United Air Carriers, Inc.
HEY HEY ONA!
Are you represented here?
Do you want to be on the
ONA Star Team!
Send me your bio and
some crew photos!
Rodeo Drive ...
Stay cool with ONA!
Love from Elisabeth,
HANGING UP THE WINGS
UACI JEDDAH RIP
ONA F/A Mayor
Mayor Joyce Olson
Do you know Roger Mackenzie?
Although they are childhood memories,
I believe my father Roger Mackenzie flew
for ONA around 1959 to 1961, flying DC-4's,
I think. Mostly charter flights around the US,
possibly across the Pacific. Please let me know.
Bruce Mackenzi at email BMackenzie@alum.mit.edu
781-944-7027, 781-249-5437 (mobile)
Sent: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:51 PM
Subject: Frank McIntyre
I had the pleasure of working with Frank McIntyre
back in 1985 after he had retired from ONA.
I understand his wife passed away not too many
years after. Can you tell me if he is still alive?
Alexander M. Blaine
April 2012 - Mauro Torrey at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, My dad, Lou Torrey was station manager with ONA
in the late 60s early 70s I remember working with him
checking in passengers for the old charter clubs UEAC,
a good friend of his was Amos Blum.
April 2012 - Adriana Tibaudo
Hello, My name is Mary Burke and I flew for ONA.
I have been trying to find Adriana. If you know
where she is my e-mail is email@example.com
Thank you, Mary Burke
April 2012 - Where is Prudence Lovett?
In the 70’s and 80’s I was a flight attendant
for Eastern Airlines and had the good fortune of
meeting an ONA flight attendant named Prudence
Lovett. Would she happen to be on your list of
former ONA crew? Richard Grigg, at email
National Museum of Commercial Aviation
MYRNA SCOTT STEEN ON FACEBOOK!
October 10, 2013
Looking for Barbara Kosove, Michelle
Mitchell or Mary Jane VanVorst. They
were all my roommates. Please contact
Sincerely, Susan (Plosser) Dresser
October 10, 2013
Sheila Yarnell, ONA administration
Jamaica NY 1960´ies is looking for
John Baldwin, UK sales manager. If
you know his whereabouts or have
information about him, please write
Siegvard Brege was in my Electra class
in 1968. He was a great guy who flew
fighters with the Swedish air force
before coming to ONA. His friends called
him Sieggy for short. He was #90 on the
1977 seniority list a few numbers ahead of me.
My address is: 2499 E. 5950 S. Ogden,
Utah 84403 Tel. 801-479-4362
Larry McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
This just might be SIGGY!
Sigvard U Brege, 8843 Alpen Way,
Salt Lake City, UT 84121-6105,
BOB LOVE´S SONS
I've already had many lovely notes
from dad´s ONA friends. His time
with ONA was one of the many incredible
adventures he had during his life and
he always spoke fondly of everyone
involved with the airline. The way
I was treated by everyone when I flew
on the airline was a testimony to the
shared friendships he had with all of
you. I'm not sure if you listed my
e-mail on the website or in a mass
mailing that you sent out. If you could,
would you please update my contact e-mail
wherever it was posted to add my brothers'
email as well? Many folks at ONA know us
through different paths and it would be
nice to have us all listed.
Thank you, Steve
Bob Love (email@example.com)
David Love (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Steve Love (email@example.com)
Jeff Love (firstname.lastname@example.org)
LOU AND BALSEY -
A JOYOUS ONA CREW REUNION
Lou was in from California to attend
the graduation of his granddaughter in
New York and two pals had the opportunities
to meet! Balsey lives upstate New York.
"Lou visited me at my home; it was just
great to meet again! I haven't seen Lou
since 1959. Balsey DeWitt,
Capt of the ALM 980!"
ONA HERO CAPTAIN BALSEY DEWITT
ONA PILOT RON HART
Your crew colleague, an acknowledged
FRANK MILAZZO - F/A JFK
- You helped me contact Dale Geiger Johnstone.
