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PUBLISHED FOR THE EMPLOYEES
AND FRIENDS OF
OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS

and especially for

CAPTAIN ANDY ANDRECHYN





Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web
AMAZING ONA CREW!


MR ONA JANUARY 2012
ANDY ANDRECHYN



THE PILOT ENTERTAINER!

I had a lot of fun with my nutty
PA announcements. On one flight
over Scotland I made the
announcement,
"Folks, I just picked up a
publication where they sent
another group of scientists
over to see if there was
really a Loch Ness Monster.
I can assure everyone on this
aircraft there really is a
Loch Ness Monster, because a
couple of weeks ago I had a
lay-over there and took her
out to dinner."

A passenger asked for my
autograph when they were
deplaning. I asked if they
wanted the first and last
name and they said of course.
I put 2 X"s on a piece of
paper and handed it to her.


Last Flight out of Frankfurt

ONA Bicentennial Celebration

Singapore Airlines 747

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CAPTAIN
ANDY ANDRECHYN



The Air Medal was established by 
Executive Order 9158, signed by 
Franklin D. Roosevelt, on 
11 May 1942.

The Air Medal is awarded for 
meritorious achievement while 
participating in aerial flight.

ANDY IN WW II

I was in flying boats in world
war 2. PBM, PBY, PB2Y5. I received
the air medal.


1944 Consolidated PB2Y5

ONA DESTINATIONS AND MISSIONS
TEST PILOT ON THE DC-10

After ONA folded I joined Douglas
Aircraft Co as production test
pilot on the DC10.

They sent me to fly for Garuda,
the Indonesian Flag Carrier
based in Singapore.

Singapore Changi Airport
That was a blast flying to Bali,
Australia, Hongkong and the Hadj.

NIGERIA AIRLINES


Lagos Nigeria Airport
They sent me to fly for Nigeria
Airlines out of Africa to Europe
and the Middle East, Hadj flights
too. I enjoyed all the planes I flew.
The DC 9 was my first jet which is
quite a transition from recipes.

WHAT YEARS DID YOU
FLY AND IN WHAT
CREW POSITION?

I joined ONA 1977 till they closed shop.
I started on the DC 9, later on the DC8
and lastly on the DC 10.

I flew captain on the DC9, DC8 and FO
on the 10, however we had to get our
type rateing on the 10.







A HILARIOUS LAYOVER!
THE ALOHA HOTEL, MALAGA
by Andy Andrechyn



ONA COMBINED FLYING
WITH VACATIONS

Flying the DC8 got me to fly
around the world taking folks
on vacations which included me.
The DC10 was my introduction to
the jumbojet.

NICE APPEARANCE, WILL TRAVEL


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ONA REUNIONS!



NEW YORK 2003 REUNION!


HEY HEY ONA! HEY HEY ONA! HEY HEY ONA!

Lillemor, Jane, Marilyn,
Lois Holwerda, Pam, Jacquie
Law, Bobbie Francis

Nettie, Addie Sukovich,
Jacquie Law, Pat Pluguez
and Lois Holwerda

Frank Schooley, Bobbie Francis,
Bob Hughes, Gerda Johnson

Kathy, Cecilia, Sandy, Gerda


Johanna Heinrich, Marianne
Meissner and Rosemarie Neuber

Bob Hughes and Annaliisa

Jane, Barbara & Tom Ahern,
Inge Castrissiadis

Margareta Nisser, Jack Hogan,
George Flavell and Bobbie Francis

Barbara Stephen, Phil Geraldi
and Gerda Johnson at NY 2003
reunion.

Helen Holst, Dave McCloy,
Cecilia McCloy, George
Casstrissiadis - Chris
Krippene in background

Judy, Susanne Janet,
Herb Eckhard and Benita



Jackie, Kathy, Lillemor,
Marit and Dale Geiger

Herb, Pam Suett & boyfriend George

Roy Boe, Marilyn,
Bobbie and Betty

Tina, Margareta, Janie and Betty

Sunday brunch crowd Jane,
Betty, Pam, Marilyn and
Pam Suett

Paul Longo, mr Hanna Perinchief,
Dale Geiger, Annaliisa,
Margareta Wulf Thaute and Tina



Paul and June Kolb, one of reunion organizers


Chris van Curan and Stu Wotton


Betty Broderick Boe and Nanette Krippene

What a wonderful reunion!
Paul was there, everybody was there!
87 attendants!

Photos courtesy Margareta Nisser

Marilyn White Doolittle
The reunion was the greatest! I hadnīt seen some of the girls in over 35 years. It started at noon--still going strong at 9--I stayed in N.Y. for three days-- didn't want to miss anything. On Monday morning I flew with Betty Broderick--Pam Suett to Belize (Central America) for 5 days. Most of my best women friends are the O.N.A. girls. Love Marilyn
Bob Hughes
I loved the reunion! Thanks to reunion organizers for putting this wonderful reunion together! Greetings Bob

Ted Stowe had a ball at reunion!
Barbara Stephen had a wonderful time at reunion!
Nettie Miller extends the warmest greetings to reunion committee for the perfect organization of this fantastic event! Nettie only wishes it would have lasted longer! Paul Stark made it!!! So very nice to chat to him again! Many, many compliments about the organizational skills of the magnificent four! Big turnout and lots of fun! Hope it wont be long til next reunion!!
Sandy (Marx) Van Curan
The ONA reunion was a blast! There was quite a few people I hadn't seen in ages. I joined ONA in 1969. Lots of screaming and kissing! And even tears.... boy how I miss those good olde days. We were young and fun and whipped around all different places in the world like we were going to the corner drug store. And we forged friendships that are still in place 34 years later! Amazing!
Sandy
Ras Nielsen,
This last re-union was really a blast! I really enjoyed it! It was great to meet that many old friends.
Ras



Pam Greene McClune -
reunion organizer, Roy Boe and Betty Broderick Boe


Cecilia Overthrow-McCloy and Dave McCloy


Ras Nielsen, Britt Herland-Silverthorn and Pat Kineen-Van Dekamp


Chris Krippene and Fred Joseph


Tom Ahern, Chris Krippene and Helen Holst


Cathy Cahill, Sandy Marx-Van Curan and Barbara Stephen


Camille Russo Smart, Paul Witting and Kathy Grandin Gursel


Susanne Janet-Rhodes, Judy Chin-Hom, Benita Leung-Noto and Milt Marshall


Camille Russo-Smart and Tina Johansson - Stephens


Maureen Hanna and husband


Britt Larsson Antonaccio and Johanna Heinrich Derda Echols


Barbara Stephen, Phil Geraldi and Gerda Johnson


Inge Brandenburg Castrissiades and Clare Burt


Marliese Berger-Edelman, Barbara McGowan-Ahern and Pat Nixon


Ginette Kayser and George Castrissiades


Ingrid Mjornell Hinckley, Sam Rogers, Marliese Berger Edelman
and Sigrid Glemnitz White Kornacher


Marilyn White Doolittle and
Inge Brandenburg Castrissiades


Jack Hogan, Ginette Kayser and George Flavell


Margareta Nisser, Lillemor Ostlund and Anna-Liisa Wallin
Margareta and Anna-Liisa were also reunion organizers.
Lillemor travelled from Helsingborg
Sweden to New York and reunion!


Nettie Miller and Lillemor -
Nettie travelled from San Fransisco
to come to reunion!
SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE

IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US