2003 Netletter #790 Oct 13/03 - The NetLetter

#790 Oct 13/03 - The NetLetter
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Subject: [The NetLetter] NetLetter nr 790 Oct 13/03 - The NetLetter
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 790 Oct 13th., 2003. We first published in October 1995.
Circulation: 2700+


Chief Pilot - Vesta Stevenson   -      Co-pilot  - Terry Baker


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. Need to know.
Regarding the FEDEX information in NetLetter nr 789, Bob Beck sends this -
You might be interested to know that to use the FedEx parcel service, you
MUST have an office in your town.
I live in Kelowna B. C., and have tried a couple of time to use this service
and have been turned down both times. I was told that I must take the
letter or parcel to a FedEx office in either Vancouver or and office near
there.
Thanks,
Bob Beck
Pilot retired Canadian Airlines

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. Remember when!
Feb 2nd 1963 - Prototype B727 made its maiden flight.
Jun 20th 1966 - Sheila Scot landed at LHR in her Piper Commanche Myth Too
after
the first solo around the world by a British pilot.
May 16th 1968 - A BOAC Super VC10 made the airline's first fully automatic
approach
and landing during a routine flight from Chicago to Montreal.
Feb 9th 1969 - Prototype B747 flew for the first time.
Mar 2nd 1969 - The BAC/Aerospatiale Concorde made its first flight.
Jan 21st 1970 - A Pan Am B747 made the type's first commercial Atlantic
crossing,
flying into LHR.
Aug 29th 1970 - DC10 made its first flight.
Nov 16th 1970 - Lockheed Tristar L1011 made its maiden flight.
Oct 28th 1972 - Airbus A300 made its maiden flight.

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The following is a listing of the New Pionairs Executive Board, effective
September 1 st, 2003.
President:
John Rodger
L'lle Bizard, QC
Formerly: AC IAM
Past President
Fraser O'Shaughnessy
Oakville, ON
Formerly: AC Management
1st Vice President
Robert Levasseur
Laval, QC
Formerly: CAIL IAM
2nd Vice President
Robert Belding
Pierrefonds, QC
Formerly: AC Management
Treasurer
Mae Wilson
Beaconsfield, QC
Formerly: CAIL Management
Secretary
Yvonne Mofford
L'lle Bizard, QC
Formerly: AC Tech Admin.
Directors at Large
Special Assignments
Keith Kelly
Pointe Claire, QC
Formerly: AC IAM / Managment
Web Coordinator and Benefits
Ed Leckett
Pointe Claire, QC
Formerly: AC IAM
Publicity and Liaison
Duane Frerichs
Georgetown, ON
Formerly: ACPA

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ACRA holds its 2003 System Badminton Tournament in Barbados. With birdies and
raquets in hand, all levels of players are welcome to participate in the ACRA
System Tournament in Barbados from Oct. 26 – Oct. 31. The tournament entry fee
for ACRA members is $65 US and $75 US for guest players. For more information
on the designated hotel, prices for non-playing members or guests, or how to
apply, contact Michelle Johnston at (514) 422-2631 or at
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or Rosemary Farrell in London, England at 0 20
87 50 83 22 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Book soon to ensure you have
accommodation.

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. Found on the internet.
FlyBE., the UK's third largest low fares airline, is offering fares from as
little as 99p on selected routes this weekend. These amazing deals are only
available to book online at www.flybe.com before midnight on 16 October 2003

Due to its huge success, Jet2, UK low fare airline, are extending their 100,000
seats for ONE POUND promotion, to celebrate our birthday. So whether you fancy
some winter sun, a city break or are looking for the ideal Christmas present
for your loved ones BOOK NOW!



From: Ross Smyth < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Subject: The late Capt. Roger L. Smith

While unfortunately Captain Roger L. Smith died on August 3, he shall be
one of twelve inducted into Quebec's Air & Space Hall of Fame 2003 on
November 26.

Here is the writeup from Aerovision Quebec about him:

Roger L. Smith (1912-2003). Native of Coaticook. He started at 16 as a
mechanic with the Continental Aero Corporation in Saint-Hubert under the
leadership of Hervé St-Martin. At 19 he became the youngest Canadian airman
to obtain a commercial pilot's license, operating (with a Travel Air 4000
biplane) his own aerial service: Roger L. Smith Air Service. After having
flown for Dominion Skyways he was hired in 1939 by TCA (Air Canada)
graduating as aircraft Captain after only nine months. He flew over 50
different types of aircraft, from cloth covered biplanes to jet powered
DC-8. He retired from Air Canada in 1971, but continued flying to a fairly
advanced age, thus achieving the formidable total of 27,000 flying hours
(more than 3 years in the air !).

