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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


JAN DVERIS WRIGHT



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

Jan and Julian

Left to right front: Maryellen Droge, Gail Bush,
Judi Flook, left to right rear: Doris Hadorn,
Jan Dveris, Mary Ann Pryor, Brenda Spencer


EX-LAX 30 JULY 2005 REUNION!
Back row from left to right:
Linda Graves DeBartolo,
Jan Dveris Wright,
Maryellen Droge Wilson,
Jean Delehaunty Chard,
Mary Anne Prior,
Gail Bush,
Linda Gaetz Blakely
Front row from left to right:
Kathy Newmann Ziomek,
Marilyn Haywood Orr,
Marjaleena Vaisanen Schatan,
Margi Mostue Loomis
Missing is Marilyn Porras


Back row from left to right:
Linda Gaetz Blakely,
Maryellen Droge Wilson,
Jan Dveris Wright,
Marilyn Porras, Gail Bush,
Kathy Newmann Ziomek,
Mary Anne Pryor
Front row from left to right:
Linda Graves DeBartolo,
Marilyn Haywood Orr,
Margi Mostue Loomis,
Jean Delehaunty Chard
Missing is Marjaleena
Vaisanen Schatan


TED STOWE

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ONA Webstars!

Documenting a great airline
business with worldwide operation.


On the jumpseat - Herta Maurer, me and
Marla Yehling. We were "The Three
Musketeers" for a while.

Jan in Paris April 2012

Mt Bachelor, Oregon - Jazz Dveris Wright

I was in the ONA class of March 17, 1969
and flew until 1977. After almost 25 years
in California, I'm now living in a beautiful
place called Bend, Oregon - a good, albeit
quiet life amidst the ponderosa pines,
just a few miles from world-class
skiing at Mt. Bachelor.

I'm married to a wonderful man named Julian.
After long careers in sales (Julian in real
estate, I in advertising and then fine art),
we're both retired now and loving it.
No kids or grandkids, but Lakeland terrier,
Jazz, and Welsh terrier, Ruby, are important
members of our family.

We travel when we can, England, Italy,
Spain and Mexico and enjoyed the April 2007
cruise to South America. From reading the
messages on the ONA site, it would
appear that for most of us travel truly
does stay in one's blood.







ONA CREW


LINDA GAETZ BLAKELY




CECELIA OVERTHROW McCLOY


The California Irish Society Maiden Trip


The crew on this maiden voyage were Captain Vern Kerns,
Marvin Katz and Ted Stowe. The flight attendants were
Ginette Kayser, Nancy Restuccia, Ann Ventouris,
Jan Dveris, Mary Ann Pryor, JoAnn Stabel, Gail Luback,
Linda Ausness, Marjaleena Vaisanen and Cecelia Overthrow.

MY ONA - TRULY SPECIAL TIMES

For a girl of barely twenty-one years of age,
the offer I received from ONA in 1969 to move
from my home in St. Louis, MO to the exciting
city of New York was thrilling! And so what was
to be eight years of fun and travel (to exotic
and not-so-exotic) places began. How lucky was
I to be flying to Frankfurt, Germany on my very
first trip? I loved Europe then; I love it now.
High on my list were Paris, Dubrovnik, Costa del Sol,
Wiesbaden, London.

Then, of course, came the MAC charters in and out
of Vietnam. Did any one of us know, at the time,
just how important a part we played in that ill-fated
conflict? All these years later, my feelings remain
mixed about that time; but I cherish the memories
of Tachikawa, Yokota, Tokyo, and have an enduring
regard for the Japanese people. Though I've not been
back since, that part of the world remains a favorite.

For sheer intrigue and uniqueness, will we ever
forget the Hadj trips to and from Mecca? The image
of throngs of pilgrims charging the plane to board
is indelibly etched somewhere in my psyche. Two weeks
in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia somehow seemed like a much
longer visit, one I've not wished to repeat. I am,
however, the only person I know who can say she's
been to Khartoum, Sudan. Who was to know it would
become such a place of modern day misery?

In short, those eight years were irreplaceable.
I was bitten by the travel bug in a big way, and
have been fortunate to continue to satisfy my
wanderlust, to one degree or another. Now, and
for the last twenty years or so, I've enjoyed
returning to some of the places I fell in love
with "back in the day", accompanied by my husband,
Julian; and of course, we've discovered new places
too.

In addition to the sheer joy of experiencing the
world in a way few young people could, are the
memories of fun and friendship that will be with
me always.

Greetings from Jan Dveris Wright

ONA CREW

The picture from Bien Hoa or Da Nang.
Left to right, MaryAnn Pryor, Brenda Spencer,
Marilyn Haywood, Angelika Wolfert, Linda Graves,
Maryellen Droge and Joanne Staebler.


MARILYN HAYWOOD ORR

FLIGHT RECORD



Summer of 1974


There are over 10 000 nuns and priests in
the Los Angeles Chapter of The California
Irish Society and they have chartered 30
flights with ONA summer of 1974.

I would like to extend many thanks to
everyone on the crew for your splendid
efforts in making these flights a success.

Amos Blum
LAX Station Manager




Tangiers Morocco

Mt. Pilatus, near Lucerne, Switzerland.
It was one of my first trips, probably
in 69-70.

ONA CREW


MARGIE MOSTUE LOOMIS













Jan and Julian

Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt

Penguins outside Punta Arenas, Chile



Julian and Jan

Interesting sculpture in Punta del Este,
Uruguay

Glaciers




South America cruise

We went on a South America cruise in
February 2006. We sailed through the
Chilean fiords and around Cape Horn.
The cruise started in Santiago,
Chile, continued to Puerto Montt,
Chile, Punta Arenas, Chile
(Patagonia). Thereafter we visited
Ushuaia, Argentina (Tierra del Fuego)
and Montevideo, Uruguay. I loved Punta
del Este. The cruise ended in Buenos
Aires. This was a fabulous, once-in-a
-lifetime trip. Spectacular scenery.


Cape Horn from the south

Buenos Aires


Iguazu Falls, Argentina
(on the border with Brazil) -
a 24 hour whirlwind of a side
trip, but one of the highlights,
truly magical!






Ushuaia, Argentina (The End of the World)

Fin del mundo!

Buenos Aires, Argentina



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