South Whidbey Record


LETTER TO THE EDITOR | Why Navy jet noise bothers Whidbey residents

April 30, 2013 · Updated 3:10 PM

To the editor:

A lot of people ask, “What’s the big deal about the jet noise at OLF?” They also tend to follow up with, “You knew about the noise when you moved in, you even had to sign a paper saying you did.”

We’re glad you asked. Our answer can be summed up this way: Imagine that you moved into a house with a 24-hour go-cart racetrack next door, but that you listen for a bit, really love the place and decide you can live with the noise.

But then they start to race Indy cars! And they have not updated the tracks!

Would you be upset? You bet.

Would you try to stop them? You bet.

Michael Monson



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