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Central African Republic Air Force

The Central African Air Force, or Escadrille Centrafricaine, had 150 personnel and no combat aircraft. The base is at Bangui-Mpoko Airport. Equipment included two AL-60CSs, and one AS 3508 Ecureuil used for transport, one Falcon 20 C used for VIP transport, and one Mi-8 helicopter used for utility transport.

The C.A.R. has an international airport, Bangui-M'poko, and about 60 smaller airfields. Bangui-M'poko is 4 kilometers northwest of the city. Air France, Air Afrique, Air Gabon, Cameroon Airlines, and Sabena are the international carriers, and the main routes to and from the United States are NY-PARIS-BANGUI and DC-PARIS-BANGUI. Domestic service is provided by the two aircraft of Inter-RCA and a few small charter companies, mainly to the game reserve in the north and the rainforest park in the south.

There have been several accidents, however, blamed on poor maintenance and pilot error. Mission flights are also available about once a month to the DRC and Kenya, and flights can be booked through the mission station in Bangui, located at the intersection of Rue des Missions and Rue de Languedoc.

Name coordinates Location Runway description
Badali 1063074N
14 miles ESE of Bozoum 2,345 x 113'; elevation-2,200';
graded earth; fair condition
Bangassou 1044703N
13 miles NW of Bangassou 5,905 x 115'; elevation-1,706';
laterite; fair condition
Berberati 041317N
12 miles S of Berberati 5,577 x 115'; elevation-1,926';
asphalt; fair condition
Bangui M'poko 042357N
Just NW of Bangui; 5 miles NNW of M'poko and Oubangui River juncture 8,530 x 148'; elevation-1,207';
asphalt; good condition
Basoundou 1042844N
At town; 4 miles WSW of Sasele 3,100 x 11 O'; elevation-2,000'; graded earth; fair condition
Bouar 1055729N
12 miles ENE ofBouar 6,233 x 116'; elevation-2,215';
laterite; fair condition
Bozoum 1062039N
13 miles WNW of Bozoum 3,322 x 162'; elevation-2,215';
laterite; fair condition
Bobangui 1040235N
30 miles SW of Bangui; 4 miles WSW of Pisa 7,540 x 100'; elevation-1,300';
asphalt; fair condition
Nzoro 1072134N
Just S of Nzoro 2,273 x 100'; elevation-3,500'; graded earth; fair condition
Obo Mboki 255555E
12 miles WNW of Mboki 5,944 x 115'; elevation-1,969';
laterite; fair condition
Obo Nguiliguili 051828N
6.3 miles SSW of Obo village; 50 miles WSW of Li Yubu, Sudan 3,848 x 120'; elevation-2,155';
graded earth; fair condition

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