Estonia

Country Profile
 

Republic of Estonia
(Eesti Vabariik)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
24 February 1918
Capital City:
Tallinn
Total Area Ranking:
132 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
153 of 242 in the World
Status:
current

The Country

Geography

Located in northern Europe, on the eastern side of the Baltic Sea, Estonia includes more than 1,500 islands. Estonia’s only landward neighbours are Latvia to the south, and Russia to the east. To the west lies the Baltic Sea, while to the north is the Gulf of Finland, which separate Estonia from Finland. The terrain is quite low flat, generally less than 200 m (565 ft) above sea level, partly forested and features several large lakes. The total land area is 45,125 sq km (17,423 sq miles).
The Population of 1.4 million (2000 figure) comprises 30% of Estonian origin, 62% Russian and 8% other ethnic groups. The Estonian language is closely related to Finnish. The capital city is Tallinn.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Estonian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Denmark
Yahoo Estonia page
wikipedia: Estonia
wikipedia: History of Estonia

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Estonia was officially allocated the civil aircraft registration range C-Exxx in 1919, but this is not thought to have been used. A parallel system using E- to prefix a number was used instead. In 1929 the civil aircraft registration ES-AAA onwards was adopted. After independence was regained in 1991 the ES-AAA sequence was resumed.

An incomplete all-time Estonian civil aircraft register listing is here.

Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current military air arms-
Air Force (Eesti Õhuvägi)

Historical military air arms-
Army Aviation (Eesti Õhuvägi) [1918-1940]
Military Aviation (Sonderstaffel Buschmann) [1941-1945]

Central Government Agencies

Border Guard (Eesti Piirivalve Lennusalk)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no information
Police – no aviation branch

Commercial Aviation

A/S Enimex
Estonian Air
ELK Airways

wikipedia: Airlines of Estonia
The World’s Airlines: Estonia

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

Only amateur aircraft construction known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Estonia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Tartu Lennundusmuuseum

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

No Estonian aviation magazines known.

Aviation Bibliography

Estonian Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Tartu Aviation College

Aviation Museums Estonia

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