belize Philip S.W. Goldson International Airport

Belize City
belize






KmBearing
9.2121 Cisco Base,
10.0139 Old Belize Heliport,
53.0 37 Cayo Espanto,
55.3 40 San Pedro Airport, San Pedro
64.1 39 Azul Resort,
107.4358MMCM Chetumal, Quintana Roo



1943 to present

17 32 21 secs N - 88 18 30 secs W
Ladyville
ICAO: MZBZIATA: BZE
Elevation: 16 feet


Built in 1943 with a tarmac runway and small apron, a terminal building was added and opened in 1945. Work has continued and a major phase concluded in 1990. Further improvements are underway after privatisation in Apr 2004. The airport also housed the British Army 25 Flight on the north side until September 2011, when it returned to the UK.

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Units

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YearsRotary Wing Aircraft Unitbold : Current Model
normal: Unit no longer at this base
1981/93UK 1563 (tactical support) flightsa330 puma 1981/93
1980/82UK 664 squadron
1975/80UK 656 squadronSA341B Gazelle AH.1 1975/05
1972/11UK 25 flight, army air corps212 2003/   
SA341B Gazelle AH.1 1979/03


News about this location


US Army in Belize for Counter-Drug Operation Caracol, 06-Nov-15 : Belizean security forces and U.S. Army Joint Task Force-Bravo partnered during Operation Caracol, a marijuana eradication mission throughout various sectors of Belize




Events

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DatesOrg/TypeUnit
1976-aug UK Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW230
1988 UK Royal Air ForceSA330E PumaXW216
1988-mar-01 SA330E PumaXW214 / CL
1988-dec-17 SA330E PumaXW206 / CC
2004 UK Army Air Corps212ZJ964
2005 UK Army Air Corps212ZJ966
2010-jun UK Army Air Corps212ZK206


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