Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Fox 44 Journalist Kristen Tripodi reports, “Protestors with the group Stop the F-35 say they amplified the sound to 115 decibels; the sound level they say an F-35 would create flying one thousand feet overhead.
“There’s no way this is compatible with residential use,” said Richard Joseph, with Stop the F-35.
An issue the Vermont Air Guard has repeatedly addressed; stressing the planes can be flown in a way that minimizes noise.
But protestors say the issue is the day- after day exposure.
“It is the six minutes a day of all these planes taking off all the time. Four days a week at the minimum, 260 days a year that is the cumulative effect, that’s what we need to focus on,” said Chris Hurd, with Stop the F-35.
After the sound was played for six minutes, David Harrison who lives across the street from the demonstration was upset with the disruption.
“The walls were shaking; the pictures were shaking on the walls. I had dishes rattling. But isn’t it the same thing happening with the F-16s?,” ask Harrison. Protestors answered: “Yes, yes it is.”
Please call me (Chris Hurd) at 802.238.5256 so I can get your name, email address and phone number so we can be in two way communication immediately. We need you to become involved right now