Holder of the ONA Super Wings Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web TOM FENWICK TOM FENWICK TOM FENWICK TOM FENWICK TOM FENWICK TOM FENWICK

Legendary Secretariat

Cece McCloy

Tom Fenwick on Secretariat
ONA´s interest in flying racehorses began 
in the early seventies. Our Electras were  
geared to the problems of flying horses 
(imagine how much damage can be done to 
aluminum by three hours of urine from 20 
horses) We designed a plastic liner loaded 
with a moisture absorbing material.  

Walk-thru stalls were designed so that the 
first one could be loaded in the rear and 
subsequent critters moved forward and 
gate "barriers" installed for each animal.   
Shippers  were attracted to flying as a horse 
could race in (Miami), be flown to (NY) and 
be ready to run the next day whereas two or 
three days on the road reqired a long rest 
period. After winning the TRIPLE CROWN,  
Secretariate was flown from from NY to Calif 
(as I recall) by Earl "Ugh" Howe  (Chief 
of the ONA Warner Robins tribe) in an 
airplane all his own. One stall for one 
horse ! Later DC9s were geared for horses.   
The only other time I recall a horse having 
his own airplane was a horse I picked up 
in Miami and flew to NY.  I asked a trainer 
who this obviously special horse was and 
he told me he belonged to (Mrs Gotrocks) 
Furthjer inquiry revealed that the horse 
had cost the woman $1200 five years before 
and that when Mrs Gotrocks went to Miami 
for the  winter she always took her 
beloved horse with her. Flying was the 
answer to her prayers as highway travel 
made "the poor thing" much too tired!


TOM FENWICK I




TOM FENWICK II



ONA GOLD TRIP

by TOM FENWICK, RON ROBERTI
AND TOM HUF

We loaded 26 000 pounds of gold in New York and departed for the Azores, Mallorca, Ankara Turkey, Tehran Iran, Karachi, Ceylon and Singapore ...... read the thrilling story only on ONA Crew Web! We loaded 26 000 pounds of gold in New York and departed for the Azores, Mallorca, Ankara Turkey, Tehran Iran, Karachi, Ceylon and Singapore ...... read the thrilling story only on ONA Crew Web!


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