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NAS AGANA GUAM - Naval Air Station Agana, Guam OMD

 

Search and Rescue - If you lose it, We'll find it

5" Philippine made

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RATCC -17 NAS JACKSONVILLE - Radar Air Traffic Control Center 17 ("Rat-See" Seventeen) http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028307/00759

 

The air traffic control centers were established in the late 1950's and are still in operation at active NAS installations manned by Naval GCA/ATC personnel

 

Nice late 50's early 60's patch with pinned on tab

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RATCC establishment article Miramar NAS - Coronado Eagle and Journal, Number 33, 14 August 1958

 

'Ral-See' experimental radar brain may help prevent mid-air collisions
At Miramar Naval Air Station, an entirely new air traffic control system was born at midnight late in July. Radar Air Traffic Control Center (RATCC, called “RAT-SEE”), is the formal name of this novel system. For the first time, Civil Aeronautics administration radar controllers work side by side with Navy GCA controllers in the same room. This permits control of aircraft with radar from takeoff to landing, while the pilot is within range of the radar "eye.” At Miramar, there are 25 CAA and 30 Navy controllers. The Navy furnished the modem facilities in this pioneering of long range radar control of aircraft. When a pilot takes off from Miramar under RATCC his plane appears on the RATCC radar scope as a whitish “blip” about half an inch long and a quarter inch wide. His CAA RATCC controller follows this “blip” constantly and can tell where the plane is in terms of direction and distance from the airport. He can also see obstacles such as mountains and other aircraft. A major advantage of radar control is that aircraft can operate safely with only three miles between them.
Before radar was used, the CAA controller allowed ten minutes between planes. With aircraft speeds of 5 to 10 miles a minute today, a three mile spacing with safety becomes meaningful. Miramar RATCC does not control flight on the airways yet. It does control the airspace between them that is north and east of San Diego, to Julian. If a pilot wants to be controlled beyond this local area, over the ocean for example, he will be given a “Seawolf” departure. This takes him on a westerly heading from Miramar under the airway extending toward Oceanside, at 1500 feet altitude. In this way he is able to get to his operating arkea without fear of a mid-air collision. His RATCC controller is watching his every turn on radar.
In October the Miramar RATCC will take control of the airways in this area, in addition to the area presently controlled. Then all flights to be conducted under CAA’s “Instrument Flight Rules” in this area will be seen and controlled on Miramar’s RATCC radar scopes. Ultimately, all flights on airways may be radar monitored. Then, planes flying under CAA’s “Visual Flight Rules” could also be given radar traffic information. Before July 14, CAA airways controllers maintained contact with pilots on airways with radio only. RATCC has entered their lives, so they must learn how to interpret radar information and use it to control air traffic. It takes a month to properly train a CAA controller in the radar technique. The Navy and CAA hope to learn a great deal about positive radar control of jet aircraft from the Miramar RATCC. The experience to be gained there may very well provide answers to the big problems of control of aircraft over the U.S. in our modern jet age.

 

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US NAVAL HOSPITAL WHIDBEY ISLAND - Naval Air Station Whidbey Island 1968

(This Command became Naval Hospital Oak Harbor on 1 October 1983)

 

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......another Rat See patch

 

RATCC-43 NAS CECIL FIELD Radar Air Traffic Control Center 43 ("Rat-See" Forty Three) Master Jet Base, Duval County, near Jacksonville Fl., closed in 1993

 

Detachment also assigned to Air Traffic Control in Antarctica for VXE-6 Puckered Penguins

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NAAS WHITING FIELD Established in 1943
Naval Air Station Whiting Field is a United States Navy base located near Milton, Florida, in central Santa Rosa County, and is one of the Navy's two primary pilot training bases (the other being NAS Corpus Christi, Texas). NAS Whiting Field provides training for U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and Air Force student pilots, as well as those of several allied nations. NAS Whiting Field is home to Training Air Wing Five (TRAWING 5).
NAS Whiting Field is actually two airfields sharing a common support base. Primary Flight Training student aviators fly the Beechcraft T-6 Texan II from North Whiting Field (KNSE) while Advanced Helicopter Training takes place utilizing the TH-57 Sea Ranger at South Whiting Field (KNDZ)

 

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NAVAL AIR STATION CUBI POINT - Home of GECKO AIRWAYS, Your Budget Liberty Airline to the PI

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The fifth is for NAF Sigonella.I had alot of trouble trying to get a nice pic of this one,the glare was really bad.Notice the Italian manufacturer.With flash.

 

NAF SIGONELLA, Italy, 1960's Gemsco Naval Air Facility Sigonella established in 1959. It was redesignated NAS in 1980

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