KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis
COUPEVILLE, Wash. – Months after the Navy stopped loud training flights on Whidbey Island, it plans start them up again.
The flights use a naval landing strip near Coupeville that was built in World War II when planes were quieter.
Since 2008, the field has been a training ground for Navy Growlers.
People like Michael Monson who live nearby are sick of the noise and filed a lawsuit.
The flights did stop for a while, but the Navy has informed residents they’ll return in January.
The Navy plans to bring in two more squadrons of Growlers by 2015.