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Flyers’ lives far more important than eggs | Letter

Editor,

When my daughter was a little girl, we lived right under the traffic pattern where the Vigilante — powered by twin Mach 2, loud jet engines — not only practiced carrier landings, but landed and launched all the time on that same airstrip.

They were so close that I could wave at my husband when it was his turn to fly by.

I fell in love with the sound of jet power, mostly because I knew that each pass the pilots made meant that they were that much closer to a safer landing on the deck of a carrier out at sea.

Apparently, the safety of the men and women flying practice landings doesn’t matter to the people on Whidbey Island who are anti-OLF. It appears that their mistakes in buying homes and building play fields under a flight pattern are more important than the lives of these young men and women.

Or maybe it’s that a little intermittent noise causes their chickens to lay fewer eggs. If that’s the case, there is a quick stop or grocery store just down the road that would be glad to sell you a couple dozen, I’m sure, and chickens make really good Sunday afternoon soup — something those same young men and women won’t get to taste for a long, long time.

To all of you anti-OLF’s, I will have to say the same as I would say to those poor natives who starve to death from living in a barren desert all the time — move!

Ginny Weeks
Oak Harbor

 

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