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Field Carrier Landing Practice 8/17 - 8/23 (From Government)
San Juan Islands
August 14, 2020
Posted by Ingrid Gabriel, San Juan Island

The Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island
Complex is for Week of August 17 - 23, 2020, not August 10-16.


August 13, 2020

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - There are aircraft carrier-based
flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field and the Outlying
Landing Field (OLF) in Oak Harbor and Coupeville, Wash., respectively the
week of August 17 - 23, 2020.

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. Due to late sunsets this time of year, all night operations
are pushed to later than normal times.

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, August 18Afternoon
Wednesday, August 19Afternoon, then Night
Thursday, August 20Afternoon, then Night

Ault Field carrier operations

Day Time Frame

Tuesday, August 18Late Morning to Afternoon

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, 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.