Upcoming Episodes!

   EAL Radio Show Episode 332

Monday, August 28, 2017
  Our Eastern Family And

Their Eastern Brats!”


The EAL Radio Show has another great topic for Episode 332 that airs Monday evening, August 28, 2017.  The Eastern Family has had wonderful years working for a prestigious airline, and during that time, their children grew up knowing all there is to know about airlines. They saw and felt the love of their parents while working for Eastern. and they too, learned to love Eastern. Some became Eastern employees when they grew up. They were totally involved with the Eastern Family 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 are exciting about bringing this Episode to those of you who are part of the Eastern Family, along with your children and grandchildren. Please call in at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 P. M. ET as we depart the gate, on August 28, 2017 and tell us a little about the life you and your "Eastern Brats" shared while working for Eastern. Listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you there at: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.

EAL Radio Show
No Monday Episode
September 4, 2017

Neal and The  EAL Radio Show will not broadcast on Monday, September 4, 2017 as he, along with Dorothy and Don Gagnon are traveling to attend the REPA Convention, in Birmingham, Alabama. We hope to see you all there!

EAL Radio Show Broadcast

Episode 333,

Monday, September 11, 2017

“Honoring The 16th Anniversary of

September 11, 2001”


The EAL Radio Show Topic is “Honoring the 16th Anniversary of September 11, 2001” on Monday September 11, 2017.

Neal and our hosts will remember Ground Zero and our heroes there who died for our country in New York, Washington D.C., and those on the United Flight that went down in Pennsylvania. Neal will share Sound Bytes and Music as we reflect on The Tribute in Light that stands so proudly to honor them.

Those ordinary people, who left for work, didn’t know there was a war started that day when all of a sudden the Twin Towers were hit by terrorist in New York, as well as their sabotaging of our two Aircrafts and crashing them into our historic buildings. We will never forget those that died and gave their lives, and will continue to keep those memories alive through our commemoration of that day. The Freedom we continue to share is because of ordinary individuals and their heroic actions.

We look forward to your joining us on this evening to share your thoughts of that day. Please call in at 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: www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie to listen to this Episode.

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Episode 334
Monday, September 18, 2017
Topic Not Yet Determined

EAL Radio Show Broadcast
Monday, September 25, 2017
“Hall of Fame” Tribute to
Former Eastern Captain Steve Thompson


The EAL Radio Show has a special “Hall of Fame” Award Plaque that we are presenting to our former Eastern Airline Pilot and EAL Radio Show Host, Captain Steve 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:


The EAL Hall of Fame Plaque 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 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!

Breaking News!

     U.S. Department of Transportation Announces 

           $162.4 Million in Infrastructure Grants

                                         By Marcia Alexander-Adams

 WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $162.4 million in airport infrastructure grants to 72 airports in 31 states across the United States as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP). “The Airport Improvement Program helps to maintain our aviation infrastructure and supports safety, capacity, security and environmental improvements,” said Secretary Chao.  “This is an important investment in these airports and the economic vitality of their respective communities.” A few of the named airports getting Program Grants are:

  • Pago Pago International Airport, American Samoa, $3 million
  • Norman Y. Mineta San Jose Int’l. Airport,  San Jose, CA, 3.2 million.
  • Miami Executive Airport, Miami FL, $3.1 million
  • Miami International Airport, Miami, FL, $23.5 million
  • McCall Municipal Airport in McCall, ID, $1.1 million and
  • Owensboro-Daviess-County Airport in Owensboro, KY, $4.1 million

The full story, list of more airports along with what their funds will pay. See more in Newsletter Online Aug-Dec17.

FAA Airport Grants Translate Into

Vital Infrastructure Updates

By Rob Mark


In government dollars $162 Million might seem like chump change, especially when it gets split up 72 ways. But for the recipients of the airport grants announced yesterday by the FAA, the money means an opportunity to add or repair much needed airport infrastructure. Yesterday’s award is part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program, grants awarded to airport sponsors to keep help their facilities in top-notch condition in order to fulfill their role in the National Airspace System. The AIP grant program pays for new runways and taxiways, as well as their rehabilitation, airport signage, lighting and markings, all of which help create thousands of jobs.See more in Newsletter Online Aug-Dec17.

                  Ryanair Calls On UK Airports

      To Limit Passenger Alcohol Consumption

             By Breaking Travel News August 15, 2017

Ryanair has called on UK airports to take “necessary measures” to prevent excessive alcohol consumption, in the wake of increased disruptive behaviour from passengers travelling from British airports.  The CAA reported a 600 per cent increase in disruptive passenger incidents in the UK between 2012 and 2016 with most “involving alcohol”. As a result Ryanair urged the airports to take more responsibility for this safety issue. Measures suggested include the banning the sale of all alcohol in bars and restaurants before 10:00. See more in Newsletter Online Aug-Dec17.

UK Government Reveals Aviation Policy Consultation

By Manchester Airport News

Manchester Airport will be expanded as the aviation sector develops in the UK. Shaping aviation to help boost economic growth, connectivity and skills will be at the centre of a new strategy to prepare the industry for the next the decades and beyond, the government announced today. The public are being asked to have their say on how this vital sector should respond to a range of technological, security, environmental and customer service challenges. The review also looks at how the government can support future growth in an industry which directly supports 240,000 jobs and contributes at least £22 billion to the UK economy each year. See more in Newsletter Aug.-Dec. 2017.

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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.

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From The Eastern Files

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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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REPA 2017 Convention is in Birmingham, Alabama this year on September 5th, 6th and 7th, 2017.

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The EARA 2017 Annual Picnic, is being held on November 4, 2017 from

11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. at:

C. B. Smith Park

900 N. Flamingo Road & Pines Blvd.

Shelter MC

Pembroke Pines, FL

See EARA "Keeping in Touch" newsletter for application to register.