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EAL Radio Show, Episode 320

Monday, May 29, 2017
 "Honoring Our Eastern Veterans"


EAL Radio Show, Episode 320, will air on Monday, May 29, 2017 and where it is Memorial Day we will focus on “Honoring Our Eastern Veterans.”

This Episode honors all of the celebrity pilots that were War Heroes. Join us with your stories about veterans to honor their memories.You may or may not know that we have on our website the life of our CEOs that were veterans. Read more of their history at http://www.ealradioshow.com/eastern-ceos.

Why not join us Monday evening, May 29, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. EDT for Episode 320 by calling into the show at 1-213-816-1611 with your stories? Listen in by going to www.EALRadioShow.com, or at the Radio Show website:

EAL Radio Show, Episode 321,

Monday, June 5, 2017

The EAL Radio Show Episode 321 will air on Monday, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. EDT and the show will be a "Potpourri of Eastern Stories".  So we encourage our listeners to call in with one of your own to share with the Eastern Family.

We enjoy relating our Eastern days and bringing great memories back to make us happy and keep us always remembering our days back when. We talk about future too, but it is important to keep the legacy of Eastern well in the minds of our children and their children to carry on our stories. They can't unless we make it know and the EAL Radio show is just what that is for each week. You and our Eastern Family.

Join us for some fun. Call in Monday evening, June 5, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. EDT for Episode 321 at 1-213-816-1611 with your  stories. Listen in by going to www.ealradioshow.com, or at the EAL Radio Show website: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie

What Is FAA Hiding from the Public? And Why??
Posted on Aviation Reform

FAA, like many federal agencies, has a nasty habit of expending lots of time and money working to keep the people in the dark. They are supposed to comply with FOIA laws, but instead they redact the hell out of what should be disclosed. Making matters worse, in recent decades it seems as though most in Congress are ‘too busy’ and/or ‘too inert’ to force FAA to follow the FOIA laws. Every once in a while, we get a great chance to look past these barriers. See more...Newsletter-on-line 2017

American Airlines Reduces Leg-room;
Why It’s Your Fault!

Posted by The Unaccompanied Flyer

American Reduced Legroom, Get Over It! American Airlines recently announced that the airline would reduce the amount of standard main cabin pitch from 31-inches to 30-inches beginning with the delivery of their first Boeing 737 MAX.  Reducing the pitch (legroom) by two inches, of course, allows American to fly more passengers on a single flight.  Additionally, on three rows of American’s new 737 MAX aircraft, pitch (aka legroom) will be reduced to 29-inches.By comparison, both Spirit and Frontier, two prominent ultra-low cost carriers feature 28 to 29-inch pitch on all of their aircraft as well.  See more...Newsletter-on-line 2017

European Airline Union (EU) Push Back

On Laptop Ban

By Paul Bertorelli

The U.S. plan to ban laptops from airliner cabins on flights originating in Europe is drawing increasing resistance from the European Union, a UK pilot union and business travelers. EU aviation authorities will meet this week to consider the proposed laptop ban. The issue became the center of a Washington political firestorm this week on reports that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russian diplomats related to intelligence on terrorists’ plans to use laptops as explosive devices. More of the Article in Newsletter Online 2017.

          Boeing Debuts 737 MAX

      With  Malindo Air Delivery

                                                        by Airline News

Boeing has marked the first delivery of the new 737 MAX.  The airplane, a 737 MAX 8, was handed over to Malindo Air at the Seattle Delivery Centre. The Malaysia-based airline will be the first to put the 737 MAX into commercial service.

“This airplane will change the face of the single-aisle market,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president Kevin McAllister. “The 737 MAX 8 is the best in its class, providing unmatched performance and economics for our airline customers.” See more in Newsletter Online 2017.

Helicopter Crews To Be Honored At Arlington 

By Mary Grady

A monument to the helicopter crews of the Vietnam War will be placed at Arlington Cemetery, after a long uphill fight by advocates. It’s hard to think of that war without thinking of helicopters, whether your experience of the war was firsthand or from news, documentaries and movies like Apocalypse Now. But when a group of veterans approached Arlington National Cemetery about installing a monument to those crews, they met obstacles. The Army’s Advisory Committee for the cemetery deadlocked 3-to-3 on the proposal in March 2015. John McHugh, then the Army secretary, told Time magazine the monument would take up too much space, which is fast being used up. See more…Newsletter Online 2017.

Two Killed In Icon A5 Crash  

By Mary Grady

An Icon A5 amphibious light sport aircraft crashed about 9:20 a.m. on Monday along the shore of Lake Berryessa in Napa County, California, and two Icon employees were killed -- Jon Karkow, 55, the pilot in command of the aircraft, and Cagri Sever, 41, who was a passenger. It’s the first fatal crash for the design. The site, which is close to the company's training facility in Vacaville, is inaccessible by land, but authorities reached the wreckage via boat. The FAA and NTSB are investigating. Newsletter-on-line 2017

B-29 ‘Doc’ Makes Airshow Debut

By Mary Grady

The restored B-29 Doc made its airshow debut on Saturday, in the Defenders of Liberty Airshow at Barksdale Air Force Base, in Louisiana. “What was really special for us, we were able to meet up with a B-52 in flight, over Oklahoma,” Josh Wells, spokesman for Doc’s Friends, told AVweb this week. “That was majestic. Doc’s first assignment, in 1945, was Barksdale, so to come screaming down across the airfield with those bombers, that was special Newsletter-on-line 2017

Click here to see the B-29-Doc video.

Fort Lauderdale Airport's New Terminal 1,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL...More Newsletter Online 2017!

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