CAIRO INT´L AIRPORT
KUWEIT INT´L AIRPORT
Jeddah Saudi crew
layover ship Galaxie
I recently looked at the ONA web page
and was shocked to read about the untimely
death of Jack Gold, so sad- I had no idea,
please convey my feelings to all concerned.
I am attaching a photo of me taken some years
ago at the World Travel Market in London,
which I visit every November.
We are busy as ever here in Aruba. A few
years ago, we started a small inter-island
airline called Tiara Air (Shorts 360) and
that is working quite well, although I
ceased working there as I needed to
concentrate on the Ground Handling
Business which is booming- about 35
movements a day (KL, MP, US, DL, UA,
CO, NK, FL, OR, DK, BY + many Latin
American carriers. Both companies are
under the same ownership. We also
provide Ground Handling in Curacao.
Also a shot of me being trained as
an Airport Fire Fighter(…???...!!!)
Always a pleasure to hear about ONA-
although so sad when reading about the
What a fantastic airline ONA was, just
imagine if they had not decided to
close down way back when.
General Air Services NV.,
Aruba International Airport
Mob (297) 730 7463
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Aruba
Aruba is situated just off the northern
parts of the South American continent.
The Tropical Flyer
I was with ONA from approx 1965 to 1978,
starting in FRA, thereafter based in PMI
and AGP, then back to FRA
and now and then the Moroccan and Senegal
Hadj. And then sadly came the demise of ONA.
Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Casablanca Mohammed V Airport
Morocco´s busiest airport
Mohammed V Airport
Senegal West Africa
Since then I have been with Intercontinental
Airways in ILN, then for 15 years Senior VP
with Rich International Airways in MIA
(and all over the world).
I am now working in AUA and living
in MIA. I was until recently the CEO of Tiara
Air, a small commuter based in AUA that I got
certified and also the General Manager of
General Air Services at AUA
where we handle all the major scheduled
carriers (KLM, DL, UA, CO, JetBlue, US etc
...) as well as nearly all the charter
I often bump into ex ONA crew members.
I was very saddened to read the ever so
long list of dearly departed colleagues,
unfortunately such is life.
I usually spend about 2 months on the
island then back to MIA for some well
deserved rest. I usually visit England
2 or 3 times a year. When in England I
see some ex ONA'ers.
Viviane van Hoesen RIP
Viviane Van Hoesen is no more with us.
She was in charge of ATA Security and
then worked for ICTS (Aviation Security)
at LGW. I see Mike Morgan Rowe on and off.
Very best regards and lots of love and
the fondest and happiest of memories
to one and all!
AL AHRAM EGYPT
HOTEL CONRAD, CAIRO EGYPT
GENERAL AIR SERVICES ARUBA
ABU DHABI PR
ARUBA FIRE FIGHTING
UACI 747 - Saudi
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