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Community Notice: Captain Robert Hamaty, CAL tribute

Community 17 Jun, 2020 Follow News

Cayman Airways Captain and Chief Pilot, Robert “Robbie” Hamaty

On behalf of the entire Cayman Airways family, we offer our deepest condolences to the family of former Cayman Airways Captain and Chief Pilot, Robert “Robbie” Hamaty, who passed away peacefully on June 13, 2020.

Captain Hamaty served an integral role in the growth and development of our national airline in its formative years. When he joined us in 1978, Cayman Airways only had one aircraft, a BAC 1-11, and only eight pilots - four captains and four first officers. In the late 1980’s, Captain Hamaty served as Chief Pilot, and also flew Cayman Airways’ first Boeing 737-200 aircraft. He was a founding member of the Cayman Airways Pilots Association (CAPA), and was instrumental in setting up CAPA’s annual Cayman Airways Fishing Tournament.

While at Cayman Airways, Captain Hamaty met his wife, Carlene, who was a flight attendant at the time. His son, Basil Hamaty, is also a captain for Cayman Airways today.

“Even after Captain Hamaty left Cayman Airways in the 1990’s for health reasons, he maintained a lifelong love and interest in Cayman Airways, and will always be remembered for continuously sharing industry tips and insights with our Senior Management Team over the years,” shared Cayman Airways President and CEO, Fabian Whorms.

Captain Hamaty, we salute you. You will be missed dearly.

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