|Name:||Riffa Air Base|
Operator: Royal Bahraini Air Force, Air Operations Centre, PO Box 245, Bahrain.
Operator’s Identity Codes:
Address: Riffa Air Base, Al Muaskar Highway, East Riffa, Bahrain.
Nearest Town/City: Isa Town – airfield is 2.5 miles (4 km) due south.
|Deg. Min. Sec.||N 26° 06′ 33″||E 050° 34′ 44″|
|Decimal||N 26.109167°||E 50.578889°|
Elevation: 35 m/115 ft
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|Riffa Air Base||1994 – Present|
Riffa (also reported as Rifa’a) Air Base is the home base of the Air Force and Navy’s helicopter units. It is located directly to the south of Isa Town, one of the main cities on Bahrain island. It was originally built in 19??.
|199?||Airfield construction begins|
|1994||Airfield officially opened|
|Metres (m)||Feet (ft)||Metres (m)||Feet (ft)|
Helipads for more than 20 helicopters are also available.
The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:
Based Military Units
Based Civilian Operators
To be added.
‘The Story of Aviation in the Kingdom of Bahrain’ [Order this book from Amazon UK]
Feature articles to be added.
|Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.|