services for Air Canada flights in and out of Iqaluit, effective March 28, 2010.  Air Canada Jazz will begin daily service on this date to Iqaluit with non-stop service from Ottawa and same-plane service from Montreal.
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.

Musings from the "Between Ourselves" magazine -
Issue dated October 1949 -
Slumberland on trans-Atlantic North Stars can now be enjoyed in fully reclineable seats when the loads are light and seats can be fully reclined without disturbing other passengers.

In September 1947, TCA's North Stars made their appearance at
Shannon, Ireland. (shannon.jpg)
The Flight Dispatch was transferred from Prestwick comprising of
Rod Grant, Randy Corran, Doug Stewart, Norm Donnelly,
Keith Howard, Stew Robinson, Gord Ghent and, in March 1948
Assistant Dispatchers Bill Easy and Frank Armstrong joined them.
In October 1948, the Flight Dispatchers all moved to LHR.
The pioneering was done by Dave Mathias, acting Station Manager,
until replaced by H.G.Baxter, and, in June 1948 Jim Allen took over,
In October 1949, Jack Horan, the first Irish national .employee became the Station Manager..

This photo has the some of the staff at Shannon. (snnstaff.jpg)
Left to right:
Hal Thorenton, Jack Horan, Hal; Baxter, Mel McQueston.

Decorating our North Star Skylines fin #205 are these Stewardesses.
Outboard to inboard:(flybys.jpg)
Jean Thompson, Olga Zawaski, Vickie Stewart, Thelma Moore,
Mona Gough, Marquerite Renaud.

First one of its kind, was a "trans-continental" golf tournament recently staged by the Flight Operations Department. Twelve winners of 72.hole tourneys at molar bases across the system, met in Winnipeg to match shots and whits for 36 hales to decide, for a year at least, the identity of the best golfer in the department. On hand when the trophies and mugs were presented to winners were:

Front Row, left to right -
Captain F. Wright, Toronto, H. W. McDermid, Vancouver
P. W. Rumer, Flight Operations Headquarters, H. W. Seagrim, Director Captain A. S. Ander, Vancouver,  W. F. English, V.P. Operations; Captain E. E. Jokinen, Moncton.
Back row left to right -
First Officer A. D. Mills. Toronto; J. T. Roy. Flight Operations Headquarters
Captain J. P. Laskoski. Montreal; Captain W. H. Fogorty, Mancton,
Captain C. B. Tinsley, Calgary; Captain L. S. Anderson. Calgary;
First Officer C. G. McCready, Montreal; Captain R. D. Ward, Winnipeg.

Some of the Stores personnel at Vancouver.
Left to right: (stores.jpg)
Ken Morley, John Wood, Barry Burton,  Bob MiIIar, Christine Workman, Bill Leskiw, Wa!ly Sinkwich,  Jimmy Clark, Ray Hall, Ken Flack.

Reservation staff at Vancouver Traffic with their new space
indicator board.
Left to right: (reservations.jpg)
P.Harroway, Gordon Smith, Evelyn Pike, Edith Edwards, Bob Gude,
Dorothy Grant. Ian Scott is standing by the board.

Gleanings from the "Horizons" magazine
Issue dated October 1993 -
Some 100 employees and retirees gathered in Glasgow for
a party to celebrate 50 years of continuous service between
Scotland and Canada. Service began in July 1943.
Passengers on the 50th anniversary flight from Scotland were treated
to a traditional welcome as they were piped aboard and enjoyed a
champagne service to mark the occasion. (scotlandcrew.jpg)
Capt H.Malone and his crew, but no indication as to position on the steps.
F/O Peter Boyd, Purser Alessandro Piattelli, Flight Attendants
Terry Smith, Heather Tedford, Diane Manchee, Maxine Bauldy.
Elaine Heaton, Dominique Boivin.
Issue dated September 1993 -
Polynesian Airlines of Samoa signed a 2 year contract to lease
Air Canada B-767-300.

Reliving history - 45 years later -
When Diane stepped off a TCA flight in Vancouver on July 26th 1948,
photographers scrambled to take her picture.
Billed as the "first child in the world to fly the Atlantic unescorted".
Capt. Stan Kruger is making Diane Ford's trip more memorable by
inviting her to the flight deck during her return trip to England.for
the first time in 45 years. (reliving.jpg)

At the Vancouver PNE Air Canada and AirBC received an award for
the "Most original" float. They chose a colourful dragon to promote the upcoming code-shared services to Seoul with Korean Air. (dragon.jpg)
Top left to right:
Ken Smith, Tracy Fagan (AirBC), Jack Carlson,Don Hudson.
Bottom left to right:
Jon Rowthorn, Monika Webb, Tricia Nykolyn, Michael Phipps,
Arlene Hartley, Linda Sherk (AirBC), Christine Saunders, Bill Devlin, Dave McClue and Rob Kidner (AirBC).

