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Navy resumes noisy training flights

Navy resumes noisy training flights

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.

Play Michael Monson on noise

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.