slawko
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Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:04 am

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to let you know that the GTAA is looking for Volunteers to help with the activation of the new Terminal Building. As part of the commissioning process for all the new buildings the GTAA will be running trials in the new building to test various aspects of the facility. Volunteers will simulate passengers and employees working or using the New Terminal, and help to make sure that everything will be up to snuff on opening day, and to identify any short comings with the terminal. This is a great chance for people to get a first look at the new building, and see some behind the scenes stuff that most passengers do not get to see. All volunteers will receive a commemorative memento.

This is a great opportunity to get involved in the airport community, and I hope to see you all there. If you are interested please go to :
http://www.gtaa.com/airportvolunteer/
And fill out the form with your details, and someone will get back to you with dates and times for the trials, for the most part they will run from the end of July to Mid September/Early October.

See you there...

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a380
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:14 am

Thanks Slawko

I put my name there as soon as I saw this.
 
slawko
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:36 am

Thats great to hear, they still need lots more people for this so sign up....!!!
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a380
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:42 am

Had you put your name there Slawko?
 
BOEING747-700
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:17 am

I signed up like back in the winter for that. I have already got my email from Pearson as well.
 
captaingomes
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 12:41 pm

Hey, that looks like a great idea! Thanks for sharing with us! I think I just may sign up  Smile
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wunderk
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Fri Jul 18, 2003 10:42 pm

Hmmm I signed up over a month ago but still haven't heard anything from GTAA. :-(
 
sayem55
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:04 am

Thats gr8... Thanx Slawko
BTW I have signed
StarFighter
 
AWspicious
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:10 am

I signed-up, too. Also, not a word from the GTAA. hmmm..... Perhaps, another submission is on order.

:-|
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slawko
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 9:19 am

A380, I'll be there too...  Big grin
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a380
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 9:54 am

I haven't got anything from YYZ either...
 
hmmmm...
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 10:29 am

I signed up in April. This was the response I received:

Thank you for your response to our campaign of acquiring volunteers for the trials of the systems at the new terminal, T1-New.

The actual trials will begin sometime around June; the exact dates are dependant upon the completion of various components of the new terminal. The call for volunteers has gone out at this stage to determine the response to the request.

Typically, the volunteers will play the role of actual passengers. From entering the terminal, traversing through the departures level, right to embarking and disembarking, they will perform the tasks typical of passengers once the terminal opens in October of this year.

We will be in contact with those individuals who have expressed and interest in taking part in these trials as the date draws nearer. This will most likely be done via email, phone, or possibly by employee newsletters.

In the meantime, we still need a few bags for the baggage system trials. Donations will be made to the United Way by the GTAA based on the number of bags collected, and all useable bags that remain after testing shall be donated to Goodwill. Drop off locations for any type of baggage are in the parking lot of the GTAA Administration Building at 3111 Convair Drive at Toronto Pearson International Airport, or at the employee parking lot at 6135 Airport Road, Lot 6a, also at Toronto Pearson.

Thanks again for your interest; we will be in contact with you shortly.


Have not heard anything since.






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slawko
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sat Jul 19, 2003 9:40 pm

You should hear something in the next few weeks...
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gmonney
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:44 am

I hope so i will be looking forward to some sort of media on this, and i too did get that letter!

Grant
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captaingomes
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 4:56 am

I too am really looking forward to this!  Big grin I really should sign up.
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emiratesa345
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 5:29 am

I have also signed up and can't wait! I will also be bringing some friends along.

EmiratesA345  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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captaingomes
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:33 pm

Slawko, any word on when this will take place? I'm away until August 8 and wouldn't be available until August 13th, should I bother?
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slawko
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 9:55 pm

Yes for sure, there will be one really big trial using around 1000People in late August/Early September and that one will probably involve everyone who signed up...
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captaingomes
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Sun Jul 20, 2003 11:10 pm

Ok, thanks for that. Hopefully I wont be busy.
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a380
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RE: Attention All YYZ Area Enthusiasts....

Mon Jul 21, 2003 10:16 am

I signed up again...  Smile

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