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

AMAZING ONA CREW

Featuring great ONA pilots


ONA DC8-61CFN867F
(cn.46085)1976

Air Jamaica

Tower Air Boeing 747
Dennis flew the 747 for
16 years for Tower.



Gulfstream
He then did 3 years
of corporate flying for
NETJETS on the Gulfstream
IV until 2004.

Memorial Air Show
JFK NEW YORK

Copyright
The photo is the newly constructed 
IAB (International arrival building) 
at JFK taken recently.  It took a 
few years but is finally completed 
and quite modern.



Photo from Langley AFB Virginia,
home to the CIA. We were doing a
military charter for the USAF on
this flight.

Tower Aid had many military contracts
/ flights including all of Desert
Shield
& Desert Storm.

MORRIS K. NACHTOMI,

Tower Air CEO talks about
his firm and about flying
refugees from Kosovo


Copyright Timetable Images


WAKE ISLAND, PACIFIC OCEAN
US TERRITORY

After flying with ONA Dennis flew as a 
pilot for Tower Air, with layovers at 
the Scandic Star Hotel, 
Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden!

"My stays at the Star hotel in Sollentuna were in about early to mid 90's and were with TowerAir doing charter service to JFK & MIA out of Stockholm. Really nice hotel and fine people running it. The food there is excellent notwithstanding the fact that they gave us a 25% discount plus a 50 % discount at the bar. You should stop in and see if anyone remembers us!
Hejda (Bye in Swedish!)"
Dennis

O

N

A



C

R

E

W



CAPTAIN DENNIS O´CONNOR



After layoff from ONA in 1976 Dennis 
flew the DC-8 for Air Jamaica  for 
2 years under contract.  A few of the 
ONA clan worked there as well. 
 Milt Marshall, Al Wintermayer,  
Tony Gaeta, Jack Gold, 
just to mention a few ... 


United Air Carriers, Inc.
Then in 1980 ONA #2 or UACI (United Air Carriers) started up doing sub service for PIA and Saudia with DC-8's at first then they got 747's and that is when Dennis checked out as Captain on the 747. This lasted till Christmas of 1985 when they went bankrupt. Steedman Hinckley and Bob Wagenfeld were the owners but it was all non union and good while it lasted. When they went under Dennis was lucky to just move over to Tower Air in Jan 1986 as he was current on the 747. That all lasted till Sept. 2000 and they folded up too. Dennis bought a rating on the Gulfstream 3 ($23000.00 US) which opened the door to a job on the G 4, which is an "all glass" cockpit, for Netjets. It was the most difficult airplane Dennis ever had to learn. It is all computers and satellite. That is Dennis splendid airline career!

Dennis has a pleasant life
after leaving flying being
a real estate broker on
Long Island NY and has a
rewarding (and timeconsuming)
hobby, the baby umbrella
cockatoo, Emily.

Winter he spends fishing in
i e St. Petersburg Florida.
THE PILOT BIRDLOVER
Piloting a different Bird!


Don´t let the resting posititon fool you!
This bird is a master plumedancer!

These photos bring about lots of
memories for all!

Tower crew @ the BE, Frankfurt Germany.

Dennis favorite place in Frankfurt
Germany, the Baseler Eck!

George in the BE, making
friends with an SAS crew.
Dennis O´Connor at ONA
Fort Lauderdale
reunion March 2007!


www.onacrew.com


ONA OFFSPRING!

Adirondack Blackbears 
at Clifton Park
Dennis O´Connor´s grandson! Gavin Metcalfe #37 Red Jersey - Adirondak Black Bears Bantam A 12/13/08 Troy NY




SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE


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