AMAZING ONA CREW! TEXT FROM HORIZON BROUGHT TO YOU BY IRENE MILLER TURNER!


ONA Horizons 1974

Article submitted by
Irene Miller Turner,
El Segundo, CA

Charismatic President and CEO of ONA
G.F. Steedman Hinckley summed the DC-10-30
up in these words.


"It is a fine and magnificent aircraft and 
it would be our choice again without any 
question were we facing a new widebody 
aircraft selection decision."

It has been almost 18 months now
since ONA took delivery of its first
gleaming new McDonnell Douglas DC-10-3F
trijet transport, followed just two months
later with the delivery of a second.

The delivery ceremony ushered in a new
chapter in the history of ONA. Christened
Holidayliners America and Freedom, ONA“s DC-10
fleet has since flown in excess of 10,000
block hours and approximately 5,000,000
statute miles and better than a billion
and a quarter passenger miles.

RIO DE JANEIRO-GALEĆO (ANTONIO CARLOS
JOBIM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT)

Location: The airport is located 20km
(13 miles) north of Rio de Janeiro
Airport code: GIG

The shortest regularly scheduled DC-10
flight is 21 statute miles from Fort
Lauderdale to Miami, Florida.

The longest scheduled flight is 5698
statute miles from Rio de Janeiro,
Brazil
to Rome, Italy - ONA“s longest
nonstop flight with a full complement of
passengers and crewmembers was from Los
Angeles to Zurich, Switzerland, a distance
of 5939 miles.



Photo of Messrs. Morrison, Potter and
Mogey in the cockpit of an ONA DC-10

This splendid aircraft has established an 
excellent record of reliability with minimal 
departure delays. 


In commenting on ONA“s experience operating DC-10-30 aircraft, ONA“s Chairman Steedman Hinckley says:

"We have found the aircraft to exceed our expectations regarding maintainability, reliability, cost efficiency, payload range performances, passenger appeal and acceptance and handling characteristics from the pilot viewpoint. I have flown the aircraft myself and am somewhat amazed by its really remarkable ease of handling and stability as an instrument platform. The sophistication of its flight control system is greatly improved over previous jet aircraft I have flown and I am impressed and pleased with its many new advancements in safety systems and failsafe system redundancy."

1924 World Cruiser


September 28, 1974 was the 50th anniversary
of the completion of the first aircraft flight
around the world. On April 6, 1924, four Douglas
World Cruisers took off from Seattle at 0847 hours -
and headed west on the historic flight.
50th anniversary of first round
the world air flight is celebrated
ONA Holiday-liners America and Freedom

1924 World Cruisers followed by 1974 state
of the art jet aircraft DC-10

One hundred seventy-five days and 27,553 miles
later the world fliers landed at Seattle
on September 28, 1924, at 1328 hours. They
logged 371 hours and 11 minutes actual flying
time.

Some 50,000 airplanes and 50 years later the
wide cabin DC-10 has replaced World Cruisers
on production lines of McDonnell Douglas
Corporation in Long Beach, California.



ONA Flight Attendant Linda Graves was 
photographed during a beverage service in the 
forward cabin of the company DC-10 aircraft.
With the introduction of the DC-10, ONA brought 
the luxurious comfort of the wide-cabin transport 
to the charter market. With the ingenuity of an 
underfloor galley with service elevator, visual 
audio entertainment systems, cabin conditioning 
capable of a complete change of air each 
3 minutes, hidden lighting and enclosed baggage 
racks, the airborne living room environment was 
complete.


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