Retired Eastern Pilots Association Nominate

Former Eastern Pilot and EAL Radio Show Producer and Director,

Captain Everett Neal Holland to the REPA Hall of Fame


The EAL Radio Show on Monday evening, March 19, 2017, on behalf of the Retired Eastern Pilots Association Board of Directors was requested to formally release the news that they have unanimously voted to induct Captain Everett Neal Holland into the REPA Hall of Fame. This honor is given in admiration and respect for his extraordinary contributions and commitment to the Eastern Family.

This honor will be recognized at the 48th Annual REPA 2018 Convention Banquet on Thursday evening, September 6, 2018, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. We encourage our Eastern Family to make plans for the convention and be in attendance to honor Captain Neal.

On behalf of all of us at the EAL Radio Show we wish Captain Neal our warmest congratulations and best wishes. We also want to thank REPA for honoring Captain Neal and thank them from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the privilege to announce this honor Monday evening, March 19, 2018 on the EAL Radio Show weekly broadcast,  and for giving this recognition to such a well-deserved Eastern Airlines Pilot, Captain Neal. ...More Congratulation Comments 

 Women's History Month with Women Fly!

The Museum of Flight is celebrating Women's History Month with Women Fly.

It is their annual event for youth interested in aviation, aerospace, and STEM futures. Register today to participate in exciting workshops and meet women in the aviation and aerospace industries. 

Swift Air Donation of Eastern Memorabilia...

Read the Letters released to and from Swift Air, LLC on The EAL Radio Show Program Monday Evening, February 12, 2018 in reference to the James E. Hartley Plaque &  Edward Vernon Rickenbacker Fountain Memorabilia. Also see more comments in Testimonials. 

Swift Air has honored us with donating both of the items below to the MiamiHistory Museum in Miami, Flordia. Read the letters, call and responses in Memorials.

Eastern Airlines Radio Show Blog Talk

Eastern has always been an airline of “firsts” and the radio show is carrying on that tradition and Legacy. Each show that goes into our EAL Radio Broadcast archives tells the hosts, that Eastern people enjoy talking and hearing about the “old” and the “new” as we like to think of our beloved Eastern Airlines. We discuss Airline History, Stories, News, Aircrafts, Airline Humor and even Airline Commercials to approximately 1000 listeners. Our broadcast schedule is every Monday from 7:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M ET. Hosts from six different locations discuss items pertaining to Eastern and its many valued employees and its 7300 EARA members located around the world. Each Broadcast is taped and you can easily catch the show by clicking on our archived files by going to the URL: http://

We want you to tell us what you want to hear, suggest special "Eastern" guests, or tell us your favorite Eastern experience.  This Radio Show is for and about the people of Eastern.  Here's how it works;Tune in during our regularly scheduled time by going to this web site:

The Blog Talk Radio Show website:



At the Blog Talk Radio Show website: Click the button for the live sounds of Eastern Airlines. You'll recognize the familiar "Fly Eastern" theme music.  We'll have plenty of Eastern's beautiful music played during breaks in the broadcast. You may use the Player above by clicking anywhere on it to take you to that website to start the show or use the URL:

To see these programs below on Thursdays, follow the same directions.
From The Eastern Files

Thursday at 3:00 P. M. ET

and...Every other Thursday:

Thursday at 3:00 P. M. ET

Monday Episodes

Episode 358
EAL Radio Show Broadcast

March 26, 2018

“Crew Resource Management (CRM) -

Order in the Cockpit"

Our next EAL Radio Show Episode 358 on March 26, 2018 will be all about “Crew Resource Management 'CRM' - Order in the Cockpit".  Please join us as our Guest Hosts, who are experts and experienced in this very essential Key, relate the importance of CRM to getting the aircraft safely to and from their destinations. Learn more on how airline companies meet the regulatory requirements of FAA, or EASA, Air Ops, and other regulatory bodies worldwide as they ensure that every Captain, Co-pilot, First or Second Officer, etc., are trained proficiently in training techniques that are key to effective CRM. Each one of them is trained in the most comprehensive and professional CRM training available on the worldwide market today. Safety for the passengers, crew and the aircraft is Number one!  A typical Crew Resource Management Syllabus may include a syllabus or whatever the airline organization requires such as:

  • Crew resource management principles
  • Information processing
  • Perception and Attention
  • Vigilance and monitoring
  • Human error
  • Surprise and startle
  • Situational Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Stress in Aviation
  • Sleep and fatigue
  • Personality and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Automation human factors
  • Team working and leadership
  • Threat and error management
  • Monitoring
  • Startle and surprise
  • Resilience development

Join our EAL Radio Show and join the conversation with our Guest Hosts on March 26, 2018 as we learn about the steps mentioned that are imperative for this all important and critical part of the aviation industry. Hear what our experts know like the back of their hand what it takes to be inside the cockpit and the education required for the safety of all. Our call-in number is 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, or listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to:

Promo of EAL Radio Show Broadcast,

April 2, 2018

Episode 359

“EAL Radio Musical Variety Show!”


The EAL Radio Show entertains you on our next Episode 359 scheduled for April 2, 2018, by bringing your favorite songs to our broadcast that we heard during our eara. Neal has chosen the “EAL Musical Variety Show” featuring a variety of familiar songs to bring smiles on your faces and lighten your heart!


