Will The F-35 Fly In Vermont?
Tues 6/04/13Noon & 7 pm The debate over whether the F-35 jet fighter should be based with the Vermont Air National Guard at the Burlington International Airport took a new turn when the Air Force released an updated Environmental Impact Statement. The new report includes census data from 2010 rather than 2000.
Vermont National Guard Assistant Adjutant General Richard Harris and retired Air Force Colonel Rosanne Greco present the economic, noise and environmental pros and cons of basing the jets in Vermont.
Also on the program, after 25 years as president of Bennington College, Elizabeth Coleman is retiring at the end of the month. She looks back at her years in charge and ahead at what’s next.
Plus, we dip into our mailbag and read comments from our listeners.
F-35A Operational Beddown Criteria (pdf) - from the US Air Force, this document describes the weighting of the factors involved in determining which site is best for the F-35.