Naval Air Station Whidbey Island reports that routine annual repairs to Runway 7/25 at Ault Field are scheduled from July 10 through Aug. 3o.
During that time aircraft can only take off and land heading either northwest or southeast using Runway 14/32. They are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor and northern Camano Island, according to a press release
Under single runway operating conditions, the air station is limited to the choice of only two directions for take-off and landing rather than the usual four. That choice is based on the prevailing wind direction at the time, the base reports.
Scheduled maintenance dates may shift due to early completion or work stoppage due to weather.
NAS Whidbey Island established a comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns, and issues. The new phone number for this service, including noise complaints or concerns, is 360-257-6665. The phone messaging system is undergoing repairs. People are encouraged to use the alternative email for comments to “comments.NASWI@navy.mil,” the press release states.