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Guyana: Female pioneer aviators honoured

Female pioneer aviators honoured

OCTOBER 10, 2013 | GINA |
female aviators

Six of the pioneer women aviators at the ceremony at Base Camp Ayanganna, Thomas Lands with prime Minister Samuel Hinds

Eight outstanding women in the local aviation sector were last evening honoured including Cheryl Moore, the country’s first female military pilot in 1977; Beverley Drake, the first female commercial pilot in that same year; Barbara Adams, the first female helicopter pilot; Feriel Ally, the first female Grand Caravan pilot; Williette Gardner, the first female captain of a turbo prop aircraft Twin Otter; Debbie Gouveia, the first female to captain an Islander in 1982; Paula McAdam, the first female air traffic controller in 1979, and Sandra Persaud, who in 1986, was the first female to be in airport administration at then then Timehri International Airport.

Prime Minister Samuel Hinds and Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn among the invitees at the ceremony to honour women in the aviation sector    Continue reading

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