Caribbean Aviation History

1943 THE HUNT FOR U-615

Kapitänleutnant Ralph Kapitzky was an unlikely hero. He commanded only one boat, did not execute a single bravado war patrol, and did not come...

1941 Flight Lieutenant Cy Grant

Cy Grant was born on 8 November 1919 in the village of Beterverwagting, Demerara, British Guiana (modern-day Guyana), one of seven children in a...

1987 ST. LUCIA AIRWAYS – THE CARIBBEAN, DO ANYTHING, GO ANYWHERE...

*some of this story contains paragraphs as reported in 1987 St. Lucia Airways Limited was a privately-owned company founded in 1975. Its head office was...

Captain Wendy Yawching: Wendy Takes Command

Part 5 of the story of Captain Wendy Yawching   On my first flight as a Captain, as I walked through the airport and onto the...

Captain Wendy Yawching: Wendys’ Wings Wander Wider

Part 4 of the story of Captain Wendy A. Yawching   Thrill, joy, excitement. To be brought into BWIA as a "direct-entry" co-pilot on the sleek...

Captain Wendy Yawching: The LIAT Days (Lady in an Airborne Twister)

Part Three (3) of the story of Captain Wendy A. Yawching   These were the years I really learnt to fly! Everything else so far had...

Captain Wendy Yawching: Wendy Earns Her Wings

Part two of the story of Captain Wendy A. Yawching One of the many highlights of my instructing time was a summer that I spent...

B.W.I.A.s’ First Female Captain: Capt. Wendy A. Yawching

As we hinted at yesterday on our Facebook page, we are going to be doing something new and we hope that you enjoy it....

1943 B-24 CRASHES INTO NORTHERN RANGE TRINIDAD

By: Capt. Darrell Lou-Hing (Ret.) It was a dark and stormy night in 1943 when a B-24 bomber slammed into the mountains above Trinidad. The impact...

1996 Mixed Signals – Birgenair 301

Birgenair 301 was a charter flight for Alas Nacionales Airlines. At 0342, Birgenair flight ALW-301, operated with a Boeing 757-200 aircraft, took off from Gregario Luperon...