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FIELD CARRIER LANDING PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR THE
NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND COMPLEX - JULY 16th THRU 22nd, 2018

Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash. on:
Monday, July 16 ~ Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening, and Night to Late Night
Tuesday, July 17 ~ Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening
Wednesday, July 18 ~ Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening, and Night to Late Night
Thursday, July 19 ~ Mid-Afternoon to Early Evening, and Night to Late Night

The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules.

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.

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.

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 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


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)



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