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Norfolk Island is a small island in the south Pacific Ocean, mid-way between New Caledonia and New Zealand. Also included in the territory are two smaller islands, Philip Island to the south, and Nepean Island, just off the coast of Norfolk Island.
The islands are of volcanic origin, with steep cliff coastlines, but the inland areas are largely rolling plains which are good for agriculture. The total land area is 34.6 sq km (13.3 sq miles).
The population of 2,300 (2011 figure) is 57% European (from Australia & New Zealand)and 43% Norfolk Islander (mixed European and Tahitian). Some 62% of the population is Christian, with most of the rest unspecified or none. The capital city is Kingston on Nofolk Island.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation on Norfolk Island.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Civil aircraft on Norfolk Island are registered on the Australian civil aircraft register, with the prefix VH-. This prefix is still in use.
Military Air Arms
The defence of Norfolk Island is the responsibility of Australia.
Current military air arms-
There are no current military air arms on Norfolk Island.
Historical military air arms-
The following air arms conducted operations during WW2:
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – No VIP aircraft known.
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – No EMS/Rescue helicopter service.
Police Aviation (Australian Federal Police) – no aviation unit
Norfolk Air [2006-2012]
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
The Royal New Zealand Air Force built and operated an air base on the island, 1942-1946, which later became Norfolk Island Airport. The Allies used the airfield as a patrol and transport base, and also as a refuelling stopover between New Zealand and the Solomon Islands.
No preserved aircraft known.
Norfolk Island Aviation Bibliography – to be added