Submitted at NAS Whidbey Island
Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island is scheduled to occur at Ault Field Monday, Jan. 9 through Friday, Jan. 13. No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville.
Ault Field 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. The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules.
Ault Field operations
• Monday, Jan. 9 – late morning to early afternoon, then late afternoon to evening.
• Tuesday, Jan. 10 – late morning to evening.
• Wednesday, Jan. 11 – late morning to evening.
• Thursday, Jan. 12 – late morning to evening.
• Friday, Jan. 13 – mid-morning to late afternoon.
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.