Manama Fort Heliport

Airfield Profile

Ownership

Operator: Ministry of the Interior.

Operator’s Identity Codes:

Code Operator
n/a BPS

Location

Country Region Sub-Region
Bahrain Capital Governorate Manama

Address: Manama Fort, Al Manamah, Bahrain.

Nearest Town/City: Manama – heliport is in the city centre.

  Latitude Longitude
Deg. Min. Sec. N 26° 13′ 0″ E 050° 34′ 60″
Decimal N 26.2167° E 50.5833°

Elevation: 1 m/3 ft

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History

Name Changes

Manama Fort 1965 – Present

Narrative Summary

Manama Fort is the home base of Bahrain Public Security’s helicopters. It is located within the capital city of Manama. The helicopter base is not within the fort itself, but across the road on a former parade ground. Date of construction not known.

Key Dates

1965    First helicopters begin operation
19??    Hangars constructed

Runways

Not applicable. Helipads for four helicopters are available.

Residents

The following organisations are, or were, permanently based at this location:

Based Government Units

Operator Arrived Departed Activity
BPS Flying Wing 1965 Current Policing

Based Civilian Operators

Not applicable.

Photo Gallery

To be added.

More Information

Books

‘The Story of Aviation in the Kingdom of Bahrain’ [Order this book from Amazon UK]

Magazines

Feature articles to be added.

Websites

None known.

Disclaimer: Information is provided on this page for historical purposes only, and not for aerial navigation.