1938 TACA begins daily flight to San Ignacio, Landing at the Savannah
Articles on Belize Belizean Artists and paintings Banks of Belize The Belize Barrier Reef Birds and Birding in Belize Belize Blogs Boat Charters Bookstore Businesses in Belize Belizean Casinos Caving and Cave tubing in Belize Annual Costa Maya Festival Cruise Ships Belize Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Electronic greeting cards with a Belizean flavor Economics of Belize Ambergris Caye Field Guide Fishing in Belize tarpon bonefish Golf carts Belize History Knowledgebase for Belize and Ambergris Caye Hol Chan Marine Reserve Belizean Holidays Belize Resorts, lodging Belize Maps Tour Guides in Belize Belize Message Boards / Forums National Parks and Reserves in Belize Latest Belize News Ambergris Caye Telephonebook /Directory Photographs of Belize Belize Restaurants Real Estate and Realtors in Belize Shopping in Belize Sitemap Snorkeling in Belize Spa / Massage What to do in Belize Belize Tour Guides, Travel Agents Quick Travel Hints Video Volunteers and Volunteering in Belize Belize Weather Forecast and conditions Belize Weddings, Getting married in Belize What's New on the Website Artists in Belize, Belizean Art
Sunday March 4, 2018

Previous | Next | Archive |

BelizeSearch.com
Website of the Day

TraversBelize.com
New gated community on the Placencia peninsula, coastal Belize. Lagoon marina with boat slips. All lots have underground electric, water, phone/dsl/and cable tv. Incredible access to diving, fishing, snorkeling and endless adventure in Belize. Beautiful cabanas right on the Carribean in Placencia, Belize. Come stay for a while and relax. Bring the whole family. Two pairs of cabanas, each with a connecting deck. Both are comfortably equipped with kitchen, bath, laundry and internet WiFi. 100 foot pier/palapa.
Click here for past
Websites of the Day
1938 TACA begins daily flight to San Ignacio, Landing at the Savannah

This was discontinued when the road to Belize was opened in 1947.

In the mid 1930's, TACA Airline started the FIRST Internal Air Service in Belize, this service began between Belize City and San Ignacio.

YOU KNOW WHY? Because the economy of Belize was between these two areas. The two Major Industries, Chicle and Mahogany were mainly concentrated between these areas. There were over 25 River Boats serving the Belize Old River, with its 107 Settlements. It took quite awhile for a river boat to travel from Belize city to San Ignacio, it depended on the state of the river water level. When the river was in flood, it would take less days. Maybe 3 days - But otherwise it would take up to 7 days.

But, there was the demand for a faster human and mail transport, so TACA came to provide this demand. I HAD THE PLEASURE of riding on this very plane. My beloved father, Don Leopoldo Silva, owner of Carmelita Farm used to supply Belize City with fresh Cow Milk - His agent in Belize City was Mr. Maurice Lindo (Mr Dean Lindo's Dad).

i remember the planes, I remember the luggage was removed from the nose of the plane, at that time since I as a small kid I would be pushed up into the plane via the nose to push out the luggage. The planes would land on the savanah, where football matches were held.

TACA was the first passenger jet service to Belize. I think it was a Bac 111 with Rolls Royce engines.

Photograph and text courtesy Hector Silva

Click here to comment on this picture.

Belize Slideshow




Click here for a large selection of photographs and videos of Belize
Email us - Weyour photographs. Send us yours with a description!


Belize Search.com Belize News.com Belize Cards.com Belize History IslandBazaar.net Belize Weather
Belize Lodging Tours & Recreation Diving & Snorkeling Fishing Travel Tips Real Estate
AmbergrisCaye.com Island Information Visitor Center Belize Business San Pedro Sun
SanPedroDaily.com Belize Message Board Restaurants Things to do

Belize Picture of the Day


button Home button Island button Community button History button Visitor Center button Goods & Services button Search button Forum button Contact Us button

Copyright by Casado Internet Group, Belize