Welcome to the 98th instalment of the marathon Caribbean Aviation Thread. This thread is dedicated to terrestial and marine wonder of a country known as BELIZE. The country is located on the north eastern coast of Central America, bordered to the north by Mexico, south and west by Guatemala, and to the east by the Caribbean Sea. Belize is the native country of our very own venerable forum member, Yellowtail.
The motto Sub Umbra Floreo means "I Flourish in the Shade"
Belize has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages and it is the only nation in the region with a British colonial heritage but as a part of the Western Caribbean Zone, it also shares a common heritage with the Caribbean portions of other Central American countries. In general, Belize is considered to be a Central American nation with strong ties to both the Caribbean and Latin America. Belize is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), and Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana (SICA).
Belize has a small, essentially private enterprise economy that is based primarily on agriculture, agro-based industry, and merchandising, with tourism and construction recently assuming greater importance. The National Flower of Belize is the Black Orchid and Belize's national bird is the Keel Billed Toucan. English remains the official language, but the most diverse language in Belize is Kriol (Belizean Creole). Other languages spoken include Garifuna, Mandarin, Spanish and Maya.
Keel Billed Toucan
Orange Walk, Belize
Tropic air is the indigenous carrier of Belize. Founded in 1979 by John Greif III with a single airplane and two employees, Tropic has steadily grown to become the largest airline in Belize. The airline posesses a fleet of 9 C-208 Caravans, 2 Grippsland GA-8 Airvans and 1 C-172 Skyhawk. Tropic Air employs over 250 staff and offers over 180 daily scheduled flights throughout Belize and Guatemala.Tropic currently flies over 180 daily flights to 13 destinations in Belize and Guatemala, and took delivery of two new Cessna Caravans on November 15, 2011. This is one airline that appears to have a bright future through its methodical growth and passionate staff.
Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport.
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CAL's $US150M in cash reserves gone in less than 2 yrs under the Nicholas led BoD
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KX to start weekly GCM-DFW service with B733 starting June 23, 2012
**Insider** - Moonan led board to implement Lok Jack BoD recommendations upon their resignation