Captain Ricardo Traven, BOEING F18F S
by Neal Holland on September 10, 2018 at 4:55 PM
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Ricardo Traven, Chief Test Pilot, Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Ricardo Traven is the Boeing chief test pilot for all models of the Hornet family of aircraft, including the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and the EA-18G Growler. He is also the Boeing air show demonstration pilot for the Super Hornet and recently expanded his flight test duties to include a 737 type rating and flight testing on the U.S. Navy's P-8 program.
"The Phantom Freighter", Eastern Airlin...
by Neal Holland on August 31, 2018 at 10:26 AM
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This film promoting Eastern Airlines' cargo service opens with an Eastern 727 plane landing on an air strip (:55) and the doors open to reveal eight freight packs holding cargo (1:43). These shipments are brought to a lauder lifter and then to a skid (2:38). Rollers built into the floor of the plane enabled rapid movement of cargo (3:20). Large bags reading domestic air mail are shown and these are also transported in addition to cargo (3:48). Seats are being loaded into the plane as it will soon become a passenger plane (4:56). The crew is seen unloading crates of live lobster, tropical fish (5:15), and an artificial kidney machine which had been manufactured by DWS INC. (5:42). In the air freight office, paperwork must be completed to direct the freight to it?s final destination (6:27). On the plane, the remaining seats are set into place (7:04), and cargo flight 477 is now passenger flight 90 (7:41). Communication between the passenger control center and the Phantom freighter are constant and preparations for passengers to being boarding are conducted (8:38). The crew boards the plane about 45 minutes prior to take-off to ensure the planes readiness (9:28) and the aircraft is fueled (9:34). The flight engineer is seen making visual checks (9:55) and caterers load items such as soda cans, glasses and meals (10:37). The film draws to it?s end as the passengers board and it enters the run-way for take off (13:52). This has been an Education through Motivation (14:57) production. PeriscopeFilm, Published on June 13, 2018
Southwest Flight 1380 Engine Explosion
by Neal Holland on April 21, 2018 at 11:21 AM
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Audio/Video of the Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who has a Navy background 0f 32 years, stayed calm in the cockpit and brought Flight 1380 to a safe landing after thir engine exploded, and a passenger was pulled through the window. Other passengers pulled her back into the cabin, but ultimately she didn't make it. This audio/video is Captain Shults' conversation with the PHL Control Center. See entire article im Newsletter online Jan-June.
Eastern Airlines A300 (N205EA) Mia take ...
by Neal Holland on January 3, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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Someone commented on the video and provided me the FO's name which is Joe Pomponio. I reached out via Facebook to Joe but haven't heard back yet. Also no response as yet to who the Captain and the SO is ?????? Just thought it would be nice that the pilots could have a video of them working back in the day.
I (Bob Moore) worked as an F/A from 1980 to 1989. When starting my new job with Eastern I was newly married...(now in my late 50's), I'm enjoying the memory of those early days.
Video details: Back in the day as an F/A, I held a turnaround trip that was MIA-FLL-JFK-MIA (September 3rd 1986). We would ferry the flight from MIA to FLL to re-position the aircraft.
I just purchased a new video camera (5lbs.) for my son's birth and thought I would try it out and video the MIA flight to FLL ferry leg. The Captain allowed me to jump-seat however, I don't remember the pilot's names. (Maybe someone could identify the pilots and let them know). The video is about 20 minutes long and for some reason, I do not have the landing into FLL.
747 "The Queen of the Skies" Flies Final...
by Neal Holland on November 12, 2017 at 6:08 PM
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747 Flies Final U.S. Passenger By Mary Grady Boeing's 747, the iconic humped two-decker jet, flew its last flight for United Airlines on Tuesday. The four-engine widebody has lost ground to more-efficient modern aircraft. A United Airlines crew flew the final trip, from San Francisco to Honolulu, tracing the same route as the first United 747 flight in 1970. From a 1970s-inspired menu to retro uniforms for flight attendants to inflight entertainment befitting of that first flight, passengers will help send "The Queen of the Skies" off in true style. United said in a news release.
EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor Still Flying
by Neal Holland on November 11, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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One of Eastern's Ford Tri-Motors is still flying; it belongs to EAA today. The EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor visited the Miami Executive Airport back 8 months ago (2017). An EAA TriMotor Captain, Check Captain and the KTMB Tower-Chief Louis spoke together in this video (the pilots and support crew and up-close video of ground operations) during the EAA 1929 Ford Tri-Motor's visit to Miami Executive Airport. Music is "Dixie ... Flight with 8 flew and you can see on the video of the 7 passengers boarding and their flight in Miami.
Remembering What I Forgot: "My Dad, A li...
by Neal Holland on November 5, 2017 at 1:35 PM
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A newly released video, also entitled; Remembering What I Forgot: "My Dad, A life in Pictures" details the physical and emotional torment often experienced with the progression of Alzheimer's.
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Episode 339 planned "Halloween In The Be...
by Neal Holland on October 24, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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The EAL Radio Show has a fantastic Halloween Episode 339 planned "Halloween In The Bermuda Triangle" scheduled for Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. ET.
Many of us have heard the stories surrounding “The Bermuda Triangle,” also known as the “Devil's Triangle.” This location is in the western part of the North Atlantic Ocean, and one of the heaviest traveled shipping lanes in the World. Some say ships disappeared and aircraft has never been seen again due to mysterious circumstances, while others dismiss the idea of any mystery or disappearance happening from this area. Cruise ships and pleasure craft regularly sail through the region, as well as commercial/private flights flying through this area. So tune in to hear if our flight has any paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings happening!
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