With the change to RESIII immanent, there are some training classes
being conducted. Here are two groups of agents from the
Toronto Reservations office.
(Front row, left to right) (res-1.jpg)
Madeleine Côté-Leclair, Josie MacNiel, Dixie Koulouras and
Instructors Barbara White and Peter King.
(Back row, left to right)
Arpad Szekely, John Feriozzo, Janet Crew, Kumar Cherubim,
Jim Cameron, QIK-RES Application Analyst and Elizabeth Jacobelli.

(Front row, left to right)  (res-2)
Instructor Denise Cameron, Tania Piolysyn, Michelle Dedombal
and Christine Schulz
(Back row, left to right)
Instructor Chris Dougan, M.M. Hasselman, Karen Tebo, Jim Cameron, Ray O'Donahue, Joanne Wawrzowjcz and Didi Cammauerj.

And this group from the Montreal Reservations office.
(first row,  left to right) (res-3)
Ricardo Sanchez, Mary Hum, Patrick Proulx and Dana Paquette;
(second row, left to right)
Josée Trépanier, Michel Jumeau, Jacques Plante, Sylvie Carrignan, Louise Fortin, François Bellefontaine, Cynthia Kerwin, Robert Lemaire, Marco  Fragasso, Margot Godin and Michel Fournier
Alan's Space
Alan Rust
Lufthansa's restored Starliner to be airborne in 2011

(From "Fmhouse, posted in the ACFamily Network Forums)
"My dad was a flight engineer on the 'connie. He claims it was the best 3 engine
airplane ever built. He also claims that the noise from the prop tips going supersonic on takeoff made him almost deaf in one ear.

The one recently restored for display looks remarkably good considering how butchered it was over the years it spent in Toronto. No engines on it though, just
dummies to hold the props. Too bad it had to leave the country to receive the funds it deserved.

Lufthansa is currently restoring a L1649 Starliner to flying status. Not a simple undertaking. This was the ultimate derivative of the connie. Nice to see
airlines invest in preserving heritage in this way."

Lufthansa Technik is hoping to restore its Lockheed L-1649 Starliner to airworthy condition by 2011, after opening a new hangar in which the work will be performed.

The maintenance hangar at Maine's Auburn-Lewiston Airport, opened on 20 November, will enable repair work to be conducted on the aircraft, N7316C, one of three - plus 13 engines - acquired by historic preservation specialist Deutsche Lufthansa Berlin-Stiftung.

Click here for full article

Canadi>n/CPAir/PWA, Wardair, etc. Events & People
Canadian AirwaysOver 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.

Items from the "CP Air NEWS" magazine -
Issue dated November 1978 -
"Empress of Japan", a B747, is the first "D" check performed by CP Air on its  jumbo fleet. (b747check.jpg)
In the foreground of this photo left to right are Tony Scofield and Mickey Chung.

Application allowed by Transport Minister Otto Lang for CP Air to serve YHZ.

Arrangements being made to lease B747 fin 743 "Empress of Australia" to Braniff International  for a three week period.

Plans announced to defer delivery of DC-10 equipment until 1980..

Issue dated December 1985 -
CP Air introduces its new colour scheme - the MotionMark. (motionmark.jpg)
The five wide stripes represent the five continents served
by Canadian Pacific Air Lines.  and how it will look on an aircraft. (newcolours.jpg)

Regular service between Vancouver and Maui inaugurated under the
auspices of CP Air Holidays.

Robert Daniel has donated a number of past issues of magazines, which are scanning and will extract some articles in future NetLetters.
From the "P.W.A. Flightlines" magazine (flight;lines.jpg)

Issue dated January 1985 -

One of the B-707-138b obtained by PWA came from Qantas VH-EBA. (qantas.jpg)
Her delivery flight from Sidney to YVR was under the command of
Capt. Ken Jackson and set a commercial jet record from Honolulu to YVR.
This was an extremely fast aircraft, which made up for its lack of
range. On a trip from YYC to Prestwick it took off right behind an
Air Canada DC-8 destined for the same destination. Although PWA
had to make a refueling stop at Keflavik, Iceland,when PWA landed at
Prestwick, the DC-8, which had flown direct, was just starting to deplane
its passengers.
This aircraft, CF-PWV  was later sold off and (pwa.jpg)
ended up as the aircraft for Michael Jackson.(michaeljackson.jpg)

In September 1984 Pope John Paul II Canada, and PWA was the
designated alternate carrier for his trip to Fort Simpson.
The procedures called for two aircraft from different carriers be
fully catered and prepared in the event of mechanical failures.
On September 18th, PWA was given the opportunity to show
its true colours when the Air Canada B-727, the designated carrier
for the Pope's tour, went mechanical in Edmonton. Attending to the
Pope and his entourage, were Purser Madelaine Arnet, and Flight
Attendants Daniela Taylor, Terry Weir, Laura Rockill.

