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Episode 201: First Flight has reached San Juan, Puerto Rico for two days of celebration of the Inaugural flight of the New Eastern Air Lines.  Listen-in to hear what it might be for passengers going on this very first flight of the new carrier.  We hope you can join us on First Flight.  See you at the Gate, Monday, January 26th at 7:00pm EST. 

Episode 202: Join us on Flight 202 as we recall the tragic day February 8th, 1965 and the loss of an Eastern flight over the New York area.  We also have some breaking news to report and perhaps a little aviation humor to balance out the broadcast.  Listen in and call in Monday, February 2nd at 7:00 pm EST.  See you at the Gate.


Episode 203: It's "Open" mic time.  The show will be like a Sienfeld Show - "about nothing."  Whatever you want to talk about is what we will talk about.  Don't be bashful.  If we go into "dead air" we'll cut it short.  I'm sure you have something you want to tell the world.  Keep it clean if you deliver a joke.  Let's stay away from politics and religion.  Other than that, the rules are simple - just tell us what you want to tell us.  I'll be the primer for engine start.

Episode 204:  It's "Open" mic time. 

Episode 205: Listen to some great stories of Eastern's great story tellers.  The music of our generation and maybe a joke or two will keep you entertained in the hour of variety.  We hope you will be at the Gate for departure of EAL Radio Show Flight 205 leaving at 7:00 pm EST Monday, February 23rd.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 206: We'll let the autopilot (George) take over tonight's show.  Everything you ever wanted to know about the autopilot.  "George" will answer all your questions about this highly sophisticated piece of equipment.  Our flight 206 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EST Monday March 2nd.  See you on- board.

Episode 207: Join us Monday at 7:00 pm EDT “Open Mic” on whatever you want to talk about. Our hosts are here to share the history, music and humor of this day.  See you at the Gate for Episode 207.

Episode 208: Join us Monday, March 16th at 7:00 pm EDT when we celebrate early St Patrick's Day.  We share the history, music and humor of this day.  See you at the Gate when our green aircraft departs for Ireland.

Episode 209: MAYDAY”  “MAYDAY” …“we’re out of control…descending through 20,000 feet.” ”We’re descending through 12 (thousand feet) – we’re in a stall!”  17 seconds afterwards, there were no further calls from the B727.  Tune in as we  re-create this tragic commercial airliner crash.

Episode 210: We have a great Guest tonight plus lots of Eastern talk.with your Hosts and Listeners.  See you at the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT for Eastern Talk Radio - The Radio Voice of Eastern Airlines.

Episode 211: What a great show tonight!  We have many guests dropping by to share their voice on the Radio Voice of Eastern Airlines.  The Guests?  You, of course.  You are the program tonight and we hope you will take part.  It's easy.  Just call in at 213-816-1611, or Toll Free at 877-572-1861.  We depart the Gate of Flight 211 at 7:00 pm EDT Monday, April 6th.  Don't be late. 

Episode 212: Three commercial airliners in one year carrying 551 people to their death has grabbed the attention of the world.  Is it now time for Planes Without Pilots?  Our discussion centers on recent tragic air disasters. Join in the conversation by meeting us at the Gate for the departure of Flight 212 Monday, April 13th at 7 pm EDT.  

Episode 213: You're welcome to join in with whatever is on your mind during this Episode.  Why not tell a story/memory of your days at Eastern.  36th Street - Miami always conjures up memories for most of us.  We've all been there.  Bases in NYC, BOS, DCA, ORD, PHL, and other cities served by Eastern could be on your mind,  Let's do some Eastern talking during this show.  Your voice is our radio show tonight,  See you at the Gate for a 7:00 pm EDT departure April 20th.

Episode 214: Are you ready to be on the new CERTIFICATED EASTERN AIR LINES "First Flight" or "Pioneers Flight"?  Whatever the official designation of such a flight we want your input to be heard.  You have heard us on the radio show talk about the flight and even request reservations on the flight.  Now it is available to us as former Eastern Airlines employees and even encouraged by its President, Mr. Ed Wegel to make it happen.  The thought of being on this flight was received by the Radio Show by over 200 Eastern employees, family and friends of Eastern wanting to be on this flight.  There are several things to consider before we start accepting confirmed reservations.  We will talk about these items during the Monday, April 25th radio broadcast.  Please plan to listen/call in at 7:00 pm.  See you at the Gate.  This ought to be a very informative discussion.

PS:  Mr. Wegel, if you get this announcement, you are invited to call in and tell us first-hand about the new Certificate for America's greatest airline.

Episode 215: A tribute to a great American singer and writer starts off the show with other voices of Eastern Airlines. The latest on the MIA to SJU flight and other great topics are covered in this live broadcast of our 215th Episode.  We'll see you at the Gate for a 7:00 pm EDT departure Monday, May 4th. Be there.

Episode 216: Ed, we look forward to your visit (4th ?) with us on the radio show this Monday, May 11th at 7:00 pm EDT.  You can call-in using 213-816-1611.  If you would like to call a few minutes before broadcast time that would be welcomed.  We are able to talk with the hosts 15 minutes before on-the-air time.  I'm sure you will receive many congratulations by our listeners and hosts.  The radio show will be a great supporter in your work to bring Eastern back to the traveling public.  We look forward to your return visit.

Episode 217: Follow Mary Block on her "Trip On Route 66". She'll be using her own mobile version of The Wings of Man - a 1960 Shasta Travel Trailer dressed in Eastern colors. Be sure to tune-in to our Monday, May 18th Radio Show for an up-to-date.

Episode 218: Memorial day tribute plus the latest news about Eastern Air Lines. Also, we hope to hook up with Mary Block on her journey to LA via Route 66. Tune in Monday, May 25th at 7:00 pm EDT. See you at the Gate.

Episode 219: Eastern's most famous pilot - his life and times.  Call in and share your stories and memories of Captain Dick Merrill.  Truly a legendary pioneer from the mail planes to the jumbo jets.  Also planned is our update as to the where abouts of our own Mary Block with her little "Wings of Man" on Route 66.  Hopefully we can catch up with her somewhere around Santa Fe, NM as this was one of the stops made famous in the song "Get Your Kicks on Route 66."  See you at the Gate as Flight 219 departs at 7pm ET, Monday, June 1st.

Episode 220: Eastern Air Lines flies our veterans to Washington, DC on the Honor Flight.  What a great way to start a new airline.  We bring you a first-hand report of this airline (Eastern) first.  It should make all former employees proud that the new Eastern "Spirit of Captain Eddie Rickenbacker" would think of our American veterans in such a way.  If you were in attendance, we want to hear from you.  We'll also try to check-in with Mary Block in her little "Wings of Man" trailer as she heads back home from the Route 66 adventure.  Be with us at the gate for departure this Monday, June 8th at 7:00 pm ET for Flight 220.

Episode 221: Most unusual Airports around the world is part of our Episode 221. Also, we had such a wonderful response from last week's radio show we thought we would share more about the Honor Flights.

Episode 222: Open Mic time with Episode 222. What's on your mind? Or, listen to what's on other folks minds. The latest news on the Pioneer Flight and the new Eastern. We hope you'll board the flight with us this Monday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm ET.

