The Naval Air Station Whiting Field is located in the panhandle of Northwest Florida in Santa Rosa County. With 12,000 acres and two separate airfields, it serves as a primary training base for pilots in the United States Navy. It extends complete flight training to an estimated 1,000 students every year. Its mission is to produce the best trained Aviation War fighters in the military.
Whiting Field was named after a United States Navy Officer by the name of Kenneth Whiting. With over sixty-nine years of operation, it remains the keystone of the Navy’s Flight program.
The base provides ample opportunity for recreation and entertainment. Nearby you can enjoy the day on the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast, or experience nature in its purest form by taking a bike ride or walking the trails located in the neighboring city of Milton.
The Naval Air Station Whiting Field has played a vital role in bringing many military families to Northwest Florida. Many cities around the station, such as Milton and Pace, are home to many retired or active military. It brings such a unique sense of culture to the Emerald Coast. We are thankful for its location here and the people that come to live in this area because of it.