Veteran pilot is new CAACI flight operations manager

| 08/10/2013

(CNS): A former pilot for Cayman Airways, Captain Steve Scott, is the new manager of flight operations for the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands (CAACI). Scott has been employed with the CAACI for three years but has had an impressive career of over 30 years in the aviation industry, the authority noted in the announcement. As flight operations manager, he will be responsible for analyzing applications for aircraft to be entered in the Aircraft Registry, as well as processing applications for the issuance of an Air Operator’s Certificate and a number of other operational approvals for aircraft on the Cayman Islands Aircraft Registry to ensure that aircraft operations are conducted safely and in accordance with the appropriate aviation regulations. 

He will also assist in regulating foreign carriers that operate into and out of the Cayman Islands, including general aviation aircraft operations, and will have oversight for licensing of flight crews and ground staff.

Scott is a former pilot and senior captain for Cayman Airways Ltd, later holding other senior positions with our national air carrier, including manager of flight training, chief pilot and manager flight operations. He continues to maintain proficiency as a captain on the B737. 

Prior to joining the CAACI in 2010, Scott was a contracted service provider to the CAACI from 2008 and also comes with the experience from having provided independent contract service in the area of flight crew training to other regional airlines.

A native Caymanian, Scott has three children and is married to Bernice Scott, who is Principal at Grace Christian Academy.

Deputy Director-General with responsibility for Administration, Nicoela McCoy, said, “The CAACI is pleased to appoint Captain Scott to this position. We are confident that his extensive experience in the industry and his passion for aviation will prove beneficial as he takes on his new role as a senior aviation regulator.”

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  1. Whodatis says:

    Great story all around.

    Nice to read some good news for a change.

    Congrats sir!

  2. Anonymous says:

    So proud of you Stevie! 

  3. Anonymous says:

    Shame they did not get the best HR manager for the job.

    • Anonymous says:

      that was the Airports authority not he CAA…tells how much you know…and who says they haven't gotten the best one yet…As proven here Caymanians can fill these jobs too

    • Anonymous says:

      I think that your comment is directed towards the airports authority who just hired an HR manager not the CAA.

    • Anonymous says:

      You should be more informed. This is not the Airports Authority. It is Civil Aviation. Duh!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I don't know the man, but as long as he is qualified and is a respectable Caymanian, then he deserves the job.  More of this needs to be done. At lease this way the money stays here in the Cayman Economy. That is why I am stressing this point to ALL the young pilots, do not rush just to get the Pilot license, if you must…..get it with a 4 year college degree. Right now there are too many of our own pilots without a college degree. How then can you understand the weather patterns, the Airport laws and the basic management of an Airport, by getting that degree Bo Bo. Well done Mr. Scott!

    • Anonymous says:

      I totally agree with you its so funny you have some thumbs down and trolls on your post most pilots do not value a college education hence why the industry is so saturated !  And Cayman Airways doesn't value a College Education but things will change soon

  5. Anonymous says:
    Congrats Steve…
  6. Anonymous says:

    Takes a Bracer to do the job. What a way his dear Mom would be proud of him.

  7. Kato says:

    And the expats states Caymanians are stupid, lazy, come to work late, go figure now Caymanian bashers….

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the Airports Authority should take a page out of Ritchie's book at the CAA…Thank you Ritchie for seeing the worth in our Caymanians and promoting them. Steve is well educated, an excellent pilot and just a great person to know…

    Congrats Steve…well deserved!!!!!


    • Anonymous says:

      We would all like to see what salary "Ritchie" is on and also Mr Scott. This Authority is one of those totally out of control and awarding pay rises at a time when Government is experiencing huge financial problems. It also needs to be moved to the new Government building, XXXX

      • Anonymous says:

        perhaps you dont know that this one of the authorities that is is actually financially making money and contributing to government and is doing much for aviation with very little staff. its easy to criticise what you dont know or understand instead of trying to find the positives in these stories.

      • Anonymous says:

        This comment could only come from a small subset of the populace confirming this is how you strategise. You are unprofessional and envious. Although, probably difficult for someone of your limited intelligence to understand, consider that their salaries are well earned after many years of dedication to their careers and should not be compromised just because they are public servants and because people like you are so short-sighted.

        Take your poison back from whence you came but for the moment, get back to work and stop spreading malice.

    • Anonymous says:

      I had the opportunity of going to school at Cayman Brac high School with Capt Steve Scott.  He was a smart and nice man back then and has continued this throughout the years.  I've flown on many flights with Capt Steve and he's a great pilot.  Congrats Capt Steve.

  9. Anonymous says:

    He should be the head of this authority

    • Anonymous says:

      I agree, he knows more about aviation and is smarter than the head and deputy combined.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Congrats Steve…You deserve this..So good to see our Caymanians promoted and taking charge!


    Good Job!!!