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Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of September 11-18, 2022

08 September 2022

From NASWI PAO

There are changes to aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island complex the week of September 11-18, 2022. The Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. has reopened following completion of airfield maintenance.
There are changes to aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island complex the week of September 11-18, 2022. The Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. has reopened following completion of  airfield maintenance.
 
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.
 
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, September 12                         Early Afternoon, then Evening to Night
Tuesday, September 13                         Evening then Night to Late Night
Wednesday, September 14                    Night to Late Night
Thursday, September 15                        Evening then Night to Late Night
Friday, September 16                             Early to Mid-Afternoon
               
 
Ault Field carrier operations
 
Day                                                                    Time Frame
 
           
 
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 written in an email to NASWI_Noise_Comments@us.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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