Eric Moody, Retired British Airways Captain, Aviation Expert
Eric Moody started his career in 1965 where he flew long-haul airplanes for BOAC and its successors British Airways. He flew for nearly 32 years. He obtained a Command in 1976 and retired in 1996 as a Senior Boeing 747 Captain having flown a total of 17,000 career hours.
In 1983, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List, Eric was awarded The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air, for his part in flying a Boeing 747, without engines running, through a Volcanic Eruption from Mount Galunggung in Java.
This incident resulted in Eric also being honoured as a Man of the Year in 1982, receiving a Gold Medal from the British Airlines Pilots Association, The Hugh Gordon Burge Award from the Guild of Air Pilots and a Commendation from the British Airways Board, the latter two awards being for outstanding leadership and airmanship. Lloyds of London also showed their appreciation with a presentation tantalus.
Eric has made a 'second career' as an 'aviation expert' speaking frequently on radio, television, after dinner, and advising the written media.
Eric Moody is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):