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

ONA EXCELLENT FLIGHT ENGINEERS - MEET BOB RICHARDS

AMAZING ONA CREW!



PAUL STARK

LOST & FOUND

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BOB RICHARDS

 I am ex Flight Engineer with ONA 
and came across this site and was 
glad to see the many familiar faces 
of the people I had worked with! 
The following data reflects my 
experience and service with ONA. 

My time with ONA was from 1966 to 
1987, the first year as DC-7 F/E, 
one year as maintenance rep, and 
the remainder as DC-8 F/E.  
Attended DC-10 ground school,  
simulator at AA in Dallas, and 
completed flight training. Never 
served as F/E on a revenue DC-10 
flight. I miss all the people and 
the good times!

I remember Paul Stark so well from 
the DC-7 days when Atlantic 
crossings still required navigators.  
I saw he attended the ONA New York 
2003 reunion.

I visit the VA hospital in Gainesville 
and Lake City, Florida quite frequently, 
and see many vets in the nursing 
home who are happy to have someone 
talk to them. 

Best wishes,  Bob Richards



Waiting for a tow, 1976,
Randall airport


I did some soaring at a small airport called "Randall" airport, just outside Middletown New York. I acquired damaged sailplanes, rebuilt them, and flew them until some one purchased them. I rebuilt a total of four sailplanes, and sold them all a few months after completing the reconstruction of each one. I eventually gave up the hobby of rebuilding, and then occasionally purchased soaring time. I really and truly enjoyed the "silent" flight. WIESBADEN GERMANY On a Wiesbaden, Germany layover with "Andy" Andrechyn. He took me with him on a short train ride to a small town where he had friends from a previous work experience in Germany. His friends had a soaring club and a few sailplanes. He and I both had an enjoyable day with those people and capped off the day with a meal and a beer. If Andy is reading this, thanks again Andy for the wonderful day. Two sister websites for Wiesbaden, which I discovered a few years ago, were created by a bright young man named Axel Imhoz. He has done a magnificent job, and covers many things in detail, including the Telekom phone book for the entire country of Germany. Bebe Petrie
A former ONA F/A married and lived in Wiesbaden. I met her and her husband on the street in 1976, and we talked for a while. Her name was Bebe Petrie. I can not recall her married name. So trying to search using her maiden name would possibly be futile, unless she communicated with some of the ONA F/A.

The only photo I have in ONA uniform,
is taken in the cockpit by Jules Simandl.
The Captain in the picture is Bob Francis,
and I do not recognize the pilot.

Bob & Inge, a lovely couple
living in Florida




Spuds

The little furry faced guy is
called "Spuds", and he is a
Shihtzu. Please excuse his
unkept appearance, as this
photo was taken in the yard of
the hospital during his
recuperation. He underwent major
abdominal surgery for injuries
sustained when he encountered
two dogs three times his size.

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