Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule at the NAS Whidbey Island Complex
As of May 20, 2022 there are aircraft Field Carrier Landing Practice training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field near Coupeville from May 20th thru the 28th.
Monday, May 23 ~ Night
Tuesday, May 24 ~ Late Evening then Night to Late Night
Wednesday, May 25 ~ Night to Late Night
Thursday, May 26 ~ Early Afternoon
The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are changes or additions to the public schedule. 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.
The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by operational training requirements, and may fluctuate due to weather and maintenance. 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.
NAS Whidbey Island remains open continuously to support flight operations and training. The Navyís 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. 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 Islandís comment line at (360) 257-6665. 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.
U.S. Air Force KC-135R "Stratotanker" from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron performs a combat aerial refueling of a U.S. Navy EA-18G 'Growler' from NAS Whidbey Island, Washington over Southwest Asia in support of Operation Inherent Resolve on August 20, 2015. Click here for a high definition version and click here to view the video.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)