Aircraft carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for NAS Whidbey Island next week
(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)- There are aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., Monday, February 26 thru Friday, March 2. No Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at Ault Field, the week of February 26 - March 4.
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. If OLF Coupeville closes due to weather, Ault Field will become the backup airfield for OLF scheduled operations.