|Gabonese Air Force|
|Armée de l'air Gabonaise|
|Active||January 25, 1972 - Present|
|Part of||Armed Forces of Gabon|
|Commander in Chief||President Ali Bongo Ondimba|
|Commander of the Air Force||General Jean Martin|
|Fighter||Dassault Mirage F1|
|Helicopter||Alouette III, AS332, SA342, SA330, EC135, EC120,|
|Transport||ATR 42, C-130, CN-235|
The Gabonese Air Force (French: Armée de l'air Gabonaise) is the official aerial warfare branch of the Armed Forces of Gabon.
In the early 1960s, following the country's independence from the French Republic, aerial detachments were inside the country, with the first official aerial installation being the Mouila Training Center which was established in 1966 in the south-west of the country. On January 25, 1972, by presidential decree signed by President Omar Bongo, the Gabonese Air Force became an official branch of the armed forces, separate from the army. In January 1980, at the initiative of President Bongo, the Air Force developed and adopted a combat structure, acquiring a fleet of fighters, and creating the Mvengue Air Base in the capital.
|CASA CN-235||Spain / Indonesia||transport||1|
|C-130 Hercules||United States||transport||C-130H||1|
|Alouette III||France||light utility||2|
|SA342 Gazelle||France||scout / attack||3|
|Aérospatiale SA 330||France||transport / utility||5|
|Eurocopter EC120||France||light utility||2|
Previous aircraft operated by the Air Force consisted of the CM.170 Magister, C-130H Hercules, Embraer EMB 110, Fokker F28, Aérospatiale N 262, Reims C.337, and the Alouette II helicopter. The first fighters flown by the air force were Dassault Mirage 5Gs.