Letter: Don’t like the Navy jet noise? ‘Just get over it’


With regard to the dislike of the EA-18G and the noise and using the mindset of “not in my back yard,” I suggest you get over it.

The Growlers are here to stay, and for reasons far beyond your simplistic understanding, the mission — and “touch-and-go” as you refer to them — are essential requirements.

To further deflate your lack of understanding of naval aviation, P-3s and P-8s also do “touch-and-goes.”

“Why? They are not carrier aircraft,” you say.

The training is simply to gain familiarity and experience in the aircraft. Lieutenants junior grade, fresh from T-45 jet training, need time-shooting approaches and to learn the aircraft, P8 or P3.

The same goes for the EA-18G. Truly you should have known, but then again, Wikipedia does not know what experience teaches.

David Christopherson


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