Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule for NAS Whidbey Island Complex Sept 9-15th

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – There are carrier-based flight
training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island
Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the
week of September 9-15, 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 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

Monday, September 9 Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Night
to Late Night
Tuesday, September 10 Early to Mid-Afternoon then Night to Late
Wednesday, September 11 Night to Late Night
Thursday, September 12 Night to Late Night

Ault Field carrier operations

Day Time Frame

Friday, September 13 Late Morning to Early Afternoon

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

Michael Welding
Pub3730 N Charles Porter Ave.
Oak Harbor, Wash., 98278
Michael.welding@navy.millic Affairs Officer




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Chris Nelson
I'm a long time Skagit County Resident. I believe in doing the right thing and helping others when you can.

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