OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB - DAVE CASE
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SAILIN´SOUTH
by Dave Case


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MAGGIE MEETING VICKI AND DAVE


Dave
JUNE 2009
Dave and Vickie Case were driving down to 
San Diego and stopped off in Dana Point/
San Clemente so that we could have lunch. 
We had a grand time eating lunch overlooking 
the Marina and reminiscing about ONA. 
Dave is busy writing another book; this time 
about his flying career. 
We had fun laughingly calling our reunion a 
Senior Crew Party as I think we're over 40 
(!!!). California has just had it's Gray May 
and June Gloom with overcast skies, so I'm 
sure we'll be seeing the sun very soon. 
Maggie


Maggie and Dave

Dave Case, pilot sailor





Apart from being a pilot, Dave is an author and has led a thrilling life together with wife Vicki! Captain David Case, pilot, sailor, mercenary, adventurer, a man for all seasons, who has chased the sun and gamboled among the stars in most of the oft-time perilous nooks and crannies of the world. “You can do anything you set your mind to,” has been his personal mantra during a life of adrenaline-pumping excitement. “Rich or poor, high life or low - it doesn’t matter as long as you’re not bored - go for it,” is the advice he offers those who choose to follow. Join him with his wife Vickie, as they explore the Pacific in Quark, their 29' sailboat.



Dave Case with ONA

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Which years did you fly ONA?
I joined ONA in 1967 as a DC-9 first officer. 
Six months later I was upgraded to captain. 
I stayed on the '9 as captain until I could 
hold the '8 as captain. 

When the '10s came out I bid them as a first 
officer, hoping for an early upgrade. 
I rated on the '10 at American Airlines, 
but never flew captain.





Which aircraft did you like flying 
the most and why! 
I liked the '8 best and wound up my career 
with over 12,000 hours in command. 
Why? Four engines, two pilots, one professional 
engineer and eight flight attendants. 
And Douglas made her. (Look to Lockheed for 
leadership -- look to Douglas for aircraft -- 
if it's Boeing, I'm not going.)



Which flying contracts did you enjoy the most?
I truly enjoyed flying passengers international.


Which is your favorite memory with ONA?
Aw, memories. Too many favorite memories, too many to talk about or reveal. Life with ONA had its down times, but for the most part it was good. It was the best most of us would ever experience. ONA and the people were special -- very special.

Which countries did you enjoy flying to the most?
I liked flying the world.

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