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


ONA In Flight Model Kit

Diamond Head Concourse
at Honolulu Airport


Narita Airport Tokio Japan


Me and Foxy (Barbara Fox) on my birthday.


Me and Phil Geraldi

ONA airplane fleet

I flew on DC-8’s, stretch 8’s, DC-9’s 
(not my favorite), DC-8-55’s, and of 
course, the DC-10’s.  I became a 
senior after 6 months, and would try 
to fly senior, except around Xmas.  
I wanted to be home with my family 
then, so I would fly junior, so I 
could have a few days around Xmas 
off.

ONA holiday trips



February 1972 Wendy, me, Dale Geiger and Foxy in Malaga
I loved flying to Malaga, Majorca, Frankfurt and staying in the Nassauerhof, and who could complain about 5 day layovers in Honolulu? We stayed at the Ala Moana.

Japan and Vietnam

My second trip was to Japan. We were taking GIs, mostly Navy, Marines and Army to and from bases in Vietnam. Tom Patterson was the captain, and I found out later that he had recently lost his own son in Vietnam. CAPTAIN TOM PATTERSON
Tom´s 25th ONA Anniversary with Cece Overthrow McCloy and unidentified! Bill Armstrong was the copilot, and Dick Bord was the flight engineer. DICK BOARD
Dick Board and Sam Barilla Barbara Fox was also on my crew. That was a memorable trip for me. We were taking teenage boys into a war zone, and I was only 20 myself.

OB entertainment!

We tried to make the flights fun for the soldiers, sometimes having mock weddings on board.

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KARLA MAGNUSON
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Me, Cathy Grandin, Cece McCloy
and Ulla Andersson in Japan.

ONA was my family
for almost 9 years

I was named after my Swedish grandfather. 
The Swedish girls with ONA said my name 
was old fashioned and no one had the name 
Karla in Sweden!
 
I started flying in October 1968. 
June Kolb was in my class.  



JUNE KOLB

I was the youngest, so when I finished 
training I was at the bottom of the list. 
ONA took delivery of the very first 
stretch DC-8 while I was in training.  
Anne Braddock (Preede) was the chief 
flight attendant then.  

We stayed at the Holiday Inn and we did 
our ditch training in the hotel pool.

Meeting my husband


R& R by the Red Sea

Flying the Hadj

I also enjoyed the Hadj flights. One of my favorites was Djakarta, Indonesia. Of course, I met my future husband on the road to Morocco. He was an aircraft mechanic with ONA and was going on his first Hadj. We flew to Agadir, and became very good friends in that three weeks. We got married 7 months later. By the time I left ONA, I was number 20 on the seniority list.




A scary encounter with
the Indian Air Force


CAPTAIN BOB LOVE
Chief Pilot Bob Love
I remember a flight once with Bob Love.  
He always called us his “little gals.”  
ONA had picked up a Thanksgiving flight 
out of Vietnam, but the aircraft was 
in Germany. So we flew East from there.  
ONA was supposed to secure clearance 
for us to overfly India, but somehow, 
as often happened, we didn’t have 
clearance.  So as we were ferrying to 
Vietnam and entering Indian airspace, 
we were joined by some fighter jets 
from the Indian Air Force.  We were 
forced to land in Bombay.  We had a 
crew rest there, and somehow got 
permission to continue on our merry way, 
the next morning.  It was the only 
time I have been to India , and the 
thing I remember most is the sheer 
number of people living in poverty.  

We made it to Vietnam and picked up 
some lucky soldiers heading home 
for Thanksgiving.


I flew with Margareta Nisser many times. She was one of the nicest people I know. She had a lot of seniority, so if there were some really good bidlines, it was more likely I was meeting her plane and giving her the plane.


Me and Marilyn Haywood Orr

I flew a lot with Dale Geiger Johnston, Wendy Welch, and Barbara Fox, when I flew junior. We had a lot of great adventures in Spain, Hawaii, and Germany. Greetings to all! Karla Philippou, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P


ONA F/A SENIORITY 1976
Karla Magnuzon # 31




ANNE BRADDOCK PREEDE





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