Based at Naval Air Station Whiting Field to the northwest of Eglin, Choctaw Field supports the mission of Naval Aviation by providing touch-and-go and primary flight training to Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, Air Force, foreign forces, and other fixed-wing flight students. Choctaw Field's location places it on Eglin land but underneath Navy-managed airspace.
NOLF Choctaw is located about twelve miles east-northeast of Pensacola Regional Airport. The Blue Angels routinely practice at NOLF Choctaw one day each week during the summer months. NOLF Choctaw is closed to all T-34C traffic during these times. The current T-34C will be replaced by the newly acquired turbo prop T-6A aircraft and associated training system equipment, known as the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS). Several military construction projects, consisting of upgrades or modifications to existing facilities, were proposed at NAS Whiting Field to support the JPATS. NOLFs to be used by the JPATS aircraft include NOLF Barin, Alabama; NOLF Brewton, Alabama; NOLF Evergreen, Alabama; NOLF Saufley, Florida; and NOLF Choctaw, Florida.
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