Role of the Flying Wing

The Flying Wing performs the flying operation duties of the Base. It also includes the majority of officers on the Base with seventy percent of them belonging to the Wing.

The Officer Commanding the Flying Wing is the Second in Command to the Base Commander. He is responsible for coordinating all flying activities and the maintenance of security on the Base.

The Flying Wing also has the following support cells:

Flight operations are the distinctive duties of the Air Force, and the Base plays a vital role in fulfilling this mandate. The Air Force Base Accra, is the main domain when it comes to flight operations for both the state and the military and has chalked several achievements in the field of key operational tasks and exercises. The available assets of the Base gives it a range that provides airpower to protect the territorial airspace of Ghana.

The Air Force, under the command of the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), has witnessed an increase in tempo of air operations with the overhaul of 2 x Mi17V5 helicopters and 2 x CASA C295 fixed-wing aircraft. This is in line with the Chief of Air Staff’s vision of making the Ghana Air Force a capability that contributes to national security and nation-building. In achieving this vision, the Base has successfully delivered airpower for national security and developmental objectives in collaboration with the Army, Navy and other governmental organizations.

Our air assets have made it possible to successfully support the Operations and Exercises of the Army and the Navy both internally and externally. Key among this support were during OPERATION MOTHERLAND, OPERATION HALT II, EXERCISE EAGLE CLAW, EXERCISE FLINTLOCK, EXERCISE OBANGAME and EXERCISE SEA LION.

Also, the Base provides Air Power and Support for Peace Support Operations. These supports include Deployment of Aviation Units for Peace Support Operations, Resupply of Logistics and Rotation of Contingents on Peace Support Operations and Strategic Reach to Government’s International Relations. International diplomatic transport flights in support of Ghana’s Foreign Policy are also executed safely and securely.

The Base conducts flights in support of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). There are also numerous VIP and VVIP international flights in support of Ghana's foreign policy as the Base remains the main reception and transit point for dignitaries, government officials and the military high command on indigenous and international flights. There are also recreational flights for the general public mainly on Open Days and schools on excursion.