Vermont Guard tallies 14 F-35 noise complaints

Published: Oct. 25, 2019 at 12:19 PM EDT
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The Vermont National Guard has received 14 noise complaints since the first two F-35 fighter planes arrived at the Burlington International Airport last month.

Vermont National Guard Capt. Mike Arcovitch, whose office tracks noise complaints, says the complaints came from eight people, and two were anonymous.

The F-35s are louder than the F-16s the guard used to fly.

He says officials had expected more noise complaints when the new jets started flying from the South Burlington airport that is home to the Vermont Air National Guard.

The guard took delivery last month of the first two of what will be 20 F-35s, all due in Vermont by summer.

Arcovitch says the guard used to receive noise complaints about the F-16s as well, but he did not have a comparison.

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