In addition to this he was first officer on the first scheduled TCA flight
into Moncton on Feb.15. 1940 and was captain Moncton-Halifax on Apr.15,
1941 on TCA's inaugural service into Halifax.

I later dispatched his transatlantic flights often and it was a real
pleasure working with him. I made my first westbound route
familiarization flight with him in a Lancastrian in January, 1946, that
routed via Lagens, Azores.

This third induction ceremony by Aerovision Quebec will take place on
Wednesday evening, November 26, at Longueuil just south of Montreal.

Tickets and info available at Aerovision Quebec (phone 450-678-1720. e-mail
< This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >).

Other inductees will be Roger Coulombe, Andre Dumas, Jean-Paul Fournier,
Paul Gagnon, Paul Lapointe, Kenneth Maclure, Kenneth Patrick, Wilfrid
Thibault, Tom Wheeler, Ellwood Wilson and Babe Woollett. The first four are
still living. Relatives of all and many friends are expected.

Ross Smyth, Montreal.

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. Terry's travel tips.
Long term parking at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is ca$38.75 per
week with a discount coupon obtained from www.yvr.ca includes free shuttle.

Quality Inn on S.E.Marine Drive, Vancouver senior rate ca$64.00 + tax
includes free shuttle
and continental  breakfast.and 1 week free undercover parking.

All-Inclusive Resorts
Club Med Turkoise
BOOK BY NOV 30 AND DARGAL WILL PAY YOUR CLUB MED MEMBERSHIP FEE! (applies to
primary Interline guest only)
A paradise for sports fanatics: scuba diving, windsurfing, flying trapeze and
many more...Never a dull moment with a party atmosphere in this delightful
Village that reflects it's name.
Your Friends & Family can book an additional room at the same great rate!
Now to Oct 31:
3 Night Stay from $198, Extra Nights from $63 per night
Nov 1 to Dec 19:
3 Night Stay from $264, Extra Nights from $85 per night
Occidental Grand Nuevo Vallarta
Book by Oct 15 and your Friends & Family can book up to two additional rooms at
the same great rate!
Now to Dec 24:
3 Night Stay from $169, Extra Nights from $53 per night

Tours
Globus ~ Iberian Vacation ~ Oct 27 ~ 13 Days
Tour: $771

Cruises - Asia
Silversea ~ Silver Shadow ~ Dec 10 ~ 11 Nights
ITINERARY: Bangkok, Thailand to Singapore
Vista Suite $2525, Veranda Suite $2800
Cruises - Eastern Caribbean
Holland America ~ Zuiderdam ~ Nov 1 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; return
Inside $399, Oceanview $499
Carnival ~ Victory ~ Nov 16 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: Miami, Florida;  return
Inside $299, Oceanview $449, Balcony $599
Seabourn ~ Seabourn Pride ~ Dec 13 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: Bridgetown, Barbados to  Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Suite $1225
Cunard ~ Queen Elizabeth 2 ~ Dec 21 ~ 15 Nights
ITINERARY: New York, New York return
Inside $1279, Oceanview $1879, Ultra Deluxe Oceanview $2999
Cruises - Southern Caribbean
Norwegian ~ Norwegian Sky ~ Oct 26 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: San Juan, Puerto Rico return
Inside $199
Princess ~ Dawn Princess ~ Nov 9 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: San Juan, Puerto Rico return
Inside $299, Oceanview $399
Cruises - Europe
Festival ~ European Stars ~ Nov 7 ~ 7 Nights
ITINERARY: Barcelona, Spain return
Friends & Family are Welcome!
Inside $544, Oceanview $667, Balcony Suite $822
MSC Italian Cruises ~ MSC Lirica ~ Nov 24 ~ 11 Nights
ITINERARY: Genoa, Italy return
Inside $903, Oceanview $1029
Resorts: Rates are land only, quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on
double occupancy). 3 Night Stay rates are per person, Extra Night rates are per
person/night. Blackout dates may apply.
Tours: Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double occupancy).
Cruises: Rates are quoted in U.S. dollars per person (based on double
occupancy). PORT CHARGES ARE INCLUDED.
Taxes, fees and Dargal’s $20 Service Fee per room are not included. All rates
are subject to change, availability and eligibility. All offers apply to new
bookings only, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice.
Patti Gordon Interline Vacation Planner Dargal Interline Worldwide
Phone: 1-800-690-3223 Ext. 212
International: (Int'l Access Code)-800-2832-7425

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. Smilie.
At LHR, an individual, later discovered to be a public school teacher, was
arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a compass, a
protractor and a graphical calculator. Authorities believe is a member of the
Al-Gebra movement, and is being charged with having weapons of math
instruction!

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