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Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site

OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB


DC-8-55 Flagship Contender
DC-8-55F Flagship Resurgence

DC-8-55 Travis AFB,
CA 1969
Holder of the ONA Super Wings
Gold Elf Award for magnificent
contributions to the ONA Crew Web

AMAZING ONA CREW!


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DIANE´S WEDDING!
Diane The Nature Photographer


Awarded photos
ORLANDO 1986 REUNION
Fort Lauderdale and Orlando reunions
FORT LAUDERDALE REUNION

Ted Secola and Diane



Partytime!

Stinky, June Kolb, Brenda Spencer and Ann Holiday


Bobbie Weddle Francis, Linda Fernandez
Roberts, Diane and Christina Linder having
fun in Miami


Dale Geiger and Jim Hanrahan


DIANE CHENAULT PARKE


Flight Attendant, Realtor, Nature Photographer
ONA - what a wonderful experience that was
& one of the highlights of my life.  All the 
foreign destinations we went to & sometimes 
stayed for a week!  The times scheduling 
didn't really know where we were & we had 
to call in & say we were ready to come back 
to NYC.  And of course a crew party in every 
city.  I bet Bangor will never forget us.  
The fire extinguisher fight was certainly 
something I won't forget.  I had to run back 
to my room to get my shower cap so my hair 
wouldn't get wet.  

Then there was Stinky's birthday party - 
what a hoot he was.  And Sue Hawkins' 
21st birthday party that we spent a week 
relieving the aircraft of the wine we 
needed as we flew back & forth between 
L & Bangor before her party.

And my favorite hotel that we stayed at - 
The Nassauer Hof.  Bobbie & I had the 
biggest bar bill ever there.  I went back 
to the Nassauer Hof about 7 years after I 
had left ONA.  All the desk clerks 
remembered me and were just as nice as 
they had always been.  During that visit 
I lost my Rolex watch in the shopping area.  
When I returned home I sent a picture of 
the watch to the desk clerk.  He took it 
to the police.  In Germany if a person 
turns in a lost item to the police & it 
isn't claimed for a year the finder gets 
to have it.  So my watch was turned in & 
the desk clerk got it for me & sent it 
back to Florida.

Then there was Spain.  No water in our high 
rise room for 3 days in Malaga, but they 
could water the grass.  The huge party for 
the passengers in Palma that Capt Travelute 
took Bobbie & I to.  Bobbie almost didn't 
make it back to our room - a little slip in 
the pool first.  Next morning all we needed 
was Coke.  When room service brought it I 
had just gotten out of the shower with towel 
around.  Miss Weddle was still in bed.  
When signing for the cokes my towel dropped.  
The waiter was a little shocked & so was I!

Early on I was chairman of the flight 
attendants in NYC.  That was so interesting 
& educational.  We negotiated a really good 
contract at the time.  That was fun too as 
the flight attendants really had the upper 
hand in those days.  

I didn't fly on the DC-10, but the company 
sent Pam Greene, some pilots & I out to 
California to be sure we liked what was 
going on with our DC10s.  More parties of 
course.  I did fly our Electra one time 
during a violent storm with military guys.  
They were as scared as I was & we were all 
holding hands.

Living in NYC at the time & not having to 
move around when the workers did was great.  
Also if we didn't like the weather or 
anything else you could always call 
scheduling and get a trip somewhere more 
exciting.  And who could forget our favorite 
bar there - Play Street.  The guy who owned 
it was the boyfriend of Peggy Durst I believe 
& drinks were on the house most evenings for 
ONA stews.

No story for me about ONA is complete without 
the mention of Ted Secola.  He is a wonderful 
man & was woven into every part of ONA for me.  
Thank you Ted and all my other friends who 
made ONA so special.      



Diane at Danang Vietnam


Danang


Welcome aboard!

Crew Colleagues


Me, Ted Secola, Ted's daughter Windy,
Fred Ritter, Linda Fernandez Roberts,
Ken Roberts & Joe Roberts.

Diane with Bobbie Weddle Francis

Diane holding up the leaning
tower of Pisa

Nassauer Hof

Sue Hawkins and Helmut

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