The 1984 retirees celebrated with a luncheon (retirees.jpg)
(Back row - left to right)
Don Scott, Darrel Smith, Ross Wilkinson, Ian Bootle, Don Wine,
Martin Heisler, Bill Hodges, Wally Detroye, Harold Johnson,
Odd Reiduiff, Art Yeates, Stan Samson, Ernie Krahulec, Wilf Giles,
Lars-Gunnar Almroth, Charlie Stewart, George Thompson,
Bob Petryk, Bill Dobin, Al Corbett.
(Middle row - left to right)
Vern York, Tom Murphy, Morley Sponagle, Al Pearson, Aki Asai,
Jack Harada, David Lowe, Fred Dudych, Don Davis, George Warnock.
(Front row - left to right)
Constance Bailey, Pam Morecroft, Helen DeHod, Adeline O'Sullivan, Jean Rombough, Betty Peebles, Jack Armstrong, Jessie Champion.
P.W.A. embarked on a new "slim-line" seat project for the B-737 fleet.
The first aircraft to be fitted was C-GPPW fin #753. (helenjean.jpg)
Helen Toby and Jean Buchanan are seen here busy with the installation.
Readers Feedback

For the Viscount aficionado -
Jack Stephens has sent us this information -
Gentlemen....let me invite you to a Virtual Tour of AirCanada, CF-THS,
c/n279, at the Western Canada Aviation Museum. (cftgi.jpg)
Go to www.wcam.mb.ca . Click on "Virtual Tours". Click on 'Position 9"
which will take you across the hangar. You can actually enter the cabin, and proceed down the aircraft, by dragging and clicking.
Note, behind the nose wheel, the special dolly with the tow bar attached.
This was built to raise the nose wheel, so the tail would clear the door
frame. Scan around and see the Dart sitting on a frame.
Find the flight attendant in the uniform of the period, and the tractor and baggage cart.
For some new members, let me repeat, that the aircraft sits on the spot where the No.1 Overhaul Dock was located.
There was a second dock right next to it. Winnipeg was the main overhaul base for the 51 Viscounts TCA and AirCanada flew. They also maintained the three government Department of Transport flew, and many private aircraft, particularly from the United States. Off this hangar can be seen the various doors that lead to the Shops.
Always brings back fond memories for me in seeing these photos, as
I worked in the shop overhauling, repairing.and testing,Dart, and airframe, hydraulic, fuel, oil and air conditioning units.
Have fun on your Tour!
Sincerely, Jack Stephens Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(There is an interesting web site at www.vickersviscount.net - eds)
This n That.

Doug Davidson sends us this appeal -
For those who don't know what AGIFORS is, this is not for them!
For those who do, they will recognize it right away.
Just so you know:
Airline Group of the International Federation of Operational
Research Societies.  There. (agifors.jpg)
Over the years, lots of Air Canada people have attended and contributed to the annual symposium.  In fact, Alec Lee of AC was one of the founders.
You may remember that Pierre Jeanniot and Anne Bodnarchuk -
amongst others - started with AC in O.R.
(....Ivan Elce, Jack Fearnley, Gilles Gagnon, Roger Linder, Bill Bartlett, Tom Batey, Mike Duff, Ed Archer, Nick Boere, Jim Tennant, Vic Wozniuk, Larry Mak....).
Many AC people have served on Council and been President of
"This year AGIFORS will hold its 50th Symposium.
In honour of the event and to mark the contribution of all those who have attended over the years there will an AGIFORS re-union held in
conjunction will the Annual Symposium.
Just like the original Symposium,
the 50th will be held in Nice from 20th to 24th September 2010.
Anybody who has ever attended an AGIFORS Symposium is cordially invited.
The programme for the re-union will be shorter and not stretch over the five days.
Doug Davidson would like to hear from all those who are interested:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Many thanks and best regards,
Check the web site at www.agifors.org for more details of the organization.

Oshkosh DC-3 Formation At 40
Organizers of a mass arrival of DC-3s and C-47s at AirVenture Oshkosh this year now expect 40 aircraft to take part.
The original goal was 25 aircraft making an hour-long flight from
Rock Falls, Ill., to Wittman Regional Airport for a formation flyby at 1,000 feet to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the iconic aircraft. Organizers were deluged with requests to participate in the flight, which will be the largest formation of Douglases since the Second World War. The current record is 27, set in South Africa in 1985.There are 12 aircraft on standby to fill any slots that open up before the flight. Once in Oshkosh, the aircraft will be the centerpiece of festivities throughout the week and may include a one-of-a-kind heritage flight.
Terry's Trivia & Travel Tips
Terry Baker

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As a result of the biggest storm in years to batter northern B.C.
D.Fallwell had this cartoon in the "CP Air NEWS" magazine (cartoon.jpg) issued November 1978.