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Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH


Wright Patterson Air Force Base
ICAO: KFFO
FAA: FFO
City: Dayton
County: Greene, Montgomery
State: Ohio
TRACON:  ?
ARTCC: Indianapolis

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Welcome to the Wright Patterson Air Force Base aviation article, the Air Force Base located in Greene, Montgomery County, Ohio.
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Contents

Introduction

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio is a facility of the United States Air Force located at 39.798708, -84.083988 in Greene and Montgomery Counties in southwestern Ohio. It is located 8 Miles northeast of the central business district of Dayton, Ohio. It is named in honor of local aviation pioneers, Orville and Wilbur Wright, and Lt. Frank Patterson who was killed at Wright Field in 1918 during a flight test.

Base Units

  • 88th Security Forces Squadron
  • 77th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • 88th Air Base Wing
  • Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency: National Air and Space Intelligence Center
  • 303rd Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • 312th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • 326th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • 445th Airlift Wing
  • 478th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing
  • Aeronautical Systems Center
  • Air Force Institute of Technology
  • Air Force Research Laboratory
  • National Museum of the US Air Force
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center


445th Airlift Wing

The 455th Airlift Wing is the only flying wing stationed at Wright-Patterson AFB. It is manned by the United States Air Force Reserves.

The 445th Airlift Wing is composed of

The 89th AS/445th AW received their ninth and final C-17A on February 12, 2012. The last of their 10 C-5As was officially transferred in April 2012.

C-5As:
68-0215 (to 433rd AW in exchange for 70-0446)
68-0219 (to 433rd AW in exchange for 70-0453)
69-0003 - retired to AMARG
69-0005 (to 433rd AW in exchange for 70-0451)
69-0013 (to 164th AW)
69-0020 (to 433rd AW in exchange for 70-0466)
70-0446 (from 433rd AW in exchange for 68-0215) - retired to AMARG
70-0447 - retired to AMARG
70-0448 (to 433rd AW)
70-0451 (from 433rd AW in exchange for 69-0005) - transferred back to 433rd AW
70-0453 (from 433rd AW in exchange for 68-0219) - retired to AMARG
70-0457 - retired to AMARG
70-0461 (to 433rd AW)
70-0466 (from 433rd AW in exchange for 69-0020) - retired to AMARG

C-17As:
90-0535
93-0603
93-0604
94-0068
96-0004
97-0044
97-0048
99-0060
99-0165

Along with separate support units that report directly to the Wing Commander. The present unit strength is approximately 300 officers and 1,850 enlisted troops. Most 445th Airlift Wing members are traditional reservists who serve in the military on a part-time basis, taking time out from their families and civilian jobs to participate a minimum of one weekend a month as well as two-weeks of annual training each year. Augmenting the traditional reserve force is a team of approximately 350 members employed full-time as air reserve technicians in the unit.

445th AW Callsigns

Callsigns:
BRAVO - Expediters
LINEBACKER - Duty Driver
MOC - Maintenance Operations Center
MIKE - unknown
MSL - Maintenance Supply Liaison
SCHEDULING - Plans and Scheduling
SIERRA - unknown
SUPPORT - Support Flight
VICTOR - unknown

Wright-Patterson Aero Club (WPAC)

The Aero Club operates out of three conjoined hangars located on the east end of the field, between the runways.

Club-owned aircraft:
N128AV (Warrior)
N255WP (Baron)
N3569X (Saratoga)
N43581 (Warrior)
N4374U (Warrior)
N4385W (Warrior)
N8115Y (Warrior)
N8229P (Archer)
N8229Y (Arrow)
N8395Y (Arrow)
N769GA (Cougar)

Privately-owned aircraft:
N2367L (Musketeer)
N3653N (Mooney)
N61232 (Cessna)
N6551L (Grumman)
N70CE (Eagle)
N73KS (Yak)
N9569X (Centurion)

() = callsign prefix

Angel Fire

Dynamic Aviation flies aircraft researching the Angel Fire surveillance system. Noted aircraft:
N90D
N91S
N92B
N92S
N96S
N96Y
N97D
91-0504 (RC-26B) "DAGGER 04" with ATC, "BLUE RASCAL" backseater

Callsigns:
ANGEL 91/92/93/94
BLUE 96 (N96S)
COVER 92 (N92S)

Frequencies

Trunked Radio System

Wright-Patterson AFB utilizes a Motorola Type II Smartnet UHF Trunked Radio System using digital voice (APCO-25 Common Air Interface Exclusive) for most of their support operations. A digital scanner is needed to monitor the system.

Information on the Wright Patterson AFB Trunked Radio system can be found on the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Wiki page.

