Whiting Field Naval Air Station North (NSE) Santa Rosa County (FL)

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NAS Whiting Field

General Information

NAS Whiting North Field is used solely for T-6B Texan II fixed-wing, primary flight training operations. Students from the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force (as well as exchange students from various allied nations) go through the T-6B Joint Primary Aircraft Training System syllabus.

Training Air Wing Five (TW5)

  • Tail Code - E

Training Air Wing FIVE is located 5 miles north of Milton, Florida on board Naval Air Station Whiting Field. The wing is comprised of three primary fixed-wing and three advanced helicopter squadrons and trains aviators from the Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and allied nations. TRAWING FIVE is responsible for an estimated 43 percent of the Chief of Naval Air Training Command's total flight time and over 11 percent of Navy and Marine Corps' flight time world-wide. Over 1,200 personnel complete their essential flight training here annually. We pride ourselves on producing the finest Naval Aviators in the world.

Training Squadron TWO (VT-2)

  • Callsign - BLACK BIRD
  • Aircraft - T-6B Texan II
  • Nickname - "Doerbirds"

Training Squadron TWO (VT-2), the Navy's oldest primary training squadron, was born from Basic Training Group TWO and commissioned on May 1, 1960, at NAS Whiting Field. VT-2's mission is to provide primary and intermediate stage flight training to selected student aviators of the United States Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and several allied nations.

Training Squadron TWO graduates approximately 210 students each year. Logging nearly 2,000 flight hours each month VT-2 has flown in excess of 1,800,000 flight hours and trained more than 19,000 students since its commissioning.

Training Squadron THREE (VT-3)

Red Knights
  • Callsign - RED KNIGHT
  • Aircraft - T-6B Texan II
  • Nickname - "Red Knights"

Training Squadron Three (VT-3) was commissioned on May 1, 1960, at South Whiting Field. Its primary mission at the time was to instruct student Naval Aviators in radio instruments, formation flying, and air-to-air gunnery. The primary aircraft at that time was the T-28 Trojan. Air-to-air gunner was discontinued in January 1965 and familiarization and basic instrument training was added in its place. In 1973, VT-3 moved to its present location at North Whiting Field.

In 1980, VT-3 became one of the few commands selected to be alternately commanded by a Navy or Marine Corps officer. The Red Knights were honored again in 1994 when they became the Navy's first and only joint primary flight training squadron. The first Air Force instructors reported in February 1994 and the first Air Force students followed in July of that same year. VT-3 now alternates Navy and Air Force commanding officers.

Training Squadron SIX (VT-6)

  • Callsign - SHOOTER
  • Aircraft - T-6B Texan II
  • Nickname - "Shooters"

Training Squadron SIX (VT-6) was initially established in 1956 and re-designated as VT-6 in May 1960. The squadron provides primary flight training to selected Student Naval Aviators (SNAs). Since its inception, VT-6 has flown a wide variety of naval training aircraft to include the TC-45, T-28, T-34, and now the T-6B. The squadron serves as an indoctrination point for Naval Aviation and takes pride in building professional U.S and International Aviators.

Fixed Wing Instructor Training Unit (FITU)

  • Callsign - TEXAN
  • Aircraft - T-6B Texan II

Outlying Fields

Radio Comunications

Land Mobile Radio(LMR)

Primary land mobile communications uses site 2-14 of this system.

United States Department of Defense (BEE00-14C)

014 (E) Naval Air Station Whiting Field385.212500c 385.912500a 386.437500 386.975000 388.037500


T-6B Texan II Comm Card

Frequencies / Channels (as of Sept, 2013)
Preset UHF Agency VHF Agency Mode Notes
1 290.325 KNSE ATIS AM
2 257.775 KNSE Clearance AM
3 251.150 KNSE Ground AM
4 306.925 KNSE Tower 121.400 KNSE Tower AM
5 278.800 PNS Departure 127.350 PNS Departure AM
6 291.625 PNS Approach (North) 126.850 PNS Approach (North) AM
7 269.375 PNS Approach (South) 119.000 PNS Approach (South) AM
8 303.150 Area 1 Common AM
9 269.425 Barin RDO AM
10 345.200 Summerdale AM
11 120.700 KJKA CTAF AM
12 254.900 Areas 2T / Fox / Pelican AM
13 257.975 Brewton RDO 122.720 Brewton CTAF AM
14 254.350 Evergreen RDO 122.700 Evergreen CTAF AM
15 371.900 NMOA Common AM
16 338.300 JAX Center MOA 134.150 JAX Center MOA AM
17 346.200 JAX Center Discrete 120.200 JAX Center Discrete AM
18 274.700 Night / RI Common AM
19 299.500 Area 3 Common AM
20 350.100 VT-2 Base AM
21 290.550 Choctaw ATIS 134.525 Choctaw ATIS AM
22 316.950 Whiting Metro AM
23 233.700 Base Ops AM
24 259.250 Choctaw Tower 121.400 Choctaw Tower AM
25 134.875 Andalusia(79J) AWOS AM
26 239.400 Cairns Approach 133.450 Cairns Approach AM
27 122.800 UNICOM 1R8,79J AM
28 372.000 Pensacola SMOA 120.050 AM
29 360.725 SMOA Common AM
30 342.800 VT-3 Base AM
*Frequencies 1-4 are ATIS, Clearance / Delivery, Ground and Tower.

Frequencies 5 and 6 are Departure / Approach as available.

Preset UHF Agency VHF Agency Mode Notes
*30s KNDZ AM
*40s KNPA AM
50 273.750 FITU AM
*50s KPNS AM
60 355.550 VT-6 AM
*60s KBFM AM
*70s KMOB AM
*80s KNEW AM
*90s KTLH AM
98 255.400 FSS AM
99 243.000 Guard 121.500 Guard AM

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