NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – Field Carrier Landing Practice operations scheduled to occur today, February 11th, at the Outlying Field in Coupeville, Wash has been cancelled.
Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., Feb. 7-12, 2016.
On Monday, February 8, FCLPs at OLF Coupeville are scheduled from late afternoon into the night. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 9 and 10, FCLPs are scheduled from late evening into the night. On Thursday, February 11, FCLPs are scheduled in the afternoon, and on Friday, February 12, FCLPs are scheduled from mid-morning into early afternoon.
The FCLP tempo is 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. Flight schedules for OLF Coupeville 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.