Isle of Man

Territory Profile

Isle of Man
(Ellan Vannin)

Key Facts

Self Governing From:
10 May 1765
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
Population Size Ranking:
United Kingdom

The Territory


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.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Isle of Man History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Isle of Man
Yahoo Isle of Man page
wikipedia: Isle of Man
wikipedia: History of the Isle of Man


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.

Isle of Man Registry – Registered Aircraft
Manx Aircraft Register

Aircraft Operators

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.

Commercial Aviation

Isle of Man Air Services [1935-1947]

wikipedia: Airlines of the Isle of Man
The World’s Airlines: United Kingdom

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None known.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Isle of Man Airport

Other airports
Airports in the Isle of Man

Military Air Bases & Airfields

RAF Stations in the Isle of Man

On Show

Aviation Museums

Manx Aviation and Military Museum

Airshow Dates

None known.

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

Isle of Man Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Andreas Gliding Club – The History of Andreas Aifield

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