Now I am trying to get in touch with Louis Velasquez
We were hired in the same ONA training class in the
summer of 1977. The last I heard he was with Capitol
International. If anyone knows his location please
e-mail me email@example.com
Lyman 'Lymie' Thornton - Doreen
My late husband, Lyman 'Lymie' Thornton,
worked for ONA and I recently received a
notice from the SS office regarding pension.
They have asked me for a plan administrator
for the old ONA pension and I have no idea.
Do you know who that might be? Probably need
to know who is sending out pension checks.
Any information you can give would me
appreciated. By the way, there are many
names I recognized on the pension site I found
Many thanks in advance, Doreen Thornton
at email firstname.lastname@example.org
ONA colleagues and friends!
Balsey and Lou
HEY HEY ONA!
ONA CREW SENIORITY
Do you have news of lost ONA crew
that we are looking for?
I´ll forward your info!
Sunday 10/02/2011 10:43:03am
Name: Maureen Soon
Crew position/job: IFS
City/Country: Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia
Message: I would like to get in touch
with one of your crew JIM ELLIOT, we
flew together some time in 1984,
Malaysia airline had leased your air
craft to do the haj to Jeddah.
Anybody who know him please forward
this email -
Wednesday 09/28/2011 11:08:46pm
Name: Ellen Stenta
Crew position/job: Exec Office-ONA & UACI
City/Country: Tampa, FL
Message: What a trip down memory lane!
While not flight crew, your names are oh
so familiar. Worked with Steedman, Bill Bailey,
Winnie Defieux and Bob Wagenfeld. It was a
magical time with wonderful people.
Have to plow through the memorabilia to see
if there anything I can add.
Best to all.
NOW ON FACEBOOK!
Now friends with Ed Chandler
and Bennie Conatser!
I am an aviation author in the UK.
I found your ONA crew website after
looking for references to US Navy
VP-45 Squadron. I am writing a book
on the 100 year history of aviation
in Bermuda and would like to contact
aircrew that were based there with
the Navy. One of your members is
ALVIN QUACK. He sent some great
pictures of flying boats in Bermuda
and I would like to contact him so
I can get some copies for possible
use in my book. Could you contact
him and ask him to contact me please?
By the way, I probably controlled
a few ONA aircraft when I was an Air
Traffic Controller at Gatwick many
years ago! I certainly have some
pictures of ONA aircraft at Gatwick.
I'm a soon to retire pilot and doing research
on past airlines such as ONA. I've viewed
your website a few times but don't know my
way around yet. I have a few questions for
you if you don't mind: Did ONA have a
separate seniority list for pilots and for
flight engineers? The seniority lists I've
viewed show pilots only. ONA had flight
engineers on Electras, Eights, and Tens
(and earlier types) but were they on a
separate list from the pilots? I know the
flight attendants would have been on a
different list but I don't know about the
Also, does anyone know of or remember a
Mr. Armstrong at ONA? I don't know if he
was a pilot, flight engineer, or mechanic
or what, just wondering if the name
Armstrong rings a bell. I have an
acquaintance (named Armstrong) whose dad
was with ONA but we don't have much of an
opportunity to talk about him.
I am personally familiar with two former
ONA pilots (flew with both of them in
life after ONA), Del Malliet and Bill
Holloway. I know Bill ("Sergeant Bilko")
is gone now.
I think I know how to contact Del.
I'm looking forward to my research on ONA
and any direction you can give me will
MAY 18, 2008
APRIL 6, 2008
MARCH 22, 2008
ONA HORIZONS 1950-1978
APRIL 13, 2007
MARCH 1, 2007
NOV - DEC 2006
STEEDMAN & NIXON
HEY HEY ONA!
PAT HARRIS HINES
Paging Pat Harris Hines hired 1970 and flew
with ONA to the end.
When did you last hear from Pat?
JUDY GRIST TEGLAND
Judy lives in Todos Santos Mexico.
(Grist--ONA and Bonanza Stew.)
Judy and I have been friends for 50 years!!!
