The Old Cataract Hotel
Man passing Kano Airport on a camel
JINNA INTīL AP
HOTEL PEARL CONTINENTAL
I now work for USA 3000 and this makes
twenty years of being a flight attendant.
The Airbus A320 is a long way from the
DC-8 and even the 747-200B we flew at
JED, but I'll never forget this time
in my flying adventure, never, never.
M/S Galaxy, Jeddah 1975
KING ABDUL AZIZ
I'm a Porsche 911!
You have a classic style,
but you're up-to-date with the
You're ambitious, competitive,
and you love to win.
Performance, precision, and
prestige - you're one of the
elite,and you know it.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
HANGING UP THE WINGS
Since 1977 I have flown for twenty
two years having flown and seen most
of the world a few times over and
would not have traded a day of it
for all the money in the Kingdom.
Most of the flying was just the
usual routine operations one runs
into in the course of a career,
interspersed with an emergency or
two so as not to get to board.
Yet of all the chapters it was the
UACI/ONA experience that is freshest
in my mind. When I think of all the
things we did with all the super
people we knew and worked with,it
was worth the experience in spades.
It will never get better than that!
People say memories are sometimes
better than the experience,in this
case they are both first rate my
On top of my computer is a small
ONA DC-8 61CF N867F, I saw it in a
magazine I was thumbing through in
PHL before a trip and ordered it.
Whenever I look at it I remember
the best times of my flying
On January 15, 2009 I flew my last
flight as a flight attendant and
closed the books on an adventure
that spanned the globe when I
operated USA 3000 Airlines flight
778/779 round trip from DTW/RSW/DTW.
From my first flight flying a
Lockheed Electra in San Diego in
1977 to my last on an Airbus A320
I have met some of the best folks
one could ask for.
I joined ONA/UACI -
United Air Carrier, Inc
to fly the Hajj I think 1979 and
stayed in Jeddah for on and off
two years. The high points we the
truely great crews we worked with
in Jeddah, people really pulled
together like no where else in
We just flew the hell out of those
DC-8 52's and 61's. Flew the Hajj
one day in our blue and white ONA
uniforms and the next a Saudia
schedule in our sand colored
For breaks there was always a BBQ
going in Luna 1 as well as a
little Sadiki to help
things along after a day flying
over the desert.
Dinner parties were common in our
Luna and you were always invited.
The other great thing about living
in Jeddah with these really great
crews was the variety of nationa-
lities ONA hired and we worked
with from the UK, Thailand,
Sweden, Greece, Taiwan and of
course the U S. Anyone doubting
that nations can live as one,
need only see the Luna's in Jeddah.
If that was not enough we had our
share of babies born there as well
and everyone in the Luna took pride
in the the new born.
I still fly after all those year
and still enjoy it. I now fly with
some nice folks too but my real
flying family will be the family
AL AHRAM EGYPT
Jeddah is the gateway to the
holy cities of Makkah and Madinah.
Although Riyadh is the capital of
the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Jeddah is known as its commercial
capital. Since Jeddah is situated
at the Red Sea coast, it is also
known as Bride of Red Sea.
Jeddah, The Bride of the Red Sea
STUPENDOUS CRUISE TO
SCANDINAVIA / RUSSIA JULY 2011
Bob treated his mom to a
fabulous cruise to Scandinavia
Welcome to Saint Petersburg Russia!