EAL Radio Show Broadcast

Monday, September 25, 2017

“Hall of Fame” Tribute to

Former Eastern Captain Steve Curtis Thompson



The EAL Radio Show has a special “Hall of Fame” Tribute Award plaque that we are presenting to our former Eastern Airline Pilot and EAL Radio Show Host, Captain Steve Curtis Thompson and will give this award to his wife Glenda and his family on Monday evening, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. We invite all of our Eastern Family and friends to participate over the radio with our hosts. Though we have only 25 call in telephone lines available at 213-816-1911, you can listen in on your computer by going to our Blog Talk at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie or go on our website: www.EALRadioShow.com.


The EAL Hall of Fame Tribute is given to honorable and noteworthy Eastern members who have been outstanding in their achievements and their dedication for Eastern Airlines. The purpose is to honor those that dedicate their lives to keep the Legacy of Eastern Airlines in the hearts and mind of the public and future generations. We want to preserve and memorialize the outstanding accomplishments of each member we induct into our Eastern Airlines Radio Show Hall of Fame.


We know that Captain Steve Curtis Thompson was one of our heroes on the Flight 855 along with his Captain and Crew. He has also given the last few years volunteering as a Host for our EAL Radio Show Broadcast and has been our confidant in working to present worthwhile Episodes for the Eastern Family. He has done a marvelous job in every episode he participated in on Monday evenings.


Please join us in this special Episode as we would love to have as many of the Eastern Family and friends be there to honor him along with us.  Thank you for being part of our Eastern Family!


We love you Eastern!

Steve Curtis Thompson was born in Clyde, NC to the late Judd Curtis and Mary Lee Thompson.

Captain Thompson started a long and distinguished career in aviation as a Co-pilot for Piedmont Airlines at 19 yrs of age, and held numerous flight management positions while at Eastern, including Manager Latin America Operations. Steve served as an Eastern Airline Captain and his tenure with Eastern began in 1957 until 1991, eventually retiring with Eastern Airlines as a Captain on the L-1011 Tristar.  Steve after the demise of Eastern Airlines was employed as Northeast Sales Director for an Avionics Manufacturer. He was also a Certified Flight Instructor for this company.

His career in aviation led him to the love of his life for almost 60 yrs, his surviving wife, Glenda Snow Thompson, formally from Mt. Airy, NC. His love and passion for flying was second only to his love for family. After the untimely deaths of both his parents, he became the patriarch to his 5 younger siblings, their expanding families as well as his own growing family. All three of his children acquired the same passion for aviation and pursued careers in that field.

Steve was our Host who joined Neal shortly after the inception of the EAL Radio Show and brought his vast Radio Station experience to the EAL Broadcast having worked as an Announcer and Disc Jockey during his high school and college years.  He hosted the show from Roaring Gap, NC, in the mountains near the Blue Ridge Parkway, and at times when Steve and Glenda were visiting our area, he was on the broadcast with Neal in his Ponte Vedra studio.

Neal had many a grand time together with Steve during these years, and his dedication to the EAL Radio Show will never be forgotten, nor will Steve. He was a special person and there for us whenever we needed him. Friends like Steve are very hard to come by, and he will be missed terribly.
We love you Eastern! See more photos of Steve and his family in Members/Photo Albums/Memorial