By Kevin McCallum
April 24, 2020
The Vermont Air National Guard dramatically increased the number of F-35 flights from its South Burlington base in the first week of April, despite official claims that there had been “no change” in flight operations.
The 158th Fighter Wing flew five times as many times during the week of March 29 to April 4 as it did the previous week, an increase residents of the Burlington area — many of whom were stuck working from home during the coronavirus pandemic — noted with dismay.
In the week beginning March 22, Guard pilots participated in just eight flights, aka “sorties,” from the runway the Guard shares with the Burlington International Airport. In the previous two weeks, there had been six and eight flights, respectively.[FULL ARTICLE]