FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX FOR WEEK OF APR 23-29, 2018

by Mike Welding 21st April 2018

 

 

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - There are aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field, and Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., April 23-27, 2018. 

 

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 closes due to weather, 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, April 23                              Night to Late Night

Tuesday, April 24                              Late Morning to Mid-Afternoon

Wednesday, April 25                       Night to Late Night

Thursday, April 26                            Night to Late Night

Friday, April 27                                  Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

 

 

Ault Field carrier operations

 

Day                                         Time Frame

 

Monday, April 23                              Late Evening to Late Night

Tuesday, April 24                              Late Evening to Late Night

Wednesday, April 25                       Night to Late Night

Thursday, April 26                            Late Evening to Late Night

Friday, April 27                                  Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

 

 

 

The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also fluctuate due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements.

 

NAS Whidbey Island remains open continuously to support flight operations and training. FCLP and Carrier Controlled Approach 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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Posted by WhidbeyLocal
Saturday, 21st April 2018, 03:00pm.
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