Chiayi (RCKU)

RWY 18/36     POS 23°27'42"N 120°23'34"E     ELEV 85ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
4th Tactical Fighter Wing (4th TFW)
(455th TFW)
21st Tactical Fighter Group (21st TFG)
F-16A
F-16B


22nd Tactical Fighter Group (22nd TFG)
F-16A
F-16B


23rd Tactical Fighter Group (23rd TFG)
F-16A
F-16B
Rescue Squadron


S-70
UH-60M
The Rescue Squadron keeps helicopter detachments at several bases. The S-70 will be withdrawn from use as soon as deliveries of the UH-60Ms are completed.

Taiwan is still operating a local aircraft industry. AIDC produced a couple of indigenous aircraft types, like this AT-3 that is used for fighter training.

(Kangshan, 18 August 2000, Hans Rolink)

Taiwan is one of the many countries operating the F-16. Two wings, sharing 150 F-16s, fly the Fighting Falcon.

(Tainan, November 2007, Reinier Schreurs)

Gangshan (RCAY) Kangshan

RWY 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 22°46'54"N 120°15'44"E     ELEV 34ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Air Force Academy

Basic Training Group
T-34C


Fighter Training Group
AT-3


Airlift Training Group
Beech 1900C
(det from Sungshan)

The Air Force Academy at Kangshan is tasked with delivering trained pilots for the air force. Basic training takes place on the T-34.

(Kangshan, 18 August 2000, Hans Rolink)

Hsinchu (RCPO)

RWY 05/23     POS 24°49'05"N 120°56'22"E     ELEV 26ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
2nd Tactical Fighter Wing (2nd TFW)
(499th TFW)
41st Tactical Fighter Group (41st TFG)
Mirage 2000-5Di
Mirage 2000-5Ei


42nd Tactical Fighter Group (42nd TFG)
Mirage 2000-5Di
Mirage 2000-5Ei


48th Training Group (48th TG)
Mirage 2000-5Di
Mirage 2000-5Ei

One wing, the 2nd Tactical Fighter Wing, at Hsinchu flies the Mirage 2000. A total of 60 of these delta's were delivered to the Asian Island.

(Hsinchu, 27 August 2007, Dietmar Fenners)

Hualien (RCYU) Karenka North

RWY 03L/21R, 03R/21L     POS 24°01'23"N 121°37'04"E     ELEV 52ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
5th Tactical Fighter Wing (5th TFW)
(401st TFW)
12th Tactical Recce Squadron (12th TRS)
RF-5E
F-5F


12th Tactical Recce Squadron (12th TRS)
RF-16A
F-16B


17th Tactical Fighter Group (17th TFG)
F-16A
F-16B


26th Tactical Fighter Group (26th TFG)
F-16A
F-16B


27th Tactical Fighter Group (27th TFG)
F-16A
F-16B
Although being part of 12th TRS the F-5s still carry the 4th TRS markings.
The single seat F-16s of 12th TRS are able to carry the strategic recce pod. Wiring for that has been installed in the aircraft. We refer to them as RF-16As, although that might not be the official designation for them.
The tail colours, mentioned with the F-16A/B squadrons, actually refer to the tip of the fuel tanks
Magong (RCQC) Makung

RWY 02/20     POS 23°34'04"N 119°37'44"E     ELEV 103ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
(1st TFW and 3rd TFW)


F-CK-1A
F-CK-1B
(Detachment from April to October)
Pingtung North (RCSQ)

RWY 08/26     POS 22°41'59"N 120°28'56"E     ELEV 78ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
6th Tactical/Early Warning Wing (6th T/EWW)
(439th CW)
33rd squadron
P-3C


34th squadron


Pingtung South (RCDC)

RWY 09/27     POS 22°40'20"N 120°27'42"E     ELEV 78ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
6th Tactical/Early Warning Wing (6th T/EWW)
(439th CW)
10th Tactical Airlift Group (10th TAG)
101st Troop Carrier Squadron (101st TCS)
C-130H


10th Tactical Airlift Group (10th TAG)
102nd Troop Carrier Squadron (102nd TCS)
C-130H


20th Early Warning Group (20th EWG)
2nd Early Warning Squadron (2nd EWS)
E-2K


20th Early Warning Group (20th EWG)
6th Electronic Warfare Squadron (6th EWS)
C-130HE

Operating from Pingtung North, but formally stationed at Pingtung South, the 2nd Early Warning Squadron was given six E-2T Hawkeye to perform their task.

(Pingtung, 23 June 2007, Reinier Schreurs)

Taichung/Cingcyuangang (RCMQ) Ching Chuan Kang

RWY 18/36     POS 24°15'53"N 120°37'14"E     ELEV 665ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
3rd Tactical Fighter Wing (3rd TFW)
(427th TFW)
7th Tactical Fighter Group (7th TFG)
F-CK-1C
F-CK-1D


28th Tactical Fighter Group (28th TFG)
F-CK-1C
F-CK-1D
Tainan (RCNN)

RWY 18L/36R, 18R/36L     POS 22°57'01"N 120°12'12"E     ELEV 63ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
1st Tactical Fighter Wing (1st TFW)
(443rd TFW)
1st Tactical Fighter Group (1st TFG)
F-CK-1C
F-CK-1D


3rd Tactical Fighter Group (3rd TFG)
F-CK-1C
F-CK-1D


9th Tactical Fighter Group (9th TFG)
F-CK-1C
F-CK-1D

Another local design is this Ching Kuo. Two wings have been equipped with this fighter type.

(Tainan, 30 August 2007, Dietmar Fenners)

Taipei/Songshan (RCSS) Sungshan

RWY 10/28     POS 25°04'10"N 121°33'09"E     ELEV 18ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Sungshan Airbase Command

Special Transport Squadron
Beech 1900C
Fokker 27-050


Presidential Flight Section
Boeing 737
Fokker 27-050

Three Fokker 50 VIP aircraft were delivered to the Special Transport Squadron at Shungshan in 1994.

(Sungshan, 14 August 2000, Hans Rolink)

Taitung/Jhihhang (RCQS) Chihhang

RWY 04/22     POS 22°47'35"N 121°10'55"E     ELEV 118ft

Wing Group / Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
7th Flight Training Wing (7th FTW)
(737th TFW)
44th Tactical Fighter Squadron (44th TFS)
F-5E
F-5F


45th Tactical Fighter Squadron (45th TFS)
F-5E
F-5F


46th Tactical Fighter Squadron (46th TFS)
F-5E
F-5F
Tactical Training & Development Center


F-5E
F-5F
The TT&DC borrows aircraft from 7th FTW.

The country operated large number of F-5 Freedom Fighters in the past. Currently, only one wing remains with this type. The TTDC also flies the aircraft in the aggressor role though.

(Taitung, 25 August 2007, Dietmar Fenners)

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