2000 Netletter #459 March 2000

#459 March 2000




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Number 459  Mar 10th, 2000,  We first Published in October 1995


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


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. We welcome -
Zoe Secord Flight Attendant living in Morgan Hill, California US
email for Zoe is 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 will find R.G.Brady retired mechanic from
Accessory Electrical Shop, Winnipeg and Dorval Maintenance
Branch and now living in Courtenay B.C.
Mark and Heather Winders are on email: < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >
Bill Elliott living in Etobicoke, On with email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
dare we assume Bill is a 767 pilot?
Bill Lee Aircraft Inspector lives in Stoney Creek, ON
email:          This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Glen  Stevens retired  about 6 years ago as C.A.T. in Halifax and
lives in Upper Rawdon, Nova Scotia
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Captain John G. Uren retired to Brampton, On email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Phil Helms send this introduction -
'Here's another  retiree to add to the growing list. - -just on
the internet but has retired awhile ago.
Lena McIntyre , now living in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Lena and I "worked" together in the old "PC" better known as
"Space Control" in YYZ in the mid 50's.
Her e-mail address is as follows-       This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thanks --Take Care  Phil Helms  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 will locate Deb Robertson daughter
of a retiree whose parents have just bought a personal computer.
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William (Bill) Pearce Sansom Jr. Dorval QC Manager, Flight Safety
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. Message from Saville Hambleton - President Air Canada Pionairs -
Good day to All;
I am very pleased to announce that Mary Moore has accepted our
request to act as Past President for the balance of her late husband's
two year term of  office.
Mary will bring to the position two years of organizational skill
having worked so capably as National Secretary for the Pionairs.
Mary will also head up the committee of Past Presidents that will select
whom will assume the Presidency of the Pionairs effective Sep 1st, 2001.
It's great to have Mary join the National Team again and we're all
thrilled she said 'Yes'  when she was asked to come back on board.
Mary can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Regards, Saville This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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. Need to know.
US TAXES AND FEES
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USA - TKTS ISSUED IN THE USA
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1     2     3     4     5     6
(XG)  (XY)  (YC)  (US)  (US)  (GB)
TRAVEL           .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
WITHIN           .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
U.S.             .     .    .     .     .  X  .     .     .
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TRAVEL US -  *   .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
CANADA           .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
TRANSBORDER      .  A  .  X .     .     .  X  .     .     .
(225 MILE ZONE). .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
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TRAVEL US -  *   .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
CANADA           .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
TRANSBORDER      .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
(BEYOND)         .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
(225 MILE ZONE)  . A   . X  .     .  X  .     .     .     .
INTL TRAVEL      .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
-CARIBBEAN       .     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
-EUROPE/ASIA     .     . X  .  X  .  X  .     .     .     .
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.     .    .     .     .     .     .     .
TO U.K.          .     . X  .  X  .  X  .     .  X  .     .
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DESCRIPTION
1.) (XG) GOODS & SERVICES TAX (GST)..........7 PC
2.) (XY) US IMMIGRATION FEE..................6.00 US
3.) (YC) US FEDERAL CUSTOMS FEE..............5.00 US
4.) (US) US DEPT/ARR TAX (12.40 EACH).......24.80 US (eff Dec 31/99)
5.) (US) US DOMESTIC TAX .....8PC & 2.OO PR LEG (ZP)
5.) (US) US DOMESTIC TAX....7.5PC & 2.25 PR LEG (ZP) (eff Oct 1/99)
5.) (US) US DOMESTIC TAX ...7.5PC & 2.50 PR LEG (ZP) (eff Jan 1/00)
5.) (US) US DOMESTIC TAX ...7.5PC & 2.75 PR LEG (ZP) (eff Jan 1/00)
6.) (GB) U.K. AIRPORT DUTY TAX .............20.00 GBP
7.) (BM) 20 BMD LEVIED FOR ALL DEPARTURES FROM BERMUDA
Note: 'A' -  IF ORIGIN IN CANADA GST APPLIES
IE.  THE US TAXES (5) APPLIES FOR TRAVEL BEYOND THE BUFFER AS LISTED
(We suggest this grid be added to Chap 5-6 of 'Your Travel Guide' - eds)



