Flight Schedule


January 30 – February 5, 2023

OLF carrier operations

  • Monday, January 30: Late Morning to Early Afternoon
  • Tuesday, January 31: Late Morning to Early Afternoon
  • Wednesday, February 1: Evening to Night
  • Thursday, February 2: Early Afternoon, then Evening to Night
  • Friday, February 3: Late Morning to Early Afternoon

Ault Field carrier operations

  • None

January 23 – 29, 2023

OLF carrier operations

  • Monday, January 23: Late Afternoon to Late Evening
  • Tuesday, January 24: Late Afternoon to Late Evening
  • Wednesday, January 25: Late Afternoon
  • ‘Thursday, January 26: Late Afternoon

Ault Field carrier operations

  • None

Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s comment line at (360) 257-6665 or written in an email to NASWI_Noise_Comments@us.navy.mil. 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.

Source for flight schedule information: Navy Press Release.

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Table 1. Costs for EA18-G Growlers, based on U.S. government data FY2017 [1]

[1] Data source: Selected Acquisition Report, RCS:DD-A&(Q&A)T823-378 for EA-18G Growler Aircraft (EA-18G) as of FY 2017 Presidents Budget (final report), where a = page 17, b = page 37, c = page 38, and d = page 39.

[2] Total Growler acquisition cost for 148 US Growlers + 12 Australian Growlers was $15,648,400,000 (see page 17 of the source). That included$ 2,419,300,000 for Research Development Test & Evaluation (RDT&E), which is funding is used to pay the operating costs of dedicated activities engaged in the conduct of research, development, and test and evaluation efforts performed by a contractor and/or government organization. Hence, each of the 160 Growlers cost $97,803,000, and the total for the 148 US Growlers was the per-Growler cost times 148.

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