Overseas National Airways Crew Friendship Site
AIR BAHAMA HISTORY BY FRED COX CREW FRIENDSHIP REUNION WEBSITE FIRST PUBLISHED JULY 16, 2000

INTERNATIONAL AIR BAHAMA CREW WEB
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MY AIR BAHAMA by
BARBERA BATELAAN





Living it up in the galley
with Joyce Varga Petrina!



Air Bahama colleague Anneke Hoffman Placide

Photo of Anneke taken outside
the Blue Vista Club hotel & villas.
Before joining Air Bahama in 1968,
Anneke was a fashion model in London, UK.

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BARBERA BATELAAN






In the graduation photo of class of 1974.
I am the one standing to the right of
Mika (our Greek girl).
Freetown, Sierra Leone capital
I am so thrilled with the IAB site you 
have created, incredibly fantastic, 
I am still absorbing all the items, 
it is really great.
 
If only I had known before, I would have 
attended the  reunions for sure.
 
I flew with IAB from 1973 or 74 till I think 
1976. Itīs a long time ago.  
 
After leaving Nassau for the Uk, I flew for 
Dan Air and later for British Caledonian 
Airways.
 
I met my husband in Freetown////not Freeport//  
married and had 3 wonderful boys. We lived 
between England and Sierra Leone.
 
As you may know the situation in Sierra Leone 
got really dangerous around 1991 and being 
pregnant with my third, I fled while the rebels 
were moving in from Liberia, a very disturbing 
time. I arrived back in Holland with 2 boys and 
pregnant with the last who was born in Holland.
 
Now I am back in Holland since 1991 and happy 
with my 3 boys, 27/23/17 years old.
 
I work for KLm for the last 9 years as a gate 
agent for KLM, live in Bergen, close to the 
beach. Thatīs my life in a nutshell!
 
Finding the website brought back so many 
memories and recognising so many people, 
especially Joyce who I was really good friends  
with.

I met Anneke in Lagos, Nigeria while flying 
for Caledonian, she was sitting at the pool, 
what a coincidence but again a long time ago.
 

I will be able to hopefully connect with all 
the others that were my colleages.
  
What a great time that was. It was a dream 
having had such good times and now all the 
memories are coming back after such a long 
time of not even thinking about it.
 
Warm greetings from Holland!
 








British Caledonian




AIR BAHAMA ID - signed by Ed Little


On below photo:
Anneke Hoffman, Sarah Rolle, Jani Van As,
Diane and probably Pamela Jacobs,
photo courtesy Yvonne Shaw.



DIANE WILDGOOSE


Graduating Class of Flight Attendants 1973


Graduating Class of Flight Attendants 1973

Front row left to right
1. Course instructor Margie Ave Torres
2. Joyce Varga Petrina
3. unidentified
4. Chief Stewardess Yvonne Shaw
5. unidentified
6. Pandora Clark?
7. Chantal Schlesser
 or Chantal Stephany?
Back row left to right
1. Joan Armaly
2. Beverly McKinney
3. Yvonneīs secretary
4. Astrid Mengen?
5. Chief Pilot Ev Terry
6. unidentified
7. Mika Pizzioli
8. Barbara Batelaan
9. Nellie Jansen Epstein
10. unidentified
11. unidentified
12. Marian Hessink Gesell


NASSAU 2006 REUNION - Yvonne Shaw threw a pool party at
her house and we had a most flashy Reunion Dinner at the Poop House!