A lifetime of memories.
Wally Bussinger now lives in Nairobi
(also flying for ONA in 1960).
Greetings from Nettie Miller
I will be disconnecting the email for my
father, ex-ONA captain, John "Brick" Bradford.
Rest assured, he is doing well, but he finds
keeping up with his emails a bit more than he
wants to handle right now (especially all the
spam). I know he would love to continue
hearing from you.
Feel free to drop him a note at:
9320 Parksville, #204
Richmond, BC V7E 4W2
Elisabeth - Please feel free to add my email -
email@example.com. so that I can continue
to receive ONA news and updates, and mail
them to my father.
Chris (Brunks) Barrese
I am currently a teacher and one of my student's
(who is currently studying aviation) here on LI
found your website!
I flew w/ Saturn Airways and was furloughed only
to wind up w/ ONA at JFK early 70s. Have to
look for some photos for you especially of
crew members sitting in DC10 engine
and showing off crew member's bloomers!
Please add me to your mailing list.
I still live on LI and travel frequently
worldwide w/ my husband.
Chris (Brunks) Barrese
ONA second incarnation
I was a flight attendant for the second
incarnation of ONA in the early 1980's
(1983-1985). I was with them until the
bitter end. I still have the uniform,
but sadly, have lost my wings. Do you
have any idea where I might get another
set? Many thanks,
Currently AA F/A
(News via Brick Bradford)
Hello, everyone. This is my holiday season
card/letter. I'm in fine condition, lost 25
lbs to qualify for my 3rd class physical, so
I can fly again. I joined the NRI Flying Club
at Concord Airport and I am trying to check out
in their Piper Cherokee Archer. This is strictly
flying for fun and it isn't easy. I haven't flown
for 10 years and I'm coming up on 70 years old
this month. You're only as old as you feel and
frankly I only feel 55, if that! I'm still
teaching school as a substitute. It's not
easy to teach, but I get something in now and then.
I'm also continuing to manage the Carmel Manor
Apartments. This is my 6th year and I'm hoping
for a lot more. Marie and I see each other, almost
daily, and it seems we are developing a renewed sense
of appreciation for each other.Last summer we could
be found in Hawaii and we will visit our daughter,
Andrea, in April of '07. Andrea is participating in
the Manna Project in Nicarauga.
She is committed to a 13 month program of helping
the poor improve their lot in many ways, including
health care, language, arts and sports. She
raised her own subsistance money (more than $10,000)
through direct appeals, talent shows and just hard
work. We are very proud of her and of her desire to
give something back to humanity for all she has received.
Marie is working at The John Muir Outpatient Care Center
in Walnut Creek.
Her building is near the hospital and not far from where
I live. Jeff lives in Apt. 304 in the building I manage.
Unfortunately, I don't see much of him as he has his own
set of friends. Marie and I will visit my sister who lives
with her boyfriend in Alameda. I will see Lee, her
daughter Barrie and her two children on Christmas Eve.
Later, we will be attending Christmas Eve services at
Lafayette Christian Church where we have been attending
since 1979. Christmas Day we will be spending with
friends, dinner and all. Have a jolly Christmas and a
happy and safe New
Year's Eve. Regards and love to you all. Jess.
Please reply when you can.
I was a long time friend and roommate
in NY of Donna Peck who married
and became Donna Peck Evans.
Sadly she died in 2000. I was
wondering if you knew what became
of her friends Barbara Fox, and a
Captain with the first name of Ted,
last name was Italian but I can't
remember it. Thank You
Carol at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regarding Frank Anderson
He left ONA to fly with Douglas Aircraft,
Long Beach, California. If he hasn't
retired, I'll bet he's still there,
Please contact Bill Whitesell to
get new email - the below doesnt
work and is hereby deleted from
the ONA roster! (2009 Jan 23)
The ONA Newsletter is registered
as SPAM with Comporium net
FRANK MILAZZO - F/A JFK
About a year ago you helped me contact
Dale Geiger Johnstone.
