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Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex Wednesday Through Friday, January 1-7


01/05/18 12:00 AM

There are changes to the published flight training schedule for the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville and at Ault Field for the week of January 1-7.

A second change has been added to next week's flight schedule at Ault Field. Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) at Ault Field is now scheduled on Tuesday from late morning to mid-afternoon on Tuesday and Thursday,  January 2 and 4, 2108. There are no  FCLPs are scheduled for OLF Coupeville.

The full schedule follows below.

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.


Coupeville carrier operations

Day    Time Frame

Ault Field carrier operations

Day    Time Frame
Tuesday, Jan. 2          Late Morning to  Mid-Afternoon
Thursday, Jan. 4         Late Morning to Mid-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 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.