F-35 jet proposal considered tonight

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The City Council in South Burlington is meeting tonight to discuss basing military fight jets at Burlington International Airport.

The Air Force has proposed locating the new F-35 jet fighters at the airport, with Hill Air Force Base, near Ogden, Utah, also under consideration.

Monday night’s meeting comes a week after a public hearing was held on the proposal. An environmental impact statement indicated that noise from the jet would be greater than from the F-16 jets now flown by the Vermont National Guard.

The Air Force is expected to make its decision by the end of the year.

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