Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of June 10-16, 2019

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash.,the week of June 10-16, 2019.

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 tothe airfield.

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

Monday, June 10 Afternoon, then Night to Late Night
Tuesday, June 11 Night to Late Night
Wednesday, June 12 Night to Late Night
Thursday, June 13 Night to Late Night
Friday, June 14 Afternoon

Ault Field carrier operations

Day Time Frame

Friday, June 14 Afternoon

The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by operational
training requirements, and may fluctuate due to weather and maintenance.
Currently, there are multiple squadrons preparing for deployments at sea. An
important part of the pilots’ training is to complete all requirements for
day and nighttime landings on an aircraft carrier. Late sunset in the
Pacific Northwest means nighttime training requirements get pushed late at
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

Michael Welding
Public Affairs Officer
3730 N Charles Porter Ave.
Oak Harbor, Wash., 98278

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Chris Nelson
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