2000 Netletter #445 January 2000

#445 January 2000


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Number 445   Jan 29, 2000  We 1st Published in October 1995


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


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As you may have already noticed    WE HAVE CHANGED OUR NAME. To just
plain


THE NETLETTER.


By dropping the 'Between Yourselves' moniker. As we think that our new
retirees signing up would not know about the reference to 'Between
Ourselves,' which was my first choice to name this NetLetter back in
1995. 


How time flies, we have 445 issues under our belt and there doesn't seem
to be any end to it!  Please keep the articles coming and  the
smilies<G>.


My co-pilot has left the right hand seat empty for a while, so I will
carry on  the best I can. 


So far this month we have signed up 31 new readers, I think that is a
record month.


We are in touch with AOL and with the help of  Alan Rust's expertise we
should have all our AOL users back on line soon.  We think that the
problem is anti-spam software which may have been activated sometime in
November.  FYI the Archives files are now current.


Linda Kwoon  advises me that she is in the process of reviewing the
complete Retiree's Travel Guide  and will be providing us with  minor
modifications made throughout the year for the Pionairs and anyone who
have access to the Netletter.  She will also include the new AC/CP
interchange of  trip pass tickets on each other's carrier, which was
recently announced.
As well as the recently enhanced employee interline agreement with
Central Mountain Air, Alberta City Link and Canadian.
(Ps This information has already been received and I shall post ASAP.)

We are also today introducing changes in our E-mail address.
<NEW> Our joint e-mail address is NOW: 


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PLEASE change your Address Books.
(and no need now to cc either Terry or myself separately as we would
like to keep our personal e-mail addresses separate from the NetLetter)


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WE WELCOME ABOARD:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        William (Bill) A        Whitehouse Mississsauga,
On
Aircraft Maintenance Foreman   


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it         Thomas (Tom) Acton Cornwall ON
Ops Cntrl Mger. Sys Opl Cntrl          


This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Irvin Dyck Kelowna BC
certificated aircraft technician
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        Duncan  Munroe  Customer Sales svc agt 


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Need to know.
Edmonton and London, ON, Airport Improvement Fees (AIF). Airport
Authorities in London, ON, and Edmonton will introduce a $4.00 and
$10.00 AIF, respectively, for travel commencing January 1 and 5. AIF
is subject to GST. The fees will be collected at time of ticketing and
indicated on the ticket in a separate tax box, with the SQ code.


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Don't cut your travel partner's trip short-sign the ticket!
Employees
are reminded to ensure they sign partner travel tickets before the
partner travels, otherwise, the ticket is invalid. An unsigned
ticket
will result in a denied boarding.


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. From the YYZ news issued by Brian Dunn -
For the history buffs, in conjunction with the Canadian Aviation
Historical Society convention in Calgary this May there will be a 70th
anniversary re-enactment of the Prairie Airmail flown by historic
Fokker
Super Universal CF-AAM that was recently restored to flying condition.


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Found on the internet.
30 YEARS LATER THE ORIGINAL "JUMBO" STILL FLYING STRONG...
It's hard to believe, but the Boeing 747 has been with us for three
decades.  Last week marked the 30th anniversary of the first commercial
flight of the 747 by Pan Am.  More 747s have been delivered (1,238) than
any other widebody jet in history.
According to Boeing, thirty years ago B747 cockpits had nearly 1,000
lights, switches and gauges -- and an array of analog instrumentation.
There were three crewmembers to soak it in.  Today the crew has been
reduced to two, reflecting a similar change in cockpit simplicity
through
the use of advanced CRTs and computerized systems.


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Ross Graham sends us this story -
Subject: Moon Landing
This is a  true story...
On July 20, 1969, as commander of the Apollo 11 Lunar  Module,
Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot on the  moon.
"That's one  small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind",
were televised to Earth  and heard by millions.
But just before he re-entered the lander, he  made the enigmatic remark:
Many people at NASA  thought it was a casual remark concerning some
rival  Soviet  Cosmonaut.
However, upon checking, there was no Gorsky in either the  Russian
or  American  space programs.
Over the years many  people questioned Armstrong as to what the
"Good luck  Mr.Gorsky"  statement meant, but Armstrong always just
smiled.
On July 5, 1995, in  Tampa Bay, Florida, while answering questions
following a speech, a  reporter brought up the 26 year old question
to Armstrong.
Mr. Gorsky  had died and so Neil Armstrong felt he could answer
the question.
In  1938 when he was a kid in a small Midwest town, he was playing
baseball his friend hit a fly  ball, which landed in his  neighbors
who were Mr. and Mrs. Gorsky.
As he leaned down to pick up the  ball, young Armstrong heard Mrs.
Gorsky
say to Mr Gorsky
"You'll get sex when the kid  next door walks  on the moon!"
Ross L. Graham            This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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Tom Grant was recently asking for a copy of
'The Adolescence of an Airline' and he sends this message -
I would appreciate a posting asap re my book request (Adolescence of an
Airline). I have been overwhelmed by positive and kind responses and now
have a copy coming. Thanks to those who were thinking of writing and I
thank those that did. Thanks Netletter and RAPCAN newsletter for the
posting.
Tom Grant
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Hello!
Does anybody know a good reasonable priced hotel near the Miami Cruise
Ship Terminal?  We are taking a cruise in February and would like to be
there a few days earlier.  Thanks for the info.
Andy Michelberger " This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "


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. Terry's travel tips.
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. Smilie.
Gordon Dalziel sends this one for us -


With Class
People often joke about citizens in Eastern European countries
flying with animals on the planes.  When I was visiting a small
country in that part of the continent I had the option to upgrade
to first class.  I looked at the brochure that didn't note any
differences between coach and first class, so I asked the attendant
what the difference was.  The attendant responded, "In first class
the stewards clean up after the animals.  In coach, you have to."


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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 to:


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