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2001 Netletter #576 Apr 5th, 2001

#576 Apr 5th, 2001
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( For retirees of the new Air Canada family)

Number 576  Apr 5th, 2001,  We first Published in October 1995


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


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. Need to know.
Be aware that for family affair -
Advance seat selection on Family Affair is not permitted.
Family Affair is not on Stand By.
If the plane fills up within 14days of departure then Revenue
passengers will get priority.

Alan Rust sends this info -
Air Canada and its Regional Carriers Announce More New Routes for 2001
CALGARY-VICTORIA, BC       Twice daily year-round service starting
June 29 -- The only daily non-stop service
CALGARY-ABBOTTSFORD, BC    Three times daily year-round service starting
June 29
TORONTO-SYDNEY, NS         Three times weekly summer service starting
June 29
TORONTO-DEER LAKE, NF      Twice weekly summer service starting June 28
TORONTO-GANDER, NF           Twice weekly summer service starting June 30
TORONTO-VICTORIA                Now twice daily effective July 1
VANCOUVER-HALIFAX             Starting May 14
TORONTO-KELOWNA               Starting June 4
LONDON,ONTARIO-CALGARY-VANCOUVER  Starting June 29, 2001.
TORONTO-GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Twice daily year-round service
starting June 11
TORONTO-JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA      Daily year-round service starting
June 29
TORONTO-KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN        Twice daily year-round service
starting starting June 4
TORONTO-INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA      Twice daily year-round service
starting May 7
MONTREAL-ALBANY, NEW YORK          Twice daily year-round service
starting April 9
MONTREAL-MANCHESTER, NH            Twice daily year-round service
starting April 9
VANCOUVER-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA       Twice weekly (Thursday/Sunday)
service starting October 25
VANCOUVER-PHOENIX, ARIZONA        Daily service starting October 29
CALGARY-PHOENIX, ARIZONA          Daily service starting  October 29
CALGARY-LAS VEGAS, NEVADA         Twice weekly (Thursday/Sunday) service
starting starting October 25
VANCOUVER-DELHI                         4 times weekly first ever transpolar
starts Oct 19
EDMONTON-LONDON HEATHROW   5 times weekly starting Jun 1
MONTEAL-PARIS                             On the occasion of the 50th anniversary
of Air Canada's Montréal-Paris service,
the airline is introducing a second daily
non-stop service from June 15 until Sep 30.
As of April 1, Alitalia is the operating carrier of the Air Canada-Alitalia codeshare
Boeing 767 service between Toronto and Milan.
Effective June 13, Air Canada will discontinue its service between
Montreal and Rome. At that time, Alitalia will operate Boeing 747 service between
Toronto and Rome

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. We welcome -
Tony & Brenda Corkhill          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     Tillsonburg, Ontario.
George Lewis                       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jake Wagenaar                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                   Egbert,ON
Dinah Wise                         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                    Oakville,ON
Hank Angus                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                      Toronto ON
Reginald Bailey                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Fredericton NB
Victor H Bastow                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Don Beattie                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                   Barrie ON
Alastair Blackwood             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it           Dorval
Guy JF Boucher                 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it      Mississauga ON
Walter Cadman                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                         Anmore BC
Herbert Coles                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                         Aurora ON
Lyette Cottingham              This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                    Dorval QC
Terry Dowd                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                       Port Colborne
Ronald Dupuis                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it              Moncton NB
Barry Dyke                        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                  Calgary AB
Arthur Gillard                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Mississauga ON
Joseph Heisler                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                Burlington ON
Glenn Jeffrey                     This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Penticton BC
Al Kucinskas                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jean-Georges Major          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it QC
Guy Maynard                   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it              Saint Laurent, QC
Doug Nicholson                This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                     Caledon East
Paul O'Toole                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                          BC
Jan P. Pavlik                    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                   North Vancouver BC
Robert Phillips                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it             Coboconk,ON
Marian Ramage                This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it              Richmond BC
David Redmile                  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                              Richmond BC
George Shackleton           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it               Calgary AB
John Wilkie                      This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it           Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Douglas Wright                This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it                     Brampton ON
John Zepf                         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Oakville ON
Vince Di Fruscia               This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Gordon Richardson           This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. News from the CAIRE Chapters -
CAIRE Chapter 2 - Vancouver & Gulf Islands held their final luncheon on Mar 29th.
This final meeting, emceed light heartedly by President Jo Kennedy was attended
by 88 retirees and spouses.
Guest attendee was John Jeffrey and his wife. John is the Air Canada Pionair
Director for the Vancouver Island District.
Jo reminded the gathering of the history of the Chapter when, in May 1994,
Capt. John Anderson was asked by the CAIRE Central Board to form a Chapter
to cover Vancouver and the Gulf Islands. John became its first President on
May 26th of that year until 1995.
It was mentioned that John's name would still be remembered from the
John Anderson Golf Trophy.  From 1995 to 1998 Harold Thomas was the
President and from 1998 until the present time, Jo Kennedy.
With a majority vote, it was agreed that any surplus monies remaining, after
the windup of Chapter 2, will be donated to the "Help fill a dream" charity.
It was announced that, to date,  1,320 CAIL retirees world wide had applied for
membership in the Air Canada Pionairs.  There are approximately 4,000 CAIL
retirees.
The past work of Vice President Lorna Koivula was recognized who, in turn,
presented a bouquet of flowers to Jo Kennedy on behalf of the Chapter.
Jo Kennedy recognized the work of the volunteers and appreciation  was shown
by the gathering in the usual manner.
The next meeting was announced as the Air Canada Pionairs luncheon in
Victoria on Apr 3rd.
The final motion to "wind up" Chapter 2 was carried unanimously.

