History

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Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, A.A., M.S. and Col. Charles Hutson

Art Williams & Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School

was conceived by Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue, A.A.,  M.S. and Col. Charles Hutson and began operating in 1993.

The School was named after the pioneers of aviation in Guyana:
Art Williams (Arthur James Williams). & Harry Wendt (Herman Edgar Wendt),

Both were pilot-mechanics, who in the early 1930’s laid the foundation for aviation in Guyana and by so doing, opened up much of the country’s interior for the first time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arthur James Williams was a retired Lt. Col. of the US Air Force. He came to British Guiana in August 29, 1934 with an Ireland Wasp Aircraft.

 

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Herman Edgar Wendt, also a pilot-mechanic, came to British Guyana about one year after Arthur Williams. (1935)

 

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British Guiana Airways was Guyana’s first commercial Aviation Service and was initiated by Williams and Wendt. The picture shows a Grumman Goose (Flying Boat) docking at Ruimveldt wharf – August 29, 1945