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Inaccuracies on EA-18G page.
Sorry for the delete but the data on the Whidbey Island "deployment" section is not accurate. Specifically all of the bullets with no citations. There is a small but local group of residents that bought cheap property by an airfield that has existed since 1942 and are now trying to close the airfield by exaggerating claims against the aircraft in order to increase their property values.
Their website is: http://citizensofebeysreserve.com/ I believe much of the "data" provided is a political statement by these individuals.
The EA-18G is much safer than previous aircraft stationed here (the EA-6B prowler and A-6 Intruder). The EA-18G has never had a mishap resulting in a crash. Comparing the mishap statistics of teh older F-18 A-D series of aircraft to the F-18EF or EA-18G series is misleading and not accurate, as they are different series of aircraft with different engines and flight control systems.
I just don't want this page to turn into a political grandstand, when it should be purely factual information. If the owner can't cite any of their info it shouldn't be in the page. Also NAS Whidbey is the EA-18G home station, not a deployment as the author would have you believe.
Statements such as "At this rate, 3-4 misshaps over 10 years is expected from the Growlers based at NAS-WI. Since the Growler training is over populated areas, this puts the local population at extreme risk." are complete conjecture and fear mongering, and are not based on facts. The EA-18G has never crashed since its introduction in 2009.
"The EA-18G has a high rate of aircraft misshaps when compared to the rest of the Navy aircraft. The US Navy calculates that its current rate of misshaps is 1.27 mishaps per 100,000 flight hours, averaged from 2002 to 2016." Once again, an EA-18G has never been lost to a crash. This is not remotely accurate, using the entire navy mishap rate to deduce the mishap rate of one series of aircraft is not accurate. This includes helicopters, older jets, and prop planes that have been in service for decades. (and mishap is spelled wrong)
"The EA-18G has a noise signature with elevated low frequencies which are known to cause undesirable physiological responses (elevated blood pressure, increased production of cortisol and adrenaline) and has been linked to increased episodes of depression and anxiety." No factual basis for this statement.