Serves as the launching point for the flight training of every Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer (nfo), and Enlisted Aircrewman


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Serves as the launching point for the flight training of every Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer (NFO), and Enlisted Aircrewman.

  • Serves as the launching point for the flight training of every Naval Aviator, Naval Flight Officer (NFO), and Enlisted Aircrewman.

  • The traditional home of naval aviation and naval flight training, NAS Pensacola still plays a major role in that process. NAS Pensacola's primary flying organization, Training Wing Six (TRAWING 6) includes three jointly manned (Air Force and Navy personnel) US Navy training squadrons, VT-4, VT-10, and VT-86, with the mission of training USN and other services' Naval Flight Officers and Navigators.

  • These units fly a variety of aircraft, including the T-34C, T-2C, T-1A, and T-39. NAS Pensacola also serves as the home station and primary practice site for the Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.





  • The National Naval Aviation Museum is one of the largest and most beautiful air and space museums in the world ranking 10th in most visited Florida attractions. Share in the excitement of Naval Aviation's rich history. See over 140 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation, plus visit the IMAX and flight simulators.





Pensacola has a population of approximately 60,000 – Escambia County’s population is 295,000

  • Pensacola has a population of approximately 60,000 – Escambia County’s population is 295,000

  • Major economic generators for the area are military, health care, tourism and education

  • Much of the life of the city is related to NAS Pensacola, established in 1914. Eglin Air Force Base is nearby to the east. The Univ. of West Florida is in Pensacola. Of interest are several historical museums and the Naval Aviation Museum. The ruins of a number of old forts, some dating from the 1780s, lie on the shores of Pensacola Bay. The eastern section of Gulf Islands National Seashore is here.

  • Plus, most beautiful sugar white sandy beaches in the world!





Busiest NAS in the world

  • Busiest NAS in the world

  • Over 10% of ALL Navy & USMC flight time flown at Whiting

  • Today, Whiting Field hosts over 200 T-34C Beech Turbo Mentor aircraft and nearly 150 TH-57 Bell helicopters

  • This installation hosts Training Air Wing Five (TRAWING 5) and its fixed wing primary training squadrons VT-2, VT-3, VT-6 and helicopter training squadrons

  • HT-8, HT-18 & HT-28

  • Over 1200 students complete primary flight training each year at Whiting

  • 13 outlying fields (OLFs) are used to support Whiting’s flight training



Wednesday, 6 May 2009

  • Wednesday, 6 May 2009

  • Thursday, 7 May 2009

    • 0900-1500: Symposium Events (with HS-6 panel on Vietnam rescues tentatively planned)
    • 1630-1930  BBQ at Mustin O'Club Beach Facility (beach casual)  
  • Friday, 8 May 2009

    • 0900-1145: Symposium Events
    • 1200-1330:  RR Luncheon at Lighthouse Point (casual); depart for NAS Whiting Field
    • 1500-1800:  NAS Whiting Field tour, briefing & Happy Hour at "Wings Club“
    • 1800-til: Dinner on your own (great time to visit Seville Quarter, McGuire's Pub or Pensacola Beach)  
  • Saturday, 9 May 2009

    • AM/PM: Free Time for you to visit old haunts...the beaches, museums, historic district, etc.
    • 1800-2100: RR Dinner at Mustin O'Club (business casual - coat & tie)  
  • Sunday, 10 May 2009

    • 0800-1000: RR Farewell Breakfast at IHOP, Navy Boulevard (casual)


Navy Lodge − NAS Pensacola…850.456.8676

  • Navy Lodge − NAS Pensacola…850.456.8676

  • Visitors Quarters − NAS Pensacola…850.452.3625

  • Hampton Inn – Pensacola Airport…850.478.1123

  • Residence Inn by Marriot – Pensacola Downtown…850.432.0202

  • Springhill Suites by Marriot – Pensacola Beach…800.406.7885

  • Cottages on the Green – Perdido Bay Golf Club…800.377.7143

  • Comfort Inn – Pensacola Beach…888.842.2854

  • Crowne Plaza – Pensacola Grand Hotel…800.980.6429




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