2007 NetLetter #956 - January 8, 2007

#956 - January 8, 2007

The NetLetter #956
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Since Oct/95 January 8, 2007

 

Number 956

About us!

Nice to know

Found on the Internet

Air Canada News

Naming Canada's Airports

Remember these?

Terry's Travel Tips

Smilie

AC Heritage Poster

Sponsors

Submissions

NetLetter Archives



About us!

Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for those ex Air Canada types who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave the name 'NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 50's and 60's. It was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then finally simplified to just "The NetLetter".

We believe that our NetLetter, which originates from Vancouver Island, was the FIRST to use this medium to disperse information for retirees of Air Canada.

The NetLetter contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories supplied by some of the recipients, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel, and, in some small way, we help keep our Air Canada family together and in touch.

Our 'NetLetter' is NOT sponsored by any Pionair group, nor are we seeking any financial support, only the Internet email addresses of those who would like to receive our 'NetLetter'. Please forward this to other retirees who can then subscribe right from the forwarded link at the bottom of this email.



 


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Dear NetLetter,

Welcome to the 956th issue of "NetLetter".

We now estimate that the NetLetter is read by over 2742 retirees when counting our email distribution and those that print the NetLetter and give them out to their friends.The "NetLetter" is written by Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker from Vancouver Island (see sidebar) and also with articles and comments from "you" our readers. It is published courtesy of the ACFamily Network at www.acfamily.net


  • Nice to know
  • Vesta

    New routes announced for eastern Canada.
    Air Canada will introduce non-stop service on three new routes for Atlantic Canada, connecting Halifax and New York City, Deer Lake, NL, and Toronto, and Halifax and Edmonton.

    The Halifax-New York, LaGuardia service will be operated by Air Canada Jazz, staring April 1/07, using a 50-seat Bombardier CRJ regional aircraft. Flights will depart Halifax at 11:45 a.m. and arrive in New York at 12:30 p.m. They will leave New York at 1 p.m. and arrive in Halifax at 3:40 p.m.

    Commencing on May 4/07, the Deer Lake-Toronto service will be operated by Air Canada using a 120-seat Airbus A319, featuring Executive Class service. Flights will depart Toronto at 2:55 p.m. and arrive in Deer Lake at 7:05 p.m. They will leave Deer Lake at 7:55 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 9:18 p.m. The new route will complement existing daily year-round service from Deer Lake to Montreal and Halifax.

    The Halifax-Edmonton service will also be operated by Air Canada, commencing June 15/07. until Sept 16/07, using an Airbus A319. Flights will depart Edmonton at 10:30 p.m. and arrive at Halifax at 6:10 a.m. They will leave Halifax at 8:10 a.m. and arrive at Edmonton at 10:30 a.m.

  • Found on the Internet
  • UFO TAKES A LOOK AT O'HARE, RETREATS
    If a spaceship were to travel across the vast emptiness of space, enter Earth's atmosphere, and then find itself hovering above the busy ramp at Chicago's O'Hare Airport, can you blame those astronauts for deciding to just turn around and leave, without even stopping to say hello? According to about a dozen United Air Lines workers, including some pilots, that's just what happened one overcast night in November. The observers said they saw a flying elliptical object, dark gray and about 20 feet across, that hovered about 1,000 feet or so above the airport for several minutes about 4:30 p.m. They told their story to the FAA and the airline, who kept it quiet until a Chicago Tribune reporter got a whiff recently and started asking questions. The FAA at first denied any knowledge of the event, but after the Tribune filed a request for documents a record of a telephone call from a United supervisor surfaced.

