The Border Guard was first formed in 1990, under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. It’s main tasks are national border patrol and SAR. A National Aviation Group (Riiklik Lennusalk) was added in February 1993 with the donation of two ex-Luftwaffe L-410s by Germany. Helicopters were acquired in 1994, but some were later passed to the Air Force. In April 1997, the Riiklik Lennusalk was renamed Piirivalve Lennusalk (Border Guard Aviation Group).
||Border Guard first formed
||Aviation Group established
||Aviation Group renamed to current title
To be added.
No procurement plans known.
Current — Historical
Aircraft Serial Numbers
Estonian Border Guard aircraft carry civil registrations in the ES-Pxx series.
None – Manufacturers designations used.
Current Aircraft Inventory
Table of Current Service Aircraft
All-Time Aircraft Used List
Alphabetical Order — Chronological Order
Aircraft NOT Used
False reports of aircraft on order or in service
All aircraft and helicopters are based at Tallinn International Airport.
Current Unit Assignments
Table of Current Unit Assignments
Historical Unit Assignments
List of Historical Unit Assignments – to be added.
All-Time Flying Units List
To be added.
Current Air Bases
The main air base is Tallinn IAP.
All-Time Air Bases Used List
In addition to the main base, here are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Border Guard.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Estonian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.
Air International December 1998
Official Estonian Border Guard webpage
Air-Britain Photos: Estonian Border Guard