F-35 Impact Reduction Plan Released

Published 05/01 2014 10:15PM

Updated 05/01 2014 10:26PM

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Vermont Air National Guard released a report about how it plans to reduce the impact of the F-35s on the community and environment.

A 17-page report spells out what the guard plans to do during construction on the base in anticipation of the jets' arrival.

It also looks at the jets themselves. The report acknowledges the biggest issue will be the noise.

To reduce the noise impact, right now the guard says the plan to is keep doing what they're doing with the current F-16's, which includes changes to how the jets takeoff and land.

Since the F-35 program is so new, the report says when the jets arrive in Burlington in 2020 additional measures to lessen the noise impact will be looked into.

The guard says it will talk about the report Friday, in an afternoon news conference.

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