The air wing is the primary offensive and defensive weapon of a Federation wagon-train, consisting of ten Skyhawk attack aircraft and their pilots, who are known as wingmen. There are an additional two Skyhawks held in reserve to replace any of the main aircraft lost in battle, and a large number of spare parts to repair aircraft damaged in battle.
The air wing is overseen by the Flight Operations Officer, who plans and coordinates Skyhawk operations with the train's wagon master. The FOO is usually a former pilot who has been promoted to a train-bound position, although in the field the FOO sometimes takes to the air to personally assess the terrain or combat operation in progress. Under him or her is the Flight Section Leader, the highest-ranking pilot on board, with the other pilots ranking below.