*** SPECIAL FAMILY AFFAIR SELLOFFS ***
THESE SPECIAL FARES ARE OFFERED TO ALL PERSONS WHO ARE
ELIGIBLE FOR THE FAMILY AFFAIR PROGRAM.
SELLOFF From Ontario or Quebec to Phoenix, AZ
TRAVEL PERIOD:   ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31 MAR 00
Deadline: 24 MAR 00
RES REQUIRED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF DEPARTURE
MIN/MAX:  1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT/ALL TRVL CMPLT 31 MAR 00
ON      PQ
$239    $249
SELLOFF SUN DESTINATIONS
Canada - Barbados  MIDWEEK FLIGHTS ONLY (MON-FRI)
Canada - Orlando   MIDWEEK FLIGHTS ONLY (MON-FRI)
Canada - St. Lucia
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31 MAR 00
DEADLINE 24 MAR 00
MIN/MAX: 1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT
FARE GRID TO/FROM Canada - Barbados/St Lucia                              
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$419       $419      $269    $269     $339
FARE GRID TO/FROM Canada - Orlando
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$269       $269      $169    $169     $229
SELLOFF PARIS
ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31 MAR 00
Deadline: 24 MAR 00
MIN/MAX: 1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT
FARE GRID TO/FROM CDA - Paris (CDG):
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$412       $412      $307    $307     $307
MIN/MAX: 1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT
BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$412       $412      $307    $307     $307
SELLOFF ASIA
Canada - Hong Kong, Taipei
TRAVEL PERIOD:   ALL TRVL COMPLETE 31 MAR 00
Deadline: 24 MAR 00
MIN/MAX: 1ST FRI OR SAT NIGHT

BC/AB      SK/MB      ON      PQ      MARIT
$529       $529      $599    $599     $679


Contact the Call Centre for details.


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. From the RAPCAN newsletter issued by Duane Frerichs This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it -
Subject: ACPA Journal Article RCAF stories
I know this is a bit hasty, but April 1 is coming fast and my
deadline is March 15 for the April edition.
April 1 being the anniversary of the birth of the RCAF, would any of the
retired members be willing to share a few anecdotes about RCAF service
for use in the ACPA Journal?
Deadline is 15 March.  My e-mail is This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Thanks.
Barry L Stewart  Editor, ACPA Journal


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. Found on the internet.
Frontier Airlines, operating out of Denver with a fleet of 20 B737's
and will lease 16 Airbus A318/319 in the future, have some interesting
tail fin murals - in contrast to those of British Airways!
Leaping dolphin, Mountain goats, Wild horse, Hummingbird and geese
are some of them.


On December 15th, Continental Airlines received its 58th new Boeing
aircraft in one year - probably a record for any airline.
The aircraft was a Boeing B737-800. The breakdown for the year is
20 B737-700s, 25 B737-800s, 5 B757-200s and 8 B777-200s.
Continental also retired an incredible 61 aircraft - probably another
record in 1999, comprised of 3 B747-200s, 5 DC10-10s, 3 DC10-30s,
27 B727-200s, 3 B737-200s and 20 DC9-31/32s.


Farnborough goes ...
The last Farnborough Airshow will be staged in 2006. The SBAC bows to
the inevitable, recognising that Berlin's location makes it the other
preferred option for most aerospace exhibitors. It will be the end of
an airshow era in Britian.


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. The most recent Star Alliance member - British Midland, offer unique
fares for Senior Citizens. BM has established a reputation for high
quality travel throughout Europe. For passengers over the age of
60, fares range between GBP85 to GBP215 to almost every destination
from Aberdeen to Warsaw. British Midland offer us 'Z' fares with a
minimum charge of GBP25.00.
When travelling on British Midland, be aware that hand baggage is
limited to 115cm (45") overall dimensions and with a maximum of 7 kilos.


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. Airshows in Canada -
May 5-7   Toronto Aviation & Aircraft show - Toronto, ON
May 13-14 Val d'Or, QC airshow.
May 27-28 Muskoka International Air Show - Gravenhurst, ON
Jun 10-11 Ville de la Baie International Air Show - CFB Bagotville, QC
Jun 17-18 Hamilton International Air Show - Hamilton, ON
Jun 24-25 Airshow London 2000 - London ON.
Jul 22    Kamloops International Airshow - Kamloops, BC.
Jul 23    Airshow - Terrance, BC.
Aug 5     Air Display - Kelowna, BC.
Aug 6     Air Display - Penticton, BC.
Aug 11-13 Abbotsford International Airshow - Abbotsford, BC.
Aug 19-20 Canada Remembers International Air Show - Saskatoon, SK.
Aug 26-27 'Thunder in the Air' Airshow  - Thunder Bay, ON.
Sep 2-4   Canadian International Air Show - Toronto, ON.
Sep 9-10  Nova Scotia International Air Show - Shearwater, Halifax, NS.
Sep 16-17 National Capital Air Show - Ottawa, ON.

