The Navy has announced their preferred plan for the number of flights happening at Ault Field in Oak Harbor and the Outlying Field (OLF) in Coupeville. Whidbey News-Times reported that their preference is to have 25% of all flights at OLF, and 75% at Ault Field, but the number of Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLP) in Coupeville would increase by 400% over present levels. To read the Navy’s announcement, and what comes next, go to whidbeyeis.com. EIS stands for Environmental Impact Study, which the Navy has been researching and developing for a number of years. Here is a quick explanation of what this announcement means, and what happens next in the decision making process.
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