Overseas National Airways
Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site
OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB
June 1979 -
Oakland AP 1967
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
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.
BIRD STRIKE ACCIDENT
Letter from mr. Bailey thanking
ONA crew for handling the
bird strike accident in such a
SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE
IN FOND AND LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF ALL FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES
WHO ARE NO LONGER WITH US