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Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule thru July 14 (From Organizations)
San Juan Islands
July 10, 2019
Posted by Ingrid Gabriel, San Juan Island
370.370.7472

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - There has been a change to the
carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air
Station Whidbey Island Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash.,
the week of July 8-14, 2019. No carrier-based flight training operations are
scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island's Ault Field.
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, July 9 Early Afternoon the Night to Late Night
Wednesday, July 10 Night to Late Night
Thursday, July 11 Afternoon to Late Evening

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. 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.