2002 ALICIA CANDICE HACKSHAW T&T‘s FIRST ROTARY WING AVIATRIX.

The first time the helicopter pilot touched down on an oil platform the men at sea thought she was an angel, only with metal wings. The cat calls, the offers of marriage and telephone...

1989 “THAT’S IT, IM DEAD” SURINAM AIRWAYS 764 CONTROLLED FLIGHT INTO TERRAIN

“That’s it. I’m dead.” These were the chilling last words from the cockpit picked up by the black box recorder of Surinam Airways Flight 764 moments before the DC-8 crashed Surinam Airways Flight 764 was an...

KLM’s First Transatlantic Flight

On 15 December 1934, almost 82 years ago, a very special flight departed from Schiphol. At ten minutes past midnight, the triple-engine Fokker F-XVIII “Snip”, registration PH-AIS, took off with a four-man crew on...

Avianca Brasil orders 62 A320neo family aircraft

Synergy Aerospace Corporation, largest shareholder of Colombia-based Avianca and owner of Avianca Brasil, has finalized a Purchase Agreement with Airbus for 62 A320neo Family aircraft. These A320neo will be the base of the fleet renewal...

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...

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...

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...

1935 The Last Flight of The Zorzal

In mid-1935, a small airline named "Servicio Aéreo Colombiano" or SACO, was furiously struggling to challenge the mother of all airlines in Colombia, a giant named "Sociedad Colombo Alemana de Transportes Aéreos" or SCADTA,...

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...