NOLF Choctaw (NFJ) Santa Rosa County (FL)
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Naval Outlying Field (NOLF) Choctaw (NFJ) is the United States Navy's designation for an auxiliary airfield that was originally constructed during World War II as Eglin Field (now Eglin AFB) Auxiliary Field # 10. It is located 16.6 miles northeast of Pensacola, Florida.
Constructed in Santa Rosa County, the westernmost of Eglin's ten satellite fields, Auxiliary Field 10 was originally named Dillon Field for Captain Barclay H. Dillon, USAAF, a test pilot of the Fighter Section of the 1st Proving Ground Group, Eglin Field, killed 2 October 1943 when his P-38J-5-LO Lightning, 42-67103, crashed 8 miles W of Milton, Florida. Field 10 was later named Eglin Dillon Airdrome.
The field was constructed in 1942 by the Army Air Forces as part of the Eglin Field military reservation. It initially consisted of three 4000' asphalt runways in an "A" type configuration. Runway 18/36 is now 8000' long with 1000' of overhang on each side and 150' wide. No ground station was constructed. It was transferred to the United States Navy in 1943 as NAF 05822 and was designated an Outlying Field for Naval Air Station Whiting Field. Now used primarily for U.S. Navy basic flight training, the Navy refers to it as Outlying Field (OLF) Choctaw, a satellite field for Training Air Wing SIX at Naval Air Station Pensacola and Training Air Wing FIVE at Naval Air Station Whiting Field.
It is also used for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV] training by the U.S. Air Force.
It is expected that Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps F-35 Lightning IIs assigned to the 33d Fighter Wing at Eglin AFB will utilize OLF Choctaw for training.
Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
Primary land mobile communications uses site 2-15 of this system.
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|29211||721b||D||Choctaw Twr||NOLF Choctaw, FL (Tower)|
|29223||7227||D||NOLF ATG||NOLF (ATG)|
|29224||7228||D||NOLF Barin||NOLF Barin, AL|
|29225||7229||D||NOLF Brewton||NOLF Brewton, AL|
|29226||722a||D||NOLF Choctaw||NOLF Choctaw, FL|
|29228||722c||D||NOLF Evergre||NOLF Evergreen, AL|
|29229||722d||D||NOLF Harold||NOLF Harold, FL|
|29230||722e||D||NOLF Pace||NOLF Pace, FL|
|29231||722f||D||NOLF SantaRo||NOLF Santa Rosa, FL|
|29232||7230||D||NOLF Saufley||NOLF Saufley, FL|
|29233||7231||D||NOLF Silver||NOLF Silverhill, AL|
|29234||7232||D||NOLF Site 8||NOLF Site 8, FL|
|29235||7233||D||NOLF Spencer||NOLF Spencer, FL|
Other RR Database Links
- Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA)
- Gulf States Milcom
- Eglin AFB
- Naval Air Station Pensacola
- Naval Air Station Whiting Field North
- Navy-Wide National Enterprise Land Mobile Radio System (ELMR)
- United States Department of Defense (14C)