This page will provide updates from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island regarding flight and training schedules that may affect jet noise in the San Juan Islands.  Please note that NASWI reserves the right to changes its flight and training schedules at any time.  The most recent notice is posted below.

WHY AM I HEARING JET NOISE WHEN NOTHING IS SCHEDULED?  From the Navy: "People living in local communities should remain aware that the operations scheduled below (or not) are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However, the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield." FRANKLY, WE WONDER WHY WE EVEN BOTHER TO POST THESE SCHEDULES PUBLISHED BY THE NAVY; THEY RARELY CONFORM TO REALITY.

Please use San Juan County's Aircraft Noise Reporting Website to report jet noise that is bothering you. This data is analyzed frequently and reported to elected officials. Copies of those reports are available here.

August 2-6, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 

Coupeville carrier operations:

Mon, Aug 2   Mid to Late Afternoon then Night to Late Night

Tues, Aug 3    Night to Late Night

Wed, Aug 4      Mid-Afternoon then Late Evening to Night

Thurs, Aug 5   Mid to Late Afternoon then Night to Late Night

Fri, Aug 6     Late Morning to Early Afternoon

July 26-30, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 

Coupeville carrier operations:

Wed July 28    Mid-Morning then Mid-Afternoon

Thurs July 29  Mid-Morning then Mid-Afternoon

Fri July 30  Early Afternoon

July 19-25, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: (None)  Changed on July 20: 

Wed, July 21: Early Afternoon           

July 12-16, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 Coupeville carrier operations: None

July 5-9, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 Coupeville carrier operations: None

June 26-30, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 

Coupeville carrier operations: Updated 6/25

 Monday, June 28   Night to Late Night

               

 

June 21-25, 2021:

   

Ault Field carrier operations:

 Mon, June 21    Late Afternoon

Fri, June 25      Morning to Early Afternoon

Coupeville carrier operations:

Mon, June 21    Night to Late Night

Tues, June 22   Night to Late Night

Wed, June 23    Night to Late Night

Thurs, June 24    Night to Late Night

Fri, June 25       Morning to Early Afternoon         

     June 7-12, 2021:               

 

Ault Field carrier operations:

Tues, June 8   Night to Late Night

Wed, June 9  Night to Late Night

Coupeville carrier operations:

 Mon, June 7    Night to Late Night

Tues, June 8  Night to Late Night

Wed, June 9    Night to Late Night

Thurs, June 10   Late Afternoon to Early Evening then Night to Late Night

May 31 - June 4, 2021

Ault Field carrier operations:

Wed, June 2     Night to Late Night

Coupeville carrier operations:

Tues, June 1   Mid to Late Afternoon then Night to Late Night

Wed, June 2    Mid to Late Morning, then Mid to Late Afternoon, then Night to Late Night

Thurs, June 3  Mid Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Evening to Late Night

May 24 - 28, 2021: Changes sent 5/26 and 5/27:

Ault Field carrier operations: [None] Changed to:

Wed, May 26  Afternoon, then Night to Late Night

Thurs, May 27  Night to Late Night

Fri, May 28    Mid to Late Afternoon

         

Coupeville carrier operations:

 Mon, May 24  Night to Late Night into Early Morning

Tues, May 25   Afternoon, then Night to Late Night into Early Morning

Wed, May 26    Night to Late Night

Thurs, May 27    Early to Late Afternoon then Night to Late Night

Fri, May 28     Late Morning to Mid-Afternoon 

             

 May 17-23, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations:  None
Coupeville carrier operations:  None

May 10-14, 2021:

 Ault Field carrier operations:  None
 

Coupeville carrier operations:  (Changed on May 10)

NONE

Cancelled:Tuesday, May 11 Afternoon

Cancelled:Wed, May 12  Morning to Early Afternoon

Cancelled: Thursday, May 13    Morning

Cancelled: Friday, May 14  Morning

May 3-9, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations:

Friday, May 9 Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon

 

Coupeville carrier operations: None (field closed for maintenance)

April 25-29, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations:  

Monday, April 26                              Early Afternoon then Late Evening to Late Night

Tuesday, April 27                              Late Evening to Late Night

Wednesday, April 28                       Late Evening to Late Night

Thursday, April 29                            Late Evening to Late Night

Coupeville carrier operations: None (field closed for maintenance)

 

April 19-23, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations:  

Mon, April 19       Late Evening to Late Night

Tues, April 20       Late Evening to Late Night

Wed, April 21       Late Evening to Late Night

Thurs, April 22     Mid-Afternoon Late Evening to Late Night

Fri, April 23     Early to Mid-Afternoon

Coupeville carrier operations: None (field closed for maintenance)

 

April 12-18, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: NONE

Coupeville carrier operations:

 Mon, April 12    Night

Tues, April 13   Late Afternoon to Early Evening then Night

Wed, April 14   Night

   

April 5-11, 2021: Changed on April 7; Changes noted in BLACK

         

 Ault Field carrier operations

 Thurs, April 8  Late Evening to Night   

 

Coupeville carrier operations

 Mon, April 5  Late Morning, then Late Afternoon to Night

Tues, April 6  Late Morning, then Mid-Afternoon to Night

Wed, April 7   Late Morning to Mid- Afternoon then at  Night

Thurs, April 8  Night

Fri, April 9   LATE MORNING, then  Mid-Afternoon

March 29 - April 4, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations:

 Mon, 29 March    Mid-Afternoon then Late Evening to Night

Tues, 30 March    Night

Wed, 31 March    Night

Thurs, 1 April    Mid-Afternoon then Night

March 22-28, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations:

Mon, March 22    Early to Mid-Afternoon then Night

Tues, March 23    Early Afternoon

March 15-21, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations:

Mon, March 15   Early to Mid-Afternoon

Tues, March 16      Early to Mid-Afternoon

Wed, March 17       Early to Mid-Afternoon

Thurs, March 18     Early to Mid-Afternoon

 

March 8-14, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

March 1-7, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

February 22-28, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

February 15-21, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

February 8-14, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

February 1-5, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

January 25-29, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations: None

January 18-22, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations

Thurs, Jan 21    Late Morning to Early Afternoon

 

Coupeville carrier operations

Tue, Jan 19    Early Evening to Late Night

Wed, Jan 20   Early Evening  to Late Night

January 11-15, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations

 Mon, Jan 11  Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Late Evening

Tues, Jan 12   Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Late Evening

Wed, Jan 13  Early Afternoon then Early to Late Evening

Thurs, Jan 14  Early Afternoon then Early to Late Evening

Fri, Jan 15    Late Morning to Early Afternoon

 

   

CHANGE to schedule, published 1/4/2021:

January 4-8, 2021:

Ault Field carrier operations: None

Coupeville carrier operations:

Tue Jan 5   Mid-Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Night

Wed Jan 6   Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Late Night

Thurs Jan 7  Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Early Evening

Fri Jan 8   Late Morning to Early Afternoon

    

Ault Field carrier operations:

Mon, Jan 4 Late Morning to Early Afternoon

Tues Jan 5   Late Morning to Early Afternoon

Wed, Jan 6    Late Morning to Early Afternoon

Coupeville carrier operations:

Mon, Jan 4     Late Morning to Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Late Evening

Tues, Jan 5      Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Late Evening

Wed, Jan 6      Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Night

Thurs, Jan 7     Early Afternoon then Late Afternoon to Early Evening

Ault Field carrier operations: None

 

 

 

For previous flight schedules for 2020, click here.

For previous flight schedules 2016-2019, click here.

 

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.

Call the Complaint line: 360-257-6665