MD 11 - Good Morning London
by Pilot Artist Ron Hart
June 1979 -
Oakland AP 1967
Pilot Author Dave Case
CAPTAIN BILL HARRIS
AIRLINE PILOT / BUSINESSMAN
I started flying with ONA in January
1969 and flew passengers out of New York
for about 6 months. Thereafter I bid Log Air
operations as there was a lot more take
off and landings and many different lay-
over destinations, which I really enjoyed.
I flew the DC 9 for about 4 years and then
upgraded to Electra Captain, I flew log air
for another 3 years until ONA shut that
operation down. I then went to the DC-8
and started flying all over the world.
This was a lot of fun!
I flew the Hadj, I think it was around
1975, the year that the company rented
the Greek cruise ship and anchored it
in the Red Sea.
M/S GALAXY, Jeddah the Red Sea
The rooms were very comfortable and the
swimming pool was great. We had a lot of
fun, especially the girl to guy ratio
which must have been 20 to 1 at least.
When ONA told us they were going to close
their operation I left and started flying
Captain for Hawaiian Air. That was my
occupation for about 1 year. I then
decided to give up my flying as I was
While flying on the DC8 to Europe I became
interested in the concrete paving systems
that I saw in those countries, so in 1978
I started a pre-cast concrete company.
I ran that business very successfully
for about 15 years. After selling the
business to a bigger company, I retired
at age 55.
About a year ago I became interested in
the Internet Marketing Business which I
am now doing, having fun, helping people
and making money.
I am really enjoying this and am doing
very well. Hope all of the old ONA
crew members are happy, healthy and
UACI 747 in Saudi colors
crewed by UACI June 1979 -
UACI DC-10 used for Hadj October 1978