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 close to winning a Knight’s Cross. Yet his war patrol...

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 close-knit middle-class family. His father was a Moravian minister and...

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

*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 listed as PO Box 253, Castries, St. Lucia, West Indies....

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 Dash-8 aircraft, I remember feeling like a complete fraud. Despite...

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 MD83 jet. In those days, the normal route was for...

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 just been preparation. I remember the first day they walked...

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 training young military cadets at an isolated airport in the...

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. We are going to begin doing multi-part features on pioneering...

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 sheared a swath of forest 150 feet wide and 345...

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 International Airport, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, with a final destination...