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Promo Episode 423
"Flying with Arthur Godfrey"
(Photo) 1953 Captains Eddie, Arthur Godfrey, Dick Merrill and Captain NA
The EAL Radio Show broadcast goes back into our archive of Eastern History in Episode 423 on Monday, July 22, 2019, with the topic "Flying with Arthur Godfrey" at 7:00 P.M. EDT.
Our Eastern History describes Arthur Godfrey as an avid supporter to the Miami aviation industry, especially with his connections with Captain Eddie and Eastern. He discussed aviation on his daily radio broadcast program, in the mid-1940s. Some other items of interest:
• Captain Eddie became elated with Godfrey's promotion of flying and authorized him to make a promotional film for Eastern.
• Eastern Airlines celebrated the 50th anniversary of powered flight with the film "Flying with Arthur Godfrey" featuring their founder, WWI ace Eddie Rickenbacker and host Arthur Godfrey in 1953. This gorgeous color film features footage of Lockheed Constellations, early jet fighters, and Arthur's personal DC-3.
• Captain Eddie led a tour through South America in a new "Connie" and the guests on board were Arthur Godfrey, and Wayne Parish. Carried over 2.223 million passengers.
• An Eastern members, Ronald Correard loved flying at the age of 12 after viewing Arthur Godfrey's 1953 show. He also saw Godfrey on that "Connie" with Captain Eddie and in the 60’s was part of the crew on that same "Connie" and nose number.
• Godfrey was elected honorary life member of the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1976 in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the organization. He was also enshrined there in 1987.
Listen to our broadcast to hear Captain Neal's program on "Fying with Arthur Godfrey" .Call 213-816-1611 on Monday, July 22 at 7:00 P. M. EDT Join our discussion or listen in by clicking the hyperlink to take you to www.blogtalkradio.com/capteddie.