F35 http://wamc.org en F-35 Opponents File Lawsuit To Block Jet From Burlington Airport http://wamc.org/post/f-35-opponents-file-lawsuit-block-jet-burlington-airport <p></p><p></p><p>Opponents of the plan by the Air Force to base F-35 fighter planes at Vermont's Burlington International Airport have filed a lawsuit asking a federal district court to overturn the decision. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 94043 at http://wamc.org F-35 Opponents File Lawsuit To Block Jet From Burlington Airport City Council Postpones Discussion on F-35 http://wamc.org/post/city-council-postpones-discussion-f-35 <p></p><p></p><p>The latest controversy over the potential basing of F-35 fighter jets at the Burlington International Airport isn&rsquo;t over the plane. It&rsquo;s about why the Burlington City Council has cancelled a review of the matter. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74918 at http://wamc.org City Council Postpones Discussion on F-35 Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan http://wamc.org/post/burlington-city-council-hears-residents-about-f35-plan <p></p><p></p><p>The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71329 at http://wamc.org Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan Vermont Guard Officials Discuss F35 http://wamc.org/post/vermont-guard-officials-discuss-f35 <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Air Force is in the process of deciding where it will base a new jet, the F-35. Burlington International Airport, which is the host airfield for the Vermont Air National Guard, is on the short list and a preferred site for hosting the state-of-the-art plane. But the idea is controversial, with split votes in surrounding communities over support for the aircraft.<br>Thursday morning, Vermont National Guard officials met with the media to discuss issues relating to the F-35. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 69018 at http://wamc.org Vermont Guard Officials Discuss F35 Error in F-35 Report Inflames Basing Debate http://wamc.org/post/error-f-35-report-inflames-basing-debate <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Air Force says information regarding support for basing the new F-35 fighter jet at the Burlington International Airport was overstated in the just released revised Environmental Impact Statement.&nbsp; But supporters say the corrected numbers are still skewed because officials are counting a petition with more than 10,000 signatures as only one comment. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66919 at http://wamc.org Error in F-35 Report Inflames Basing Debate Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35 http://wamc.org/post/boston-globe-questions-leahy-influence-over-f-35 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>An article in the <em>Boston Globe</em> this weekend implied that Vermont’s senior U.S. Senator used his influence to manipulate the base selection process for the Air Force’s new fighter jet.&nbsp; Those against basing the F35 at the South Burlington National Guard Base are pleased, but supporters say the article lacks credibility. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 62363 at http://wamc.org Boston Globe Questions Leahy Influence Over F-35 Shumlin Plans Trips to Florida and Italy http://wamc.org/post/shumlin-plans-trips-florida-and-italy <p>Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he'll travel to Florida next week to listen to the F-35 fighter jet and then go to Italy to give a speech and take some vacation time.<br><br>The governor says he heard during this year's campaign from some voters concerned that if the Air Force goes ahead with plans to base F-35s at the Burlington Airport, noise from the planes will plague surrounding residential areas.<br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 22:10:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53445 at http://wamc.org Shumlin Plans Trips to Florida and Italy F35 Property Value Report Issued as Opponents Protest Democratic Leaders’ Support http://wamc.org/post/f35-property-value-report-issued-opponents-protest-democratic-leaders-support <p>A new<a href="http://www.vermontf35.com/docs/Real%20Estate%20Analysis%20FINAL%207-1912%20.pdf"> report </a>from a group that supports siting a new fighter jet at the Burlington International Airport says property values will not be hurt by the increased noise. The report is out at the same time opponents of the aircraft plan to protest a political fundraiser.<br /> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43547 at http://wamc.org F35 Property Value Report Issued as Opponents Protest Democratic Leaders’ Support