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Flight activity increased at NAS Oceana this week

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 26, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-27 01:44:35-04

This week and throughout the weekend, Navy squadrons based at NAS Oceana will be conducting heavier than normal day and night flight operations, including Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations.

This increase in flight operations is to support future deployments and training. 

FCLPs will be conducted at Oceana each day until 10 p.m. 

These FCLPs would normally be conducted at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, but the runway there is closed to fixed-wing air operations while it undergoes necessary repairs and upgrades.

The Fentress runway construction is scheduled to be complete by Oct. 15 this year.