GCAA hosts Guyana’s first female pilot

Guyana’s first female pilot, 72-year-old Lucille Dawsey, was received by executives of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) when she arrived in Guyana on Wednesday afternoon for a two day visit.

Paula McAdam, former Director, Aviation Safety Regulations, GCAA and Monica Bipta, another GCAA staff, greeted Ms. Dawsey and her family at the Timehri airport facility. Dawsey has been recognized for the major contributions she made in the aviation arena, and for the many examples she set for the other female plying the trade.

The Guyanese born retiree received her pilot’s license in 1961 and was attached to TransGuyana Airways Limited at the now Ogle International Airport.

She will spend two days in the country and will visit the various aviation centres and make trips to the interior. A brunch was hosted for the veteran pilot in appreciation of her tireless contribution to the aviation sector. Ms. Dawsey’s last visit to her homeland was made in 1979.