Episode 223: Join us for some great commercial breaks we haven't heard since our Eastern days. Tell us your favorite radio or TV commercial back in the 50s, 60, 70s. Tune in at 7:00 pm ET as Flight 223 departs from the gate Monday, June 29th.

Episode 224: Our Nation's birthday Saturday was remembered for the 239th time. Perhaps you would like to share how you and your family celebrated this special day. We go on-air this Monday, July 6th at 7:00 pm ET. See you at the Gate.

Episode 225: On January 1st, 1985 at approximately 8:38 p.m., and Eastern Airlines Boeing 727 Flight 980 piloted by Captain Larry Campbell on a routine flight from Asuncion, Paraguay, to La Paz, Bolivia crashed into the Andes Mountains outside La Paz, Bolivia John F. Kennedy International Airport.  All twenty-nine souls on board were killed.  What might have transpired in the final moments between the pilots' acknowledgment of a descent clearance to 18,000 feet in preparation for landing at La Paz and the jet's devastating impact with Mt. Illimani?

Guests tonight include two brothers, Captain Allen Gerber and Mark Gerber who represented the Airline Pilots Association, ALPA along with the NTSB investigating team making the expedition up the slopes of Mt. Illimani October, 1985.

Was this crash one of the pieces to the question, which begs an answer to "What Really Happened to Eastern Airlines?" Please listen to Episode 225 on the EAL Radio Show Monday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m. See you at the Gate.  


Episode 226: Continuing with last week's show, we discuss Flight 980 that crashed into Mt Illimani, Bolivia that a cause of the tragedy has never been determined.  Many questions surround Flight 980, some of which were addressed by the Gerber brothers, Mark and Allen in last week's show.  Join us as we continue to explore this appalling cover-up and subsequent scheme to dispose of Eastern.that was orchestrated at the highest possible echelons of the U.S. Government and others.  Please be with us on Monday July 20th at 7:00 p.m. ET.  See you at the Gate for Flight 226.

Episode 227: We present the show we had to cancel last week because of technical problems. We hope you will tune in as our discussion continues on subjects you will find most interesting. See you at the Gate Monday, August 3rd, 7:00 pm.

Episode 228: After last week's show it seems we're back to normal??? At least the technical issues seemed to have met the test. Our "kitchen table" radio show with all the high paid talent is back this week for more Eastern talk and all the latest news.

Episode 229: A local EARA Chapter finishes their monthly meeting with news of a first reunion and celebration of the Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion. Join in with your questions as we takeoff with another exciting adventure. See you at the Gate.

Episode 230: We have a jammed-pack show for you tonight with the introduction of "Up and Down the Aisles (at 35,000 feet)" with Jill Cotton, "Flight Operations" with Steve, "Chuck's Tool box" with Chuck, and the latest of the Eastern Airlines Pioneers.

Episode 231: Seventy years ago, the Airline Stewardess Association was formed and began to pave the way for what is today the world's largest Flight Attendant union, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA).

Episode 232: Lots happening on the Eastern front - old and new. Join us in the conversation Your memories and stories about working at Eastern are what we are looking for. We hope you will be on-board when we go live at 7:00 pm ET Monday.

Episode 233: Once again we reach for airline news, humor and what's going on with the Eastern Family. If you have an Eastern story we would like to hear it. Got questions for the Hosts? Please call and we'll see if we can come up with the answers

Episode 234: Questions you've always wanted to ask/know but were too afraid to ask. We'll ask the experts about things we see around airplanes, terminals, and in the air. Join in with your questions and share answers with questions asked. We'll see you at the Gate.

Episode 235: Things you don't see in airport terminals anymore. If you can think back to the 50s, 60s, 70s and maybe into the 1980s you would see an entirely different terminal than the ones we use today. Go back with us as we discuss these differences.

Episode 236:You'll be amazed at how new employees were treated back in the 1930s. And we were lucky to have the job. Would our feeling be hurt if we received a Bulletin that American sent to its copilots if we were in their place. Tune in and share your thoughts as we leave the Gate for Episode 236.

Episode 237: Potpourri collection for this show plus things you want see in the very near future. Add your comments as Flight 237 leaves the Gate for Ft Lauderdale and the First Annual Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion and Celebration. Be on board at 7:00 PM.

Episode 238: The 1st Annual Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion and Celebration of the "Old Eastern - Meets the New Eastern." Two fun-filled days topped by so many great speakers, singer, DJ music,and a special recognition of a true Eastern Airlines.

Episode 239: We're celebrating our 5th year on the radio. Join in during the broadcast on Flight 239 as we leave the Gate at 7:00 pm ET. Episode 240: It's "open mic" time again and we hope you will share a story or two about your Eastern days. You're always welcomed. Our hosts have their usual updates and then its all about you and Eastern. Join in the fun when we leave the Gate.

Episode 241: The Radio Show takes a New Eastern Charter from Miami to San Juan on the Boeing 737-800. Be on-board with your crew and share your thoughts about the new airline and seeing once again the beautiful aircraft with the Eastern logo.

Episode 242: Eastern Charter Flight 242 takes us from Miami to Bermuda. Join us on-board and share memories of this favorite vacation destination served by Eastern Airlines. We will be departing 7:00 pm EDT Monday, November 23rd.

Episode 243: Come fly with us to San Jose, Costa Rica. We always meet interesting people on our Eastern flights. This is a true story of one such flight. Join us on Flight 243 at 7:00 pm EDT November 30th.

Episode 244: D-Day and a salute to those who died there and fought there. We also take a look at airline pilots not prepared to transition from automatic flight to MANUAL FLIGHT. Be with us on Flight 244 leaving the Gate Monday Dec. 7th at 7:00 pm.

Episode 245: Tonight's Flight 245 will take us wherever our listeners and hosts want to take us. Call in to the show at 213-816-1611 and tell us what's on your mind. We push-back from the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. We hope to see you on-board.

Episode 246: Christmas Songs and a brief history. Join us in sharing your favorite Christmas songs during these few days before Christmas, Perhaps you will hear on tonight's broadcast.

Episode 247: Five years of the EAL Radio Show is now in the Archives for listening at your convenience. Many subjects, people, events, books, history and celebrations were covered during 2015. We hope you will be with us for the 6th year of the EAL Radio Show.

Episode 248: Our Special Guest in this out first radio show of 2016 will be Mrs Susan Wegel - Eastern Air Lines First Lady. She is prepared to answer your questions about the status of the New Eastern. She will truly be a great representative for the new Eastern Airlines.

Episode 249: OPEN MIC Monday. Choose the topic you want to talk about. Call-in and join-in with the hosts to talk about Eastern, the new Eastern, 2015, new aircraft, in-flight stories, your favorite Eastern people. Our time is your time. Join us Monday.

Episode 250: What were you doing at Eastern when these songs were played? Do you remember these? What were your favorite albums? Recording artists? Bands? Join us as we remember the songs during our Eastern days. See you at the gate.

