Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site



OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS - LARGE AIRPLANES - GREAT SPIRITS
Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Elf Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web

AMAZING ONA CREW! WELCOME ABOARD!






SHARON DUKER DESIGN
RON HART PAINTING

DAVE CASE WRITING
Sharon Duker on
Bobbie Frances´ flight






O

N

A



C

R

E

W



SHARON DUKER
DC-8 DESIGN

May 16, 1975 Washington C.H. Record-Herald

Plane readied for take off from Wilmington Crew remodels jet aircraft for bicentennial celebration

The Independence bicentennial plane will be on display today and Saturday at the Overseas National Airways Maintenance Facility in Wilmington before flying on an extensive tour of the United States and nations abroad. The patriotically painted DC-8 aircraft in bright red, white and blue was completely redecorated at the Wilmington base by approximately IOO employes, several of whom are from the Washington C.H. area. The bicentennial project required two weeks for painting and an additional two months for a complete mechanical overhaul in Wilmington, where maintenance is conducted on 16 DC-10, DC-9 and DC-8 aircraft carriers for Overseas National Airways. Customer service for passenger and cargo handling is also done there. The 180-passenger bicentennial aircraft was designed by Sharon Duker, a flight attendant with ONA in New York and features "flag blue” wings and basic red and white striped body and tail. A circle of 13 stars depicting the original 13 American colonies is illustrated on the tail, along with four large white stars on the blue nose of the plane and one additional white star on the front tip of the aircraft. Inscribed in bold white lettering on the side of the plane are U.S.A., the bicentennial dates "1776-1976,” and the christened name of the N1776R Independence. The interior includes red, white and blue headrest covers and passenger services and is accented with appropriate plaques and a large color photograph of the aircraft exterior. A sister ship to the Independence is now in the planning stages by Overseas National Airways, according to Wayne Manning of the Wilmington base.
























SOS CHILDREN VILLAGES - SHARE YOUR ABUNDANCE


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


Warranty - WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED AUGUST 30, 2003