Country Profile

Republic of the Gambia
(Republic of the Gambia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
18 February 1965
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
165 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
149 of 242 in the World

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Gambia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Gambia
wikipedia: Gambia
wikipedia: History of Gambia


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In the British colonial era civil aircraft based in Gambia used the registration sequence VP-XAA to VP-XZZ, 1929-1965. Upon independence the sequence C5-xxx was adopted.

All-time Gambia – civil aircraft register (VP-Xaa C5-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Gambian Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Presidential Flight)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Gambian Police Force) – no aviation unit
Gendarmerie Aviation (Gambian Gendarmerie) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Air Gambia

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

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Gambia

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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