Beverley Christiani

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Beverley Christiani was born in Georgetown, Guyana to Elaine and Clive back in 1956.  She attended Pius Primary School graduating from St. Rose’s High School in 1974.  She won a scholarship at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  After graduation, she received her commercial pilot’s license in 1977. 


  She married Randolph before moving to the United States.  She tried to join the U.S. Air Force but was turned away because she wasn’t a citizen.  In 1991, she was hired as an investigator moving to Washington, D.C.  She divorced in 1994, she returned to get her master’s degree in Aeronautical Science. 


What you may not know about Beverley Christiani Drake is that she is one of the first two women to earn her pilots license with the Government of Guyana, the first woman commercial pilot of Guyana Airways and the first and only black woman to serve as a senior aviation accident investigator for the NTSB.  She is currently serving as the manager of the Federal Women’s Program of the NTSB and program director of the Industry and Government Affairs division of the NTSB.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and pass it on to someone in need.

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the post. Wish you and your family happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

Jan 01, 2018 04:27 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Beverley is one determined human being! Thanks for the heads-up! Enjoy your day. Happy New Year.

Jan 01, 2018 04:52 AM #2
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

A determined woman and a credit to the US for seeing her ability.

Jan 01, 2018 05:21 AM #3
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

Thank you for this tidbit of history. This is one determined, talented and educated woman in the filed of aviation!

Jan 01, 2018 05:24 AM #4
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Thanks for the post - I wish you all the best in the New Year - and I hope it is filled with joy and laughter - health and abundance! and lots of points in the Rain! 



Jan 01, 2018 05:48 AM #5
Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

A true inspiration for all women to keep trying, James. I wish more women knew about Beverley.

Jan 01, 2018 06:09 AM #6
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Gotta love women who pave the way for the rest of womankind !

Jan 01, 2018 06:14 AM #7
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

She has made a career in aviation even though they would not let her join the military.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 01, 2018 06:30 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have friends that are from Guyana, I will have to ask them if they know of this woman.

Jan 01, 2018 08:17 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. What a great story and about a contemporary.

Jan 01, 2018 08:18 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- and a Happy New Year to you!!!!  What an accomplished woman she was!!

Jan 01, 2018 04:48 PM #11
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

It's always cool to hear about the people who overcome obstacles and achieve "firsts." Thanks for sharing and happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2018 08:44 PM #12
Karen Cumberbatch

Thanks for the article on my sister Beverley. She also has a stamp which honoured women in aviation in Guyana and was also the the first female pilot in the Caribbean. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Jan 03, 2018 04:19 PM #13
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I had to check out Beverly. She has accomplished a lot and a true pioneer especially in her home country. 

Jan 05, 2018 03:49 AM #14
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Fascinating woman, James.  I am sorry I didn't come across her during my aviation career.

Jan 05, 2018 04:40 AM #15
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Very interesting post about Beverley Christiani, one of the first two women to earn her pilot's license with the gov't of Guyana. 

Jan 05, 2018 07:06 AM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I hope this helps your stats! I had no idea about Beverly James Dray  

Jan 05, 2018 08:54 AM #17
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