Country Profile

Czechoslovak Socialist Republic
(Československá socialistická republika)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
28 October 1918
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
n/a of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
n/a of 242 in the World

The Country

Note: This page covers Czechoslovakia up until 1 January 1993. After this date the Czech Republic and Slovakia are covered separately. Slovakia’s existence during WW2 is also covered under the same heading.


Czechoslovakia is located in Central Europe. Between 1918 and 1993 (except for World War Two) Czechoslovakia comprised the territory of what is now the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The borders were Poland to the north, USSR (Ukraine) to the east, Hungary to the south east, Austria to the south, Wset Germany to the west and East Germany to the north west. Czechoslovakia occupied an area of 127,869 km2 (49,370 sq miles) and had a population of 14.9 million (1976 data). The capital city was Prague.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Czech History

Further National Information

wikipedia: Czechoslovakia
wikipedia: History of Czechoslovakia
Czechoslovakia History
Background Note: Czech Republic
Country Guide: Czechoslovakia


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

The registration sequence L-BAAA onwards was used between 1918 and 1928, eg: L-BAAC. The registration sequence OK-AAA onwards was used from 1928, eg: OK-TDG.

All-time Czechoslovakia Czech Republic – civil aircraft register (L-Baaa OK-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
[Get involved with the Aeroflight Cloud.]

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Army Air Force (Ceskoslovenske Letecky Sbor) [1918-1939]
Air Force (Vzdusne Sily Armady Ceske Republiky) [1945-1992]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Flying Service) [1990-1992]
Gendarmerie Aviation (Cetnicke letecke hlidky) [1935-1939]
Security Aviation (Bezpecnostni letectvo) [1945-1991]
Aviation Authority (Statni letecka inspekce)
Flight Inspection (CSDDL)
Agricultural Aviation (Agrolet) [1950-1990]
Cadet Aviation (Masarykova Letecka Liga) [1927-1939]
Cadet Aviation (Svazarm) [1950-1991]

Public Service Aviation

Police Aviation (Letecka Sluzba Policie Ceske Republiky) [1991-1992]

Commercial Aviation

CSA Czechoslovak Airlines
Skoda Air

The World’s Airlines: Czechoslovakia

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

To be added

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Brno-Turany Airport (ICAO: LKTB)
Mosnov-Ostrava Airport (ICAO: LKMT)
Pardubice International Airport (ICAO: LKPD)
Prague-Ruzyne Airport (ICAO: LKPR)

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Vojenske Muzeum – Exposice Letectva a Kosmonautiky (Military Museum – Air and Space Section), Kbely
Narodni Technicke Muzeum (National Technical Museum), Praha

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for the Czech Republic and Czechoslovakiac

Aviation Bibliography

Czechoslovak Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Czechoslovak Aviation History
(Concise history of aviation in Czechoslovakia)

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