4 Roraima Pilots receive aviator’s badges

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4 Roraima Pilots receive aviator’s badges

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4 Roraima Pilots receive aviator’s badges
January 10, 2016

Four Roraima Airways’ Pilots were on Saturday evening bestowed with their aviator’s badges, commonly called ‘wings’, at a simple Wings Commission ceremony at Duke Lodge.

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Captain Gerry Gouveia Jr receiving his wings at the Wings Commission Ceremony

The Pilots – Captains Collin Martin, Gerry Gouveia Jr, Ryan Prashad and Terrence Trot, received the badges in lieu of being promoted to Commander Pilots.

Major General (Retired) Norman McLean, in a short address to the gathering, urged the Pilots to raise the standards of airline services in Guyana.

Captain Gerry Gouveia Sr, in his remarks, related that the success that Roraima Airways enjoyed was on account of the hardworking staff, especially the Pilots who have made great sacrifices to ensure that they serve their country to the best of their ability.

He recounted tales of the young Pilots having to rush to interior areas to fly medical evacuations – a recent example being Captain Prashad’s rescue of an ill newborn infant who was airlifted to Georgetown in the nick of time, resulting in his life being saved. Gouveia explained that in order to receive their wings, the Pilots underwent rigorous training and as such, he congratulated them for reaching that milestone in their career and lives. “I want to congratulate them, it was hard…it was rough,” he stated.

Captain Gouveia Sr announced that Roraima would improve its airline services by continuously training its Pilots thereby increasing their skills.

“We have our challenges, but with the hard work, the commitment, and teamwork of all of Roraima’s staff, this company has been doing well. This company is a very diverse and complex company with a lot of ordinary Guyanese doing extraordinary things in planes, boats and hotels, and making tourism work in Guyana,” he stated.

At the ceremony, he also announced that the annual Wedding Expo would be “bigger and better” this year, with a whopping $3,000,000 set aside for the winning couple’s wedding. “We’ve already started to look for the winners for the Race to the Altar, and when we find that couple, we will get them married right here at Duke Lodge at a fairytale wedding,” he closed.

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