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Letter to the editor: Military jets' takeoffs rattle resident's windows


Last updated 7/8/2020 at 11:17am

At 5:40 p.m. on June 22, two military style jets took off from Paine Field in the loudest takeoff event I have ever experienced living in this area. And that says a lot.

I see the Dreamlifter take off seemingly weekly. This one was “one for the books.” Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with these planes as I do legitimately enjoy the spectacle, but WOW.

The window shaking/bowel-loosening takeoff event that I just experienced makes me fear for my ears. Are these events going to become more frequent? Is there a place where we can be notified about events like this? Why are there military jets at a civilian airfield? For the love of god, why?

To be clear, I support Paine Field offering commercial flights. Military jets ... not so much. I just wonder if I even have a say in it.

Dean Shelton



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