|3 November 1918||Hapsburg empire surrenders at the end of World War I.|
|12 November 1918||‘Republic of German Austria’ created from German-speaking part of the former empire.|
|10 September 1919||Treaty of St Germain defines Austria’s borders.|
|21 October 1919||Name of the country changed to Republic of Austria.|
|10 November 1920||Parliamentary democracy established under new constitution.|
|1929||Start of the Great Depression, which affects the country very badly.|
|1932||Engelbert Dollfuss becomes Chancellor.|
|1933||Unemployment reaches almost 25%.|
|February 1934||Socialist uprising crushed by government forces.|
|April 1934||Chancellor Dollfuss establishes a dictatorship.|
|1 May 1934||Name of country changed to Federal State of Austria.|
|25 July 1934||Dollfuss assassinated in attempted Nazi coup.|
|13 March 1938||Anschluss – Austria incorporated into Nazi Germany.|
|1939||Austria becomes the region of ‘Ostmark’ within Germany.|
|13 April 1945||Soviet troops liberate Vienna.|
|April 1945||Soviet, British, US and French forces take-up occupation of Austria.|
|27 April 1945||Proclamation of independence from Germany. Second Republic established.|
|1950||Attempted communist coup fails.|
|15 May 1955||State Treaty signed, ending four-power occupation and establishing neutrality.|
|27 July 1955||Austria regains full independence from occupying powers.|
|21 September 1955||Last of Allied occupying forces leave Austria.|
|25 October 1955||Austria regains full sovereignty.|
|1955||Austria joins the United Nations.|
|1 January 1995||Austria joins the European Union.|
|February 1995||Austria joins NATO’s Partnerships for Peace program.|
|January 2002||Austria introduces the euro as it’s official currency.|
|August 2002||Devastating floods as Danube bursts it’s banks after torrential rain.|
Since 1246 the Hapsburg Empire had been centred on Vienna. In 1867 the Empire became the dual monarchy of Austro-Hungary, with imperial rule shared between Vienna and Budapest. The assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914 triggered the First World War. Austro-Hungary allied itself with Germany and Turkey, and the three were known as the Central Powers. Defeat brought with it the breakup of the Empire. Austria became a republic on 30 October 1918, concentrated on the German speaking area of the former Empire. In 1933 parliament was replaced by an authoritarian regime under Chancellor Dollfuss. In March 1938 Austria was annexed by the German Reich. The country was liberated by Western and Russian forces in 1945. A republic was re-established on 27 April 1945. In July 1955 the USSR ended its occupation, on condition that Austria remained strictly neutral.
Located in central Europe, modern Austria was created in 1918 following the collapse of the Hapsburg empire. It is bordered by Germany to the north west, the Czech Republic to the north, Slovakia to the north east, Hungary to the south east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland to the west.
About 75% of the land area is covered by the Austrian Alps, which range up to 12,500 ft (3,800 m), while fertile plains to the east include the Danube river valley and the Graz basin. The total land area is 82,732 sq km (31,942 sq miles). The population of 8.4 million (2007 figure) comprises 93% German, 6% Croat/Slovene/Hungarian and 1% other ethnic groups. 78% of the people are Roman Catholic, 5% Protestant, 2% Muslim and 15% other or non-religious. The capital city is Vienna.
Further National Information
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Austrian civil aircraft were registered in the series A-xxxx onwards from 1919, with the registration in numbers not letters. The sequence was ended by the Anchluss with Germany in March 1938. In 1934 a new civil register was established using the prefix OE-xxx, eg: Tiger Moth OE-DAF. After WW2 the OE- register was re-established. State-owned aircraft use the sequence OE-Fxx. Gliders use the same prefix OE-xxxx, but with numerical registrations.
All-time Austria – civil aircraft register (A-nnn OE-aaa) [TO BE ADDED].
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Military Air Arms
Current military air arms-
Air Force (Österreichische Luftstreitkrafte)
Central Government Agencies
Public Service Aviation
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.
Magazines Guide for Austria
Austrian Aviation Bibliography – to be added
The World’s Airlines – Austria
List of all Austrian airlines
SPAA – Seaplane Pilots Association Austria
Flying seaplanes in Austria, including very good history section
Official national aviation organisation
Austria Charter Operators
Information on all charter operators in Austria
Graz airport based aviation enthusiasts – photos, reports, airport visitors etc
Austrian Aviation Net
Commercial airlines and flying in Austria
Web links for Austrian civil aviation
Lots of information about private flying in Austria
Information for private pilots in Austria
Subtitled Oesterreichisches Modellbaumagazin. A well produced quarterly scale plastic modelling magazine. It was first published in 1974. Originally featuring 40 pages per issue, with photographs on the inside and outside covers only, it later moved to glossy paper allowing colour photographs on most pages. Many line and colour scheme drawings were included. Later issues had 64 pages. The contents typically included branch news, hints & tips, AFVs, vehicles and aircraft feature articles, with a particular attention to markings and Austrian use.
In the middle of 2009 the magazine was redesigned and renamed ‘Modell Panorama’.
[*] Contents Listing, Vol.1 No.1 – Vol.35 No.4
Quarterly magazine dedicated to Austrian aviation history. It contains illustrated articles on Austrian-built aircraft, aircraft operated in Austria, the life of technical designers and inventors, aviation-historical events and aviation enterprises. First published in 1984.
‘Flug’ was a monthly general interest magazine. It was the official organ of the Oesterreichischen Flugtechnischen Vereines (Austrian Air Engineering Association). It was subtitled Zeitschrift Fuer Das Gesamte Gebiet Der Luftfahrt.
Published between 1927 and 1934. Roughly 80 pages in each issue.
to be added.
‘O.F.H. Nachrichten’ is a quarterly magazine produced by the Oesterreichische Flugzeug Historisker (Austrian Aircraft Historians). It exclusively concentrates on the history of civil and military aviation in Austria. It therefore includes news about vintage and museum aircraft, features on aircraft types used in Austria – complete with markings drawings and registration listings, and articles on events in Austrian aviation history.
Oesterreichische Flugzeug Historisker
Subtitled Das Osterreichische Flugmagazin. Glossy bi-monthly magazine first published in early 2004. ‘Skyrevue’ is the only current Austrian flight magazine. It is the official organ of the Austrian Aero Club and dedicates itself to all aviation and flight topics: general aviation, private powered flight, scheduled and charter traffic, military flight, public service flight, airplane letting and repair, gliding, parachuting, ballooning, hang-gliding as well as aeromodelling.
This is a survey of Austrian aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. All magazines are German text only, unless otherwise stated.