OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS


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August 19, 2006
Itīs a small world!
I have a story about meeting Porter at ONA.
We were on a Horse Charter to LAX in 
the L-188 and were talking and I said that 
I was from Florida.  
He said that he was also. 
I asked him where in Florida was he 
from, and he said Elfers. 

I said you have to be kidding me I 
didn't know any of the boys from 
Elfers got enough education 
to know how to fly airplanes. Then I 
told him that I was from Palm Harbor.  
Then I asked him if he knew my wife 
who was Shirley Burney before we were 
married.  He said not only do I know 
her, but I used to ride home from the
movie with her Daddy, who ran the 
projector at the movie in New Port 
Richey.  Then I came to realize that 
I knew his sister Joy Pierce who was 
older than him. I thought that this
might show how small the world is!
Regards,
Duane Delk

ALASKA AIRLINES



Photo courtesy Tony Gaeta
Feauturing great pilots from ONA - Large airplanes - Great spirits

PORTER PIERCE

I flew for ONA from 1970 until 1974 as F/O on the Electra and the DC-9, based on Norfolk, VA, Oklahoma, and Alameda, California.

Norfolk Intīl Airport Flighttrack

Oakland Intīl Airport

Loved flying with the Dee brothers, Jim Hamilton, Dave Lampard (also an ex-Air America pilot) and others.

I retired from Alaska Airlines in 2000, and also flew with Evergreen Int'l and as a production test pilot for Douglas Aircraft on the DC-9 & DC-10. I live in Vancouver, WA. and love golf!

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