The Isle of Man is an island in the Irish Sea, between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. It is a self-governing British Crown Dependency. The closest land is southern Scotland.
The island is mainly hilly, with a central valley running North West – South East. The far North of the island is very flat. The total land area is 572 sq km (221 sq miles).
The population of 85,400 (2012 figure) is 94% White with 6% other. Some 72% of the population is Church of England, with most of the rest following other Christian faiths. The capital city is Douglas.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in the Isle of Man
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Prior to 2007, civil aircraft on the Isle of Man used the standard United Kingdom registration prefix of G-. On 1st May 2007 the Isle of Man Government launched a new ‘niche market’ civil aircraft register aimed at corporate and private aircraft not engaged in public transport work. As such, it is the only dedicated corporate aircraft register in Europe. This enterprise has been extremely successful and now covers well over 500 aircraft. The registration takes the form M-xxxx.
Military Air Arms
The defence of the Isle of Man is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.
Current military air arms:
There are no current military air arms on the Isle of Man.
Historical military air arms:
The following British air arms conducted operations in the Isle of Man:
Fleet Air Arm [1940-1945]
Royal Air Force [1939-1963]
Central Government Agencies
Government Aviation – No VIP aircraft known.
Coast Guard Aviation – Search and Rescue services are provided by helicopters from RAF Valley in Wales.
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – Generally no EMS helicopters, but during the TT and Manx GP races two EMS helicopters are specially hired.
Police Aviation (Isle of Man Constabulary) – No Police helicopter.
Isle of Man Air Services [1935-1947]
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Isle of Man Aviation Bibliography – to be added