Retired Eastern Pilots Association
About 40 years ago, in October 1971, REPA was born. It was first known as Eastern Retired Pilots Association. Captains E.M. Taylor and L.C. Transou (both under age 55 at the time) approached Col. Frank Borman on his feelings about them starting an association of retired pilots. Col. Borman was very interested and pledged full support from the company.
A telephone campaign was begun which resulted in about twenty retired pilots meeting in the living room of E.M. Taylor's house to discuss the plan. All were in favor of starting up as soon as possible.
The first organizing convention was held at Key Biscayne on December 8, 1971, and the first By-laws were composed on December 9, 1971. At that meeting Paul Foster was elected President; George Youngerman, Vice President; Jim Talton, Vice President; Jack Lambie, Secretary; and Walt Tullis, Treasurer.
The name of the Association was changed in January 1974 to the Retired Eastern Pilots Association, more commonly known as REPA. Beginning in 1977, the Newsletter became known as REPArtee.
With our membership base now at approximately 1300 (Regular, Affiliate, Widows and Honorary) we are admired by most of the major airline retiree associations. We have taken the initiative to create this website, assemble essential information and present it in the most beneficial format. We want to inform the general public about our group, our mission and our goals.
Our mission is to foster the well-being and future growth of REPA by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information about our group and related subjects. Our objectives are to increase awareness, to encourage development, to examine issues, facilitate exchange of information and to promote our interests.
We appreciate you taking the time to visit this website and we hope you come back soon. We will be updating the site regularly to keep you informed of upcoming events so be sure to bookmark this page and check back often.