Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule CHANGE at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of December 9-15, 2019

by Mike Welding 9th December 2019

 

(Youtube Video above)

 

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – There has been a change to aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at Ault Field, the week of December 9-15, 2019. The Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. is closed to jet aircraft traffic due to 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.

 

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

None

 

Ault Field carrier operations

Day                                                                    Time Frame

Monday, December 9                                     Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening

Tuesday, December 10                                  Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening

Wednesday, December 11                             Early Afternoon to Early Evening

Thursday, December 12                                 Late Morning to Early Afternoon, then Late Afternoon to Early Evening

Friday, December 13                                      Mid to Late Morning then Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening

 

 

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.

 

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
Monday, 9th December 2019, 08:00pm.
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