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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB

OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8-55
Travis AFB,
CA 1969

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10

ONA AUTHORS


Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold
Award for magnificent contributions
to the ONA Crew Web.
Brianīs Airplane Display


I'm still trying to remember the name of
the f/a on the front left. I'm fairly
certain the other two are Patricia Duxbury-
Hedges (left rear) and Sue Hawkins (right).
This picture was taken onboard N1032F (the
a/c that crashed on 11/12/75) just prior to
boarding at Frankfurt, Germany.



I found some of my pictures from the ONA days.
Back then I seemed to have a camera stuck
to my eye more often than not. Here's a photo
with Nancy Neil and Winnie OīNeil.
We had the day off and hired an Arab taxi
driver to take us out to the desert near the
Red Sea. He showed us how to catch a camel.
I wonder if Nancy and Winnie remember that?!
I sure do.





BRIAN VAN HANDEL



EDDF GROUND SERVICE MANAGER
MANAGER FOR LGA CABIN
CREW SCHEDULING
I worked for ONA from 1971 to 1975 in 
Frankfurt as a ground service manager 
and then moved to New York with ONA as 
the manager of  stewardess scheduling 
until April, 1977, when I joined TWA 
in Boston as a crew planner.  I was 
transferred to Kansas City in 1980 and 
stayed with TWA until the end...when 
AA acquired them in 2001.  

During my 37 years in the airline 
industry I can honestly say that my 
ONA memories are the greatest...
everyone knew how to have a good 
time and be a part of a professional 
airline at the same time!



I have been collecting airline
memorabilia since 1971. This picture
was taken in my basement and shows
some of my airline stuff.

TWA - Trans World Airlines



BIRD STRIKE ACCIDENT

Letter from mr. Bailey thanking
ONA crew for handling the
bird strike accident in such a
professional way.







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