Theme: “The Old Eastern Meets the New Eastern”

Sponsored by:

Homestead Funding Corp.

6273 Lake Osprey Drive, Suite 14, Sarasota, FL.  34240

Cell: (904)-704-9720 · Office: (941)-362-2895

We are looking forward to having a great time and to seeing our Eastern friends once again. Plan to join in with us for both days at the 2016 2nd Annual Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion and Celebration at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Lauderdale 17th Street

110 SE 17th Street S
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 527-2700

We have some special entertainment planned for both days and here is some more information on this event listed below.
EAL Pioneer Raffle Winners: Winner will receive 50% of total sales with the 2nd and 3rd prize winners receiving 30% and 20%. There will be several additional prizes from Raffle ticket drawings.

Cash Sales Memorabilia: Anyone interested in selling your Eastern related memorabilia on both days, Friday from 12:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, please E-mail Dorothy Gagnon as soon as possible to advise how many items you have to sell, and how many tables you need for your items:
(E-mail is preferred, but if necessary, you may call her home phone number, 561-369-8881.

Sponsor’s Exhibition Booths: Will be available with a Representative, exhibits and literature.

Book Signings and Sales will be available by George Jehn (Final Destination: Disaster); Neal Holland (Wings of Man(y) and EARA (The Wings of Man).

Friday & Saturday, September 23rd: Complimentary manager's “Happy Hour” Reception (only for paying guests that stay at the Hotel) in the Hotel Lounge held daily at evening, where you can quench your thirst with your favorite drink at the lounge.

Friday, Evening: “Meet & Greet” held in the Banquet Room. Entertainment by Star Ballroom Dancers performing the Cha Cha, Waltz and Tango. Then the Entertainer/ Singer, Richard Frank Show follows with songs from the 50’s 60’s music (our music) and will be great to hear and dance to for your evening pleasure. Cash Bar.

Saturday, September 24th Daytime is Free time, on your own. The beach is just a short 10 minute ride on the free daily beach shuttle. Walk to the Water Taxi or Sun Trolley for tours by land or water, of “The Venice of America”. Fort Lauderdale attractions have everything from boating to Deep Sea Fishing, Golf, Tennis and many other aquatic activities are nearby for you to purchase (see the Concierge to schedule any reservation). The Embassy Suites has a large outdoor pool with a waterfall and an adjacent spa tub. There is a Fitness Center on the 12th Floor over-looking downtown, the Intracoastal and the ocean to the east.

Saturday Evening: Banquet Dinner followed by a “Roast” of Vito Borelli given by Captain Neal Holland. Speakers “roasting” are, Captain Neal Holland, Bill Hirsch, Cecile Intriago, Roland Moore, Isabel Rodriquez, and the President of Eastern Airlines Group, Ed Wegel, who will re-live their knowledge of Vito during his tenure with Eastern Airlines, giving a brief synopsis of their involvement with him in any way. Complimented by special guest(s) “The Family of Vito Borrelli.”

EAL RADIO SHOW Hall of Fame: Captain Neal Holland will present Captain Robert Wilbur Jr. and Vito Borrelli into the EAL Radio Hall of Fame.

Download our 2016 Reunion Events schedule on the left (goes to a PDF reader)


  1. Click on Red Register Button to the left
  2. Save this Registration Form on the left, to your desktop.
  3. Once saved, fill in the Registration Form and SAVE. 
  4. E-mail the Registration Form to or print and send by mail to:

EAL Radio Show

145 Hilden Rd

Ste 115

Ponte Vedra, FL 32081

5.  Go back to the EAL RADIO Show Website
6.  Fill in your e-mail address and select the type of registration you'd like.
7.  Click on "Register Now"
8.  This takes you to PAYPAL to pay for the Event using your PayPal account or a credit card(your choice)

Embassy Suites. Click on this Embassy Suites hyperlink to take you to the Embassy Suites website to book as room at the Reserve EAL Radio Show Rate of $129 per night.

If you need any assistance registering, please contact Dorothy at her home number at (561) 369-8881

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