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Flight Schedule Week of August 22-2019 (From Government)
San Juan Islands
August 23, 2019
Posted by Ingrid Gabriel, San Juan Island
370.370.7472

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - RELEASE 19-071
August 22, 2019

Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of August 26 ��" September 1, 2019
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 August 26 ��" September 1, 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, August 26 Mid-Morning to Late Night
Tuesday, August 27 Mid-Afternoon then Night to Late Night
Wednesday, August 28 Mid-Afternoon then Night to Late Night
Thursday, August 29 Late Morning to Early Evening

Ault Field carrier operations
Day Time Frame
Tuesday, August 27 Early Evening to Night
Wednesday, August 28 Early Evening to Night

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.