OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS CREW WEB - TED WALLHOFER
By appointment to Saudi Royals - Ted Wallhofer - ONA exclusive royal flight engineer
Holder of the ONA Super Wings Gold Award for magnificent contributions to the ONA Crew Web

OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS

TED WALLHOFER IN MEMORIAM




ONA CREW
CONDOLENCES TO
DONNA AND FAMILY




DONNA BAZAL STONE


F/E BILL PARKS


Saudi Airports





CAPTAIN
BRENT POINDEXTER


UACI crew in Miami / Aruba!
DIMITRI PAVLOWITCH
The tropical flyer

Hadj Pilgrims from Dakar,
Senegal, West Africa to Mecca





Secretariat flying with
ONA by
Cecilia Overthrow McCloy


THEODORE HELMUS
WALLHOFER 1937 - 2012


On January 9, 2012, Theodore Helmus Wallhofer 
passed away while battling cancer with his 
daughters and his friends at his side. Ted 
was born in New York, NY in 1937 to Theodore 
John and Cecilia (Galler) Wallhofer, where 
he finished high school in 1955. He 
immediately joined the Air Force, served as 
a jet mechanic and was honorably discharged 
in 1958. He married his teenage sweetheart, 
Marian (Muller) Wallhofer at Paine AFB, 
Everett, WA in 1956 and had their first 
daughter, Terri, one year later. The family 
settled in Hewlett, NY in 1959 along with 
their second daughter, Diane, and he started 
working at Pan Am Airlines as a mechanic, 
eventually becoming a flight engineer. 

Ted's career and travels around the worked 
included meeting John Wayne and escorting 
the famous horse Secretariat. In 1968, 
their third daughter, Marilyn, completed 
the family. Ted's knowledge of jet mechanics 
lead him to teach and consult for several 
companies and work for other commercial 
airlines such as Overseas National Airways 
(ONA) and Antillian Airlines (ALM). Ted and 
family were active with AKC Doberman Pinscher 
Club of NY throughout the 1970's. They 
created Berghof Kennel, frequented dog shows, 
and bred and raised Dobermans including 
Champion Peri's Prince Temujin. They 
relocated over the years to Oklahoma City, 
OK, Pawling, NY, Walnutport, PA, and 
eventually made their home in Greenville, 
AL (Ted's childhood summer home with his 
aunt, uncle, and cousins) where he 
acquired registered polled shorthorn cattle 
and became a 'Gentleman Farmer'. Ted 
retired in 1988 from Saudi Airlines in 
Riyadh, where he flew the Royal Family of 
King Fahd. He was widowed in 2001 and 
enjoyed spending time with family and 
friends and was always on-board to tell 
a great story from his many adventures. 

And through it all, Ted did it his way. 
Mr. Wallhofer is preceded in death by: 
father, Theodore John Wallhofer; 
mother, Cecilia Galler Wallhofer; 
sister, Carol Wallhofer; daughter, 
Theresa Allen; and grandchildren 
Ricky Joe Davis, Jr and Elaina Roman. 
He is survived by: brother, Otis 
Wallhofer (Nancy) of PA; sister, 
Alvina Serfass (Tom) of PA; daughter, 
Diane Davis (Rick) of Tuscaloosa, 
AL; daughter, Marilyn Mitchell (Paul) 
of Newnan, GA; son-in-law, Bill Allen 
of Greenville, AL; eight grandchildren, 
Ali, Rian, and Theo Roman; Ricky and 
Kristi Davis; and Brennan, Ryan, and 
Megan Mitchell; several nieces, 
nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. 
A private celebration of life and 
memorial for Ted will be held in 
Auburn, AL. Condolences may be 
registered at MY CONDOLENCES  




Antillean Airlines
Mark Abbott photos

UACI crew at Indianapolis
CAPTAIN MITCH ALLEN &
APPLE UNCHANA TAMASAK


Steigenberger Airport Hotel
Frankfurt Germany




Dimitri at World Airways


DAMMAM SAUDI ARABIA

A TRIBUTE TO TED




Don Hoyt, Dick Bord, Ron Preede, Jack Kelly
and Captain Ted Secola. United Air Carriers
operating a B747, probably out of Cario, Egypt.
Captain Ted Secola



F/E RON PREEDE

HANGING UP THE WINGS

BOB LEVY
UACI JEDDAH



Larry McKenzie

McKENZIE SENIOR & JUNIOR




CAPTAIN
BRENT POINDEXTER





UACI F/E RON HONIG


ONA WINGS

BRIAN GOLD
ARAB NEWS


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Ted in glasses to the
right, with a colleague.

State flag of Alabama

Racking horse


You´ve gotta love Alabama,
pecan nuts and camellia are
state official Alabama
nut & flower!

IRENE M. MILLER TURNER
We the willing
led by the unknowing
are doing the impossible
for the ungrateful
we have done so much
for so long with so little
we are now qualified
to do anything with nothing



YOKOTA AIR FORCE BASE




Man passing Kano Airport on a camel



JINNA INT´L AP
KARACHI PAKISTAN


HOTEL PEARL CONTINENTAL
KARACHI PAKISTAN


SATA AZORES



My name is Ted Wallhofer, I was a 
flight engineer with ONA '68 - '78.

I flew on the L-188' for about 
a year and then up to the DC-8's.

While I did most of my flights to 
Europe and points east, I did have a 
few to Hawaii. 

I was off on sick leave for three 
years due to a head on collision 
(73-75) but was able to return to 
work thereafter. As a matter of 
fact three of us returned in the 
same month after a lengthy absence, 
Bill Beavers, Dave Clapp & myself.

After ONA I went to fly with 
Capital, till they too went belly 
up. My last job was flight engineer 
instructor to the crews of a 
Saudia DC-8-72, combo royal and 
hospital aircraft, which only flew 
the royal family.
 
After my return home, I stayed on 
the farm and raised cattle and still 
am. Was able to do this because my 
wife, an RN continued to work at a 
local hospital until 2000. It was 
then discovered that she had AML 
(a form of leukemia) and I lost 
her in December of 2001.

     
Since then, I still fool 
around with the horses, 
cows and miniature donkeys, 
as well as keeping in touch 
with our children and 
grandchildren.

All of this is here in 
Greenville, Alabama.  
(L.A, = lower Alabama)

Regards,
Ted Wallhofer


Lockheed L-188 Electra
N284F at JFK in 1973

The Baseler Eck,
FRANKFURT, GERMANY!

SHERATON PRINCESS KAIULANI



HOTEL METROPOLE, RUSSIA

SCHLOSS SCHOENBURG
RHEIN



HOTEL SCHOENBURG
RHEIN

MEDIEVAL CASTLES-
LORELEY VALLEY



INTERCONTINENTAL ABU DHABI


DONNA



Royal Jordanian Airbus A310-300
Royal Jordanian Airways

THE GREAT ADVENTURE!


Camh Ranh Bay runway
ONA VIETNAM COLLECTION

Camh Ranh Bay, Vietnam


HOTEL LONDRA,
ROME ITALY

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