Two days of EA-18G jet noise next week, one is a night time wake up! No sleep Thursday!

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

Mike Welding
Public Affairs Officer
(360) 257-2286 FAX (360) 257-3972

​Sept 25, 2014

Flight Operations Schedule at OLF Coupeville the Week of Sept. 28 – Oct. 3, 2014

NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. –Field Carrier Landing Practice (FLCP) operations for aircraft stationed at NAS Whidbey Island are scheduled at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Wash., Oct. 2 and 3, 2014.

Thursday, October 2, FCLP training at OLF Coupeville is scheduled in from late evening into the night. On Friday, October 3, FCLP training is scheduled to begin at OLF Coupeville in the late morning into the early afternoon.

The FCLP tempo is 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.

Flight schedules for OLF Coupeville 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: Information about the detailed information base officials need to evaluate comments can be found at the following link 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.

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  1. john

    If the training @ NAS is so Vital,why don’t you get our gov’t to tow a mothballed AC Carrier from Brementon and out it offshore where it won’t impede on noise issues.they can train on thr REAL THING.Our gov’t has lots of money,they throw it @foreign countries,for foreign aid.It might be something to look into…then you can be a Hero!

  2. Aviation Photographer Named Joe

    John, it’s safer to use terra firma than to hit the carrier deck and the water.

    Being a hero would be BUYING YOU OUT.


  3. citizensofthereserve

    Landing on an aircraft carrier should ONLY be done after huge amounts of practice on land, where the probability of saving lives is better. This practice should no more be done on a carrier than over Central Whidbey. Both are the wrong place for this kind of practice. Beale AFB, China Lake, Moses Lake, Fallon, ElCentro, the list goes on where this FCLP work should be done. NOT COUPEVILLE OLF.

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