French Guiana

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in French Guiana History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in French Guiana.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Civil aircraft in French Guiana use the standard Overseas (F-Oaaa) section of the French civil aircraft register.

All-time France – civil aircraft register (F-aaaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of French Guiana is the responsibility of France.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (French Guiana Police & French Guiana Gendarmerie) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.tilles

Curacao

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Curacao History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

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



Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Civil aircraft in the Netherlands Antilles were allocated the registration prefix PJ- in 1929. The first aircraft to use this prefix arrived in 1935. This prefix is still in use after Curacao became autonomous.

All-time Netherlands Antilles – Curacao – civil aircraft register (PJ-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of Curacao is the responsibility of the Netherlands.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Dutch Caribbean Police Force) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.

Cayman Islands

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Cayman Islands History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in the Cayman Islands.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Between 1929 and 1962, civil aircraft in the Cayman Islands came under the Jamaican registration prefix of VP-Jaa. In 1962 it split from Jamaica and was allocated the registration prefixes VR-Caa and VP-Caa.

All-time Cayman Islands – civil aircraft register (VR-Caa VP-Caa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of the Cayman Islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Royal Cayman Islands Police Service) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.

British Virgin Islands

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in British Virgin Islands History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

Text to be added on the development of aviation in the British Virgin Islands.

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Civil aircraft in the British Virgin Islands were allocated registrations in the colonial era Leeward Islands VP-Laa sequence from 1929. This prefix was continued in 1960 when the islands became self governing.

All-time British Virgin Islands – civil aircraft register (VP-LOa VP-LVa VP-LWa VP-LZa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of the British Virgin Islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Royal Virgin Islands Police Force) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.

Bermuda

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Bermuda History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

Civil aircraft in Bermuda were allocated the registration prefix VR-Baa in 1939. This prefix were replaced in 1995 by VP-Baa and VQ-Baa. NB: These later sequences should not be confused with the earlier colonial era use of the same letters by the Bahamas and Barbados.

All-time Bermuda – civil aircraft register (VR-Baa VP-Baa VQ-Baa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of Bermuda is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Bermuda Police Service) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.tilles

Anguilla

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Anguilla History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

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



Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

As part of the colonial era Leeward Islands, Anguilla civil aircraft were allocated the registration prefix VP-LAa in 1929. This was replaced by VP-Aaa in 1982 when the island became autonomous.

All-time Anguilla – civil aircraft register (VP-Aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of Anguilla is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Royal Anguilla Police Force) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.

Aruba

Territory Profile

The Territory

Geography

To be added.

National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Aruba History

Further National Information

To be added.

Aviation

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

Markings

Civil Aircraft Registrations

As part of the Netherlands Antilles, civil aircraft in Aruba were allocated the registration prefix PJ-aaa in 1929. This prefix was replaced in 1986 by P4-aaa when the island became self governing.

All-time Aruba – civil aircraft register (P4-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

The defence of Aruba is the responsibility of the Netherlands.

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation – ?

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – No EMS operators.
Police Aviation (Aruba Police Force) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

To be added

Private Aviation

To be added

Industry

Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.

Airfields

Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

To be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None known.

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added.

Web Links

To be added.

Vuelo – Revista De Aviación Y Astronáutica

Aviation-related Magazines Guide

Description

‘Vuelo’ was a short-lived magazine based in Argentina. It carried the subtitle Revista De Aviación Y Astronáutica. Very little is known about this title.

Publishing History

First issue on sale December 1972. Publishing frequency unknown. Ceased publication after only a few issues.
The editor is unknown.

Contents/Issues Produced

To be added.

Digital Access

No digital versions of back issues appear to be available.

Special Issues

No special issues were produced.

Further information

[No WorldCat entry]

Cover Gallery

To be added.
See All

V.E.G – Vertically Elevated Generation – Contents Listing

See the full magazine details.

