25 Jun '13, 8pm

Vt. F-35 opponents demonstrate noise

Vt. F-35 opponents demonstrate noise

MONTPELIER, VT. — Part of Vermont’s capital shook with the roar of fighter planes Tuesday, but it wasn’t being buzzed by low-flying aircraft. Rather, the sound of the F-35 planes came from speakers in a trailer that were being used by opponents of a proposal to base a number of the planes at the Burlington International Airport with the Vermont AirNational Guard. The racket was meant to mimic the sound that some residents of Winooski would hear if the planes are based at the South Burlington airport. Winooski is off the north end of the runway. One of the opponents carried a sound meter that hit about 115 decibels, making it impossible to hear or speak when standing even about 100 feet in front of the speakers. “I want to first apologize to the people who work at the Statehouse and in this immediate area that we are here today. We never wanted to have to do a demonstration...

Full article: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20130625/NEWS02/3062...

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