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Current usage doesn’t diminish need for OLF | Letter

February 25, 2014 · 3:34 PM

In an attempt to address Cate Andrews’ letter about the Navy flight schedule, there could be any number of reasons the Navy has not been bouncing at Outlying Field Coupeville — no aviators in that part of their flight training, more simulator use, who knows?

They have been doing some limited flying on the north end where I live and it has been quiet here also.

As far as flying over the Skagit Valley and the islands, if they aren’t bouncing they are not constantly in the pattern so no noise.

The fact the Navy has not been using OLF Coupeville does not mean it is not needed.

I also highly doubt they would waste the fuel needed to get to San Diego, El Centro or China Lake just to bounce. It would be cost prohibitive.

I would like to know where your “proof” comes from, this goes for the complaint line also. I wouldn’t be so bold as to think that your group is intimidating the Navy if I were you.

I’d count my blessings  —they may be short lived.

Mike Van Voorst

Oak Harbor


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