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Welcome to Naval Air Station Whiting Field, located in beautiful northwest Florida. Naval Air Station Whiting Field occupies approximately 12,000 acres, including 12 outlying fields with three separate and fully operational airfields.
Naval Air Station Whiting Field is the home of Training Air Wing FIVE, and together we form the backbone of Naval Aviation Training. More than 60 percent of all primary flight training is performed at NAS Whiting Field and every Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilot receives their initial rotary winged training here. Roughly 17 percent of all Navy flight hours are flown here annually as well as approximately 12 percent of all Navy and Marine Corps flight hours.
Training Air Wing FIVE hosts 142 T-6 Texan II aircraft for fixed-wing training and 112 TH-57 helicopters for rotary wing training. Training Air Wing FIVE is currently in the process of transitioning the advanced helicopter training program to the new TH-73A Thrasher helicopter. With more than 250 aircraft, the two airfields at NAS Whiting Field proper are augmented with 12 additional Navy Outlying Landing Fields (NOLFs) where approximately 120,000 to 160,000 flight hours are flown here annually. This accounts for approximately one million flight hours each year, more than Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport - the busiest civilian airport in the United States.
While NAS Whiting Field is the busiest Naval Air Station in the world, it is also located in an area with some of the most beautiful beaches and natural beauty in the world. From expansive forests, to the pristine Blackwater River, to the crystal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa County is a great place to live and work.
Our mission is to produce the military’s best-trained “Aviation Warfighter." NAS Whiting Field is where the future of Naval Aviation begins. The installation hosts 19 tenant activities, including Training Air Wing FIVE, which produces more than 1,200 pilots a year. NAS Whiting Field is home to the largest air wing in the U.S. Navy and produces 100% of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots. The wing also conducts 60% of Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) command's primary flight training.
NAS Whiting Field operates 56% of the Navy's outlying landing fields, and 17% of all U.S. Navy flight hours are flown out of NAS Whiting.
MILTON, Fla. - Twelve student naval aviators at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, began advanced helicopter training in the new TH-73A Thrasher aircraft in early September.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Southeast awarded a $15.1 million firm-fixed-price task order, May 12, to Web, LLC doing business as WEBCO (small business) for construction of a new Air Traffic Control (ATC) Tower at Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field’s North Air Field.
NAS Whiting Field officials have received final testing results for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, from 24 private drinking water wells that surround the installation.
WASHINGTON-- Commander, Navy Installations Command, Vice Adm. Yancy B. Lindsey, announced the 2021 CNIC Installation Excellence Award winners, recognizing the top Navy shore commands for their installation management, program excellence and community outreach, Jan. 11.
Three Florida Navy installations received in excess of $4 million in funding to support future buffering projects. The Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration monies were allocated to Naval Air Station Jacksonville ($2.4 million), NAS Whiting Field ($1.5 million) and NAS Pensacola ($179,000).
Jun 03 2022
NAS Whiting Field advanced helicopter training TH-57 hovers
NAS Whiting Field trains 100% of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots. The TH-57 Sea Ranger is the workhorse of helicopter training. A student hovers while a plane captain directs them to land.
Jun 06 2022
T-6B Texan II taxis with student Naval aviator and instructor pilot at NAS Whiting Field
A Training Air Wing FIVE instructor pilot and student Naval aviator taxi to begin a training flight in the T-6B Texan II aircraft. TW-5 trains 60% of primary aviation students and 100% of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots.
NAS Whiting Field is the busiest aviation complex in the world.
Student and Instructor talk about T-6B Texan II flight
A Training Air Wing FIVE instructor pilot and student Naval aviator talk about their flight in the T-6B Texan II trainer. TW-5 trains 60% of primary aviation students and 100% of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots.
NAS Whiting Field Air Traffic Control towers
NAS Whiting Field trains 1,200 naval aviation students a year. A critical part of that training is learning how to speak to Air Traffic Control towers. Whiting Field air traffic controllers maintain a safe flying environment while thousands of flight operations occur every week.
Jun 01 2022
TH-73A Thrasher training helicopter, arrival at NAS Whiting Field
The newest helicopter training platform, TH-73A Thrasher, arrived at NAS Whiting Field in August 2021. This new helicopter will aid future aviators in transitioning to the fleet.
MWR Military Appreciation Picnic
NAS Whiting Field MWR and Santa Rosa County partner to put on the largest event of the year for Military Appreciation month. Sailors and their families are treated to food, fun, bouncy houses and various activities to show appreciation for their commitment to the defense of the U.S.
NAS Whiting Field Sailors participate in ceremony, honor guard
NAS Whiting Field Sailors volunteer in the community. This honor guard unit is performing at an event in downtown Milton at the Blackwater River.
NAS Whiting Field Winging - wings of gold
NAS Whiting Field trains 100% of all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard helicopter pilots. Every two weeks, helicopter aviators who have successfully completed advanced training receive their wings of gold and become Naval aviators.
AHTS Environmental Assessment (EA)
Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Information
NAS Whiting Field School Liaison Officer (MWR)
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS)
Common Access Card (CAC) Appointment Scheduler
NAS Whiting Field Water Quality Information
Navy Leader Development Framework
2020 On-base Drinking Water Testing and Sampling for PFAS
Environmental Restoration Website
Virtual Open House Website - 2021 PFAS Water Sampling Effort