Enid Newcomers Guide 2018 - Page 19

Vance Air Force Base, located on the south side of Enid, trains one third of the US Air Force pilots annually. To accomplish its mission, Vance uses three different trainers, the T-6 Texan II, the needle-nosed T-38C Talon or the T-1A Jayhawk. While the FAA has approved a 500 ft. ceiling for flights in sparsely congested areas, aircraft from Vance AFB maintain a minimum altitude of 1,000 ft. while flying over the City of Enid. With over 56,000 sorties flown in FY2010, Vance AFB is one of the busiest airports in the US.   There are more than 2,600 military and civilian personnel working at Vance. PAE is the contractor handling aircraft maintenance at the bas