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....

1932 The First Aircraft To Land In St. Vincent

Michael Cipriani was the first pilot to land an airplane on the island of St.Vincent. Michael flew from Trinidad landed in St. Vincent on the 29th July 1932 and later continued his flight to Barbados. The...

1929 FIRST FLYING BOAT FLIGHT TO TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Two years after Charles Lindbergh made the first non-stop transatlantic flight ever in 1927, Lindbergh was sent by Pan American airlines to explore the possibilities of Trinidad as a destination. He chose the waters...

1938 From Seawell To Adams – The Airport of Barbados

Aviation in Barbados celebrated a 100 years in 2013 and which such a long aeronautical tradition, An Airport was a necessity. This came to fore with the Seawell Airport now known as the Grantley...

1967 GUYANA AIRWAYS FIRST TURBOPROP AIRCRAFT

After Guyana’s Independence in 1966 the government of Canada via CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) offered assistance to improve Guyana’s aviation capability. Part of that assistance was to provide two DHC-6 Twin Otters, two...

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...

1943 Pearls Airport: Grenada’s First Airport

Pearls Airport (ICAO: TGPG) was Grenada's first airport. It is located near Grenville approximately 23 miles from St. George's. It was opened in 1943 and was the sole airport in Grenada until 1984 when...

1943 WW2 AIRPLANE CRASHES AT PIARCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN TRINIDAD

The Martin 187 Baltimore was a two-engined light attack bomber built by the Glenn L. Martin Company in the United States, originally ordered by the French in May 1940 as a follow-up to the...

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...