No.1 ? 2005
Not a magazine – but HUGE A1 foldout page of SAAF fighters & SA Armour.
No.2 ? 2005
Meko200 Corvettes; Centurion Mk III; SAAB JAS 39 Gripen in SAAF Service; Airbus A300B in South African Service; History of South African Aviation: Balloons
No.3 ? 2005
South Africa in the Second World War; Weaponry of the Air Force in 1939; Centurion Mk 5; History of South African Aviation: From Glider to Voisin; Mirage IIIEZ; Boeing 727 in South African Service
No.4 ? 2005
Armament of the Meko 200; SA Vehicles in Iraq; SA Armour in 1939; Mirage F1CZ; 1 Time Airline History; Boeing 737 in South Africa; History of Aviation in South Africa: Boxkite.
No.5 ? 2006
The tale of the AK-47; President Class Frigates; Elephant MK 1; Battle of Blaauwberg; Natal Railways; AT6 Harvard in SAAF Service; De Haviland Canada Dash 8-300 in South Africa; Armament of SA Ground Forces in 1939; Foster-Daimler; Anglo-Boer War the Jameson Raid; History of Aviation in South Africa: Paterson Biplane.
No.6 ? 2006
State Artillery during 1899 Anglo-Boer war; Bossieman hunter; Boeing 747SP; Legendary horses of the Birkenhead; Oliphant Mk I; Ton Class Coastal Minesweepers; SAAF’s new Agusta A109 LUH; Natal Railways; South African Infantry training 1939-1940; Battle of Blaauwberg; Russian front; MiG & the Mirage A.
No.7 ? 2006
Type 15 anti-submarine frigate; History of aviation in South Africa; Oliphant Mk I & MkI ARV; Policing duties from the SWAP in South West Africa; Anglo-Boer War ZAR artillery; Lockheed C-130 Hercules; Ramjet engine; Traction engines during the Anglo-Boer War; SA Navy in 1939; Natal Railways; Gecko 8×8.
No.8 ? 2006
Interlink Airlines; Daphne Class Submarines; Oliphant Mk IB & MkII; Cheetah C; project “Hooefyster” (Afrikaans)

Additional information welcome

Polish Border Guard

Operator Profile

Key Facts

History

Narrative Summary

The Straz Graniczna was first established in 1928, but no aircraft were operated until after World War Two. Between 1945 and 1989 the task was performed by a military force called Wojska Ochrony Pogranicza (Border Defence Army or Frontier Protection Forces), which was a part of the Army. This included one Independent Recce. Aviation Squadron based at Wicko on the Baltic Coast. In 1972 there was a big re-organisation of Police and interior forces. The 103. Air Regiment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MI) was established. The WOP Aviation Squadron was disbanded and replaced by aircraft borrowed from 103. Air Regiment. In 1990 a parliamentary act was passed which authorised the transformation of the WOP into a civilian agency under the Ministry of Internal Affairs. On 16 May 1991 the frontier force became the Border Guard, with the main roles of border policing and coastal patrol. The first dedicated helicopters (three PZL Kania) were delivered in October 1996 to 103. Regt. The Border Guard Aviation Unit was established in 2000 after the disbanding of 103 Air Regiment. It started with four Mi-2, one W-3 and one PZL M-20. Six PZL-104M were delivered later.

Key Dates

1950s    Frontier Protection Forces aviation unit established.
1972    103 Air Regt. established for Ministry of Internal Affairs use.
12 October 1990    Parliamentary act establishing civil Border Guard approved.
16 May 1991    Frontier Protection Force becomes civil Border Guard.
2000    103 Air Regt. disbanded, Border Guard Aviation Unit formed.

Current Status

The SG operates aviation units under the control of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Ministerstwo Spraw Wewietrnych). It’s main task is to monitor the movements of people in border areas.

Future Plans

The purchase of two more twin-turbine coastal patrol aircraft is planned – probably more PZL M28s.

Markings

National Insignia

National Markings

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Police and Border Guard aircraft initially carried semi-civilian registrations with the prefix ‘PL’, e.g. PL-43YG. From December 2002 the prefix was changed to ‘SN’. All Border Guard aircraft then carried registrations in the SN-xxXG (helicopters) or SN-xxYG (fixed-wing) series, e.g. SN-50YG. In 2011 the aircraft were re-registered with fully civilian registrations in the series SP-VSA to SP-VSM. In 2014 the SN-xxxG sequence was reinstated, with aircraft reverting to their previous serials. This history explains why SG aircraft have multiple previous identities.

Unit/Base Codes

None used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

HQ Aviation Branch, Border Guard Aviation:
Lotnictwo Strazy Granicznej, Gdansk-Rebiechowo International Airport.

Organisational Structure

The SG is organised into a number of Border Guard Departments and Units: oddzialy-sg. Some of these have fixed-wing aircraft or helicopters attached.

Current Unit Assignments

To be added.

Historical Unit Assignments

To be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

Main and central base is at Gdansk Rebiechowo, with other bases at Bialystok Krywlany, Ketrzyn Wilamowo, Lublin Radawiec, Nowy Sacz, Rzeszów Jasionka and Zielona Góra Przylep.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

See above.

More Information

Books

None known.

Magazines

Air Forces Monthly December 1996
Fojtik, J., ‘Lotnictwo Policji a Straz Graniczna’, Letectvi and kosmonautika 10/2006

Websites

Straz Graniczna

Wikipedia: Border Guard (Poland)

Airliners.net

Lotnictwo.net

new aircraft and a new vessel for the polish border guard

Thanks to Jakub Fojtik for providing this information.