Air Traffic Control


Frequency  Type  Alpha Tag  Description  Mode  Tag 
121.80000  BM  KFFO GRND Ground VHF  AM  Aircraft 
126.90000  BM  KFFO TOWER Tower VHF  AM  Aircraft 
124.47500  KFFO ATIS ATIS VHF  AM  Aircraft 
118.85000  BM  DAY APP Dayton Approach  AM  Aircraft 
126.50000  BM  DAY DEP Dayton Departure  AM  Aircraft 
269.90000  KFFO ATIS ATIS UHF  AM  Aircraft 
327.12500  BM  DAY DEP Dayton Departure  AM  Aircraft 
291.00000  BM  DAY DEP Dayton Departure  AM  Aircraft 
281.45000  BM  KFFO TOWER Tower UHF  AM  Aircraft 
335.80000  BM  KFFO GRND Ground UHF  AM  Aircraft 
349.40000  BM  BUCKEYE CNTL 445th AW Command Post "BUCKEYE CONTROL"  AM  Military 
348.40000  BM  KFFO WX Metro (Weather)  AM  Aircraft 
372.20000  BM  KFFO PTD Pilot to Dispatcher UHF  AM  Aircraft 
126.20000  BM  KFFO PTD Pilot to Dispatcher VHF  AM  Aircraft 
389.80000  BM  KFFO GCA Radar Approach  AM  Aircraft 
118.00000  BM  DAY DEP Dayton Departure (As Assigned)  AM  Aircraft 
121.95000  BM  AERO CLUB Aero Club Operations  AM  Aircraft 
123.22500  BM  88TH ABW SU 88TH Air Base Wing - Special Use  AM  Aircraft 
123.55000  BM  CLUB TAC 3 Aero Club TAC 3  AM  Aircraft 
123.57500  BM  CLUB TAC 4 Aero Club TAC 4  AM  Aircraft 
123.65000  BM  CLUB TAC 1 Aero Club TAC 1  AM  Aircraft 
123.67500  BM  CLUB TAC 2 Aero Club TAC 2  AM  Aircraft 
135.82500  BM  NASA TEST NASA Flight Test  AM  Aircraft 
135.85000  BM  FLT INSP Flight Inspection (FAA)   AM  Aircraft 
135.95000  BM  FLT INSP Flight Inspection (FAA)  AM  Aircraft 
251.07500  BM  KFFO ALT TWR Tower Backup  AM  Aircraft 
285.25000  BM  DYNAMIC A/G Dynamic Aviation - Air to Ground  AM  Aircraft 
289.40000  BM  88th ABW SU 88TH Air Base Wing - Special Use  AM  Aircraft 
370.87500  BM  DAY DEP Dayton Departure (As Assigned)  AM  Aircraft 
379.75000  BM  DYNAMIC PRI Dynamic Aviation - Air to Ground Primary  AM  Aircraft 


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Aeronautical Frequencies

  • 121.8000 Ground
  • 121.9500 Aero Club Ops
  • 123.2250 88th ABW special use (*)
  • 123.5500 Aero Club Tac-3
  • 123.5750 Aero Club Tac-4
  • 123.6500 Aero Club Tac-1
  • 123.6750 Aero Club Tac-2
  • 124.4750 ATIS
  • 126.2000 Pilot to Dispatch
  • 126.5000 Columbus Departure - South Satellite
  • 126.9000 Tower
  • 251.0750 Tower B/U
  • 269.9000 ATIS
  • 281.4500 Tower
  • 289.4000 88th ABW special use (*)
  • 327.1250 Columbus Departure - South Satellite
  • 335.8000 Ground
  • 344.6000 Metro
  • 349.4000 445th AW CP "Buckeye Control"
  • 372.2000 Pilot to Dispatch
  • 379.7500 "ANGEL FIRE"

(*) activated for flying at the Museum field (to the southwest)

Fuels Information

10-codes:
1 Receiving poorly.
2 Receiving well.
3 Radio Check.
4 Acknowledge, will comply.
5 Standby.
6 Repeat, reception poor.
7 Out of service location.
8 In service location.
9 What is location?
10 Return to RCC.
11 Departing parking area.
12 How many gallons out of unit?
13 Proceed to fill stand.
14 Entering fill stand area.
15 Leaving fill stand with full unit.
16 Request another unit-location.
17 Request supervisor at-location.
18 Request standby fire truck at location.
19 Fuel spill, request assistance.
20 Entering the parking area.
21 Unit requires maintenance (discrepancy).
22 Valves open; ready to receive.
23 Valves open; ready to start transfer.
24 Start pumping.
25 Stop pumping.
26 Pumps stopped.
27 Transfer complete; valves closed.
28 Servicing canceled.
31 Distinguished visitor in area.
36 Correct time.
97 Arrived at scene.
98 Finished with last assignment.