    (Probably could not afford the security, agriculture, sector, immigration and customs taxes imposed by the US! - eds)

  • Air Canada News
  • Air Canada believes Fluffy invites sneezy, dopey and docs
    The carrier takes an allergy-busting stance on animals on board. But will any others follow suit?
    AIR CANADA this fall fired the latest volley in an aerial dogfight: It banned nearly all animals from aircraft cabins, saying they could trigger allergy attacks in susceptible passengers.
    Pet lovers aren't taking this lying down. They say the alternative, the cargo hold, is stressful and even deadly for dogs and cats, a view that airlines dispute. (Source Los Angeles Times)

  • Naming Canada's Airports
  • Montreal has Trudeau.
    Toronto has Pearson.
    Ottawa has Macdonald and Cartier.
    Even Saskatoon has an airport named after a former prime minister: John Diefenbaker.
    Winnipeg - ???
    Aviation pioneer whose name graces our airport was as down-to-earth and giving as the wheat fields that forged the family fortune
    But this month when the federal government chose a "commoner's" name to grace Winnipeg's airport, the citizens' reaction was less than enthusiastic, at least, from those who answered a Free Press website poll. An overwhelming 77 per cent of the 1,700 respondents said "No!" when asked if they agreed with renaming Winnipeg International to James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
    He was the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame's choice as "Father of Commercial Aviation in Canada," and the pioneering founder of what would become Canadian Airlines. (Source Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Remember these?
  • Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada historical aircraft

    Stearman 1937 - 1939
    Lockheed 10A Electra 1937 - 1941
    Lockheed Super Electra 14H2 1938 - 1949
    Lockheed Lodestar 1808A 1941 - 1949
    Lancastrian 1943 - 1947
    Douglas DC-3 1945 - 1963
    Canadair North Star DC-4M2 1946 - 1961
    Bristol 31 Freighter 1953 - 1955
    Lockheed 1049 Super Constellation 1954 - 1963
    Vickers Viscount 1955 - 1974
    Douglas DC-8-40|50|60|70 1960 - 1983
    Vickers Vanguard 1961 - 1972
    Mc Donnell Douglas DC 9-30 1966 - 2002
    Boeing 747-100 1971 - 1998
    CP DC-10 1971 - 2001
    Lockheed L-1011-1|15|100|500 1973 - 1996
    Boeing 727-200 1974 - 1992
    Boeing 747-200 Combi 1975 - 1999
    Boeing 737 - 200 1976 - 2004
    Fokker F28 1986 - 2004
    Boeing 747-400 1990 - 2003
    Boeing 747 - 400 Combi 1990 - 2003
    British Aerospace BAe 146 - 200 2001 - 2005


    From George&Noreen Brien
    Subject: TCA and forgotten Airports

    Earlton YXR

    The airport was built in 1937 as part of the Trans Canada Airways system of emergency fields.

    Every 100 miles - It began airline service in 1952 on the YUL/YVO/YUY/YXR/YYB/YYZ route first by CPA and then taken over by TCA as part of that trade for MEX in the mid 50's.

    Service was discontinued in 1973. At the time, I believe it was the smallest station, passenger wise, in the system One of the TCA Station Managers at YXR was Bill Lucas

    cheers
    George&Noreen Brien This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Terry's Travel Tips
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    PRINCESS CRUISES
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  • Smilie
  • Smiley

    Cape approach: "Cessna Four Five Six, are you aware that you are heading toward a restricted area?"
    Cessna: "No, I wasn't aware of a restricted area. What's in there?"
    Cape approach: "It's some type of microwave installation."
    Cessna: "Yup, I see a tower ahead."
    Cape approach: "That's the tower I want you to miss. If you fly near that tower, it could ruin all your equipment, and you'll never have anv children." Cessna: "Roger that. Turning now..."

  • AC Heritage Poster
  • Enjoy this visual display of Air Canada’s historic fleet from its beginning in 1937 to the present including aircraft from:
    - Trans-Canada Air Lines
    - Canadian Airlines
    - Pacific Western
    - Eastern Provincial
    - Nordair
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    This 68 x 96 cm (27 x 38 inch) poster is printed in full colour on high quality paper and depicts over 300 aircraft and liveries flown by Air Canada throughout its history.

    The cost of the poster is $24.99 plus tax and shipping where applicable. This is a great gift for Christmas, reunions, retirements and birthday gifts, etc.

    A donation is made to Dreams Take Flight for each poster that is sold. Any other profits support the operation of the ACFamily Network which brings you this newsletter.

    More info here
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    Vesta, Terry and Alan thank you for your co- operation.

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