2000 Netletter #440 January 2000

#440 January 2000


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Number 440   Date Jan 13th, 2000  BYN 1st Published in October 1995


Chief Pilot  - Vesta Stevenson   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Co-pilot     - Terry Baker         This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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. DID YOU KNOW?
You can read or retrieve back issues of the BYN?
Just visit our web site at:
http://www.acfamily.net/between
and click on the "Archives" button.
This area is only open to "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - NetLetter" subscribers
and you will need the following password to enter -
User Name: byn  Password: vesta


UPDATE: new BYN Policy...   re the BYN Archives: they have now been
updated to current issue of "BETWEEN YOURSELVES - NetLetter"
(courtesy Alan Rust) and will be updated on monthly basis to help
the Snowbirds when they return North.


Why not check out the Air Canada Retired Employees Web Site
http://www.acfamily.net/acrew/
Independently operated by webmaster Tom Grant.


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. Your Chief pilot and co-pilot of the NetLetter apologise for the
roaring silence these past few days, but the co-pilot relocated his
base to nanaimo, BC.


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. Welcome to -
Wayne Murray living in Edmonton, AB email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Andrew Thomson Avionics Technician living in Roxboro QC
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for Andre P. Lauzon retired Stockeeper
living in ste-Thérèse, QC
Eric Bowdery email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it living in Tottenham, ON
retired  cert.wt&balance agent-s.o.c yyz
M. David Mahoney pilot living in Bailieboro, ON
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Carol Ann Shillington Flight Attendant lives in West Vancouver, BC
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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. News from the Districts.
From the EDMONTON newsletter -
WINTER LUNCHEON,
DATE: January 30, 2000
PLACE: Nisku Inn
TIME: Social 11:30 AM  Buffet 12:00 PM
COST: $12.50 per person
"We will be back in our usual venue at the Nisku Inn, in Ballroom 3"


We have been informed that Leo Goulet who is Pionair's Pension/ Retiree
Benefits Representative and who sits on our National Executive on
Vancouver Island has decided to retire from his post in the very
near future. On behalf of Edmonton Pionairs, heartfelt thanks to Leo
for all his hard work and dedication over the past several years in
ensuring that Pionairs have a strong say in how our pension and retiree
benefits are managed.
Lorraine Horsley   District Director.
PS: Don't forget the first Tuesday of every month, come join us at
our Coffee Party at Smitty's, Kingsway Garden Mall from 10 AM to NOON.
Next ones coming up are January 4th, February 1st and March 7th.


YVR District News
YVR District Pionairs "RED HAT XMAS LUNCHEON" on Dec 8 at the
Quilchena Golf and Country Club was a great success with 110 attendees
decked out in their red santa hats and enjoying XMAS CAROLS and a
luncheon of typical Xmas fare, turkey, ham, and all the usual fixings.
Donnella Robertson was our Carol Song leader with music provided by
Pat McEwan and  Shirley Lee. Gifts of non perishable food items were
collected and donated to the Richmond Food Bank.
The  YVR District Pionairs Spring Luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday
March 22nd at the Quilchena Golf & Country Club, Richmond BC.
Don Hancock   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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. Found on the internet.
THINGS THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH Y2K
A Qantas Boeing 747 en route from Brisbane to Cairns lost part of an
engine.  According to Qantas, the unfortunate jettison did not affect
the performance of the engine and the aircraft landed safely.  Although
the identity of the part was not reported, a CAA spokesman was quoted as
saying, "You wouldn't want to be standing underneath it" when it came
down.


AIR CANADA A320 LIGHTS UP:
Passengers on an Air Canada Airbus 320 got their own light show recently
when the plane suffered engine problems shortly after it departed from
Calgary.  After the pilot reported a surge in power and a subsequent
loss of power in one engine, the crew shut that engine down and returned
safely to Calgary.  However, while taxiing towards the terminal,
passengers on the right side of the aircraft saw flames exiting the
starboard engine.  All the paxs were safely evacuated, and an airline
spokesperson suggested that residual fuel in the tailpipe could have been
the source of the flames.



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. We have this bio from  Gary Robertson -
Mar 3/69 - start AC, Ramp Operations Clerk, Terminal 1, Toronto,
operations control office - end of finger #5
July 69 - time records clerk - payroll for ramp and cargo
Aug 70 - Message Edit - working on the "new" Res 2.
Aug 71 - Computer Operations - Toronto 151 Front St. - The Res 2
host site.
Apr 74 - Network Supervisor - New Collins Network - to front end
the Res 2 host, this became the Computer and Communications
Control site until 1986 when Res 2 and Collins network moved to
Winnipeg (did not move to Winnipeg, but supported cutover
and survived the big snow storm in Nov 86 in Winnipeg).
Aug 86 - Moved to new company  - Gemini - worked on the Canadian
Airlines network support until the end of Gemini in 92,
when Canadian pulled the plug on Gemini - via the competition
bureau.
Aug 94 - moved to another company - Advantis (IBM) support the AC
network in US and Worldwide thru SITA.
Aug 96 - Traded to Bell Sygma - from Advantis, doing the same
job. - In Mar 99 this became Bell Nexxia - and  I received
a 30 year watch for continuous service Air
Canada/IBM/Bell.     Other history items with AC, refereed the AC system
hockey tournament
for 10 years between 1976 and 1986, and I have been a certified hockey
referee for 25 years, and will be at the CAHRA World Tournament in YVR -
Mar 5-12 this year.
One of these days I plan to retire - if I have time.
Still live in Mississauga - with my wife Pauline - for 28 years.
E-Mail - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it     
Regards, Gary


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. From: KEITH ALVEY < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
I'm interested in trying to contact some of the old gang from my days
with 'F' troop at YYZ between the early 60's and the mid 70's which
were the passenger agents and ramp crews on 'A' cycle.
I have really enjoyed reading the issues of BETWEEN YOURSELVES since
enrolling and look forward to sending material to publish.
Regards Keith Alvey (retired AC emp 1423)


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. Smilie.

"We have your request..."
Airline captain to clearance delivery:
"xxx1184 to BOS, and we're a DC9 today."
Clearance delivery:
"Roger cleared to BOS via ... and we'll change the B737 to a DC9."
Unidentified pilot:
"Clearance, while you're at it, could you change this PA28 to a Learjet?"


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