National Survey on Jet Noise deadline May 31st

Your suffering from the impacts of Growler jet noise continues, from residents in Forks to Lopez Island, Whidbey, Camano, Anacortes, and beyond. You know the mental health impacts like depression and PTSD and the physical health impacts (which can include cardiac related issues and sleep deprivation) all too well.

Communities across the U.S. impacted by jet noise have been invited to participate in a national survey being conducted by Quiet Communities Inc. (QCI), a national nonprofit organization originally focused on commercial jet noise and now including military jet noise in their scope of work.

They have developed a survey for community members to describe the impacts that aviation noise and pollution are having on their health and that of their families. You are invited to participate.

Preliminary results will be available at the QCI conference on June 16th (9:00AM – 11:15AM PST), Aviation Noise, Pollution, and Health: Connecting the Dots. Please check their calendar for the event and/or sign up for their email list to receive the invitation.

The deadline for submission is May 31, 2022, 5:00PM PST.

COER encourages you to participate. Our input on military noise is very important.

Take the Survey


  1. Susan Schmidt

    After a continuous 2 to 3 hour pounding over the house, I begin to have heart palpitations and feel clammy. This is a physical response to being assaulted by noise. Is this really necessary to fly a route directly over an established neighborhood?

  2. John Meyer

    The idea that the Navy can limit noise complaints, terrible effects to humans and the environmental impacts caused by Growler practices to the few is against the founding principles of this country.

  3. newell g davis

    I flew in the Navy from 1965-1970. WE never abused the wildlife, farm animals and especially people like these horrible twin engine beasts. Just cause its close does not make it right. Whats really bad is the pilots new to the jet. They are all over the sky. From our house on Seacrest Lane, the vets stay out to sea, throttle back and at least make an attempt to manage the noise. The new pilots, at times are East of our house over land at 400 feet AGL
    The hoise is enough to wake the dead. Im all for training for carrier pilots, but not at the expense of an island of innocent people. Go to EL Centro, or Fallon, or Lemoore. But its the almight dollar making it super easy here on Whidbey and you should be ashamed.

  4. Manolito Adan

    The noise is unbearable. Why do they need to fly between 8pm and 12pm multiple nights a wee? Also, they seem to have flown closer and lower than 2-3 years ago. If pilots are in training, chances of fatal accidents over heavily residential areas can be catastrophic. Suggestion is to have the training at the California desert or over Moses Lake and maybe they can have their final test at NAS.

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