Noel and Margaret Holle arrived at AAB with the two Sandinghams from Australia .Noel was the Chief Engineer for the S25 "Southern Cross" and "Excalibur VIII" . Margaret was active at Antilles Air Boats and crewed on the S25's as a flight attendant.
Currently (October 15, 2018) Margaret is visiting the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in Ireland. I hope upon her return we will gather more photos and stories for this page.
This photo was taken at the home of Gene Neville on Long Island. A trip with Southern Cross leaving STX on May 31, 1977 with first stop Port Washington, N.Y.
Top row; Steve Perry, ---, ---, ---, ---, ---, Gene Neville (top, right) at his home on Long Island (his other home was in St. Croix)
Middle row; Shirley Neville, ---, Capt. Blair, Maureen, J.C Kelly Rodgers, Margaret Holle, ----, Noreen Gilles.
Front row - Ron Gilles, Jim Flanagan and Noel Holle.
Included in photo are Stan and Anne Washburn ( Stan was with Pan Am)
Dennis Carey and his wife (Dennis is brother of Hugh Carey, Governor of N.Y).
Will continue to try to match names.
Podcast - ABC Local / Sunday Takeaway - May 30, 2014
Meet former Ansett flying boat fight attendant, Margaret Holle, who experienced the glamour and the downright acrobatics of the early days of island hopping.
- ABC Local "Sunday Takeaway"
- Margaret Holle