Episode 251: Can you match the engine with the Eastern aircraft? We'll have fun tonight to see how good your memory is identifying a few engines that powered the Great Silver Fleet and into the jet age. Join us at 7:00 pm EDT for the departure of Episode 251.

Episode 252: Capt.R.D. Smith of Atlanta, Ga.—radioed from over Florida: "There's a man in the cockpit with a gun and a hand grenade. We're heading for Havana."This and more on our broadcast Monday, February 8th at 7 PM EDT.

Episode 253: Where you could go was once decided by the CAB. Deregulation in 1978 changed that. Wherever you want to fly and when was up to the air carriers. Some did well but others failed. Join our radio show discussion Monday at 7:00 PM.

Episode 254: Do you know how many Presidents served Eastern Airlines? Can you name more than 5? Do you know when they served? Did you know Eastern had a President for only one day? Do you know who that was? We have answers. See you at the gate.

Episode 255: Leap right into our conversation on this "leap day" in our calendar. Eastern Leap Year throughout the Eastern years and other topics will be discussed in this 255th Episode of the EAL Radio Show. Join us with your favorite Leap Year.

Episode 256: It's all about political humor. The best election humor out there. Got a favorite political joke/humor? You need to join us for this show on political satire. Flight 256 leaves the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. See you at the Gate.

Episode 257: We remember one of our own, EAL Radio Talk Show co-host, Captain Jim Graybill will be remembered on tonight's broadcast. We hope you will join us during this broadcast and share your thoughts and memories of fellow pilots.

Episode 258: Tell us who, where, and how you were hired by Eastern Airlines. We want to hear the story of that memorable day when someone said "You're hired." Was it by phone, letter, FAX (remember those?) Did you have to jump through hoops?

Episode 259: Go back to the 1950s with us on the Radio Show's Episode 259. Most of the Eastern Family can identify with this popular time of our lives. Talk with us about what you were wearing, eating, driving, listening to, and more.

Episode 260: Like the iconic masks of drama "Tragedy and Comedy" We have both in this Episode. Be sure to tune in Monday, April 4th at 7pm EST. See you at the Gate as Flight 260 departs with more News and Information for the Eastern Family.

Episode 261: What's on your mind? Got a question about Eastern old or new? About an Eastern employee you've been trying to find? A good book or movie you would like to recommend? Let's talk Eastern or your topic. Join us for our departure for flight 261.

Episode 262: 75 years ago we remember an accident that ended heroically near Vero Beach Florida. We have a guest on tonight's show that wrote an article for his newspaper about the events of this Eastern Air Lines DC-3 crash in the Florida Everglades.

Episode 263: Will the real Capt Eddie Rickenbacker please stand up. Did you ever meet the man? Have or know a story about the man? The many sides of this legendary aviation giant will be the topic of our radio broadcast Monday April 25th at 7:00 PM EDT

Episode 264: What's happening with Eastern? Let's find out what's new with both the old and new - Eastern. We have an hour to share with you and we hope to get you caught up with news you can use. Help us by joining us Monday, May 2nd at 7:00 pm.

Episode 265 Celebrating an Eastern Graduating Class - Flight Attendant Class of May 5th, 2016. Our topic for tonight's radio show. Join us as we hear voices of New Eastern employees and share the joy felt by this new generation of dedicated people.

Episode 266: It's Open Mic Monday for Episode 266. Call-in with your comments and let us know what's on your mind. We depart the Gate for Flight 266 at 7:00 pm EST Monday, May 16th. See you at the Gate.

Episode 267: EARA - Eastern Airlines Retirees Association. Meet this important Eastern organization on this 267th radio broadcast. Special Guests include Michael Zall, President and Vito Borrelli, Vice President. Dorothy Gagnon will be Special Host tonight.

Episode 268: The EAL Radio Show honors our brave soldiers who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Join us in this tribute. Flight 268 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT Monday, May 30th. See you on-board.

Episode 269: EAL Hunt Club with master story teller, Captain Jim Holder. You're in for a rare treat when you hear hunting and other stories. All you need to know about hunting and much more. Flight 269 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 271: Stories and Memories from our Eastern Files.

Episode 272: Much to think about this month - June 2016. We will share with you our thoughts about major events this month. Orlando, Muhammad were the major "breaking news" this month. Be with us as we depart on Flight 272 this Monday at 7:00.


Episode 273: Our guest in this Episode is Mr Ed Wegel, President of the Eastern Air Lines Group, Inc. We will hear an up-to-date report of the new Eastern. See you at the Gate for an on-time departure of Flight 273 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 274: Eastern Airlines Radio Show's July 4th Tribute. Be with us as we salute our Nation's 240th Independence Day Celebration. Flight 274 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. See you at the Gate

Episode 275: Our show tonight will be "all things Eastern" considered. We welcome you to come along with us on Flight 275 departing the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. See you on-board.

 Episode 276: We present the Eastern Airlines Family tree in this Part 1 episode. If you think you know the history of our great airline you need to be with us for these two broadcast to bring yourself up to date. Join us for departure of Flight 276.

Episode 277:  History of Eastern Airlines Music and Commercials. Starting with radio music in the 1940s you'll hear familiar songs and music and not so familiar. Join us as we travel through the sounds of Eastern. Flight 277 departs the Gate at 7:00.

Episode 278: Suitcases, Flight Bags and Toolboxes will be some of the topics we talk about Monday, August 1st at 7pm EDT.  Bring your own favorite Eastern story to the show.  See you at the Gate on Flight 278.

Episode 279: Who Was 1st to Fly? You always thought it was? Difference of opinion about this as we report on both. Tune us in by going to or Or, listen on your phone at 213-816-1611 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 280: Tonight We recall past EAL Radio Shows. Our hosts recall their favorite radio shows and we tell our listeners how a radio show like EAL Radio Show comes together. Join us as we depart the Gate on Flight 280 at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 281: It's Reunion of the old and Celebration of the new on this week's radio show. Let's get in a party mood. Join us Monday August 22nd at 7:00 PM EDT when Flight 281 departs the Gate. See you on-board.

Episode 282: We go on a broadcast trip and cover all things you need to know and talk about. Join us as we take off on Flight 282 leaving the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. See you on-board.

Episode 283: Planning a flight across the path of a Hurricane is what the crew of Eastern Flight 283 will be doing during our broadcast Monday, September 5th at 7:00 pm EDT. Be with us for departure. See you at the Gate.

Episode 284: "Curacao Center Eastern 283, we've just had a two-engine failure, but have them restored…… Sorry to be out of touch with you, but we've had our hands full." Listen in as we conclude the second part of Eastern Flight 283's path.

EAL Radio Episode 285: "Top the Tanks and give me the green stamps." "The only time you have to much fuel is when you're on fire." The thoughts precisely of the crew of this Boeing 727-200 from Miami to New York. Listen in as we re-create this real life situation.

Reunion2: Broadcasting at the 2nd Annual Eastern Pioneers Reunion September 24th, 2016. Interviews and activities at the Reunion.

Episode 286: The highlights of this weekend's 2nd Annual Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion & Celebration will be the topic of our show tonight. Tune in for what you missed. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET tonight on Flight 286, Monday September 26th .

