UPDATED: The flight schedules for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field changed for Friday, March 24. The changes are reflected in bold italic below.
Aircraft carrier-based flight training for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field in Coupeville and Ault Field in Oak Harbor the week of March 20-24.
Coupeville carrier operations are schedule in the early evening to late night on Wednesday, in the mid-afternoon to early evening and late night on Thursday and in the late morning to afternoon on Friday of this week.
At Ault Field, carrier operations are scheduled in the evening Monday, the evening to late night Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and the morning to mid-afternoon and night on Friday of this week.
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, according to base officials.
Comments, including noise complaints, can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s comment line at 360-257-6665, or by email to 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. People are asked to 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.