Walter J. Brill
|Walter J. Brill||
Joined Dec 20 2010
57 years old
My name is Walt Brill. I joined Eastern Air Lines on January 1st, 1988, at the age of 23, and flew the line as a S/O on the B-727 and A-300, based in New York, 'til March 04, 1989.
Since leaving EAL, I spent approximately three years with Kiwi Int'l Air Lines, as a S/O, F/O, and S/O Check Airman on the B-727. After Kiwi, I was hired at Trans Meridian Airlines, where I flew as a F/O and Captain on the B-727. In 1997, I was hired by Continental and United. United placed me in a hiring pool for a year, so my wife Alison and I moved from White Plains, NY to Mangilao, Guam, and I flew for CAL-Micronesia, on the DC-10, until UAL gave me a class date of 09-21-1998.
I am currently employed with United Airlines, on the B-767, based in San Francisco. While at UAL, I have flown the DC-10, B-727, B-737, B-757/767 and A-319/320. After working for nine airlines, surviving three airline bankruptcies, and a 264-day strike, I am looking forward to my retirement in 18.5 years from now, and procuring a new Maule M7-235 (on floats) and flying across the tundra with my Alison, who after 23 years is still the love of my life!
We have been living in Alaska for the past ten years, and absolutely love it up here in the high latitudes. We always welcome former EAL employees to come visit with us, if you ever find yourselves in "The Great Land", and want a tour of Anchorage. Come on up for a great reindeer salami sandwich or halibut burger, and stay in our log home for the night, while sharing stories about The Great Silver Fleet.