Walter J. Brill

Joined Dec 20 2010
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57 years old
Anchorage, AK
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About Me

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.

Best Wishes,


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Reply George McCament
7:54 PM on November 6, 2011 
Hello Walt, we probably had our paths cross while we were at EAL but I can't say you look familiar. After EAL was destroyed we moved to Anchorage and I worked for the FAA there until 2002 and moved to the B737 APM for Alaska Air Lines in Seattle where I could not wait to retire and come back to Alaska. What a great airline. (None, however, have the same wonderful employees EAL had.
I retired in 2008 and when I asked my wife where she wanted to live she said... Haines, Alaska and I never gave her a chance to change her mind. We now live in Haines, above our garage while we finish the house we have. We extend the same invitation to you and your family if you ever get to Haines. We loved Anchorage but really love Haines. It has it's draw backs but the pluses far outweigh the minuses. Ever in the area give us a call. E mail is
george and joan mccament
Reply Neal Holland
10:32 PM on September 18, 2011 
Hey, Walt. How are things in AK? Are you coming down to TPA for the REPA Convention?
Reply Capt. Jim Blackburn
2:42 PM on January 5, 2011 
No relationship to Janis that I know of. Will let you know if we are coming your way in AK.
Reply Capt. Jim Blackburn
1:39 PM on January 5, 2011 
You made some great moves after EAL, Walt. Thanks for your comment on my career. It was a great priviledge to have a flying career instead of having to work 9 to 5 for a living. Our best friends moved to Anchorage a couple of years ago and love it. His name is Bill Potter (X Naval Aviator).
Reply Neal Holland
4:06 PM on December 20, 2010 
Great seeing you at the Convention, Walt and Welcome and I hope you will be a regular visitor to the site and broadcast. Neal