Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

May 18, 1985 - Inaugural B-767 service Halifax to London (LHR)..

June 18, 2019  - New nonstop service between Montreal and Sydney, Nova Scotia will be operated by a Jazz Q400 daily until September 2, 2019.

(Source: AC Daily March 13, 2019),

tmb enroute oct 2012Here is the cover of the enRoute magazine issued October 2012.

(Source: enroute.aircanada.com/en/magazine/past-issues)

Air Canada NAVI magazine series was launched in March 2017.

tmb x550 navi 11 summer 2018Here we have the Summer 2018 cover.

Below is a photo of the crew, from the left: Elizabeth McDonald, Anna Mcmurdo, Michele Zietlow-Euerby, Karen Gee, Linda Daigle, Veronica Gill Pizon, James Howey, Vincent Centeno, Brenda Bebiek, Ryan King, Sora Lee, Susan Farragher, Sanja Shaback and Jeremy Schimpf. 
  tmb x550 navi 11 summer 2018 crew

horizons logoFrom the "Horizons" magazine.

Issue dated April 1985.

On June 15, 1985, for the first time in company history, Halifax will be able to offer daily service from Halifax to the United Kingdom. Depending on the day of the week, the operation will be non-stop or via Gander or Prestwick using B-767 or L-1011 equipment. The company received Ministry of Transport approval to operate the B-767 on the route using the current ICAO 90-minute, two-engine rule.

The flight path must be planned so that the aircraft is never farther than 90 minutes from a suitable airport at normal cruising speed.

Team gets gear.

tmb team gets gearWhen the 'Royals' volleyball team competes for the 1985 title in the Barbados Volleyball League, the Air Canada maple leaf will be there for all to see. As official sponsor of the 'Royals', the airline presented team members with their gear.

In the photo Jan Nichols, Customer Service Agent, hands over team sweaters to, from the left: Adrian Phillips, Alvin Jemmot and Ronald Phillips.

Issue dated July 1985.
Now that’s service.

Toronto's 'Rendez-vous' restaurant was the scene of a gathering of 11 Flight Attendants who were all marking their 25-year service anniversaries. The luncheon celebrated 275 combined years of service not to mention the numerous shared experiences.

In the photo are, from the left: Judy Van Rees, Flight Attendant; Martin Fleet, Flight Service Director; Flight Attendants Arlene Perritt and Gwen Mosca; Marion Clark, Purser; Flight Attendants Ethna Plaskes, Donna Gibbs, JoAnne Ridler and Helen McEwan; Walter Van Beek, In-Flight Service Base Director, Toronto and Flight Attendants Pat McAllister and Winnie Patterson.
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Pionairs Board of Directors 1985-1986

President Frank Dunlop; Immediate Past President Nancy Walchuk; First Vice President Jack Somerset; Second Vice President Blake Austin; Treasurer Ray White; Secretary Gene Brown.

District Directors: John Innes, Victoria, B.C.; Douglas Armitage, Richmond, B.C.; Gord Sanders, Calgary, Alberta; Gerry Chaffey, Edmonton, Alberta; Mike Lewicki, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mary Young, Ottawa, Ontario; Evelyn Desjardins, Montreal, Quebec; A. J. Bruncau, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Roger Alain, Pinellas Park, FL; Kay Napolitano, Markham, Ontario; Bruce Wrigley, London, Ontario.

(No photo available – eds)

Issue dated February 1986.
District directors and members of the Pionairs' executive held their annual meeting January 1986 at the Vancouver Delta River Inn.

In the photo are, standing from the left: Dave Krischke, Edmonton; Pionairs President Frank Dunlop; Second Vice President Blake Austin; First Vice President Jack Somerset; Gord Sanders, Calgary; Martin Betts, Pension Representative, Vancouver; Mike Lewicki, Winnipeg; Treasurer Ray White; Doug Armitage, Vancouver and John Innes, Victoria.

Seated, from the left, Secretary Gene Brown; Kay Napolitano, Toronto; Mary Young, Ottawa; Evelyn Desjardins, Montreal and Nancy Walchuk, Pionairs Immediate Past President. 
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Issue dated April 1986.

Soccer with a Singapore swing.

Winter in Canada. Not a good time for running around a soccer field. But for members of the Montreal Soccer Club the season got off to an early start when some 23 players, spouses and supporters journeyed to Singapore, continuing a soccer friendship started in 1985 when Singapore Airlines visited Montreal. In Singapore they played their first game.

Despite the heat and humidity we came out with a 0-0 draw.Then it was off to Bangkok for a few days, accompanied by three players from the Singapore team. The fascinating sights, exciting nightlife and wonderful shopping kept everyone going from dawn to dusk.

Back in Singapore, we played our second game, managing a win by a score of 2-0. Here we have this photo of the team.

(We have no names here, if someone wants to supply them, we will run the photo in another NetLetter - eds)

montreal soccer club

On April 27, 1986 Air Canada became the first major North American airline to introduce total non-smoking flights, with more than half of the frequencies between Montreal/Toronto and Toronto/Ottawa being designated as total non-smoking flights.

Issue dated April 2012. (Used with permission)

canada firstAir Canada and Canadian Pacific Air Lines started a policy in 1964 to “sell Canada first,” promoting the other’s airline as a first alternative to its own.

tmb remember when 1960"Horizons" magazine launched a new semi-permanent 75th anniversary column in the February 2012 edition. We had the first photo of the page in NetLetter #1410.

Here is the 1960's version.