(NAS WHIDBEY ISLAND)– Naval Air Station Whidbey Island plans to resume flight operations at Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville in January 2014. Residents living in Coupeville and around the OLF should anticipate an increase in jet noise due to pilots conducting FCLP in preparation for combat deployments around the world. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-6B Prowler and 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.
Resumption of flight operations at Outlying Landing Field Coupeville