Goodbye!

TWA may be gone, but will certainly never forgotten.TWAer's at Midway, O'Hare and CHI were and will always be a special breed! The story of TWA and Chicago will never be in the past, it will always be present - close to our hearts, just as all those friends we've made over the years.  Thanks to TWAers Phil and Joan Carlson, we are able to present a number of great photos from the Chicago Tribune of historic Midway Airport. CLICK HERE to bring back memories from the early days of Midway!

What united us was not necessarily the friendships but the MISSION.  What we DID.  We lived a great era in aviation and probably didn't really realize it back then.  These were the golden years as the jet conquered travel and our passengers were carriage trade.  Much of what we knew is gone, sadly, forever.

And now, finally, the Windy City Ambassadors along with the TWA Seniors Skyliner will be just a warm memory. Our final luncheon was held with much pleasure in December 2019 and the Final edition of the TWA Seniors Skyliner has been publisted. 

It is with great sorrow that I must report that further updates to this web page will no longer be made and the final edition of the TWA Seniors Skyliner has been published. Goodbye to all and

Up, Up and Away!

  

John Holmes, Webmaster

  

 

Take a minute to see those ORD/CHI/MDW folks who you (probably) worked with or heard about over the years. The images of LOTS of your fellow TWAers from the Ramp, Maintenance, ATO and Reservations have been captured in a great video. CLICK HERE TO SEE IT! 

And NOW, in 2018, there is another great video featuring many of the former great CHI TWA employees from all departments. CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT!

Former DCS Jon Proctor has done it again! Jon and Jeff Kriendler proudly announce the release of a NEW BOOK: Trans World Airlines A Book of Memories. This is a collection of stories from TWA's employees and friends who share the memories of our iconic airline. $29.95 provides 280 pages, 62 stories and 270 color illustartions. Free Priority Mail shipping (USA only) to TWAers. Order from airlinebooks2@gmail.com.

MEMORIES...

You can enjoy the history of aviation and Chicago courtesy of Jon Proctor through his internet site "Chicago Through the Years". CLICK HERE to take a great trip back in time! 

You can relive the great TWA terminal at JFK! What great memories of a very special place...CLICK HERE.

  

ALSO, thanks to Queenie, your Webmaster has a CD that is absolutely LOADED with TWA images...badges, pins, ads, travel posters...you name it! If you would want a copy, let him know. Simply click on this to request one:

REMEMBERING

We continually receive news of our friends and coworkers who have passed away. Details are posted on the "Remembering" page. Please click on "Remembering" for the details.

What's new between August 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016?  CLICK HERE to see the changes.
Here's a listing of the changes made in 2019 thru 2017:

2020

1/6 Final Goodbye to our beloved TWA.

2019

1/6 Updated the next luncheon information.
1/8 Added the notice of Ron Knecht's wife passing and the arrangements.
1/15 Added notice of Phil Rinaldi's passing.
1/18 Added notice of Gene White's passing. Rearranged the "remembering" section.
1/27 Added notice of Paula Carney's passing. Also a notice about our April luncheon.
2/5 Added info about the Maintenance/Ramp upcoming lunch.
2/11 Updated details of our February luncheon and added an info item about the 747 today.
2/18 Removed outdated Ramp luncheon info. Added Cafe Salsa for our April luncheon.  
3/15 Added luncheon reservation forms for April and June luncheons.
4/8 Added Maintenance/Ramp luncheon details. Updated the April luncheon info.
5/3 Added information of the passing of Barbara Swafford Lukka and Barbara Spry. Deleted outdated Maintenance/Ramp luncheon info.
5/29 Added updated Maintenance/Ramp luncheon info.
6/17 Removed outdated luncheon information.
6/26 Added September luncheon info as well as a "save the date" for the December luncheon.
7/30 Added Ramp/Maintenance lunch and picnic information.
8/14 Added a reservation form for our September luncheon and the announcement of our FINAL luncheon in December.
9/9 Added details from our September luncheon and changed our membership page as the group will not be meeting in 2020.
9/20 Removed outdated Ramp picnic info and added a link to Joe Alacapa's video from our summer luncheon.
10/9 Added luncheon reservation coupon for December, our final luncheon.
11/1 Corrected the location for the Christmas luncheon.

