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|Date of Independence:|
|26 May 1966|
|Total Area Ranking:|
|85 of 236 in the World|
|Population Size Ranking:|
|162 of 242 in the World|
Guyana is situated on the northern coast of South America east of Venezuela, west of Suriname, and north of Brazil. A tropical forest covers more than 80% of the country.
The country is located between 57° to 62° western geographic longitude and 2° to 8° northern geographic latitude and has an area of 217.970 square kilometres (83.000 square miles). The latitude and longitude of the capital Georgetown are about 58°10′ W and 6°49′ N.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Guyana.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
The registration prefix for British Guiana/Guyana ‘VP-G’ was used from 1929 to 1967; eg:VP-GAA to VP-GZZ.
The registration prefix ‘8R-‘ is used from 1967 to present; eg:8R-AAA to 8R-ZZZ.
Military Air Arms
Defence Aviation (Guyana Defence Force – Air Command)
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – VIP transport is provided by chartered commercial operators
Coast Guard Aviation – the Coast Guard is the naval component of the GDF – no separate aviation unit
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – Air Services Ltd has a Bell 206 helicopter available for SAR & medical rescue duties
Police Aviation (Guyana Police Force) – Helio Courier 8R-GCJ was used in 1970
None at present.
None at present
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Georgetown / Cheddi Jagan IAP (IATA code: GEO)
Kamarang / Kamarang AP (IATA code: KAR)
Lethem/ Lethem AP (IATA code: LTM)
Mahdia / Mahdia AP (IATA code: MHA)
Airports in Guyana
Military Air Bases & Airfields
None at present.
Key Airshow Dates
Armed Forces of Latin America (Adrian English)
Latin-American Military Aviation (John Andrade)
World Air Forces Directory (Ian Carroll)
Military Balance (IISS)
World Air Power Journal 30, p.142
Guyana Defence Force (official homepage)