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United States of America 1776 - 1976

Overseas National Airways is a certified U.S. supplemental air carrier specializing in passenger charters. We do just one thing - charters - and we do them extremely well. As a supplemental carrier, we fly the same equipment under the same rigid safety standards, serving the same public as the scheduled carriers. One of the largest and oldest charter airlines, with a history dating back to 1950, ONA flies over half a million people yearly between the U.S. and most tourist destinations around the world. For more than a quarter century, we´ve worked hard to bring you not only the best vacations, but vacations you could afford. As a carrier which has traditionally championed the cause of economical transportation, it is satisfying to know that today practically everyone can travel at low cost air charter rates. We want and appreciate your business.A passenger is a valued customer, so we want you to enjoy your flight. And we work hard to make sure you do - from the ground up. ONA flight and cabin crews are highly trained professionals, FAA certified to perform their duties. ONA inflight services rate among the best. We believe that friendly, courteous employees make the important difference in airline service - in the air and on the ground. We select our people for their friendly, cooperative attitudes and train them as a team to serve YOU!

ONA is known as "an airline that cares" - where its people care more about the Company, its business and its passengers.
WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

The spacious intercontinental Douglas DC-10 30 CF gives large passenger groups more room to non-stop vacation destinations in greater luxury. With a range of 6500 miles, the DC-10 30 CF is considered the best and most efficient aircraft available for long-haul charter service.



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