[caption id="attachment_7959" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/03\/NavyF-18.jpg"><img class="size-medium wp-image-7959" src="http:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2015\/03\/NavyF-18-300x199.jpg" alt="Navy jets like this F-18 fly training missions over Pocahontas County throughout the year. Some local residents have complained about the sudden shock of the jet noise while driving or while relaxing at home. " width="300" height="199" \/><\/a> Navy jets like this F-18 fly training missions over Pocahontas County throughout the year. Some local residents have complained about the sudden shock of the jet noise while driving or while relaxing at home.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nMilitary aircraft, including Navy fighter jets, frequently fly over the mountains of Pocahontas County on training missions. They also pass over highways, homes and communities, sometimes startling residents with their sudden, loud noise.\r\n\r\nA Hillsboro resident wrote to The Pocahontas Times:\r\n\r\n\u201cJust now the Navy jets went over my house so low I jumped sitting inside house with windows and doors shut (of course it\u2019s winter). I jump, dog jumps, look outside and horses were disturbed. It startles me, which scares me, which makes me angry.\r\n\r\n\u201cThese jets fly so low that the sound alone feels as an assault and invasion of space. I\u2019ve been driving on 219 and had them fly over from behind, startling me, thinking I was being passed by a Harley or big truck and causing me to be distracted and think I needed to get out of the way (not a good thing on the roads narrow lanes and limited shoulder). I would not buy a house to commit to living full time in this flight corridor because of their impact to me; even though it\u2019s not daily, the days they do fly are very disturbing due to the low level and loud noise.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates civilian flights in the U.S., but has no authority to regulate the operations of military aircraft. However, the FAA provides guidance on where to direct complaints about military aircraft noise. Persons near a military installation are advised to contact the public relations office of that installation.\r\n\r\nPeople not living near a military installation, like the residents of Pocahontas County, are advised to contact the Department of Defense Noise Working Group (DODNWG). According to the DODNWG website:\r\n\r\n\u201cWe are currently working to obtain a list of POCs [points of contact] for military installations that will soon be available on this site. There are no Defense Noise Working Group members available to directly address noise concerns, however we will do our best to help forward any concerns to the appropriate POCs until a contact list is available. To better address your concerns, please include your location and who you have already contacted regarding your concerns in your message when you contact the DOD Noise Working Group.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe DODNWG website can be found at www.denix.osd.mil\/dnwg\/NoiseComplaints.cfm. An online contact form is provided at the site.\r\n\r\nAccording to FAA regulations, no civilian aircraft is allowed to fly lower than 1,000 feet over \u201ca city, town or settlement.\u201d\r\n\r\nTo report low-flying civilian aircraft, residents can contact the Charleston Flight Standards District Office, 301 Eagle Mountain Road, Charleston, WV 25311.