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Vermont Air Guard Reports Fewer F-35 Noise Complaints Than Expected

F-35's taxi to the Vermont Guard ramp and hangar area
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First F-35's taxi to the Vermont Guard ramp and hangar area in September 2019

A Vermont Air National Guard spokesman says they've received fewer noise complaints than they expected after last month's arrival of the first two F-35 fighter planes.
Capt. Mikel Arcovitch said Thursday the guard received complaints about the jets when they arrived on Sept. 19 and they have since received a few more but he did not have the exact numbers.

The F-35s are louder than their F-16 predecessors.

An Air National Guard base in Madison, Wisconsin, could receive 20 F-35s in a few years and a group from Wisconsin is in South Burlington to learn more about how the area is dealing with the arrival of the planes.

Many of the concerns about noise raised in Vermont before the arrival of the F-35s are being repeated in Wisconsin. Earlier this month, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a resolution supporting the F-35s.

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