Now I am trying to get in touch with
We were hired in the same ONA training
class in the summer of 1977.
The last I heard he was with Capitol
If anyone knows his location
please e-mail me!
CONNIE GAUN KING
I have been trying to locate
Donna Burr, Michele Briand, and
Beverly Gentuso -
I'm not sure of the spelling of
that last name.
Please contact me if you have
any info on them!
HEY HEY ONA!
We found Janis Mombourquette!
Janis lives in SC and is looking
for Brenda Spencer! What´s your
latest news of Brenda?
Please let Janis know!
P.J Kilcullen, Pat-Capt
W. Armstrong, Bill
W.A. Coleman, Bill-Capt
R. Templeton. Bob
K.S. Latham, Keith
D.J Crawford, Don
J.B. Williams, Jess-Capt
D.F. Hoyt, Don-Capt
G. Smallwood, Gary-Capt
Peggy Durst, Manhattan
contact Susan Melville Quesey,
and Sherry Shores Los Angeles
Sarasota, Florida - Susie Q!
Joan Nevelik is looking for you!
Are you in contact with any of
listed crew or have you had
recent news of them?
Captain George Flavell wants to know!
Are you in contact with
following ONA F/A´s?
Mary Jane van Vorst
Many people are trying
to locate them!
THE TRUE STORY OF ALM 980
by EMILIO CORSETTI
Have you photos of any of the crew
members of ALM 980?
Please send to
Emilio is also grateful for any of
The aircraft involved in the accident.
Images of any of the individuals in
management at the time of the accident
Steedman, Bailey, Ed Veronelli, etc.
Images of ONA headquarters
Images taken at JFK at the time
Later pictures of any of the people
MAGGIE, VICKI & DAVE
MISS ONA 2009
MARY FAIRBANKS POPWELL
SARDUCCI´S - SAN JUAN
THE ONA BIRDSTRIKE
by Brian van Handle
Drexel Hill PA USA
Flight AttendantTraining -
It was nice to find this site.
I was with the new ONA in the 1980's
and was hoping to reconnect with some
of my cohorts. I would like to hear
from the gang. I am looking for the
- Kathy Caldwell-Sullivan - Jim Elliott
- Eileen Toomey - Trish - from Boston
- Steve Menafro - Nancine Hughes -
Kathy Byrnes - Adriana Tibaudo
- Bea Darcy - Marliese Berger -
And many others
It would be nice to re-connect. . .
WILLIAM STEVENSON AND ORIGINAL ONA MANUAL
I have a reasonably complete ONA Operations
Manual, #488, in which the pilot entries start
at line number 23, dated 9/10/59, and possible
initials EZ. There are further, varied entries
to line 79, which is apparently last dated
If anyone in your organization would be
interested in the manual, I would gladly mail it.
The manual was given to me many years ago, from
my father-in-law (since passed), who flew Air
Force, Air Viet Nam, and then private charter.
I do not believe that he ever flew for ONA,
however I do believe that an old friend of
his did ... a Bob Duncan ... his initials MAY
be on several of the lines ("RTD" or "RFD"?).
I have no way of contacting him nor his family.
The other initials MAY be ... "MDE", and last
entry ... MAY be "RNY" in 1962. Hope this is
of some use, and that the manual may find a
good home. Sincerely, William Stevenson at
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AS SPAM. If you do, it takes about
100 phone calls, emails and headaches
as well as heartaches to get rid of the
spamstamp. Whoever reports me, I don´t
do the ONA newsletter to annoy you.
Most wanted! Go green in the desert!
Jack Burow on ONA Crew Star Team!
Jack, what did you do after you quit
flying for ONA?
Is golf as thrilling as they say?
Does Phoenix rock? Many questions
waiting for an answer ...
When is the next ONA CREW PHOENIX
CHAPTER FRIENDSHIP REUNION coming up?
Getting to be awful crowded in the
desert with all those ONA crew popping up!
THE FLYING BARONESS ARTIST SON
ANTONIO VON FURSTENBERG MUÑOZ