Country Profile

Republic of Botswana
(Lefatshe la Botswana)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
30 September 1966
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
48 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
147 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Botswana History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Botswana
wikipedia: Botswana
wikipedia: History of Botswana


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Botswana.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Botswana/Bechuanaland used the registration sequence VQ-ZEA to VQ-ZHZ, 1929-1968. Upon independence the sequence A2-xxx was adopted.

All-time Botswana – civil aircraft register (VQ-ZEa VQ-ZHa A2-aaa).
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Botswana Defence Force – Air Wing)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – Okavango Air Rescue
Medical Aviation – MRI Botswana
Police Aviation (Botswana Police Service – Air Support Branch)

Commercial Aviation

Air Botswana

wikipedia: Airlines of Botswana
The World’s Airlines: Bechuanaland
The World’s Airlines: Botswana

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Botswana

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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