Units:
6 (C-300, diesel)
7 (C-300, diesel)
16 (R-12, JP-8)
29 (R-11, JP-8)
62 (R-11, JP-8)
68 (R-11, JP-8)
116 (C-300, unleaded)
161 (R-11, JP-8)
164 (R-11, JP-8)
355 (R-12, JP-8)
721 (R-12, JP-8)
907 (R-12, JP-8)

Generic Callsigns

AGE - Aircraft Ground Equipment
AIRFIELD - Airfield Operations Flight
ALPHA - Transient Maintenance Quality Assurance Personnel
ATCALS - ATCALS Maintenance
BARRIER MAINTENANCE - Barrier Maintenance
CAM 1/2 - AFM/DAFM
CHIEF - Fire Chief
CRASH - Crash Response Vehicles
FREIGHT - Freight Vehicles
LEX - Exterior Lighting
OPS - AM Ops Vehicles
P - Plows
R - Brooms
SAFETY - Flight Safety
SECURITY - Security Forces
SNOW - Snow Removal
SPRAYER - Airfield Spray Vehicles
SWEEPER - sweeper
TANGO - Transient Maintenance
TRACTOR - Tractors
WILDLIFE - USDA Wildlife Control

Security Forces

Callsigns:
1A - Broad St. Gate (Area A)
1B - Springfield St. Gate
9A - Medical Center Gate (Area A)(No longer used)
12A - AFMC HQ Gate (Area A)
15A - Skeel Ave. Gate (Area A)
16A - Commercial Vehicle Gate (Area A)
19B National Rd. Gate (Area B)
22B I-675 Gate (Area B)
26A - OH-235 Gate (Area C)
38A - Kittyhawk Center Gate (Area A)(No longer used)
ALPHA 1 - Area A Lead Patrol (No Longer Used)
ALPHA 2 - Area A Patrol (No Longer Used)
AVENGER - Day Shift Patrol Lieutenant
BIKE 1 - Bike Patrol (When assigned as exclusive unit)
BIKE 2 - Bike Patrol (When assigned as exclusive unit)
BRAVO 1 - Area B Patrol Supervisor (No Longer Used)
BRAVO 2 - Area B Patrol Exterior Patrol (No Longer Used)
BRAVO 3 - Area B Patrol Interior Patrol (No Longer Used)
BRAVO 4 - Area B Patrol Exterior Housing Patrol (No Longer Used)
BULLDOG - Evening Shift Patrol Lieutenant
CHARLIE 1 - Area C Patrol Supervisor (No Longer Used)
CHARLIE 2 - Area C Patrol / Special Reaction Team (No Longer Used)
COBRA - Night Shift Patrol Lieutenant
DELTA 1 - unknown
ECHO 1 - unknown
HAWK 1 - Kittyhawk Center Patrol (When Assigned)(No Longer Used)
HOTEL 1 - AFMC HQ Security Post
HOTEL 2 - AFMC HQ Security Post
KILO 1,2,3,... - K-9 (When Assigned)
MIKE 1 - Museum Chief
NOVEMBER 1 - NOAC Security (55th SFS)
QUEBEC - STANEVAL
SIERRA 3 & 4 - "Green / Blue Mission" Security (Blue correlates with VIP Aircraft visits)
SIERRA 6 - 445th AW Security Patrol (East Ramp)
SIERRA 1,2,5,7-9 - Ramp Security Posts
TANGO 1 - NASIC Security Post
TRAINING - Training Commander
VEHICLES 1 - Vehicle Manager
VIKING - Shift Sergeant

Codes:
4 Warrants check
5 Registration check
6 Away from vehicle?
8 In custody
10 All in order
12 Return to station
14 Gate overwatch?
15 Alarm?
16 Suspicious object? (heard in use for bomb threat)
17 Alarm?
20 Patrol missing?
91 Switch to net 1
92 Switch to net 2
93 Switch to net 3

Fire/EMS Equipment

Station #1 (Area C)
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 1
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 2
INSPECTOR 1
INSPECTOR 7
INSPECTOR 8
INSPECTOR 9
LADDER 10
ENGINE 11
TANKER 12
TANKER 13
RESCUE 15
CRASH 16
CRASH 17
CRASH 18

Station #2 (Area A)
CRASH 20
CRASH 21
ENGINE 22
ENGINE 23

Station #3 (Area B)
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 3
RESCUE 30
ENGINE 31
ENGINE 32
SPORT 33
SPORT 34
Spill trailer
WMD trailer and JD 6x4 Gator
MEDIC K-1?

WPMC:
MEDIC 3
MEDIC 4
MEDIC 5


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