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JBLM: Another war, another noise complaint

Letter by Gordon H. Personius, Union on Aug. 5, 2013 at 11:27 am | No Comments »
August 5, 2013 2:02 pm

Re: “Flying low, loud, late and illegal near JBLM” (TNT, 8-4).

Oh, the poor things! The article on Joint Base Lewis-McChord helicopter noise brought back memories to this old retired Air Force pilot.

It was during our “forgotten war” in Korea that this young pilot was sent to Palm Beach Air Force Base, Fla., to complete transition into a new aircraft. After completing ground school we eagerly started learning to fly the new machines and were somewhat surprised and dismayed to be told that takeoffs were to be after 9 a.m. and all landings before 5 p.m.

After all, it was only a “little” war and Palm Beachers were not to be disturbed.

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