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Pensacola Naval Air Station (NPA)
City: Pensacola
County: Escambia
State: Florida
ARTCC: Jacksonville

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NAS Pensacola

United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron (Blue Angels)

Blue Angels

The mission of the United States Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron is to showcase the Pride and Professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and inspire a culture of excellence and service to country by conducting flight demonstrations and community outreach.

A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. The Blue Angels’ C-130, affectionately known as Fat Albert, begins each demonstration by exhibiting its maximum performance capabilities during a ten-minute performance. Shortly thereafter, you will see the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-jet Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.

General Information
The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.

United States Navy Training Air Wing SIX (TW6)

  • Tail Code - F

TRAWING SIX trains and graduates approximately 300 United States Navy, Marine Corps, and international students annually. Students from Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore represent approximately ten percent of the total. Like their U.S. counterparts, international students can be found in our entire training pipeline.

Currently, we have 10 T-39 "Sabreliners", 42 T-6A "Texan II", and 12 T-45 "Goshawks" in our inventory. Our instructor cadre includes Navy and Marine instructor pilots, Naval Flight Officers (NFO), and Weapon Systems Officers (WSO), as well as international flight instructors.

Training Squadron FOUR (VT-4)

  • Callsign - BUCK
  • Aircraft - Multicrew Simulator (MCS), T-45 Goshawk
  • Nickname - "Warbucks"

Training Squadron 4 is a training squadron of the United States Navy. Initially established as Basic Training Group NINE (BTG-9) in the 1950s, the squadron was re-designated as Training Squadron FOUR (VT-4) on May 1, 1960 and based at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

In December 2010, VT-4 temporarily went into cadre status and all VT-4 instructors and students became a part of VT-10, answering to the VT-10 Commanding Officer. VT-4 has since become independent again, formerly flying the T-39 Sabreliner and is now in the process of introducing the Multicrew Simulator (MCS) to TRAWING SIX. VT-4 will eventually become the winging squadron for all NFOs destined for the E-2 Hawkeye, E-6 Mercury, EP-3 Aries, P-3 Orion and P-8 Poseidon, relieving the respective Fleet Replacement Squadrons (FRS) for those type/model/series (T/M/S) aircraft of that responsibility.

Since its commissioning, VT-4 has amassed over 600,000 flight hours. The squadron has logged 42,000 carrier landings.

Training Squadron TEN (VT-10)

  • Callsign - KATT
  • Aircraft - T-6A Texan II
  • Nickname - "Wildcats"

Training Squadron TEN (VT-10) is a training squadron of the United States Navy based at NAS Pensacola, Florida. VT-10 has a 60 member Navy and Marine Corps instructor staff that currently trains over 300 NFOs annually. In 1997, command of VT-10 began alternating between Navy and Air Force Officers.

Upon graduation from the Primary or Intermediate phases of flight training, students proceed to follow-on training according to branch of service and ultimate operational aircraft.

Training Squadron EIGHT SIX (VT-86)

  • Callsign - ROKT (Rocket)
  • Aircraft - T-45 Goshawk
  • Nickname - "Sabrehawks"

Training Squadron EIGHT SIX is known by several names: TRARON EIGHT SIX, VT-86, or simply the SABREHAWKS, a name derived from the T-39 Sabreliner and the TA-4J Skyhawk. The squadron was commissioned in June 1972, under the operational control of Commander Training Air Wing EIGHT, Naval Air Station, Glynco, [[Georgia (US)|Georgia. Following a decision to close NAS Glynco and deactivate TRAWING 8, a Sabrehawk detachment was established at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida in March 1974. On 1 June 1974, the squadron commenced flight operations at Naval Air Station Pensacola under operational command of Commander, Training Air Wing SIX (TRAWING 6), training Naval Flight Officers for nearly all carrier-based aircraft.

Currently the squadron trains over 150 students annually, and to date, has provided the United States military and Allied forces with over 7,300 NFOs, WSOs, and Navigators flying various tactical aircraft worldwide.

United States Air Force 479th Flying Training Group

479th FTG

The 479th Flying Training Group (479 FTG) is a United States Air Force unit, stationed at Naval Air Station Pensacola (NASP). A component of Air Education and Training Command (AETC), the 479 FTG was activated on 2 October 2009.

