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Bill Carson
Our friend and colleague


Ed Roggero sent the sad news about
Bill Carsonīs demise. Ed heard from Billīs
neighbour in Key Largo who is Edīs
fishing buddy.

Photo by courtesy Arnelle Meyer
from ONA Horizons

REST IN PEACE
William Pierce Carson, Jr.
August 11, 1920 ~ April 13, 2015 (age 94)
A last greeting from Al Quack
I bid and was awarded the DC-8 class
and started to ground school on September 3,
1968 at ONA JFK, NY facility. We used
National Airlines DC-8 simulator in Miami.
Check Captains were: Bill Carson
and Don Teeslink and Check Flt. Engineers
Dave McCloy, Dick Halberslaben and
Dick Howard.



ONA DC-8 N1976, Spain 1975







My friend and colleague Bill

I am very saddened to receive the news of
Captain Bill Carson passing on April 13, 2015.
I have fond memories of layovers in Gander
when Bill was also there. Remember his great
hunting stories. It was 55 years ago and we
have had a lot of fellow crewmembers take that
last journey and may they rest in peace.



Bill Hardenstine, Ingrid Vest, Frankfurt
Ground Hostess and Warren Vest, DC-6 Captain
in 1960 based in New York.

FLYING MEMORY FROM
ARNELLE MEYER

So sorry to hear about Billīs demise.
He was one of my favorite Captains.
I DO have an anecdote. We flew either 867
or 868 into Las Vegas. It was a 61 series.
Instead of two jet-escapes in the aft,
there were two full size doors. The plane
had been just reconfigured from a military
flight. However, near the exit it was
configured wrong. Those exits COULD NOT
be opened because of the seating
arrangement.


Arnelle Meyer

I discovered this when the cockpit was
off the plane. Since I had already
evacuated the jetescapes on 863,
I wanted them fixed. So, I took it upon
myself to call the CAB. They never arrived.
When Captain Carson found out, he was
furious with me and insisted that when
we landed he and I would have to go out
to supper together. He said, had we spent
the time changing the configuration, we
could cost ONA $25,000 due to delays.
I will always remember him saying to me,
“Arnelle, if I weren’t so DAMNED
FOND OF YOU, I WOULD HAVE
KICKED YOU OFF THE PLANE!”
I said I was deeply sorry, I was
just concerned for the safety of my
passengers in case of an emergency.






A last greeting to Bill Carson

PAMELA HOLT

DAVE MC CLOY
CECILIA MCCLOY




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