We are a group of citizens located in the heart of the Ebey’s Reserve in Coupeville WA. When The Navy switched to the much louder EA18G from the EA6B, our peaceful, quiet, reserve was shattered by noise that we decided was more than a citizen should have to put up with. We are pro-Navy, but against them using the OLF at Coupeville to practice their touch and go flights. These jets are much louder and noisier than previous aircraft and more damaging to the health and welfare of residents, tourists, farm animals and wildlife of Central Whidbey. The noise that these jets create exceeds safe and healthful limits as established by the EPA, NIOSH, and WHO. The low-level flights directly over our fields, farms, homes, schools and businesses are making our lives intolerable and sleep impossible. Now the Navy wants to relocate even more squadrons of these jets to Whidbey Island from other communities around the country because of noise complaints elsewhere. Enough is enough!
Our email is: CitizensOfTheEbeysReserve2@gmail.com