Training flights need logical explanation

I would dearly love to know the reason why it is considered favourable to train our much appreciated pilots over our homes.

I am not complaining about having to yell at my family over the persistent noise, nor am I complaining about the constant pollution falling onto my organic vegetable and fruit farm, but I would dearly love to know the reason why it is considered favourable to train our much appreciated pilots over our homes rather than over the immediately adjacent large body of water, Patricia Bay.

Given the loss of life and personal property involved in a potential accident over our homes — compared to that over an open body of water — I can only gather that whoever plans these flights is inconsiderate of the possibility of accidents or has some rare knowledge that explains how this risk better prepares pilots for either military or emergency duty.

It seems reasonable to ask for either a logical explanation for this or an end to the flights over our homes.

Virginia Smith, North Saanich

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