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|Date of Independence:|
|24 February 1918|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|132 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|153 of 242 in the World|
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.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Estonia.
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.
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
To be added
Only amateur aircraft construction known.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
No Estonian aviation magazines known.
Estonian Aviation Bibliography – to be added