Episode 287: An Interview with Captain Bob Wilbur about Eastern Flight 1320 hijacking and death of his good friend and First Officer James E. Hartley. The Interview took place at the recent 2nd Annual Eastern Airlines Pioneers Reunion & Celebration.
Episode 288: The Crash Detectives interview with Author Christine Negroni will be our special tonight. Also, after the interview, we will recall Hurrican Matthew stories. Please be with us for Flight 288 leaving the Gate at 7:00 pm ET, Monday, October 10th.

Episode 289: Breaking News!  New Management at Eastern Air Lines.  Our live radio broadcast will review this first change of the Eastern Air Lines Group.  We hope to have additional information that we can bring you during the broadcast. Our radio show has always had the support of Mr. Ed Wegel and his team.  We wish him well and hope he can visit with us during this show or future broadcasts.  Be sure to join us Monday, October 17th at 7:00 pm.  See you at the Gate for departure of Flight 289.

Episode 290: Selecting an Airline CEO and other topics on this week's broadcast.  We would like to hear from you, so why not meet us at the Gate for the departure of Flight 290. We leave at 7:00 pm ET. See you on-board.

Episode 291: Our Annual Eastern Airlines Fright 42 Halloween trip through the Bermuda Triangle.  Join us on this flight from Atlanta to San Juan on Halloween night into the Bermuda Triangle. This is a classic. Join us at the Gate for departure Monday, October 31st at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 292: A Lucky Lady visits the Radio Show tonight.  You'll want to make sure you listen in to the story of former Eastern Airlines Flight Attendant as we feel you'll be fascinated and inspired with Vicki Howell's amazing story.  No wonder she refers to herself as "Lucky."  Join us on Flight 292 departing the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you on-board.

Episode 293: Let's Talk Eastern.   We want to talk Eastern and welcome your comments.  Please join us for "Open Mic" Monday.  Whatever is on your mind will be the topic of conversation.  Flight 293 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you on-board.

Episode 294: Eastern cities in music and history.  Many of the cities served by Eastern Airlines had music and songs written about them.  We've found a few of these that we share with our listeners in Episode 294.  See you at the Gate Monday, November 21st at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 295: Remembering Old Miami back in the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Join us and add your favorites to the list. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday, November 28th. See you at the Gate.

Episode 296: Eastern's First Air Hostess' Class is a re-broadcast of a show we did back in 2011.  You'll like the skit performed by our cast that was researched from records back in 1931. 

Join the first Eastern Hostess class as they are introduced to company officials, the aircraft they will be flying, and a familiarization flight around the New York area.  If you were a Flight Attendant for Eastern, this is a must listen.  Join us, Monday, December 5th at 7:00 pm EDT as we depart the Gate.

Episode 297: Bring your favorite Christmas and New Year's recipes.  Let's sample some great holiday dishes and beverages during this "just before Christmas" show.  We have some great chefs out there so call-in with your favorite holiday food. 

We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT Monday, December 12th.  Call 213-816-1611 to listen live go  See you at the Gate.

Episode 298: Eastern Airports Trivia.  See if you can identify these Eastern Airports?  Listen to descriptions and identify airports once served by the Wings of Man.  We depart the Gate for the last time in the year 2016, but more to come in 2017.  See you at the Gate Monday, December 19th at 7:00 pm EDT.

Episode 299: Revisit Eastern Airlines and Former Employees during 2016.  Let's take a trip back during the year 2016 and catch the highlights for and about Eastern, former employees and the year of the New Eastern. 

You have a C1 pass with first class seating on board Eastern's new Boeing 757 as we lift-off Monday, January 2nd, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you at the gate for Flight 299.

Episode 300: OPEN Mic Monday with 2016 stories and current aviation events. We'll by flying Eastern's new Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Whisperliner. Join us at 7 pm EDT. Call-in at 213-816-1611.

Episode 301: Airline Humor as heard on TV and Radio.  Listen in and laugh with us as we hear great airline humor from TV and Radio.  We depart on Flight 301 Monday, January 16th at 7pm EDT.  Be at the gate as we depart on Eastern's newest jet - the Boeing 727 Whisperjet.

Episode 302: What does it take to certify and airliner?  You will not believe what the manufacturer will put an airliner through to guarantee your safety.  We explore some of these rigorous tests on Episode 302 Monday, January 23rd at 7:00 pm EDT.  Join us on our new Airbus A300-B4 aircraft departing Philadelphia to Miami.  See you at the boarding Gate.

Episode 303: Captain Neal and our hosts of the EAL Radio Show Broadcasts are proud to present this Monday evening, January 30, 2017, Episode 303 with our Guest Host. He is one of our own, Former Retired Eastern Captains, Brian Settles and one that is familiar to all of our listeners.  Brian is a Veteran and hero of the Vietnam War as well as an Author of 2 books that describe his emotional experiences he endured while in battle.


Be sure to join us Monday evening, January 30, 2017 on our broadcast, at 7:00 P.M. EDT to hear more of Brian’s story! Go to or call in and listen at 213-816-1611. See you at the Gate for departure of Flight 303. 

Episode 304: There's Breaking News and there's Breaking News. We have both of them for you tonight.  Tune in to see what's going on at the New Eastern or what's NOT going on there.  Be sure to tune in for the departure of Flight 304 Monday, February 6th and 7:00 pm EDT.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 305: Air Crash Investigation Course 101. Learn how an air disaster is investigated in Episode 305. Welcome aboard Flight 305 as we lift-off Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 7:00 pm EDT. Call in to join us at 213-816-1611 or go on your computer to

Episode 306 2-Man Crew Vs 3-Man Crew.  We have a startling video posted on the radio show's website.  One that you need to see.  What do you think is the safer operations.  We welcome your comments on tonight's show Episode 306 departing Monday, February 20th at 7:00 pm ET.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 307 Air Disasters with special guests, Captain Karlene Petitt, Christine Negroni and George Jehn. Please join us for this informative show by experts in the field as well as published authors of several aviation books - both fiction and non-fiction.  We leave the Gate at 7:00 pm ET, Monday February 27th on Flight 307-Heavy.  See you on-board. 

Episode 308 Monday, March 6th, 2017 features “Breaking News” from the past week as well as a continuation of our discussion about “Air Crash Investigation” Round Table Discussion that was Episode 307 from last week’s show.  Welcome aboard Flight 308 as we lift-off. Call in to join us at 213-816-1611, or go onto your computer at

Episode 309 Monday, March 13, 2017, From "SOS" TO "LOL" in communications civilization has come a long way.  We cover Morse Code to current computer phraseology in tonight's Episode 309. Tune in or call in at 213-816-1611.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 P. M. EDT March 13th.  See you on-board.

Episode 311  Episode 311 is a two-part series beginning with the automobile race track to becoming the world's largest airports. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT Monday March 27th. See you at the Gate.

Episode 312 The EAL Radio Show, Episode 312 on Monday, April 3, 2017 will be Part II, Conclusion of the Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport at 7:00 pm EDT. If you have a story about the airport you want to share, please call in at 213-816-1611.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 P. M. EDT April 3rd.  See you on-board.

