St. Lucian pilots captain United Express

Two born and raised St. Lucians have, probably for the first time, captained a United Express flight.

Tevin Balasco said in a Facebook posting “Coming from a small island never thought this day will come where Two born and raised Saint Lucian fly a jet in the U.S First in U.S history. Both Kevin Spencer and I are extremely happy we’re flying together for the next 4 days”.

He went on to add that “Some passenger even told us they never saw two black pilots in the cockpit”.

In the early 2000s two St. Lucians were at the helm as Captain and First Officer on a scheduled airliner in the US. They were CA Zachary “Zacks” Gilbert and FO Earl Moona on a Dash 8 for Presidential Airways / US Airways Express..