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FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE AT
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX WEEK OF JULY 23 - 29, 2017

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON
Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Washington on:

Wednesday, July 26 ~~ Late Night
Friday, July 28 ~~ Late Morning

Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island is scheduled to occur at Ault Field Monday, May 22, through Thursday, May 25, during Evening to Night hours.

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.

Routine annual repairs to Runway 7/25 continue at Ault Field are scheduled from July 10 through August 30, 2017. During that time planes can only take off and land heading either Northwest or Southeast using Runway 14/32, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor and northern Camano Island. The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules.

Ault Field will be used as a backup field for scheduled flights at OLF Coupeville if cancellations become necessary. The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules for FCLPs and CCAs.

The FCLP and CCA tempo 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.

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 for FCLPs and CCAs.

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 base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules for FCLPs and carrier-based flight training operations.

The FCLP and carrier-based flight training operations 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 CCA 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, or via E-Mail: Comments - NASWI PAO

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 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.

For additional information or questions contact: 
Mike Welding 
Public Affairs Officer 
(360) 257-2286 
     FAX (360) 257-3972 
E-Mail: Mike Welding - PAO


 
ARABIAN GULF - Dec. 31, 2015 
An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the "Patriots" of Electronic Attack Squadron VAQ-140, prepares to launch on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman - CVN 75. The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group is deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, maritime security operations, and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class B. Siens/Released) 
 

 
U.S. 5TH FLEET AREA OF OPERATIONS (May 19, 2015)- An EA-18G Growler, assigned to the Rooks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 137, performs an arrested recovery on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). Theodore Roosevelt is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class D'Artanyan Ratley/Released)

U.S. Air Force KC-135R "Stratotanker" from the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron perform 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. OIR is currently conducting combat operations against Da'esh. Click here for a high definition version and click here to view the video.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sandra Welch)




VAQ-130 "Zapper"
(Click Link For Wallpaper Sized Image)

GULF OF OMAN -- (Jan. 28, 2014) -- An EA-18G Growler assigned to the "Zappers" of Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (NAS Whidbey Island Washington) launches from the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75). Harry S. Truman is the flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group currently deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts, and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Karl Anderson/Released)

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