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Field Carrier Practice Change Aug 12-18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASERELEASE
19-068

August 13, 2019

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island
Complex for Week of August 12-18, 2019

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - There is a change to the
carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Naval Air
Station Whidbey Island's Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash.,
on Wednesday, August 14.

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, August 12Mid-Afternoon to Late Evening
Tuesday, August 13Night
Wednesday, August 14 Night to Late Night
Thursday, August 15Mid-Afternoon to Evening
Friday, August 15None scheduled


Ault Field carrier operations

Day Time Frame

Monday, August 12Night to Late Night
Tuesday, August 13Night to Late Night
Wednesday, August 14 Night to Late Night
Thursday, August 15Night to Late Night
Friday, August 15None scheduled


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.

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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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