S. Burlington leader wants F-35 noise maps before 2019
By Nicole Higgins DeSmet
December 7, 2016
City Manager Kevin Dorn wants better information on how F-35 jet noise will affect neighborhoods surrounding the airport.
“One of the areas of the greatest anxiety and uncertainty in South Burlington escalates with the F-35s arrival,” Dorn said Monday during a meeting at Burlington International Airport. “People are trying to understand where they are going to be in the new line in 2019 and beyond.”
The F-16 Fighting Falcon jets based at the airport are scheduled to be replaced in 2019 by F-35 jets, which are being test-flown elsewhere. The airport’s most recent sound map from 2015 only takes into account current airport noise. Approximately 900 people are living within the current sound mitigation zone designated by the airport.[FULL ARTICLE]