2018

1/4/18 Added information about the Maintenance awards luncheon and presentation.

1/9 Added details of the loss of Joann Parrilli and Bill Culbertson.
1/21 Added Hotel Engine discount details. Added photo of 331B in LAS display case.
2/12 Removed outdated announcements.
2/12 Added info about the upcoming April luncheon.
2/22 FOUND a "Lost TWAer" Jim Sylvester.
3/16 Added Cafe Salsa and White Fence Farm reservation forms and details. 
4/9 Removed outdated Ramp luncheon info.
4/16 Added details of our April luncheon.
5/8 Added yupdated info about the TWA hotel at JFK.
6/11 Added info from our June luncheon and details and registration form for our August luncheon.
7/30 Added details of the Ramp/Maintenance annual picnic.
8/21 Added info about our October and December luncheons.
8/23 Added Ray Eckegren, retired Plant Maintenance Mechanic to the list of "Lost TWAers".
8/28 Added the December 2 date for the December luncheon and the cost of $35 for our October luncheon.
9/3 Added a registration for for our OCtober luncheon and a map link.
9/9 Removed the Ramp/Maintenance picnic item.
9/17 Added a new video of our ORD/MDW/CHI friends. Added dates for the 2019 AGM.
10/10 Added info about a TWA1649A becoming a cocktail lounge at JFK.
10/15 Removed the October luncheon notice and added the Ramp luncheon notice.
10/30 Updated the info for our December luncheon, the $25 dues annual dues and reviewed the past events.
11/1 Announced the passing of Bill Penne ORD ATO Supervisor and Tom Jamieson, PRR at ORD.
11/8 Added reservation forms for December 2018 and February 2019 luncheons. Also added form for the 2019 dues.

2017

  

1/3/17 Added Marc Brecy's 2017 New Year wish to all.
1/15 Added Diane Rodney to the "lost TWAers" page.
1/24 Updated the date for the March Maintenance/Ramp lunch.
1/29 Added the passing of BettyLyons-Geary's husband, John Malmrose.
1/29 Added info about our April luncheon.
1/29 added an update of the fine hotel coming to the TWA JFK Flight Center.
2/16 Added the notice for the annual TWA Hangar Dance. Updated the luncheon info.
3/1 Added info of the passing of Gary Mazzone and Larry Budrow.
3/5 Added a luncheon reservation form and a report of our February luncheon.
3/9 Added a link to Gary Mazzone's obituary and Gary's photo.
4/16 Added the Ramp/Maintenance lunch on May 8th.
4/26 Added the reservation form for our June luncheon. Added details of our April feast. Rearranged the "remembring" page.
5/1 Removed the hangar dance notice.
5/9 Removed the  Maintenance/Ramp lunch notice.
5/20 Added a reservation form for our August luncheon.
6/2 Added info for the Maintanance/Ramp annual picnic.
6/7 Added Anita Patel to the list of "Lost TWAers"
6/17 Added info about the Manitenance/Ramp summer lunch. Removed the White Fence Farm luncheon info.
6/29 Updated the Maintenance summer lunch date that is now August 7.
8/30 Added info about our October luncheon.
8/30 Added info of Dody Mooney's passing.
9/11 Removed outdated Ramp/Maintenance picnic info.
9/13 added details of Marie Maras' passing.
9/26 Added the October luncheon reservation form.
10/2 Added a link to the latest info on the renovation of the JFK Flight Center.
10/24 Added a link to the Ramp/Maintenance 2017 picnic.
10/25 Added a photo of a model 707-331B on display in LAS.
11/2 Added info about our annual Christmas Party and updated the summer luncheons.
11/4 Added information about a video featuring ORD/MDW/CHI TWAers and a link to it.
11/17 Added reservation forms for December and February luncheons. Added 2018 dues addouncement and membership payment coupon. Updated dues in the Membership area.
11/20 Added the Maintenance/Ramp luncheon on Dec.11 details.
12/5 Updated the details of our Holiday Luncheon at Eddie Merlot's

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