Field Carrier Landing Practice Schedule NAS Whidbey February 25 – March 3, 2019

There are aircraft carrier-based flight training operations scheduled to occur at the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., the week of February 25 – March 3, 2019. No carrier-based flight training operations are scheduled for Ault Field that 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. If OLF Coupeville closes for any reason, Ault Field will become the backup airfield for OLF scheduled operations. The base will make every effort to let the community know if there are additions to published schedules.

Coupeville carrier operations

Monday, 25 February Late Afternoon to Evening

Tuesday, 26 February Afternoon

Ault Field carrier operations


The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by operational training requirements, and may fluctuate due to weather and maintenance.

NAS Whidbey Island remains open continuously to support flight operations and training. 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 Island’s comment line at (360) 257-6665, or via e-mail:

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 Navy’s 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.


1 comment

  • Cher Renke
    Cher Renke Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:31 Comment Link

    What's funny about these Field Carrier flights the NAS does from time to time... is one of my dogs, Clancey is fascinated by the jets! I too, don't mind them so much.... I grew up with Top Gun, and that is what I wanted to be too! But Clancey loves watching the crows, eagles, herons... and apparently Growlers fly over. The last set of training flights they did, a very low pass happened near False bay end of the island. I thought the house vibrated! Somehow even at night, Clancey heard them and looked up! I'll have to catch it in a photo!


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