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...

Boeing Turns 100

When William E. Boeing incorporated Pacific Aero Products on July 15, 1916, near Seattle, it was just one of dozens of fledgling aircraft companies in an infant industry. It was logical for a lumberman like Boeing...

1911 – The First Aircraft Flight In Jamaica

By Darrell Lou-Hing In Jamaica the plane has replaced sugar as king. The island depends on aviation for its economic growth and its daily existence. People and goods fly in and out incessantly, linking Jamaica...