Belize Defence Force Air Wing

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The Belize Defence Force Air Wing was formed in 1983 and based at the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport in Ladyville.[1] It is the air arm of the Belize Defence Force.

Aircraft

Current inventory

Aircraft Origin Type Versions In service Notes
Counter-insurgency
Britten-Norman Defender United Kingdom Counter-insurgency BN-2B-21 1[2] In service since 1983
Trainers
Slingsby T-67 Firefly United Kingdom Trainer T67M-260 1[2] In service since 1996
Transports
Britten-Norman Islander United Kingdom Utility transport BN-2A 1[2] In service since 2001
Cessna 182J United States Utility transport 182J 1[2] In service since 1996
Helicopters
Bell UH-1 Iroquois United States Utility helicopter UH-1H 2[3] In service since 2016
Bell 407 United States Utility helicopter 407 1[3] In service since 2015

Retired aircraft

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Notes
Britten-Norman Defender United Kingdom Counter-insurgency BN-2B-21 1 crashed in 1998[2]
Dornier Do 27 Germany Utility transport Do 27 1 in service from 1987 to 1990
Beechcraft King Air United States Utility transport A90 1 in service from 2004 to 2006
Ayres Thrush United States Agricultural S-2R 2 in service from 1990 (US DEA)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois United States Utility helicopter UH-1 1 in service from 1990 to 2000 (US DEA)
Cessna 208 Caravan United States Utility transport 208 1 in service from 1996 (US DEA)

References

  1. "Armed Forces Overviews: Belize". Scramble. Retrieved May 1, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Goodson, Phil (August 1, 2003). "Belize Defence Force Air Wing" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 27, 2009. Retrieved May 1, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Taiwan donates two Helicopters to Belize". The San Pedro Sun. April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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