In early May while driving to the
I heard the unusual noise of helicopters engines close to the ground. I pulled over to the side of a road and began taking pictures. The immediate thought that came to my head was; are these Blackhawk helicopters? Belize International Airport
They landed in a large open field near the airport and US Army soldiers began jumping out. With palms sweating, I continued to snap pictures having no idea what was going on. I was so taken with the sudden action I did not notice a black SUV pulling on the side of the road next to me. Four men dressed in Belize Defense uniforms began talking to me and telling me to stop taking photos. I asked them if these were Blackhawks and what are they doing here. The senior one in the group told me that we can’t answer your questions. I asked him why and he said if we do we will have to get rid of you right away.
I told him that it would be a really big “oops” to do something like that, wouldn’t it? He said," it would be a really good idea to get back in your car". I told him that as far as I know this is a public road and I can stay here as long as I want. "Not bad", he said with a smile.
I jumped over a nearby ditch and jolted myself out of what felt like a daydream. I gradually gained confidence, as I got into my car and continue driving to the airport to pick up my sister.
The Black Hawk helicopter is a four-bladed, two engines, versatile Army fighting machine—and it’s the pride and joy of the US Army......this is my last photo before I got into my car.
Still, I'm not sure if these are Blackhawks.....
Here is a link to an article on US special Operations in Belize: http://www.shephard.co.uk/news/uvonline/quad-a-2011-second-chance-for-hummingbird-in-belize/8859/