Operations Officer Cmdr. Wallace Gaber said that the base continues to try to work with resident complaints about the Growler jet noise. Complaints about low flights are investigated by recorded radar, said Gaber, who added that no Federal Aviation Administration rules have been broken except in the rare case of an emergency.
The base has expressed interest in building a “hush house,” which would muffle some of the on-ground jet engine noise, Nortier said.
And in response to complaints on Lopez Island, pilots have been instructed to keep landing gear up during touch and go operations at Ault Field until they are away from the San Juans and over the water, Gaber said.
Gaber reported that the Navy saw 825 complaints in 2013 made by 289 individual callers and 797 calls made by 283 individuals in 2014.
“What you will see is that a lot of callers are calling more than once,” Gaber said, adding that one individual called 145 times in 2014.
If you scroll down to the comments at the Whidbey News-Times, you can make a pretty good guess who called 145 times.