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GROWLERS. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. (and most nights) – June 4-10 2017

Growler FCLP Schedule: July 24-30 2017

This is going to be one very rough training schedule for Central Whidbey Island. Sleep will be on hold for almost the entire workweek, and if you thought Friday would get a pass like it often does – you’d be wrong.


Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations are scheduled to occur at the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville, Washington, the week of June 4-10 2017:
Monday, June 5 ~~ from Night to Late Night
Tuesday, June 6 ~~ from Mid-afternoon to Late Night
Wednesday, June 7 ~~ from Late Afternoon to Late Night
Thursday, June 8 ~~ from Mid-afternoon to Late Night
Friday, June 9 ~~ from Late Morning to Early Afternoon

3 Comments

  1. Joe "AvgeekJoe" Kunzler

    Well, well, well good week for aviation tourism.

  2. Jerry Blair

    Sitting here on Friday noon time, since when do they fly on Fridays ?
    Why do they have to start flying at 10:15PM ? Besides just to show their
    total disregard for the residents around OLF ?? This has been a very long week
    with so many more flights than usual…oh, here comes another one !

    1. Admin

      They have flown on Fridays in the past, though usually it’s avoided as it heavily impacts tourism. We have noticed that the chances that it will happen go up if their planned schedule gets disrupted by weather to the point where they have a backlog of flights that need to be done. It is a likely outcome that when they greatly increase their jets and flying requirements as they are projecting with their DEIS plans, that Friday flights will become the norm and weekends which are currently left alone due to a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ will no longer be sacred. It will be impossible for them to meet their projected quota with any level of pretended politeness. This is why we are fighting the increase as hard as we are.

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