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. Terry's travel tips.


Further to the house swapping mentioned in NetLetter nr 458,
Charles & Diana Shnider send this message -
Another great organization for house swapping is Homelink.com.
We joined and it is TOPS!
Charlie & Diana Shnider, Victoria, BC  < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >


Aviation buffs may be interested in details of the Midland Air Museum
at Coventry Airport in the U.K. With more than 35 aircraft on display,
a guided tour of the Vulcan bomber. The museum houses a unique collection
of the 'Sir Frank Whittle Jet Heritage Centre' which provides a facinating
story of the jet age.
Open all year round. Cost Adult GBP3.25, Seniors GBP2.50.
More details by phone 01203-301033


Pearl Piers sends us this -
Maybe I should pass along comments of our recent trip to Perth,
Western Australia.  If anyone is interested in visiting an absolutely
beautiful city....................miles of white sandy beaches, beautiful
surf; miles of river frontage with walking/biking paths; shopping is great
and no taxes (that is until July 2000 when the GST comes in to effect);
food is GREAT;  people are friendly.
We stayed in Executive Apartments near centre of city for about
$950/week for 3 bedroom condo with pool and all facilities.
And the best thing about it..........Cad dollar is a little better than
their dollar!!
Just thought you might be interested.
Pearl Piers This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



"Interlining Plus" formerly Canadian Interline Travel
offers the following deals -
CARIBBEAN
South Caribbean
**Majesty of the Seas**
(Sightseers. Those looking for a variety of Islands will love this
cruise.)
WOW! 7 Nights - from $374.usd
Departure Dates:  08, 29 April / 06 May 2000
7 Nights - from $474.usd
Departure Date: 22 April 2000
Western Caribbean
**Ecstasy**
3 Nights - from $234.usd
Various departure Dates:    October, November and December
MEXICO
Mexican Riviera
**Statendam**
10 Nights - from $700.usd
Departure Dates: 18,28 March 2000
PANAMA CANAL
**Galaxy**
15 Nights - from $1389.usd Departure Date: 06 Oct. 2000
**Mercury**
14 Nights - from $1379.usd Departure Date: 17 Sept. 2000
All rates are per person double occupancy - taxes + port charges not
included
**Call us for more Information on these Fabulous Deals***
1-800-665-3100


Visiting the west coast of Canada?
These hotels advertise 'deals' on occassions - one may even have one to
match your visit!
Stay'n Save Inns at Victoria, Burnaby, Kelowna, Kamloops and
Vancouver Airport from $62.00 + tax  sgl or dbl includes
continental breakfast for two. Call 1-800-663-0298.
Sandman Hotel at Victoria, Langley.
$49.95 + tax dbl min stay 2 nights.
Downtown Vancouver for $59.95 + tax dbl min stay 2 nights.
Call 1-800-sandman.
Great 'Park n fly' rates at the Vancouver Airport
$49.95 + tax dbl call (604)303-8888
The Biltmore Hotel in the heart of Vancouver from $49.00 sgl or dbl
incl continental breakfast and parking.
Call 1-800-663-5713.
The Strathcona Hotel in the heart of Beautiful Downton Victoria.
$49.00 + tax call 1-800-663-7476 or visit web site
http://www.strathconahotel.com
Valid until April 30th.


Pacific Coastal previously flying under the Canadia>n Partner banner are
expanding their coastal connections from Nanaimo to
Vancouver Airport (South Terminal). Effective April 2nd.
12 flights daily using Short 360 (36 passenger aircraft). Passengers
will have complimentary shuttle service to/from the North Terminal.
Fares from $49 to $79.  1-800-663-2872
The announcement comes with the joint introduction of service from
Campbell River and Comox starting Apr 2nd. Victoria to Vancouver is
planned to start in May.
Visit http://pacific-coastal.com

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. Smilie.
Good reason not to smoke in the lav:
Unusual activity on the ramp at Philadelphia International was causing
departure delays on busy day last fall. A curious pilot investigated and
announced to his passengers that there had been a slight mix-up
involving a neighbouring aircraft. Someone had pumped Jet-A, rather
than blue water, into that aircraft's holding tanks. Passengers were
evacuated while the tanks were drained and flushed.


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