- Published on Saturday, 13 April 2013 21:15
A Piper Aztec aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from Ogle Airport today. The American registered airctraft, N27FT, was in Guyana to conduct surveys with regards to the Amelia Hydroproject Road. Both pilots perished when it crashed into a house shortly after 3 p.m. The house was completely destroyed. The pilot was identified as Pierre Angiel, the 71-year-old director of a Miami mapping company called Angiel Envirosafe Inc.
Ogle Airport was recently buzzing with activities to mark the 100th anniversary of aviation in Guyana.
- Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 12:59
The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Saturday evening honoured long serving aviators, pioneers/entrepreneurs, and those that have made significant contributions to the sector but have passed on.
Public Works Minister Robeson Benn (centre in back row) is joined by the pioneers/entrepreneurs of aviation, long serving aviators and those who made significant contributions to the industry. (Courtney Frank photo)
GINA said that special awards of long service were given to Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, Col. Ret., Egbert Field, Col. Ret., Charles Hudson, George Loye, Godfrey Charles Archer, Margaret Chan-A-Sue, Jennifer Debarros, Major Patrick Nichols, Captain Lloyd Marshall – the longest serving pilot, and Fazel Khan, Ahmad Mazahar Ali, Bill Mohaboob, and Michael Charles – the only pilot in his group that remained in Guyana.
GINA added that Michael Correia, Mohamed Ali, Kayman Sankar, Ronald Reece, Edgar Phillips (posthumously) – the first Director of the Civil Aviation Authority, Air Services Ltd., training school and the Art Williams and H. Wendt training school, were also honoured as the pioneers and entrepreneurs in the aviation sector.
Source: Stabroek News
- Published on Thursday, 28 March 2013 11:56
Preliminary plans have begun to upgrade the Lethem aerodrome to cater for a spike in business activity in the southern Guyanese township, according to Aviation Minister Robeson Benn.
“What we want to do since there is a heavy traffic at the border and a lot of movement of businessmen who want to see the area…we want to put in a terminal building there and continue the work and improve the terminal building,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.
He said the design of a new terminal building and the acquisition of nearby lands for future development would form part of the overall project. “We have preliminary designs and preliminary locations that we are looking at for a new little terminal building at Lethem,” added.
Construction of the new building, Benn said, could begin next year.
Addressing a symposium titled “The Future of Aviation in Guyana,” at the Guyana International Conference Centre (GICC), the Aviation Minister predicted that the Lethem aerodrome would “ultimately become another regional airport.”
The Lethem runway is 5,294 feet.
Guyana this month celebrates 100 years of aviation.
Source: Demerara Waves