1997 THE AIRPORT THAT GOT BURIED – “THE POMPEII of the CARIBBEAN”

W.H. Bramble Airport, also known as Blackburne Airport, was a small international airport on the Eastern coast of the island of Montserrat, a British Overseas Territory in the Caribbean. The island's airport located near...

1943 The Dominican Air Force AT-6

The Dominican Air Force was created in 1930, and between then and 1943, approximately 15 different aircraft were operated. We can mention the Vought O2U Corsair, the Bellanca Peacemakers, the Fleet, and Curtiss Wright R-19,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 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...