Episode -313 The EAL Radio Show, Episode 313 on Monday, April 10, 2017 will be Chief Pilots at the Eastern Atlanta Base. Our program starts at 7:00 P.M. EDT. If you would like to share stories about your favorite Chief Pilots at any of the 11+ Eastern bases,  please call in at 213-816-1611.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 P. M. EDT April 3rd.  See you on-board.

Episode 314 Monday,  April 17, 2017, Eastern Goes To Disney World. Prominently sponsored by Eastern Air Lines was an attraction "If You Had Wings" in Tomorrowland at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom. Guests would ride in an Omnimover vehicle through Eastern Air Lines destinations throughout the world. The attraction ran from June 5, 1972 until June 1, 1987.

Climb aboard for our EAL L-1011 to take you back in time to another first. Our program starts at 7:00 P.M. EDT.  Join us to share stories about your favorite story, we would like to hear from you. Please call in at 213-816-1611 or  go to our blog website: See Disney History at Eastern History

Memorial Tribute Episode: Captain Steve Thompson, Saturday, April 22, 2017 as a tribute to the late Captain Steve Thompson the Radio Show will replay Episode 181 about Flight 855's loss of all 3 engines on the L-1011. Join us at 2pm EDT Saturday, April 22nd.

Episode 315: Monday, April 24, 2017 "Round Table" of Honored Guest Hosts, The Silverliners International President,  Conni Leaf Kerrigan, former Founder and former Presidents.  Don't miss this one! SILVERLINERS HISTORY: Three remarkable women—Carol Montell Harlin, Doris Coughlin Self and Claire Ward Westhafer got together in New York to talk about their “flying days.” They took the steps needed from that meeting to bring about the most unusual organization in the world—The Silverliners.

Episode 316  Is there really a pilot shortage? Our Round-table panelist will take on this "in the news" report of a pilot shortage. If there is a shortage, what can be done about it and by whom?  Please join us at the table and add your opinion.  Please call in at 213-816-1611.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 P. M. EDT May 1, 2017.  See you on-board.

Episode 317 Episode 317 discusses the recent news of passengers being taken off a Scheduled Flight. The wrong way and the right way. Please call in at 213-816-1611. Join us for Flight 317 May 8th at 7:00 pm EDT. See you at the Gate.

Episode 318 Human Factors in Air Disasters - "To err is human." Errors can be diminished to a certain extent, but will always exist. It's just a fact we have to deal with. This holds true for all events in life, not just aviation. If you track the roots of any air disaster, there is bound to be some kind of human error in the equation. Join us for this 3rd show about Air Disasters. Flight 318 leaves the Gate 7:00 pm EDT May 15th. Please call in at 213-816-1611.  We hope you will join us.

The EAL Radio Show Episode 319 will air on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. EDT with a special guest Host, Alexa Conway, our former EAL Flight Attendant, who will jog your memories of the crews and how when they landed, would ordered their dinner.

Hey Buffalo, this is Eastern 319.  Would you do us a favor?”  “Go ahead 318, this is Buffalo.”  “We’re about 30 minutes out and could you call Anchor Bar Restaurant for 6 orders of Buffalo Wings - 10 wings per order?  Make that 3 Hot and 3 Medium. Put some celery and blue cheese with the orders.  Thanks Buffalo. See you on the ground.” We’re remembering meals and restaurants that crew members favored around the Eastern System.  Join us with your stories for a great discussion in a topic we all enjoy – food!

Episode 320 We Honor our Men and Women serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. This is our Memorial Day broadcast and we want you to share your memories of loved ones and friends who have given their lives for our country. We leave the Gate at exactly 7:00 pm EDT.  Please be on board Flight 320.

 Episode 321 "Show About Nothing" of course was an Episode on the Sienfeld TV Series that George Costanza suggested the show be called - a "Show About Nothing." This Episode is along the same idea, but a more popular way of putting it is a potpourri of several different topics by folks that want to tell a story or two. We welcome you to talk about whatever "nothing" might be. It's "Open Mic" Monday. Join us on Flight 321 as we depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT, June 5th. See you on board.

Episode 322 Air Traffic Control Privatization is the topic of Episode 322 with representatives from the controller group joining us at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday, June 12th. We hope you can be with us as we depart the Gate on Flight 322.

Episode 323 Computers are now running our lives. We take a look at where we were, where we are and where we'll be. Join us as we journey back and try to see what the future will be like 5 yrs., 10 yrs., 20yrs, 100 yrs., and on into the distant future. We welcome your thoughts.  Flight 323 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.  Please be on board.

Episode 324 For many flying on a plane is a terrifying experience. It's estimated that 25% of all flyers have some degree of fear. Yet chances of dying on an airplane are 1 in 60,000,000. Our broadcast June 26 at 7:00 pm EDT asks the experts how to overcome this fear known as "Aerophobia" or "Aviaphobia." We hope you can join the discussion. See you at the Gate for Flight 324.

Episode - 325 Join us for the Radio Show's celebration of America's Birthday with music and history. We also remember 80 years ago when we last heard from Amelia Earhart. Our Flight 325 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT. We'll see you on board.

Episode - 326  "Sound Bytes of ATC" What do pilots and air traffic controllers talk about during various segments of flight? Well, presented tonight for your enjoyment is actual two-way communications. Some humorous and some not so. ATC clears Eastern 326 to the Los Angeles Airport - Now ya'll be careful.  Be with us 7:00 pm EDT Monday July 10th as we depart the Gate.  See you on-board. July 10, 2017.

Episode - 327  Eastern Airlines Goes to Smithsonian - Two of Eastern's Historical Aircraft hang suspended in the National Aero and Space Museum in Washington, DC. Why are they there and how did they get there will be the topic for our Episode 327 Monday, July 24th at 7 PM EDT.

Episode - 328  "Wrong Airport Runway Landings" Why do pilots land at wrong airports and on wrong runways? Tune in tonight. Monday, July 31st at 7:00 pm EDT when we consider the factors involved in making a terrible decision that effects not only crew members and passengers, but many others.  We would like you to fly along with us on Flight 328, July 31, 2017.  See you at the Gate.

Episode - 329 "Airline Near Collisions…Successful Incident or Not!” - "Boston Tower, we'd like to report a near miss. What's your number so we can call you when we are on the ground." This happens in our skies today, both on the ground and in the air. This may be chilling news to many, but there are thousands of these stories in the annals of aviation history.  Listen in as we bring you actual calls made by pilots.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT, August 7th, 2017.  See you at the Gate

Episode-330 Remembering What I Forgot Talking about Dementia and Alzheimer's with the author of "Remembering What I Forgot," Mr. Ken Allen. During our show we pay a special tribute in song and music. Be with us for this very important Episode 330. 

Episode-331 Are the Nation's Airports in a state of disrepair? We discuss conditions existing at airports across the US and compare them with airports around the world. Join us for information about your favorite airport and what condition you might find existing today. We also have music for the event crossing our country today. Please join us at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday, August 21st. See you at the Gate as Flight 331 departs.

