1913 SCHMIDT GATE BARDADOS

Barbados has a long history in aviation which dates back to March 1913 when Otto Schmidt gave Barbadians their very first experience. Schmidt’s plane was not flown into Barbados, but rather had been shipped...

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...

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...

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...
By Darrell Lou-Hing

1899 Hot Air Balloon Flight and First Parachute Jump in Trinidad

By Darrell Lou-Hing In 1899, a man rose in a hot air balloon, the launching took place from Victoria Square and then he descended in the Savannah with a parachute! Victoria Square is next to...

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...

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...

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...