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OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB


Convertible
DC-8-55
Flagship
Contender

UACI 747
Saudi colors
June 1979 -
Febr 1981

Douglas
DC-8-55F
N851F,
Flagship Resurgence

Electra
L-188C N182H

DC-7B N953P
Oakland AP 1967

DC-8 Zurich
Switzerland
July 1975

Steedman accepting
first DC-10

Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web




US WORLDWIDE

DC-8 nose from Horizons - to the right:
photo signed by the 22nd Squadron.
Photo taken in London, UK.


The Life Magazine picture shows
Hugh Monteith, Vern Kerns,
Dick Consolini, Danny Newbeck,
Grace Cook, Alice (surname?)
and Zsuzsi at Idlewild in 1957.

Captain Gene Holleman and Bobbie

Captain Winnie Defieux

Jack Gold and Zsuzsi

Chief Stewardess Trema Craig

Gerda Einbock in New York

324 Kitty Hawk Rd, Alameda
Surfside Palms Apts


Lore Ulrich Paterson
and Regina Dotzer

CAPTAIN WARREN VEST
CHIEF PILOT OF JORDAN AIR


Royal Jordanian Airbus A310-300
Royal Jordanian Airways
Warren Vest was one of the
Steedman gang from the
USAF at McGuire AFB, NJ

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ZSUZSI STARKLOFF


Zsuzsi with the Twentysecond Squadron 1957
Zsuzsi Starkloff was married to ONA pilot Ed Starkloff in the
beginning of the sixties. Zsuzsi was with Starky when he hired
Steedman Hinckley and spent a week on Steedmanīs yacht
complete with an impressive crew.
Zsuzsi is in contact with Gerda Einbock of her flight attendant
graduation class. Erika Urban and Edith King were ONA crew and
Zsuzsi flew with both. A very nice lady named Trema Craig was
Chief Stewardess. Zsuzsi also flew with Bev Parham who later
became Chief Stewardess. The flight pictured by the group photo
with the squadron probably went to Wake Island. The photo was
taken in London.
When Captain Glagola (and other captains) saw me coming in
for a flight they said: "Oh, NO!" not her again!! (grinning)
Why? Because I was political refugee from Hungary during the
Hungarian Revolution in 1956. Since I escaped mostly on foot
from Hungary I had no Hungarian passport ( they did not issue
passports to anyone, of course not to escapees) and I was not
yet a U.S.citizen, so no US passport ... A great big thanks
goes out to all you ONA Captains of the time who fought for me
each trip to be able to remain an international flight attendant
and see the world the communist regime forbid us to travel to.
One ONA story was when terrible weather had us landing
in SHEMYA, then USSR and we were on the ground for three days
remaining in the aircraft. Not one of our more glamorous memories.

On another occasion, when weather had us land in Cuba, we
also had to stay in the plane in great heat for two and a
half days at near gun point. By the end, our guards made
friends with some of the girls. Jill Judd came home with
souvenir bullets, a gift from our guards.
After flying for ONA I lived in Tokyo Japan. I arrived in Tokyo
in May of 1965 and the second day I signed up for Japanese
language school. I learned Japanese for five months full time
after my unfortunate mishap of going to the men's room instead
of the ladies with a long line of men doing their thing right
near the entrance. "Honorable hand washing place" was written
in Japanese Kanji. Poor foolish me. I taught English
conversation in Tokyo for several years. With a Hungarian
accent! My sister is educated in France, she has a degree as
a French language teacher. She interprets French to English
here in Steamboat for African refugees, mostly volunteering.


Zsuzsi Starkloff tells the story of
herself and Prince William of Gloucester


Zsuzsi and Prince William


Gloria Acosta ready for flight and to the right
Ingrid Ludwig sleeping on trash in coat closet

Zsuzsi and Alice Kumschick - Fran Bokulic to the right

Zsuzsi with Mary Huber Craddick Ohio -
to the right Mary Huber and Ed



Captain Bill Tedder and photo to the right Captain
Starkloff and Bill Tedder


Guam runway and JFK view





STARFLITE


ZSUZSI STARKLOFF
FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR




ONA CREW


Ed Starkloff, Starky, early sixties

Starky by Steedmanīs yacht

Zsuzsiīs Citizenship witness
Captain Glagola

Studying for Citizenship

Zsuzsi with Gloria Acosta in
Shannon buying Waterford Crystal

Erika Urban and Edith King were
sisters who first flew for ONA,
then switched to Presidential.
Erika was tragically killed
1961 at Presidential Airlines
crash in the Shannon River. Edith
was supposed to take that flight,
but let her sister have that trip.

ONA CREW



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Ruth Wedelich

Britt Carlsson Thorstvedt
and Alice Kumschick



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