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Operations

The Air Operations Department operates three separate and fully operational airfields, Whiting Field North & South ~ TW-5 (143 T-6s & 113 TH-57s) with 2 lighted 6,000’ X 200’ runways each with control towers.  Choctaw ~ TW-5 and UAS with one lighted 8,000’ X 150’ runway with a control tower, thirteen(13) Navy Outlying Fields: Helicopter Fields; Spencer (FL), Santa Rosa (FL), Pace (FL), Site X (FL), Harold (FL), Fixed Wing; Barin (AL), Brewton (AL), Silverhill (AL), Summerdale (AL), Evergreen (AL), Wolf (AL), Choctaw (FL), Holley (FL--which is now a solar energy asset under a lease agreement with Gulf Power), which account for 52% of all U.S. Navy Outlying Landing Fields (OLFs). Provides services to support operations of activity, tenant, and transiting aircraft; provides firefighting functions, both structural and fire and rescue; provides air traffic control; operates the air terminal; schedules administrative and proficiency flights; repairs and maintains station ground electronics equipment.

Air Operations Department supports approximately one million flight operations per year (approx. 1 million last year vs. 882K @ Atlanta Hartsfield – busiest in the world). Roughly 130,000 flight hours per year, 11% of USN / USMC flight hours, 15% of USN flight hours.

 

 

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20141209-N-WW980-001 Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla. - More than 120 TH-57 helicopters are stationed at NAS Whiting Field. Here one helo takes off on one of hundreds of flight operations that happen every day. Between North and South Field and the 13 Navy Outlying Landing Fields more than 1.3 million flight operations are flown each year. U.S. Navy file photo.

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