Eastern Airlines Radio Show

  The Radio Voice Of Eastern Airlines

      Memorial for Former Eastern
      Captain, Steve Thompson

All of us at The EAL Radio Show request your prayers in the passing of one of our own Host and dear Eastern Family friend, former Eastern Captain Steve Thompson. He passed away this morning in Roaring Gap, NC with his family by his side. Please keep Steve in your  prayers, as well as his wife, Glenda and his family. We have not received any service information as yet.

Our deepest sympathy is extended to his family from all of us in the Eastern Family. We love you Steve! Photos of Steve in
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Upcoming Episodes!

Upcoming Episode 316
"The Pilot Shortage"

We are honored to have with us from the Embry-Riddle faculty, Dr. Michael Wiggins, Professor and Department Chair, Aeronautical Science along with a Panel of Guest Hosts. The Pilot shortage is an ongoing subject matter and we will have a lively discussion and in-depth examination of a topic relevant to the aviation/aerospace industry and the world.

What Happened to the Eastern Air Lines Reboot?
 By The Unaccompanied Flyer

Is The Eastern Air Lines Reboot Dead?

On May 28th, 2015, a Boeing 737 departed from Miami International Airport to Havana, Cuba.  That flight between Miami and Havana was a charter flight operated by Eastern Air Lines.  The Eastern Air Lines that operated that flight was a reboot of the original Eastern Air Lines that flew from 1926 to 1991.  Airline geeks everywhere rejoiced as the airline operated its first flight.  See Eastern Reboot.

American Airlines Newest Destination/ Cartagena

MIAMI – Beginning on December 15, the airline will start daily rotation from Miami to Cartagena onboard the Airbus A319; the flight will depart from Miami arriving at Cartagena and the return leg will leave Cartagena and will be back in Miami. More…American/Cartagena/Newsletter on-line 2017

      Southwest Pilot Caught Carrying Gun On Board

A Southwest Airlines pilot was arrested in Albany, New York, on Monday for trying to board his plane with a loaded handgun in one of his carry-on bags.
TSA officers spotted the .380 caliber gun during a routine X-ray scan, the agency said in a news release. The gun was loaded with six bullets. More…Pilot Caught/Newsletter-on-line 2017

NTSB Report: Pilots, ATC Need

To Improve PIREP System

The NTSB report concludes that pilots need better training and procedures, and air traffic controllers need to do more to be sure the pilot weather reporting system enhances aviation safety. See More NTSB

         Grand Opening March 23, 2017

                History Miami Museum

       and Miami International Airport

EARA recently attended the Grand Opening of the Hall of Aviation “A Century of Flight: The Story of Aviation in Miami,” held March 23, 2017 at the History Miami Museum and Miami International Airport at as shown on the front page of “KIT”. Read all about the Eastern Exhibits there. More…Exhibits.

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All those listeners who are enthusiasts of the Eastern Airlines Group and have been asking the Hosts what news we see of the EAL Group, there has been 3 sightings of the aircraft listed

on Facebook pages.

1: April 10 at 5:17pm: Eastern Airlines at the New Generation Facebook Sighting: Eastern is back in Colombia after 28 years. N278EA at the Bogota El Dorado Internatioal Airport on April 10, 2017. Photos: Juan Diaz (not our former EAL, Juan Diaz)  & Jonny Duque. See more in Sightings.

Request from Author and Captain Karlene Pettit

International Airline Pilot / Author / Speaker

Captain Karlene Pettit is author of "Flight to Safety" and one of the EAL Radio Show Hosts. She requests our assistance in locating commercial Pilots to participate in her survey to research and gather survey data from commercial pilots.  Karlene will ensure your complete anonymity! Karlene is researching because every time there is an accident or incident the industry blames the pilot. More details...go to hyperlink Request from Author.

By Mary Grady

Metro Skyways said on Monday they plan to develop a four-passenger, hydrogen-powered, autonomous VTOL flying car, the CityHawk. The vehicle will initially use jet fuel, but eventually will be converted to liquid hydrogen and then to compressed hydrogen, the company said. Development is expected to take about five years. The company plans to use a standard FAA-approved aviation engine, the company said, with an independent fuel system. Metro is a subsidiary of UrbanAero, which developed the Cormorant VTOL, on which the CityHawk will be based. The Cormorant has logged more than 200 hours in flight test. See more... Video

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Memorial  And A Salute

To The Oldest Eastern Airlines Captain,

Captain Francis H. (Rocky) Root

Francis H. "Rocky" Root at age 99 ½ of East Point, GA Flew First Class home on April 12, 2017 from his residence.

Rocky was a member of Southwest Christian Church, REPA, ALPA, and Men of the 57th BombWing. He retired after 30 years of dedicated service as a Captain with Eastern Airlines.  We salute him for holding the title as the oldest Eastern Airlines Pilot.

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Eastern has always been an airline of “firsts” and the radio show is carrying on that tradition and Legacy, as we are sure the Eastern Air Lines Group will continue to do so. 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:// www.blogtalkradio.com/CaptEddie.

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: www.ealradioshow.com, or at the Radio Show web site: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.  

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.

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From The Eastern Files

Thursday at 3:00 P. M. ET

The EAL Radio Show will broadcast a "Pilot" program to see how it will partner with our regular broadcasting every Monday at 7:00 P. M. These Episodes called "From the Eastern Files" will not be in the usual call-in format but will be our Hosts telling interesting stories, and recalling memories from the Eastern Family. Tune in and enjoy these 30-minute broadcasts, along with the past Eastern commercials.  

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