Shumlin Plans To Evaluate How Loud F-35s Are In Florida

Gov. Peter Shumlin says he’ll travel to Florida next week, where he’ll hear first-hand the sound of fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive supporters who oppose the F-35 program.

Vt. Cities Oppose, Question F-35 Plan

Citing environmental concerns, cities in Chittenden County are already deciding whether they want to support the Air Force’s proposed plan to bring F-35 jets to Burlington International Airport. Their decisions could change the Pentagon’s preferred location for the new jets.