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Episode 37, Thursday, July 27, 2017

 "The Nation’s First Lady Chooses Eastern"
 

The EAL Radio Show Episode 37 "From The Eastern Files" begins at 3:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 27, 2017. This episode is about "The Nation’s First Lady Chooses Eastern" as her preferred carrier.  No, we do not mean the 45th President's wife.  We’re talking about the 32nd President of the United States. Tune-in From the Eastern Files for this fascination of flying that kept the First Lady coming back again and again to fly in the new Eastern aircraft. Episode 37 will air on Thursday, July 27, 2017. Listen in by going to our website, www.ealradioshow.com, or at the EAL Blog Talk Radio website at: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.

EAL Radio Show, Episode 327
Monday, July 24, 2017

Eastern Aircraft At The Smithsonian Institute!

 

EAL Radio Show Episode 327, on Monday, July 24, 2017 goes to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C. to visit two Eastern aircraft – the Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing and the Douglas DC-3 and the stories about how they became permanent residents of this world famous institution.


The Pitcairn PA-5 Mailwing was designed to carry air mail along the routes of the eastern United States. Efficient and economical, it helped build the route structure for what would ultimately become Eastern Air Lines. The Douglas DC-3 was first flown in 1935 and became the most successful airliner in the formative years of air transportation. The airplane on display at the Smithsonian flew more than 56,700 hours with Eastern Air Lines.

 

Join us as we take a look at two of our first Eastern Aircraft, and call in at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, on July 24, 2017. Listen in by going to www.ealradioshow.com, or at the EAL Radio Show website: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie

EAL Radio Show, Episode 328
Monday, July 31, 2017

Wrong Airport Runway Landings

 

The EAL Radio Show has another great topic “Wrong Airport Runway Landings” in the aviation industry for Episode 328 that airs Monday evening, July 31, 2017. The airline industry has advance high technology and yet one of the most common causes of airport “screw-up’s” is because of two or more airfields lying in close proximity and sharing similar runway alignments and landing on the wrong runway is more frequent than we would like to think.

 

The National Transportation Safety Bureau (NTSB) issued several statements back in 2014 on "Safety Alert" - highlighting the need for pilots to “check and confirm destination airport" and mentioned recent incidents. Again in 2015, the NTSB issued additional safety recommendations to the FAA. Recently, we heard of one of the famous actors landing on the wrong runway and a near miss accident! Why are there wrong Airport Landings?

 

Join us for this interesting topic. Please call in at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, on July 31, 2017. Call into the show at 1-213-816-1611 or listen in by clicking below to take you to: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie to listen to this Episode.

EAL Radio Show, Episode 329
Monday, August 7, 2017

“Airline Near Collisions…

Successful Incident or Not!”

 

The EAL Radio Show has another great topic “Airline Near Collisions…Successful Incident or Not for Episode 329 that airs Monday evening, August 7, 2017. The airline industry has had many videos about crashes, but not many about near collisions and incidents. Sometimes the potential for crashes is more harrowing than the event itself.


One near miss that was successful as far as a collision goes where the Pilot succeeded and did miss another aircraft. However in doing so… Eastern Air Lines Flight 663, a Douglas DC-7, and a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Boston, Massachusetts, to Atlanta, Georgia, on February 8, 1965, after an evasive maneuvers undertaken by Eastern Flight 663 did avoid an oncoming Pan Am Boeing 707 but…according the report, caused the pilot to suffer spatial disorientation and lose control of the aircraft. Flight 663 crashed near Jones Beach State Park, New York, just after taking off from JFK Airport and all passengers and crew aboard perished. Join us for this interesting near miss excellent show with some controller/pilot communications played out by our host/cast.


Please call in at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, on July 31, 2017. Call into the show at 1-213-816-1611 or listen in by clicking below to take you to: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie to listen to this Episode.

Remember The Lockheed

Constellation "Connie"

Published on Jul 15, 2015

Featured Video on YouTube July 21, 2017


A propeller-driven, four-engine airliner that was built by Lockheed Corporation between 1943 and 1958. Lockheed built 856 in numerous.The first production L-1049 flew on July 14, 1951 and received certification in November 1951. The Turbo-compound versions of the R-3350 engine were not yet available for civil use, leaving Lockheed to use a less powerful version.


The aircraft entered service with Eastern Air Lines in December 1951 flying Miami to New York. Nowadays only a few Lockheed Connie operating around the world. Click to See Video.

Sully Opposes ATC Privatization

By Geoff Rapoport

 

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger says privatizing air traffic control in the U.S. will reduce aviation safety and access to aviation. In an interview with Katie Couric, Capt. Sullenberger said of the proposal, “There are other, better ways to solve this political budget problem — by giving the FAA, in running the air traffic control system and making capital improvements to the air traffic control system, more predictable multiyear funding — without giving away the keys to the kingdom to the largest airlines to control access and fees and pricing too.” Capt. Sullenberger famously piloted an Airbus A320 to a ditching in the Hudson River with no loss of life following the simultaneous bird ingestion and failure of both engines and has since become a familiar face on Capitol Hill lobbying on behalf of airline pilots and airline safety issues.  See more on Newsletter Online 2017.


American Airlines Cancels Codeshare      Partnerships With Qatar & Etihad

                                   By Breaking Travel News

 

American Airlines has announced it will terminate codeshare partnerships with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The move is seen as part of a dispute over state subsidies American claims these carriers receive from their governments. Both the Middle Eastern carriers deny such claims. American and other United States-based carrier, notably Delta Air Lines and United Airlines, argue government subsidies allow Qatar Airways, Etihad and Emirates to offer lower fares and more amenities to long-haul, international travellers. American said cancelling code-sharing agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad would not have a material financial impact. See more on Newsletter Online 2017.


Tourist Killed At Princess Juliana Airport, Saint Maarten

By Breaking Travel News

 

A tourist from New Zealand has been killed in the Caribbean territory of Saint Maarten after being blown from her feet by an aircraft engine. The accident happened at the Princess Juliana International Airport. The runway at the airport starts just 50 metres from Maho beach, with tourists watching from behind a fence as planes take off.  Local police said woman had been holding on to the fence before the force of the jet engines threw her backwards. She sustained serious injury on landing, reportedly hitting her head. The 57-year-old was taken to hospital for treatment, but died later. There are prominent warning signs in the area instructing beachgoers not to stand near the fence because of the danger from engines.  The plane involved was believed to be a Boeing 737.
Qatar Airways Chief Al Baker Apologies For Cabin Crew Remarks
By Breaking Travel News

 

Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker has apologised for sexist and ageist comments he made in a speech in Ireland. Speaking an event to celebrate the launch of a new route from Dublin to Doha, Al Baker said US airlines were “crap” and their passengers were “always being served by grandmothers”.

 

Al Baker also boasted “the average age of my cabin crew is only 26”. However, in a letter to the US Association of Flight Attendants, the Qatar Airways chief distanced himself from the remarks, saying he had spoken “carelessly”.  “I want to apologise for my recent remarks. “These remarks do not reflect my true sentiments about cabin crew, or about any employees, all of whom deserve and have my greatest respect,” Al Baker added. See more on

Newsletter Online 2017.

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