Episode-332 Eastern Families and Their Eastern Brats - Affectionately referred to in the Eastern Family as "Brats," we have invited the kids of Eastern employees to be on the show during this Episode 332.  You are invited to have your Eastern "Brat" join us for the fun.  Or, just listen to what your kid had to endure growing up in an Eastern family.  We leave the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday August 28th.  See you on-board.

2017 REPA Convention - BHM  Part I - The Retired Eastern Pilots Association (REPA) Convention held in Birmingham, AL.  The EAL Radio Show goes to the Convention for interviews and reports about the Convention and other news.  See you at the Gate for this Special Report.  We depart at 11:30 am CDT.  Call-in 213-816-1611.

Episode - 333 A Tribute to the 9/11/2001 tragedy 16 years ago. We were supposed to broadcast this Episode last Monday, 9/11 but we would like to present it along with Hurricane Irma thoughts from our Listeners and Hosts. We hope you will join us Monday, September 18th at 7pm EDT.  See you at the Gate.

Episode - 334 The EAL Radio Show presents its 2017 Hall of Fame award posthumously to Captain Steve Thompson. Please join the Radio Show Hosts and the Thompson Family as we present this honor to Steve. We're on the air at 7:00 pm ET.

Episode - 335 The Eastern Airlines Silverliners host tonight's radio show. Join us as our Guest Host, Colleen DeFelice talks with several of Eastern's finest - former Flight Attendants with Eastern. We suspect that we'll find they have been successful after Eastern. Join us Monday, October 2nd for a 7:00 pm departure. See you at the Gate.

Episode - 336. Ms. Traci Drummond, Archivist of Southern Labor Archives at the Georgia State University Library, Atlanta Campus and who will give us a summary of the Eastern Airlines Exhibit planned at the University Atlanta Campus…all about Eastern Airlines and the company we love to talk about. Go to Call-in 213-816-1611 See you at the Gate 7:00 pm ET Monday, October 9th.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 337 
On the sixth day God created Man – and he rested. Thus, we have Adam holding the distinction of being the first name to appear on a list. He outranked Eve, number two on the list - establishing a "pecking order" in the Garden.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 338
Our experts are ready to field questions that you may have wanted to ask on tonight's Episode 338. We hope you will tune us in at Our Call-in number is 213-816-1611 See you at the Gate.

Eastern Flight 339 goes missing in the Bermuda Triangle on Halloween Night. Come with us when Flight 339 crew is taken over by mysterious forces beyond their control. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET on this scary flight into the Devil's Triangle.  Join us if you dare.

Stars and Stripes Forever honoring our Veterans and a visit with our Authors and Editors. t's a two-part Episode tonight. It's time to find out what's in the works with our writers, authors and editors. We think you'll enjoy our Veterans' Day tribute and chat with several talented people. Join us at the Gate for the departure of Flight 340 at 7:00 pm ET.

Make and Model - Have you ever wondered who gives new aircraft their names? We discuss this topic on Episode 341 along with makes and models of cars. Join our discussion by calling in to the show Monday November 13th at 7:00 pm.ET. Go to See you at the Gate.

Episode - 342 Newly released FBI documents pertaining to the D.B. Cooper hijacking case include a letter that may only deepen the mystery surrounding the notorious unsolved crime which marks its 46th anniversary this week. We hope will listen to what we think transpired between DB Cooper and the Flight Crew of Northwest Flight 305.  Departing from the Gate at 7:00 pm ET, Monday, November 20th. See you at the Gate.

Episode - 343 - The Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - "A Magnificent Machine"  A favorite among Pilots and Fight Attendants.  Passengers loved riding in it, thanks to a unique engine configuration that reduced sound in the cabin. Flight crews appreciated its extra-wide aisles and overhead bins. But it was TriStar’s pilots who had access to its most thrilling feature: an advanced fly-by-wire automatic flight control system (AFCS).  Join us as we talk about one of Eastern's most controversial and most loved aircraft.  Flight 343 departs the Gate Monday, November 27th at 7:00 pm.  See you onboard. .

Episode - 344 A Day That Will Live in Infamy. Recall the news of that horrific day on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii, December 7th, 1941. Many of us still have memories of the FDR Declaration of War Speech on the Empire of Japan. If you would like to tell us your memories please join us in the EAL Radio Show tribute to the men and women who lost their lives on that day that will live in infamy. Monday, December 4th at 7:00 pm we depart the Gate. See you onboard. Call-in number is 213-816-1611

Episode - 345 Eastern's roll in naming Air Force One is tonight's topic. Join us as we discuss the history of Air Force One and the Eastern Air Lines connection. Your calls always welcomed. We depart the Gate on Flight 345 at 7:00 pm ET Monday, December... more

Episode - 346 "Let's Talk Eastern" Tonight's broadcast will be talking about Eastern Airlines during the past year and much more. Please join us to add your thoughts to the conversation during this open mic broadcast. We depart the Gate on Flight 346.

Music for Christmas rarely heard during the holiday season. Listen to the Pentatonic's beautiful sounds without instruments and other great musical groups. The music you'll want to hear every year.  Join Captain Neal Christmas night for an hour of beautiful sounds for this joyous day.  The music starts at 7:00 pm ET December 25th See you at the Gate.

Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 was a Lockheed L-1011-1 Tristar jet that crashed into the Florida Everglades at 11:42 pm December 29, 1972, causing 101 fatalities. . A special broadcast From The Eastern Files will be on-the-air today, December 29th at 3:00 pm ET Call-ins welcomed at 213-816-1611; Go to to listen.

EAL Radio Show is celebrating our 2018 season of our broadcast by looking back through the sands of time through The EAL Radio Show Hourglass of 2017. Take a walk with us down memory lane as we review the broadcasts and the variety of hosts that entertained us in 2017. We shared many memories during 2017 that gave us much joy and happiness. We also shared the sorrows when we were saddened by the loss of folks in our Eastern Family. Our shows have been many (50 Monday broadcasts, in fact) and our memories of each remain in our heart. We depart the Gate on Flight 347 at 7:00 pm ET.  We hope you will be onboard.

The Last Voyage of Airliners…Then Where Do They Go? Listen-in as we broadcast the final flight of an Eastern L-1011 to a New Mexico boneyard. Join the crew of Eastern Flight N339EA as it takes that last "flight west" from Miami International Airport.  We depart Monday, January 15th at 7:00 pm ET.  Our call-in number is 213-816-1611 and you can listen in at

EAL Radio Show - Episode 349
Regulations = "You Can't Live Without Them & You Can't Live With Them"  Since the Wright brothers first flight, it became apparent that aviation would need some form of regulations or control. Travel with us on Flight 349 as we unravel the history of air regulations/  We depart the Gate Monday, January 22nd at 7:00 PM ET.  See you onboard.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 350
"Eastern 350 this is New York Center - Say your speed"  Since the Wright Brothers first flight, speed records have been set. In the early prop days airline pilots have set records. The official record keeper for United States aviation is the National Aeronautic Association.  Join us Monday January 29th when we travel at WARP speed.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET to set a new speed record for Flight 350.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 351
Meet some of the people who made Eastern great. Eastern history is rich in people greatness and we talk about a few of them in tonight's Episode 351. Join us Monday, February 5th at 7:00 pm ET when we depart the gate.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 352 Eastern Plaques Found and donated back to the Eastern Family to be placed for all to see. Tune in Monday, February 12th at 7:00 pm ET and join the discussion. See you at the gate.

