A report on Cheddi Jagan International Airport

Passengers arrive at Cheddi Jagan International Airport. July 2014

Primary airport of Guyana.

- Cheddi Jagan International Airport

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Guyana

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Country on the northern mainland of South America.

Country on the northern mainland of South America.

Kaieteur Falls is the world's largest single-drop waterfall by volume.
Rupununi Savannah
Satellite image of Guyana from 2004
Anomaloglossus beebei (Kaieteur), specific to the Guianas
The hoatzin is the national bird of Guyana.
A tractor in a rice field on Guyana's coastal plain
A proportional representation of Guyana exports, 2019
Thatched roof houses in Guyana
Guyana's population density in 2005 (people per km2)
A graph showing the population of Guyana from 1961 to 2003. The population decline in the 1980s can be clearly seen.
The State House, Guyana's presidential residence
The Supreme Court of Guyana
Guyana's parliament building since 1834
Map of Guyana, showing the Essequibo River and (shaded dark) the river's drainage basin. Venezuela claims territory up to the western bank of the river. The historical claim by the UK included the river basin well into current-day Venezuela.
Cross-border bridge from Guyana to Brazil near Lethem
St George's Cathedral, Georgetown
Providence Stadium as seen from the East Bank Highway

There are two international airports (Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri and Eugene F. Correira International Airport (formerly Ogle Airport); along with about 90 airstrips, nine of which have paved runways.

Georgetown, Guyana

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Capital and largest city of Guyana.

Capital and largest city of Guyana.

Wesleyan Mission Premises, George-Town, Demerara (1850)
A view of the Kingston section of Georgetown in the 19th century.
View of Georgetown from over the Atlantic Ocean
Parliament Building
The High Court
St. George's Anglican Cathedral
National Cultural Centre auditorium
A Colonial era residence in Georgetown.
Providence Stadium hosted several 2007 Cricket World Cup matches, replacing Bourda as the national stadium and test venue
The International Conference Centre

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (formerly Timehri Airport) acts as the major air transportation hub for the city, which is located on the right bank of the Demerara River, 41 kilometres south of Georgetown.

Eugene F. Correira International Airport

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Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Guyana, 6 km east of the capital, Georgetown, in the Demerara-Mahaica region.

Located on the Atlantic Ocean coast of Guyana, 6 km east of the capital, Georgetown, in the Demerara-Mahaica region.

In 2013, LIAT began scheduled passenger airline flights between the airport and Barbados, thus switching over its former air service into Cheddi Jagan International Airport.

BWIA West Indies Airways

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The national airline based in Trinidad and Tobago.

The national airline based in Trinidad and Tobago.

BWIA International Boeing 707-227 at Miami in 1972
BWIA Boeing 747-100 in 1987
BWIA McDonnell Douglas DC-9-51 in 1989
BWIA Airbus A340-300 in 2002
BWIA Boeing 727-100 in 1965
BWIA Lockheed L-1011 Tristar (series 500) in 1995

Its main base was Piarco International Airport (POS), Piarco, with major hubs at Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) and Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO) during 2006.

U-2 Dragon Lady 80-1080 from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing

9th Operations Group

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Operational flying component of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California.

Operational flying component of the 9th Reconnaissance Wing, stationed at Beale Air Force Base, California.

U-2 Dragon Lady 80-1080 from the 9th Reconnaissance Wing
RQ-4 Global Hawk
MC-12W Liberty
Martin B-10B
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
B-29 Dinah Might (1st BS / 9th BG), first to land on Iwo Jima, 4 March 1945
9th Bombardment Group B-29 North Field Tinian, 1944
9th Bombardment Group aerial mining of Japanese home waters, 1944
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Streamer for Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal

The 1st Bomb Squadron moved to Piarco Airport, Trinidad, on 24 April 1941; followed by the 5th Bomb Squadron to Beane Field, Saint Lucia, on 28 September; the group headquarters squadron to Waller Field, Trinidad, on 30 October (where it was joined by the 1st Bomb Squadron); the 44th Reconnaissance Squadron to Atkinson Field, British Guiana, on 4 November; and the 99th Bomb Squadron to Zandrey Field, Surinam, on 3 December 1941.

Caribbean Airlines

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State-owned airline and flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago.

State-owned airline and flag carrier of Trinidad and Tobago.

A former Caribbean Airlines Airbus A340-300 still in BWIA West Indies Airways livery
A former Air Jamaica Boeing 737-800 operated by Caribbean Airlines
Caribbean Airlines Boeing 737-800
Caribbean Airlines ATR 72-600 in old livery

On 30 July 2011, Caribbean Airlines Flight 523 (reg. 9Y-PBM) overran the runway in rainy weather and crashed through the perimeter fence while landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in Guyana. The incident occurred at approximately 1:32 am. The aircraft, a Boeing 737-800, broke into two just behind the first class area. There were no fatalities. Caribbean Airlines confirmed 157 passengers and 6 crew members were on board the aircraft.

44th Reconnaissance Squadron Martin B-10B

44th Reconnaissance Squadron

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Unit of the United States Air Force 432d Wing, Air Combat Command stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, where it operates unmanned aerial vehicles.

Unit of the United States Air Force 432d Wing, Air Combat Command stationed at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, where it operates unmanned aerial vehicles.

44th Reconnaissance Squadron Martin B-10B

The assignment to Howard Field was short lived and the squadron moved to Atkinson Field, British Guiana on 27 October 1941, the move didn't actually transpire until 4 November, the attachment to the 9th Bomb Group (H) continuing.

9Y-PBM, the aircraft involved in the accident

Caribbean Airlines Flight 523

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9Y-PBM, the aircraft involved in the accident

Caribbean Airlines Flight 523 was a passenger flight which overran the runway at Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Georgetown, Guyana, on 30 July 2011.

91st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron RF-4C

91st Cyberspace Operations Squadron

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Active United States Air Force unit, currently assigned to the 67th Cyberspace Wing at Kelly Annex, part of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Active United States Air Force unit, currently assigned to the 67th Cyberspace Wing at Kelly Annex, part of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

91st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron RF-4C
1st Lt. Everett R. Cook, Commanding Officer, 91st Aero Squadron, standing beside his Spad VIII aircraft, 1918
Crew of Flight B, 91st Photographic Mapping Squadron B-25D
91st Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron RB-29A over Korea.
North American RB-45C Tornados of the 91st Strategic Strategic Reconnaissance Squadron
GRB-36 launching YRF-84F from the trapeze. USAF Museum Photo Archives
F-84E on FICON trapeze.
91st TRS RF-4C at Bergstrom AFB aircraft is McDonnell RF-4C Phantom II serial 69-376. Taken in 1973.

Aircraft of Flight "B" saw extensive flight activity over and around such places as Talara, Peru (between 1943 and 1944), Atkinson Field, British Guiana (1944–1945), Recife, Brazil (1944–1945), Howard Field and Albrook Field, Canal Zone (1944–1945) and Natal, Brazil (1945).

Timehri

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Village in Guyana located 41 kilometers to the south of the nation's capital Georgetown.

Village in Guyana located 41 kilometers to the south of the nation's capital Georgetown.

It contains the Cheddi Jagan International Airport which is the major international airport of the country.