Since October 1995, Vesta Stevenson and Terry Baker have been issuing an email newsletter for the retired Air Canada employees who have provided us with their email addresses. The Newsletter was created by Vesta, who gave us the name 'The NetLetter' and added 'Between Ourselves' - a TCA periodical with which you are probably familiar with from the 40's, 50's and 60's which is now part of the content of this web site. The name was then changed to "Between Yourselves" to avoid confusion when "Horizons" resurrected the name. Then we finally simplified it to just "The NetLetter".
Vesta passed away on July 25, 2010 and a Special Issue was dedicated to her. 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.
Alan Rust joined Vesta and Terry shortly before Vesta's passing and served as the NetLetter administrator until his own passing in April 2019. Our Special Issue dedicated to Alan is available under the 'NetLetters" tab. Alan designed the current format of the newsletter as well this website.
Alan brought Wayne Albertson on board in 2014 as the webmaster to add the content to each issue for email publication. Wayne has now assumed the website administrator duties as well.
Ken Pickford has been a long time NetLetter subscriber who generously offers his keen eye to proofread each issue for spelling and punctuation mistakes. Ken also has extensive knowledge regarding the history of aviation in Canada and 'fact checks' us as well.
Bob Sheppard is retired from AC Maintenance and worked with Alan and Wayne in Vancouver for several years. He also offers his keen eye to assist us by proofreading each issue.
Today, 'The NetLetter' is no longer limited to publishing content relevant to Air Canada retires. It now contains airline related information such as anecdotes or stories, provided by some of our readers, Internet tips, travel news, cheap... excuse me, "inexpensive" accommodations, tours, interline travel and more of interest to the larger aviation family, whether still active or retired, wherever they may be.
Our goal is to entertain, inform and unite the unique people who have made aviation their career choice.
'The NetLetter' is self funded and is always free to subscribers. It is operated by a group of volunteers and is not affiliated with any airline or associated organizations.
If you'd like to subscribe, please use the subscription link at the top right of the page.
We greatly appreciate contributions from our subscribers about their experiences and memories in aviation. Please feel free to contact us via the 'Contact Us' tab on the Main Menu.
Your NetLetter Team,
Terry Baker, Wayne Albertson, Ken Pickford and Bob Sheppard.