Aircraft Engines throughout the years. From the Wright Brothers first engine to the most powerful engines on commercial aircraft today. Join us as we go through the evolution of powered flight. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET.
Top 10 Greatest in Aviation. Listen in to see if it matches your list. Join in the conversation by calling the Radio Show at 213-816-1611. We depart the Gate Monday February 26th at 7:00 pm ET. See you on-board.

Honey Look What I brought Home from my layover. Join us for interesting "stuff" crew members bring home when they go on a trip. Call in with your favorite item by calling 213-816-1611. Flight 355 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm tonight.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 356
The History of Air Navigation: From Railroads to country roads and highways, water towers, smoke pots to space age guidance systems will be our topic in tonight's broadcast. Join us as we crank up the old radial engine and the 100,000 lb thrust engines of today and navigate around the world.  We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET. See you onboard.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 357
Eastern Air Shuttle to Trump Shuttle: The real story about the airline within an airline and its sale to the Trump Group. Perhaps you were a part of this story. Listen in at 7:00 pm EDT, Monday March 19th for this bit of Eastern history. See you onboard.

EAL Radio Show Episode - 358
CRM: Order in the Cockpit. From talking to oneself in the cockpit to crew resource management - From Mail planes to double-deck airliners reducing errors has brought accident levels down and aviation the safest mode of travel. Please join us as our Guest Hosts, who are experts and experienced in this very essential Key topic, relate the importance of CRM.

It's all about the Black Box, which is really bright orange. Tonight's show is about the history of this piece of equipment required to be on all transport category aircraft. Join us as we reveal the mysteries of the "black box." WE depart the Gate on Flight 360 Monday, April 9th at 7:00 pm EDT. See you onboard.

The topic for our EAL Radio Show Episode 361 on Monday, April 16, 2018 will be the ?2018 Airliners International Collectibles & Convention Show. Our Guest Host will be the Co-Chairman of the event, Mr. Steven McInich and our Co-Host, Shea Oakley.

Brat-2 is the title of our second broadcast with Eastern children and grandchildren taking part in the show. Kids say the darnest things and this show should be no exception even they are all adults. If you are an Eastern Brat, why not join us... See you at the Gate.
"What's that coming at us?" Quickly the Captain turned the control column in a steep bank to avoid a collision. Listen in as we recall how two Eastern pilots had a close encounter of a different kind. Monday April 30th, at 7:00 pm EDT we board Flight 363.  See you at the Gate. 
Those Glamorous Days of Flying. Recall with us tonight as we fly back into the 40s and 50s. Remember what it was like? How does it compare with flying in today's world. Men in dress suits and Fedora hats; Women in their Sunday best and kids in shirts and ties. You would never see flip flops or sleeveless T-shirts in the propeller days.  Join us for some memories and share yours. Live on the air broadcasting Monday, May 7th at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you at the Gate.

Captain: If we should have to ditch, you'll receive plenty of warning because our copilot becomes hysterical. And he'll start running up and down the isles yelling: "We're going to crash!", or something like that. Bob Newhart. We've put. together a fun-filled Episode for you as Flight 365 takes to the air.  Join us and be prepared to be entertained.  The show starts at 7:00 pm EDT May 14th.  See you at the Gate.
2018 Silverliners Convention
Interviews of Silverliners' attendees at the 2018 Silverliners Convention at Wyndham Grand at Harborside Hotel in Jupiter, FL. This live Episode will be broadcasted as Episode 366 Monday, May 21st at 7:00 PM EDT. Call-in during the show to talk with your Hosts at 213-816-1611.

Episode 366 - EAL Radio Show
The EAL Radio Show goes to the 2018 Silverliners Convention at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Harborside Hotel in Jupiter, FL. Listen in as we interview Flight Attendants and listen to their Eastern and other memories. Our broadcast is   will be broadcasted as Episode 366 Monday, May 21st at 7:00 PM EDT.

The EAL Radio Show's tribute to the men and women giving their lives so that American could have freedom for themselves and their families. God Bless America and it's heroes. Join us Monday, May 28th as another Memorial Day sunsets with liberty and freedom.  We are on the air live at 7:00 pm EDT.  You can listen at Or   Call in to the live broadcast 213-816-1611

"It was unknowable then, but so much of the progress that would define the 20th century, on both sides of the Atlantic, came down to the battle for a slice of beach only 6 miles long and 2 miles wide." -- President Barack Obama.  Join us as we pay tribute to those soldiers engaged in the largest single battle in American History - D-Day.  Our Flight 368 departs the Gate at 7:00 pm EDT.  We hope you will be onboard.  Call-in 213-816-1611  

"How long does it take to fly to Los Angeles?" Agent: "About 4 hours." Customer: "Is it any faster if I fly in Economy Class?" If you ever worked in Reservation, you've heard even funnier questions and probably taken a verbal beating a time or two.  We've got the funny side and the technical side of this fascinating business known as Reservations or simply "Res."  Join us Monday, June 11th at 7:00 pm as we leave the Gate on another airline adventure.  Call in 213-816-1611.

Where have all the Tool Boxes Gone? Our show will focus on airline maintenance and the early history of Eastern Maintenance and the men and women who kept the planes in the air. Did you know the very first employee who was a mechanic.  Tune in Monday, June 18th at 7:00 pm EDT for the departure of Flight 370.  See you at the Gate.

Episode 371 - EAL Radio Show The Boeing 727 continued to deviate further below the glideslope, and at 16:05:06.2, when the aircraft was at 150 feet, the captain said, "runway in sight." Less than a second later, the first officer said, "I got it." The captain replied, "got.

The EAL Radio Show is proud to present out 4th of July celebration of our country's 242nd anniversary. Join us as we present a star-spangled celebration - fireworks and all. We depart the gate at 7:00pm EDT.
"From Frost to Flowers in Just Eight Hours" song identifies Eastern's new fleet - The Great Silver Fleet. Go back with us to the 40s and 50s when the airline went from fabric aircraft to metal aircraft, We leave the Gate Monday, July 8th at 7:00 pm EDT. We hope you will join us.

Amelia Earhart - Life and Times "Please know I am quite aware of the hazards, I want to do it because I want to do it." Amelia Earhart this month in July 2, 1937 Amelia Earhart was lost to the world. Never to be found. Tune in Monday July 16th, 7:00 pm EDT as we depart the Gate on time. See you onboard.

An Interview with former Aeroflot Pilot, Captain Valerie Khodykov. Captain Val flew for the Russian airline Aeroflot for 27 years and tonight we have him answering questions in the EAL Radio Show studio. Join us at 7:00 PM EDT.... 
Episode 376 - EAL Radio Show
Eastern Airlines History set to Music.  Travel with us through the years of Eastern Airlines and enjoy the music of the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s as we play the most popular songs through the decades. all the while hearing what was happening with our beloved Eastern Airlines. A unique musical history of Eastern Airlines. Join us this Monday, July 30th at 7:00 pm EDT.  See you at the Gate for Flight 376 departure. 

