North Country News
7:36 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Air Force Considers Basing F-35's at VT Air Guard

The United States Air Force will hold a public hearing next month on a plan to add F-35A fighter jets to the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington.  WAMC's Tristan O’Neill reports…

The public has 45 days to comment on the draft environmental impact statement that was released on Friday.

The Air Force is looking at several different scenarios for where the jets would be based. Burlington is one of two preferred locations.

A Guard official says the jets take a minute and half to take off and a minute and a half to land twice a day as they head to and return from training elsewhere.

A public hearing will be held on May 14 at the South Burlington High School.

Tristan O'Neill, WAMC News.

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