An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)

An EA-18G Growler taxis toward the runway at Ault Field, Whidbey Island on March 29, 2019. (Paul Seeber, U.S. Navy/contributed photo)

Navy begins noise monitoring initiative at NAS Whidbey Island

  • Mon Dec 28th, 2020 4:30pm
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Submitted by Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

The Navy completed its first week of real-time sound monitoring at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island as directed by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020.

Flight activity was monitored at 11 sites in proximity to Ault Field and Outlying Landing Field Coupeville for seven consecutive days from Sunday, Dec. 13 through Saturday, Dec. 19. Data also continues to be collected in the Olympic National Park at a 12 site.

The week of monitoring included a range of typical flight activity, including four days of high activity levels, a moderate-level day, and low-level flight activity on the weekends. The information will be available to the public once the yearlong monitoring effort is complete and the Navy has submitted the final report.