We bring you a special report on the SEATAC - Seattle International Airport tragedy.  Several Guests to talk about the how and why this tragic event occurred when Horizon Airlines employee stole an aircraft and eventually crashed on a remote island in Puget Sound.  We depart the Gate at 7pm EDT, August 13th.

Most pilots remember that first flight - solo. Now it takes on a whole different meaning. SOLO - One Pilot Crew of a modern day transport aircraft. You probably think that will never happen. Well, listen to our Episode 379 and you'll hear that are some trying to make this happen. Join us Monday, August 20th at 7:00 pm ET as we board a single-pilot flight. See you at the Gate

We interview Keith O'Brien author of Fly Girls, New York Times best seller.  Join us as we ask Keith about his new book and what does it take to be a best selling writer. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ECT  Call in 213-816-1611.

2018 REPA Convention Charleston SC at the Francis Marion Hotel. Your Radio Show Hosts interview the Retired Eastern Pilots, wives and friends on the Convention floor. Join us at 1:00 pm ET as we depart of Flight 381. See you at the gate.

What really happened in Charleston?  Hosts describe the 2018 Retired Eastern Pilot Convention held this past week in Charleston, SC.  We also pay tribute to One of America's most tragic days - September 11th, 2001.  Join us when we depart the Gate at 7:00 PM ET.  See you onboard.

Episode 382 - EAL Radio Show
Your luggage may have its own destination. Ever wonder why you and your luggage arrived at different destination? What happens to lost (forever) baggage. The complete story of lost luggage baggage and where its final destination...

EAL Radio Show Hall of Fame - 2018 broadcast. Eastern Executive, John P. Ingle, Jr is our recipient posthumously. Please join us at 7:00 pm ET when we honor John and his dedicated 41-year career with Eastern Airlines. Call-in your memory and comments at 213-816-1611. See you at the Gate.

Just when you think there are no more terrific war stories that have gone untold, along comes The Escape Artists. Bascomb has achieved that rare combination of impeccable research and a page-turning narrative.? -The latest best seller from Neal Bascomb our guest for tonight's radio show.  Tune in at 7:00 PM ET and ask the author questions.  See you at the Gate.
Wrong Way Corrigan - What really went wrong.  Here the actual Wrong Way Corrigan tell in his own voice.  Tune in for Episode 385 as the Cast re-creates the story of the man and the flight.  See you at the Gate 7:00 PM ET for our departure in the right direction.

We interview Mr. Edward "Skip" Booth, an aviation attorney and historian in tonight's broadcast. Join us for Episode 386 departing on the C - Concourse at 7:00 PM ET Monday October 15th, 2018. See you at the Gate

Episode 387 - EAL Radio Show
Hello Mother, Hello Father - A song about going off to camp. We do another "Brat" show. This is #3 shows about growing up as an Eastern Kid, which we affectionately call "Brat." Add your comment about growing up in an Eastern... more by calling in 213-816-1611 Monday 22nd at 7:00 pm ET.  See you at the Gate along with all the other C-3 pass riders. 
Bermuda Triangle Center? There is no Bermuda Triangle Center. Who is this and what kind of games are you playing. Words that the crew on board Flight 388 wish they had never heard. Were they being taken over by some mysterious Bermuda Triangle Center?  There is no Bermuda Triangle Center.  Who is this and what kind of games are you playing.  Words that the crew on board Flight 388 wish they had never heard.  Were they being taken over by some mysterious force out of the past?  You'll be on the edge of your seat until the end of this mysterious Eastern flight into the Bermuda Triangle. Join us Monday, October 29th at 7:00 pm ET when we broadcast our annual Halloween show.  Go to: www, to listen. Call-in at 213-816-1611.

Hostess, Stewardess, Flight Attendants; History of The Cabin Crew. From Flying Hostess to Flight Attendant we turn back the years to the first class of professionals we now call Flight Attendants. We start with the Flying Hostess, as Eastern called them, to Stewardess we later knew them to be, and now Flight 389.

Lion Air, Veterans' Day and some EAL Trivia are on the program for Monday, November 12th at 7:00 pm Eastern time. Join us as we salute our Veterans. See you at the Gate for Flight 390.

America's Great Humanitarian Effort - the Berlin Airlift with two special Guests. Many Eastern employees were given leaves to join this post-war World War II airlift. We leave the Gate at 7pm ET. Monday, November 19th.

Episode 392 - EAL Radio Show

The EAL Radio Show takes up the topic of Lion Air Flight 610 with Special Guests. Tune in and Call in with your comments. The flight leaves the Gate SUNDAY, November 25th at 7:00 pm ET. or... Call-in 213-816-1611.

Episode 393 - EAL Radio Show

WATCH OUT !  WATCH OUT !" shouted F/O Roger Holt. But it was too late as the Eastern Constellation and the TWA B-707 hit in midair.  Join us as we pay tribute on the 53rd Anniversary of this catastrophic accident between two airliners over the skies of Connecticut December 4th, 1965.  Our special guest is the Second Officer on the Eastern Shuttle flight, Captain Emile Greenway.  Go to: Call-in 213-816-1611.  We depart the Gate Monday December 3rd at 7 pm ET.

Episode 394 - EAL Radio Show

"Now what in the hell are you doing!"....."I'll tell you when you can do that!" Tonight we share what happens when tempers flare at 37,000 feet. Join us at 7:00 pm ET Monday, December 10th. Our hosts and listeners share their stories of not getting along with their superiors.  Maybe you have a story you would like to share.  See you at the Gate on your best behavior.

Episode 395 - EAL Radio Show

"We're still at 2,000 feet, right?"..."Hey—what's happening here?" Remembering Eastern Flight 401. December 29t, 1072 nearly 46 years ago an Eastern L-1011 crash in the Everglades. We hope to have a special guest.

Episode 396 - EAL Radio Show
Christmas Music and Eastern Airlines on Christmas Eve. It doesn't get any better. If you've got the Christmas decorations complete and the presents are under the tree why not relax with a few select songs on this joyous occasion. See you the gate.

Episode 397 - EAL Radio Show

What a fabulous year of EAL Radio Show broadcasts! Putting this one together, I was amazed at the topics we aired. I remember when we first went on the air - a cast of ONE - me. I remember being told it would only last for a year or less

Episode 398 - EAL Radio Show:

Ernie Gann wrote the best seller Fate is the Hunter in which he shares a few Eastern stories of fate and how it takes different directions (Compass) and time (Clock) The late Captain Bill Malone (ATL) tells the story titled The Compass and The Clock.

Names still around since the early 1900s like Boeing, Lockheed, Martin will be Part One and then we remember The Miracle on the Hudson. Be with us Monday, January 21st at 7:00 pm ET as we depart the Gate with you onboard.

The aviation community lost a great airline executive this past week - Herb Kelleher, Founder of Southwest Airlines. Please join us for this tribute of a great American business leader. We depart the Gate at 7:00 pm ET. See you onboard.

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