United States of America 1776 - 1976
ONA is known as "an airline that cares" - where its people care more about the Company, its business and its passengers.
A spectacular and magnificent stamp of our time with ONA
When Paul Stark took sick in 2003 and had to dismantle his wonderful aviation website, I took over the privileged task of trying to document Overseas National Airways Crew, their professional experiences of airplanes, destinations and missions performed in the ONA uniform, as well as edited articles and interviews of a more personal kind about what happened between now and then, family and present life status! The contacts with ONA crew have presented a spectacular and magnificent stamp of our time with ONA thru all material that has been sent and forwarded for the making of this magic ONA crew web, and all crew that have contributed have made the web construction possible.
ONA crew - extraordinary people
ONA crew are extraordinary people talented in a broad spectra of creative arts, craft and intellectual enterprise as well as offspring to aviation operations such as Milt Marshall, no longer with us, Ras Nielsen´s Executive Terminal, now sold by him, and Ben Conatser´s wind tunnels for parachuters, Jack Gold finds ever new runways to explore in his job, Ed Chandler and Dick O´Connell are still pilots in commercial airlift, Sandy Marx van Curan is with British Airways, the list goes on. Many of you are everyday heroes taking care of grandchildren, visiting veterans and sick children and other unfortunate at hospitals all over the US / globe and some trying to live on without your loved one by your side. And we are united by one wonderful fact, "YOURS IS THE FREEDOM OF KNOWING YOU HAVE FLOWN", many different meanings could be put to that text. HEY HEY ONA! I salute you all! An immense thank you to everybody for photo and text contributions, big and small!
Able bodied ONA navigator Paul Stark - a determined technichian
The getting together of ONA crew was basically made possible thru Paul Stark who showed the way of registering all addresses and keeping in touch with all of you via the new technique, internet, webpages and email! Paul was an awsome communicator and started out among the very first to explore computers and internet already in the mid nineties and put ONA magic into practise! We owe Paul a lot for archiving information that otherwise had been lost forever.
Greetings from Elisabeth Gyllman and Ann & Ron Preede