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Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of Jan. 4-10, 2021

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of Jan. 4-10, 2021

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, WA. – There is a change to aircraft
carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying
Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville and at Ault Field the rest of this week of
Jan. 5-10, 2021.

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, January 5              Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon then Late
Afternoon to Night

Wednesday, January 6            Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Late
Afternoon to
Late Night

Thursday, January 7             Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Early
Evening

Friday, January 8                Late Morning to Early Afternoon

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.

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.

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.

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