Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex for Week of June 10-16, 2019

by Mike Welding 7th June 2019

(Youtube Video above)

 

 

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. - There are carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Ault Field and the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of June 10-16, 2019.

 

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.

 

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

Monday, June 10                              Afternoon, then Night to Late Night

Tuesday, June 11                              Night to Late Night

Wednesday, June 12                       Night to Late Night

Thursday, June 13                            Night to Late Night

Friday, June 14                                  Afternoon 

 

 

Ault Field carrier operations

Day                                         Time Frame

Friday, June 14                                  Afternoon

 

The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by operational training requirements, and may fluctuate due to weather and maintenance.

 

Currently, there are multiple squadrons preparing for deployments at sea. An important part of the pilots' training is to complete all requirements for day and nighttime landings on an aircraft carrier. Late sunset in the Pacific Northwest means nighttime training requirements get pushed late at night.

 

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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Friday, 7th June 2019, 06:00pm.
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