Let us know your favorites by sending in an E-mail to us at [email protected] and tell us what you would like us to play. Better yet, join us on the radio by calling in at 213-816-1611 and tell us about one that reminds you so much of your days at Eastern during the live broadcast.


Please join us on April 2, 2018, as we entertain you with great songs! We’re sure you must have a favorite item to tell us and add to our fun night. Our call-in number again is: 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. EDT as we depart the gate, or listen in by clicking this hyperlink:

EAL Radio Show Broadcast,

April 9, 2018, Episode 360

“Black Box”

Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)!

Our next EAL Radio Show Episode 360 on Monday, April 9, 2018 will have an extremely important topic called “The Black Box”. Ironically it’s not black at all but is a bright orange in color!


We often hear in the news how the National Transportation Safety Board  (NTSB) is called in on any aircraft incident and waits to discover the highly sought after information from the “Black Box” to determine the steps that brought the aircraft to an unsafe landing or disaster. What do they look for inside that box? Some of the items would be; technical problems, Crew Resource Management (CRM), Time (GMT or Elapsed), Altitude, Airspeed, Vertical Acceleration, Magnetic Heading etc. and much more.


There too, are many questions people ask about the “Black Box” and you will learn some of the questions answered such as:


  1. Why is it called the Black Box when it’s Orange?
  2. Is the Black Box really indestructible?
  3. How safe is the data in the black box, is it fire proof?
  4. What is it made of?
  5. Is it a must to have the Black Box on commercial planes?


Most importantly… but there’s many  more questions...what type of information does it provide?


We look forward to April 9, 2018, so please join us on the radio with any of your questions or concerns on this topic, by calling in at 213-816-1611 and our hosts who will try to answer them.  Our program begins at 7:00 P. M. EDT as we depart the gate, or listen in by going to our blog talk website:

Calling All Brats...
"Eastern Brats, That is"

Episode 362 April 23, 2018

“Our Eastern Family And

Their Eastern Brats II!”


The EAL Radio Show is planning on another Episode of "Eastern Brats II" for Episode 362 that airs Monday evening, April 23, 2018. 

We are encouraging and calling upon all Eastern Brats to join us. Simply E-mail us at
[email protected] and let us know if you can be with us. Please include your telephone number that you will use to call into the show on 213-816-1611 that evening, as our producer board does not have the capability of showing telephone names, and Neal will see your number to activate your microphone.

We know that the Eastern Family had wonderful years working for a prestigious airline. Their children grew up in an airline family that shared the love for Eastern, so they too, learned to love Eastern. Some became Eastern employees when they grew up and knew many of their parents' friends...some were even Godparents to them.  They lived it for many years before Eastern closed, and they are, what they call themselves, "Eastern Brats". We want you on our show! Once we know how many of our Guest "Eastern Brats" are joining us,  Neal will write a partial script for the evening and list the names of the Guest "Brats" who sign up for the show in the order they will speak and send out a script.

Please call in at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, on April 23, 2018 and join in with our "Eastern Brats" as they share their experiences as children of an Eastern Family. Listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to our website: or


"EAL Radio Show Broadcast "From The Eastern Files"
Upcoming Episode 52, Thursday, March 29, 2018
"Legendary Pilots, Part III"
The EAL Radio Show Episode 52, Thursday, March 29, 2018, "From The Eastern Files" begins at 3:00 P.M. Neal will  give us "Legendary Pilots Part III"and will air on Thursday,  March 29, 2018. Listen in by going to our website,, or at the EAL Blog Talk Radio website at:
"Old Time Radio Show"
Episode 5, Thursday, April 5, 2018
"Hop Harrigan, "Airline Protection Part V of V"

The EAL Radio Show Episode 5, Thursday, April 5, 2018, airs called "Old Time Radio Show". The topic this week "Airline Protection Part V of V"
readings from the Radio Series; Hop Harrigan.

The program airs 3:00 P.M. Thursday, April 5, 2018. Listen in by joining Captain Neal and Host, Don Gagnon by clicking on the EAL Blog Talk Radio icon or go to our website:

Breaking News!

The Berlin Airlift: 70th Anniversary

This Is the Year To Remember Gail Halvorsen”

By Paul Bertorelli


Gail Halvorsen in 1948. Some readers will instantly recognize that name, some will search the mists of their memories and others will draw a blank. Which are you? See More Newsletters-Jan-June-2018.

Op-Ed: Technology Needed for Emerging Airlines in the Next Decade by Ed Wegel for Airways

Evolving with technological advancements should be at the forefront of strategic planning and development for an industry leader. For aviation specifically, it is imperative to stay on top of trend forecasts and be prepared to adapt to the needs of the consumers as they become more dependent upon technology. See More Newsletters-Jan-June-2018.

Dynamic Exits Bankruptcy, Seeks to Grow Fleet, Use Eastern Air Lines Name By

Dynamic International Airways exited bankruptcy on March 8th after restructuring and reducing its debt along with gaining more than $50mil in new financing.  Company is now fully owned by Ken Woolley who also is co-owner of Swift Air. See More on FaceBook Comments
AOPA Aviation Curriculum Free To Teachers
Mary Grady 

AOPA has developed a curriculum for ninth-grade students that uses aviation to teach science, technology, engineering and math, and is offering it free to schoolteachers. Teachers will be introduced to the program through a professional development workshop offered June 26 to 28, which can be attended at AOPA headquarters in Frederick, Maryland, or taken online. See More Newsletters-Jan-June-2018

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