From the final Chapter 2 newsletter -
Golf Tournament -
Arrowsmith Golf Course - Wednesday August 15th - Noon 'tee' times
$25.00 ($18.90 + $6.10 prizes)
meal NOT included.
Call Bill Wood prior to deadline of June 15th at 250-245-0747

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. Remember when?
Air Canada hired its first female pilot, Judy Cameron in 1978.
Nordair hired Stephanie Crampton in 1978
CPAir hired Sandra Lloyd in 1979
Transair, hired Rosella Bjornson, and Rosella became the first female
commercial pilot on a scheduled airline in north America in 1973,
Rosella later became the first female captain with CAIL.

Crew on the first westbound flight (C.G.T.A.S.)
Prestwick-Montreal - Jul 24, 1943
Captain - M.B.Barclay, First Officer - R.M.Smith,
Radio Officer - A.J. Blackwood, Navigator (RCAF) H.Thomas

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. May Day!
Subject: TCA and Air Canada logos
From Tom Grant -
To our Vancouver area readers:
I am looking to borrow any original material or large photographs
of any TCA or Air Canada logos spanning TCA/AC life.
I wish to scan this for a family of a Pionair who is being presented
with an important life gift.
I will personally pick up the material and have it returned in 48 hours.
If you can help please email me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thanks for your consideration.   Tom Grant

Subject:  Female Flight Attendant Uniform
Fred Coyle sends this request -
A friend of mine who is a volunteer at the Aviation Museum at
Victoria Airport asked me whether I could get an old Air Canada  uniform
for them.
So if someone out there could donate a female Flight Attendant's Uniform,
circa 1950 or earlier, would that person be kind enough to let me know?
The uniform would be put on display at the museum and it would be
acknowledged as having been donated by the person who wore it.
Thanks a lot.   Fred Coyle        This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

From the LHR Pionairs newsletter -
Where are you Lionel?
We are trying to locate Lionel Mison. Lionel worked in London, England many years
ago and transferred to Vancouver. We understand that he is back in the UK somewhere.
Anyone know where?  Contact email Jack Morath  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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. Terry's travel tips.
Land tours -
Madrid on a shoestring                                          from us$309
Barcelona on a shoestring                                     from us$359
Costa del Sol on a shoestring                                from us$372
On a shoestring includes 3 nights hotel accommodation pp dbl
hotel taxes and service charges.
Spain Motorcoach tours -
Madrid/Lisbon/Madrid       5 nights/7 days                 from us$558
Madrid/Seville/Costa del Sol/Madrid  4 nights/6 days  from us$613
Madrid//Cordoba/Seville/Costa del Sol/Madrid 5 nights/7 days from us$704
Madrid/Seville/Costa del Sol/Fes/Marrakech/Casablanca/Tangier/
Granada/Madrid      13 nights/15 days          from us$1229
Other land tours -
London Paris Combo      from us$655
Begin in either City, 2 nights accommodations  in each City, breakfasts daily,
one way train, hotel taxes and service charges.
Fly Drive New Zealand -                                           from us$979
Package includes round trip positive space, 5 nights B & B accommodations
throughout North & South Islands, 5 days car rental unlimited mileage
Auckland, New Zealand on a shoestring                 from us$769
Package includes positive space air, 4 nights hotel,
hotel taxes and service charges.
Land tour Sydney/Auckland Combo -       9 days/ 6 nights                      from us$1049
Call 1-800-422-3727 for more details.

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. Smilie.
The weather was marginal VFR on the ILS approach to Runway 5 at
Birmingham, Ala. Just outside the marker I was between layers and had
this exchange with approach:
Citation xyz: "Approach, be advised that there is a bunch of blue and
white balloons just outside the marker."
Approach: "What were they?"
Citation xyz: "Balloons. You know like someone let go from a wedding
reception or something."
App: "Oh, balloons. Which way were they headed?"
Citation xyz: "Ummm ... downwind."

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