The unit conducts Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training, replacing the former Undergraduate Navigator Training (UNT) curriculum previously taught by the 12th Flying Training Wing (12 FTW) at Randolph AFB, Texas.

The 479 FTG is an operational component of the 12th FTW at Randolph as a Geographically Separated Unit (GSU), flying the T-6A Texan II and T-1A Jayhawk at NASP. The first CSO class, 11-01, graduated on 15 April 2011.

The group controls three subordinate squadrons as follows:

451st Flying Training Squadron (451 FTS)

451 FTS
  • Callsign - CONGO (Formerly SNIPE)
  • Aircraft - T-1A Jayhawk

The 451st Flying Training Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit. Its assigned to the 479th Flying Training Group, stationed at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

Reactivated as a reserve air training command squadron; assigned and performed advanced flight training for air cadets, 1947-1949. Inactivated due to funding restrictions. Assigned to Tactical Air Command and reactivated in 1954 flying F-86 Sabres; later F-100 Super Sabres as a fighter-day squadron. Inactivated in 1957 due to funding restrictions. Reactivated in 1972 as an Air Training Command navigator training squadron; flew T-29; later T-43 navigation classroom aircraft.

As of 2 Oct 2009, the 451st FTS trains Combat Systems Officers(CSOs) utilizing 21 modified T-1A Jayhawk aircraft.

455th Flying Training Squadron (455 FTS)

455 FTS
  • Callsign - JEDI
  • Aircraft - T-6A Texan II

The 455th Flying Training Squadron was activated as the 455th Bombardment Squadron (Medium) on Aug. 4, 1942, at Columbia Army Air Base, S.C. It deployed to the European theater of operations in World War II and flew B-26 bombers during the war. It was inactivated on Dec. 12, 1945. The unit was reactivated in the reserve on June 27, 1949, at Tinker AFB, OK, as the 455th Bombardment Squadron (Light) flying the T-6, T-11 and B-26. It was inactivated in March 1951. It was redesignated the 455th Fighter-Bomber Squadron and activated on Aug. 8, 1955, at Eielson AFB, Alaska, and then moved to Bunker Hill AFB, Idaho, in November, flying the F-86 and F-100. The unit went inactive again Sept. 1, 1957, but was later stood up as the 455th Flying Training Squadron on April 1, 1973, at Mather AFB, CA, conducting Undergraduate Navigator Training until deactivation in the early 1990s. Among its honors are seven World War II campaign streamers, a Distinguished Unit Citation, and four Air Force Outstanding Unit awards.

The Squadron was reactivated on Oct. 2, 2009, as the 455th Flying Training Squadron and serves as a tenet unit to the 479th Flying Training Group at NAS Pensacola, Florida.

479th Operations Support Squadron (479 OSS)

479 OSS

The 479th Operations Support Squadron supports the primary and advanced phases of the undergraduate combat systems officer training. The squadron conducts academic training, scheduling, aviation resource management, communications, current operations, aircrew flight equipment, and flight physiology functions for the group.

Radio Comunications

Land Mobile Radio(LMR)

Primary land mobile communications uses site 2-12 and 2-13 of this system.

United States Department of Defense (BEE00-14C)

012 (C) Naval Air Station - Pensacola385.312500a 386.012500c 386.250000 386.512500 386.850000 388.062500 388.237500 388.337500
    388.600000 388.800000            

013 (D) Naval Outlying Field - Saufley386.037500a 386.287500c 386.787500 388.087500 388.587500

