NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. – NAS Whidbey Island wants to remind local citizens that aircraft from NAS Whidbey Island's Electronic Attack (VAQ) Wing will ramp up Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs) at Ault Field starting Nov. 4 for approximately three weeks.
The base will be using either Runways 7/25 or 14/32, based upon prevailing conditions. This will be the first use of Runway 14/32 for FCLPs since July. Residents living in Anacortes, other areas on Fidalgo Island and Oak Harbor communities near Ault Field should expect to hear an increase in operations while the VAQ Wing conducts these training evolutions, which are critical for training pilots to qualify for aircraft carrier operations.
As a reminder, NAS Whidbey Island has a comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns, and issues. The phone number for this service, including noise complaints or concerns, is (360) 257-6665. Alternatively you may email your comments to "comments.NASWI@navy.mil".