All-Time Aircraft Used List
Bophuthatswana Air Force

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
CASA C-212 Aviocar 2 1985 1994 Spain
CASA CN235 1 1991 1994 Spain
Helio H295 Courier 2 1982 1985 ?
MBB BK117 2 1987 1994 W. Germany
Partenavia P68 Observer 2 1983 1991 Italy
Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter 1 1990 1994 Switzerland
Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer 3 1990 1994 Switzerland
Aerospatiale Alouette III 2 1981 1994 France
Aerospatiale SA 365N-1 Dauphin 2 1 1989 1994 France
Aerospatiale AS 355 Ecureuil 2 1 1983 1992 France


Country Profile

The Country


Details to be added.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Bophuthatswana History

Further National Information

wikipedia: Bophuthatswana
wikipedia: History of Bophuthatswana


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


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Bophuthatswana seems to have been allocated the prefix H5-xxx for civil aircraft, but in practice the South African registration sequence ZS-AAA to ZS-ZZZ was always used.

All-time Bophuthatswana – civil aircraft register (H5-aaa)
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Defence Force (Bophuthatswana Defence Force – Air Wing) [1981-1994]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Government Aviation Unit) [1993-1994]

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – no EMS/Rescue helicopter service
Police Aviation (Bophuthatswana Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Bop Air

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers


Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

To be added.

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums


Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.