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Soaring over Whidbey: Radio Control Society takes flight at OLF

Brian Richmond, an Alaska Airlines pilot, gets his radio controlled plane ready to go with his son Alex at the Outlying Field Coupeville during an event called ‘Jets over Whidbey’ Saturday. The turbine engine jets can exceed 200 mph. ‘It’s more exciting,’ Richmond said, comparing it to real flying. ‘You can make these low passes and pull straight up. The full-scale flying is just so disciplined. With that being said, it’s still a kick.’ - Photo by Ron Newberry
  • Aug 27, 2014 at 1:53PM

Brian Richmond has spent 25 years as a pilot for Alaska Airlines. But last Saturday, he stood near the air strip at the Outlying Field in Coupeville and was at the controls of a model airplane.

 

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OLF flight operations scheduled Sept. 2-4

  • Jan 10, 2014 at 1:00PM updated Aug 28, 2014 at 2:05PM

Field Carrier Landing Practice operations for aircraft stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station are scheduled at the Outlying Field Coupeville, Wash., from Sept. 2-4, 2014.

Freedom of speech riles some downtown

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00PM

A man exercising his First Amendment rights is ruffling feathers in downtown Coupeville. In response to multiple complaints about a truck with political signs parked downtown all day Sunday, Town of Coupeville officials issued a public notice saying the signs weren’t against the law and there isn’t anything they can do.

Attention to detail nabs car thief

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 10:00PM

Coupeville Marshal Rick Norrie’s attention to odd details led to the apprehension of a suspected car thief and burglar last weak.

Former Island Transit finance manager tells her side

  • Aug 27, 2014 at 6:00PM

The former Island Transit finance manager is defending her reputation after being fired and accused of financial mismanagement at the agency. Executive Director Martha Rose said she fired Barbara Savary in June after it was revealed that IT didn’t have enough money to pay its bills.

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