Here are 2 excellent responses to General Cray’s factually challenged attempt to dismiss concerns over noise, property values, and quality of life.
orig. op-ed here: http://vtdigger.org/2012/07/18/cray-no-factual-data-to-support-that-military-flight-operations-at-the-airport-have-negatively-affected-local-property-values/
The General says they “fully expect the updated analysis and modified local flying operations to decrease the 65 dB DNL contour” area. In February 2006, the Guard predicted that a change of engines would make the F-16 quieter (see FAA Part 150 report page 22). The Guard was wrong.