Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of July 8-14, 2019

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA. – There has been a change to the carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of July 8-14, 2019. No carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field.

People living in local communities should remain aware that the
aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However, the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield.

Both runways at Ault Field are now open. If OLF Coupeville is unavailable for any reason, Ault Field will become the backup airfield for OLF scheduled operations. The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules.

Coupeville carrier operations

Day Time Frame

Tuesday, July 9 Early Afternoon the Night to Late Night
Wednesday, July 10 Night to Late Night
Thursday, July 11 Afternoon to Late Evening

Ault Field carrier operations

Day Time Frame
None

The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by operational training requirements, and may fluctuate due to weather and maintenance. Due to late sunsets this time of year, all night operations are pushed to later than normal times.

NAS Whidbey Island remains open continuously to support flight operations and training. Schedules for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field will continue to be released weekly for community planning purposes. Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s comment line at
(360) 257-6665, or via e-mail: comments.NASWI@navy.mil.

Comments regarding flight operations should note the time an event occurred, where exactly the event occurred and as much detail as possible about what was seen. We also ask that people leave their contact information for our tracking purposes. All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360) 257-2286.

The Navy’s OLF at Coupeville is a critical national security asset that
provides essential training for Navy pilots based at NAS Whidbey Island to conduct safe and effective aircraft carrier flight operations around the world.

Michael Welding
Public Affairs Officer
3730 N Charles Porter Ave.
Oak Harbor, Wash., 98278
360-257-2286
Michael.welding@navy.mil

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