Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH
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- 1 Introduction
- 2 Base Units
- 3 Wright-Patterson Aero Club (WPAC)
- 4 Angel Fire
- 5 Frequencies
- 6 Fuels Information
- 7 Generic Callsigns
- 8 Security Forces
- 9 Fire/EMS Equipment
- 10 Related Links
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.
- 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
- 445th Operations Group
- 89th Airlift Squadron
- 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron
- 445th Airlift Control Flight
- 445th Operations Support Squadron
- 445th Maintenance Group
- 445th Mission Support Group
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.
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
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
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.
() = callsign prefix
Dynamic Aviation flies aircraft researching the Angel Fire surveillance system. Noted aircraft:
91-0504 (RC-26B) "DAGGER 04" with ATC, "BLUE RASCAL" backseater
BLUE 96 (N96S)
COVER 92 (N92S)
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
|121.80000||BM||CSQ||KFFO GRND||Ground VHF||AM||Aircraft|
|126.90000||BM||CSQ||KFFO TOWER||Tower VHF||AM||Aircraft|
|124.47500||B||CSQ||KFFO ATIS||ATIS VHF||AM||Aircraft|
|118.85000||BM||CSQ||DAY APP||Dayton Approach||AM||Aircraft|
|269.90000||B||KFFO ATIS||ATIS UHF||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||CSQ||KFFO PTD||Pilot to Dispatcher VHF||AM||Aircraft|
|123.22500||BM||CSQ||88TH ABW SU||88TH Air Base Wing - Special Use||AM||Aircraft|
|289.40000||BM||88th ABW SU||88TH Air Base Wing - Special Use||AM||Aircraft|
|269.27500||BM||CMH A/D||Columbus Approach/Departure||AM||Aircraft|
|253.50000||BM||KFFO TWR BU||Tower (Backup)||AM||Aircraft|
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- 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)
1 Receiving poorly.
2 Receiving well.
3 Radio Check.
4 Acknowledge, will comply.
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.
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)
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
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
4 Warrants check
5 Registration check
6 Away from vehicle?
8 In custody
10 All in order
12 Return to station
14 Gate overwatch?
16 Suspicious object? (heard in use for bomb threat)
20 Patrol missing?
91 Switch to net 1
92 Switch to net 2
93 Switch to net 3
Station #1 (Area C)
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 1
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 2
Station #2 (Area A)
Station #3 (Area B)
DISTRICT [CHIEF] 3
WMD trailer and JD 6x4 Gator
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