Jul 11, 2013 — Two communities near the Burlington Airport are voting on the F-35 this week. On Monday, South Burlington approved the plane. But the Winooski City Council voted unanimously against basing the F-35 at the airport. Go to full article
An anti F-35 sign in front of Chamberlin School. Photo: Sarah Harris
Jul 09, 2013 — Last night the South Burlington City Council changed their mind on the F-35. The council voted three to two in support of basing the fighter jet at the Burlington airport. The long meeting was filled with passionate testimony -- and ended in a dramatic vote. Go to full article
Les Blomberg, noise expert, testifies to the Burlington Board of Health. Photo: Sarah Harris
Burlington, VT, Nov 28, 2012 — The F-35, the Air Force's new fighter jet, may be coming to the Burlington airport. People are worried about noise from the plane, but there's also another concern: public health. Go to full article
Meeting of the Stop the F-35 Coalition. Photo: Sarah Harris
South Burlington, VT, Oct 05, 2012 — Last spring the Air Force announced that Burlington was one of two preferred sites for a fleet of new F-35 fighter jets. The F-35s are a lot louder than the F-16s that currently take off and land from Burlington International Airport.
Many area residents are worried about the noise from the jets and its effect on their property values. Others are glad that the F-35 would guarantee a continued Air Force presence in Burlington. Go to full article