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Noisy test flights resume near Coupeville

Noisy test flights resume near Coupeville

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

COUPEVILLE, Wash. – Jet noise is returning to Whidbey Island next week as the Navy resumes practice flights at an airfield near Coupeville.

Locals had complained about the noise in a lawsuit, but Mike Welding with Naval Air Station Whidbey Island says aircraft carrier pilots need to practice take-offs and landings there.

The Navy plans to do 6,120 practice flights this year.

Play Mike Welding on flights

The flights will be in the late afternoon and early evening next Monday and Thursday.

The Navy will release flight schedules each week to the community.