Re: Gregory Gauck's letter (June 27).
We, too, have had similar experiences, especially over the past few months. Returning home yesterday from out of town, I discovered that the inside pane of a slider to our deck was shattered. The outside pane was intact, there was no evidence of attempted forced entry, and there is no access to the deck from ground level. Neighbors said that they had experienced several low flights, with an especially low one occurring late Tuesday. Every time we have experienced such low flights, everything in our house rattled. Our insurance agent indicated that these vibrations could have shattered the glass.
Some years ago, a helicopter landed in the backyard of a house two doors down from us, causing blowing dust and trash -- and terrible vibrations. On communicating with the FAA office in Spokane, I learned that there are no restrictions on helicopters, except that they not present "hazards" to people or property. I was unable to obtain a definition of "hazards." We'll probably never know what caused our shattered glass, but if it's possible that the cause was vibrations from a helicopter, perhaps it is time for some regulations.
Brenda Sartoris, Richland