TRAWING SIX Operations

T-6A Texan II Comm Card

Frequencies / Channels (as of Oct 1, 2013)
Preset UHF Agency VHF Agency Mode Notes
01 266.800 NPA ATIS 124.350 NPA ATIS AM
02 268.700 NPA C/D 134.100 NPA C/D AM
03 336.400 NPA Ground 121.700 NPA Ground AM
04 340.200 NPA Tower 120.700 NPA Tower AM
05 372.000 PNS App/Dep 120.050 PNS App/Dep AM
06 270.800 PNS App/Dep 120.650 PNS App/Dep AM
07 314.000 NPA Approach 125.350 NPA Approah AM
08 239.050 NPA GCA 8 121.250 PNS ATIS AM
09 305.200 NPA GCA 9 119.900 PNS Tower AM
10 318.800 NPA GCA 10 135.575 BFM ATIS AM
11 285.625 NPA GCA 11 118.800 BFM Tower AM
12 348.725 NPA GCA 12 124.750 MOB ATIS AM
13 383.800 NPA GCA 13 118.300 MOB Tower AM
14 288.325 NPA GCA 14 135.175 PQL ATIS AM
15 303.150 Area 1 Common 118.575 PQL Tower AM
16 360.720 Gator - South MOA 118.500 MOB APP (E) AM
17 259.250 Choctaw Tower 122.700 JKA CTAF AM
18 333.300 VNAV Tactical 122.800 1R8/79J CTAF AM
19 355.400 VT-10 Base 123.00 MVC CTAF AM
20 357.050 VT-10 Common 140.400 VT-10 Common AM
Manual Frequencies
Manual UHF Agency VHF Agency Mode Notes
M 269.425 Barin RDO 123.050 Foley AM
M 290.550 Choctaw ATIS 122.800 Fairhope AM
M 254.350 Evergreen RDO 122.700 Evergreen AM
M 254.900 Areas 2T/Fox/Pelican 122.725 Brewton AM
M 299.500 Area 3 Common 129.375 JKA-Gulf Air CTR AM
M 362.800 R2908/Form Common 122.950 Downtown AIR CTR AM
M 254.250 Gulfport Approach 124.600 Gulfport Approach AM
M 359.600 NPA Weather 121.700 BFM Ground AM
M 312.100 NPA Base Ops 121.900 MOB Ground AM
M 246.800 TAC A (B/U 246.85) 123.370 TAC A (B/U 123.32) AM
M 246.900 TAC B (B/U 246.92) 123.470 TAC B (B/U 123.42) AM
M 303.000 TAC C (B/U 303.05) 123.570 TAC C (B/U 123.52) AM
M 357.000 TAC D (B/U 357.1) 123.670 TAC D (B/U 123.62) AM
M 362.470 TAC E (B/U 362.52) 123.770 TAC E (B/U 123.72) AM

T-45 Pri & Aux Comm Card

Frequencies / Channels (as of Oct. 1, 2013)
Preset Frequency Agency Mode Notes
01 266.800 NPA ATIS AM
02 268.700 NPA C/D AM
03 336.400 NPA Ground AM
04 340.200 NPA Tower AM
05 372.000 PNS App/Dep AM
06 270.800 PNS App/Dep AM
07 314.000 NPA Approach AM
08 239.050 NPA GCA 8 AM
09 305.200 NPA GCA 9 AM
10 318.800 NPA GCA 10 AM
11 285.625 NPA GCA 11 AM
12 348.725 NPA GCA 12 AM
13 383.800 NPA GCA 13 AM
14 288.325 NPA GCA 14 AM
17 228.850 SHELBY PRI AM
18 309.800 GATOR MOA AM
19 307.100 MOBILE APCH AM
20 288.150 HOUSTON CTR AM
21 346.400 JAX CTR AM
22 267.900 ATL CTR AM
23 299.325 TAC 23 AM
24 366.325 TAC 24 AM
25 278.700 TAC 25 AM
26 288.600 TAC 26 AM
27 310.900 TAC 27 AM
28 320.650 TAC 28 AM
29 255.400 FSS AM
30 315.400 ROKT BASE AM

SEABREEZE (as of Oct. 1, 2013)
Frequency Usage Mode Notes
348.000 Gritrock AM
353.775 UHF Primary AM
127.450 VHF Primary AM
306.800 Discrete 1 AM
275.600 Discrete 2 AM
379.225 Discrete 3 AM
385.200 Discrete 4 AM
363.050 Discrete 5 AM
280.700 Discrete 6 AM
346.500 Discrete 7 AM
274.200 Discrete 8 AM
317.675 Discrete 9 AM

479th Flying Training Group Operations

451st Flying Training Squadron (451 FTS)

Frequencies / Channels (as of Q2 2015)
Preset Frequency Agency Mode Notes
15 351.750 CONGO Ops AM

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