1934 SVD – St. Vincent’s First Airport

Most travelers wonder why 'SVD' is the IATA code for the E.T Joshua Airport, especially since 'SVG' has become the popular country code for St. Vincent & the Grenadines since the early 1980's. This...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

1913 THE TRAGIC START OF AVIATION IN TRINIDAD

In January 1913, Ten years after the the Wright Brothers had made their first motor flight, the intrepid American aviator Frank Boland and a party of four arrived in Trinidad and brought the world...
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...

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...