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HOMAGE TO DIANE AND PETER GREEN

Remembering Diane

AMOS BLUM - MEMPHIS TN / FLORIDA How sad to loose Diane. She was a good friend. Rest In Peace

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ONA flight attendant
Diane Petelenz Green
Loved - Missed
On October 3, 2007, Diane Green
(Petelenz) lost her battle with cancer.

ONA Crew extend deepest felt condolences
for Dianeīs family.

Diane Petelenz was hired with ONA
as a flight attendant on March 2,
1969, with seniority # 97
To the sweet
memory of Diane



Heartfelt condolences extended to Peter Greenīs family from the ONA crew

Memories of Pete Green,
for his son Greg, and his mother Diane.

I flew with both Diane and Pete on several occasions, 
they were both a pleasure to know and to have as 
crewmembers. The cockpit is such a close physical 
environment that one has favorite individuals that they 
enjoy beyond the expected professional performance. 

Pete was one of those for me. He had a fine sense of 
humor that kept me alert, once when the F/A's served 
us a snack that included Camembert cheese 
I asked him if people ate the moldy looking gray that 
covered it. He assured me that they do. Later after 
having eaten I observed him carefully manicuring his 
cheese and questioned him. He said, "People eat it but… 
I do not". To this day I think of Pete when eating 
Camembert. Once when in Germany while
checking out of the Hotel he proudly flexed his Gold 
American Express Card as I was checking out with my 
green version. His card broke in half and I had to 
use mine for his temporary benefit … it was worth it.


Pete volunteered his time off to fly the Honduras rescue mission that ONA sponsored and he was with me in Malaga, Spainwhen on take-off we lost all hydraulic fluid in just a few seconds. Very close to decision speed I elected to reject the take-off which we did as a team and in the end used air brakes (DC-8) to finally stop. Pete later told me that he would have continued the take-off, and there is a good argument for that too. I told him that I was successful and that it was hard to argue the point … he nodded and agreed. I never did tell him had he been flying that leg I would have had the greatest confidence in whatever he wanted to do, after all there is that cheese thing. I will settle that when we both are WEST.

Captain George Flavell
Captain Peter U Green
Captain Peter Green passed from kidney cancer on 11/14/96, 
leaving his wife, ONA flight attendant Diane (Petelenz) 
Green and their sons Greg and Todd, family, many friends 
and colleagues.

Peter enjoyed a long and successful career as a pilot. 
He joined ONA in September of 1969. 

Other ONA pilots of this era, to name a few, were Ras Nielsen, 
George Flavell, Ed Veronelli, Dennis OīConnor and 
Paul Witting. 

Peter was thereafter flying for United as a Senior Captain 
on DC-8s and held an Airbus 300 type rating.
  
He was also flying FO on the 747-400, doing a weekly 
Tokyo run. 


Peterīson met Milt
Peterīs oldest son Greg moved to Los Angeles after high 
school, where Greg got interested in flying and Greg feels 
its ironic that his dad was gone a few years before he became 
interested.  Greg completed private pilotsī license on 6/9/99 
in a C-172 in just 54 hours, the national average is around 
75 hours.  Greg dabbled in light helis, but found it too 
expensive.  He then got a job at Oxford airport in CT 
as a lineman, and noticed that there was a flight school 
in the building.  

He got to talking with the owner, it turned out to be 
Milt Marshall!   Greg even got to fly a few 
hours with Milt to get checked out in his planes,
Greg recalls.

- Boy, was he a pilot.  It was a blustery winter day that 
had me white knuckling, and he was calm as could be.  He 
knew I wanted to eventually fly the "big iron" so he had 
me coming over the fence in a C-152 at 75 knots! 

Normal would be around 50. I was so sad when I found out 
about his crash but if there was any way he could go that 
would be it, I suppose.  

Younger brother Todd hasn't caught the aviation bug, but 
is a whiz at video games.  


MALAGA CATHEDRAL


Climbing Mount Fuji

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