Winooski, VT, Feb 12, 2013 — The Air Force is considering basing its new fighter jet, the F-35, at the Vermont Air National Guard base at the Burlington airport. The plan has encountered fierce opposition from area residents who are worried about noisy training flights. Now a state representative is proposing legislation to slow down the plane's arrival. Go to full article
Colchester, VT, Jun 15, 2012 — The plan to base a new fleet of F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport has generated hot debate in surrounding communities. If the new jets do bed down at the airport, they will run training flights over the Adirondacks and Watertown. The F-35 is louder than the F-16s that currently fly in and out of Burlington.
The public comment period about the proposed plan has just ended. Now, the Vermont Air National Guard is weighing in. Sarah Harris has more. Go to full article
South Burlington, VT, May 23, 2012 — Host intro: The Vermont Air National Guard is considering whether to make Burlington International Airport home to a fleet of new F-35 fighter jets. Communities around the airport debated the jets' presence at a public hearing last week. The Environmental Impact statement put out by the Air Force says that the new jets will bring higher noise levels to neighborhoods surrounding the airport.
On Monday night, South Burlington's City Council voted 4 - 1 to oppose the plan. Sarah Harris has more. Go to full article