Letter: Letter regarding Growler mitigation was spot-on


When I moved to Coupeville six years ago, I learned about the Growlers on my first evening. In addition to the airplane noise, the shuddering of the house precluded hearing voices intelligibly, whether on television, on the telephone, or in conversation.

I found that I was immediately under the flight path.

By chance, I had once lived in Fallon, Nev., and was aware that there was a Naval air station there, backed by hundreds of square miles of lightly populated Great Basin high desert.

From time to time, I would muse about the possibility of the Growler training being transferred there, or to a similar location.

I was, of course, lacking in any relevant training or knowledge to know whether that was an actual possibility.

I was pleased, therefore, to read Mr. Robert O. Brown’s letter to the editor on Aug. 29 regarding this very subject. His proposal was, of course, backed by professional knowledge and experience, and enumerated the many deleterious effects of the Growler activity at the OLF on the human environment and cultural resources of Central and North Whidbey.

Hopefully, others, especially those with the ability to effect such a change, will take notice of his proposal and give it serious consideration.

Robert E. Tank


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