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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 the 4-brand new shining bars on my shoulders, I wondered if anyone else could see that I was just a rookie, didn't know how to...

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 a new pilot to start out as flight engineer on the B707 (and later the L1011) and then, after several years, graduate to a flying...

Captain Wendy Yawching: The LIAT Days (Lady in an Airborne Twister)

Part Three (3) of the story of Captain Wendy A. Yawching   These were the years I really learnt to fly! Everything else so far had just been preparation. I remember the first day they walked the new pilots through the hangars, I thought I had never seen anything so big or beautiful as the DeHavilland Twin Otter aircraft that we...

Captain Wendy Yawching: Wendy Earns Her Wings

Part two of the story of Captain Wendy A. Yawching One of the many highlights of my instructing time was a summer that I spent training young military cadets at an isolated airport in the stunning "wilderness" of northern Ontario. It was quite a kick to be called "Ma'am" and be saluted by these keen young people, all on their...

B.W.I.A.s’ First Female Captain: Capt. Wendy A. Yawching

As we hinted at yesterday on our Facebook page, we are going to be doing something new and we hope that you enjoy it. We are going to begin doing multi-part features on pioneering and interesting individuals who have had a lasting impact on aviation in the region and beyond. We found it fitting to begin with the story...

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 numbers only amused her then, and it still manages to bring a smile to her face every time. That was when she became Trinidad's first female...