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Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

The Belize Defence Force (BDF) will hold a Graduation Ceremony to honour four (04) Pilots and thirteen (13) Technicians who have successfully completed a Helicopter Conversion Training.

The Graduation Ceremony will take place on the 30 June 2017 at the Belize Defence Force Air Wing Base, Williamson Hanger Complex, commencing at 0900 hrs. The Helicopter Conversion training started on the 11 July 2016 and concluded on 26 June 2017 and covered a wide range of helicopter related subjects and practical exercises.

This Conversion Training was necessary due to the acquisition of the two UH1H Helicopters that were donated by the Taiwanese Government in April 2016. This Graduation Ceremony signals the end of the training and that the Belize Defence Force Pilots and Technicians will be able to fly and maintain these platforms making the Force self-sufficient. This training was done at a cost of Belize $3M, with instructors provided through the Belize Aviation Company (BELAV).