I’m visiting friends just outside the gate of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, WA. It’s pretty cool being just along the eastern approach of the station, watching the jets shoot approaches.
NAS Whidbey is the home to the Navy’s EA-6B Prowler squadrons, which are transitioning to the EA-18 Growler. Whidbey is also home to the West Coast squadrons of the P-3 Orion.
I grew up around here, so I’m fairly used to seeing jets in the pattern, but I’d certainly forgotten just how much louder the turbojets are compared to civilian high-bypass turbofans.