Concern grows over F-35 noise
Articles Blog

Concern grows over F-35 noise

September 24, 2019


ADRIENNE: NOW, TO A NOISY NEW
NEIGHBOR THAT COULD BE COMING TO
MADISON. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THOSE NEW
AIR FORCE FIGHTER JETS. IN LATE 2017, THE AIR FORCE SA
THE WISCONSIN AIR NATIONAL
GUARD’S 115TH FIGHTER WING WAS A
PREFERRED CANDIDATE TO RECEIVE
SQUADRON OF NEW F-35 FIGHTER
JETS. AT THE TIME, IT SEEMED TO BE A
WIN FOR TRUAX FIELD AND TH
MADISON ECONOMY, BUT AN
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
SAYS NOISE FROM THE JETS COULD
BE A PROBLEM. A PRELIMINARY AIR FORCE STUDY
SAYS THE HEIGHTENED NOISE LEVE
COULD RENDER 1000 HOMES NEAR
TRUAX INCOMPATIBLE FOR
RESIDENTIAL USE. LAST WEEK, MADISON’S CITY
COUNCIL PASSED A RESOLUTIO
ASKING THE AIR FORCE TO
RECONSIDER TRUAX AS A PREFERRED
LOCATION. DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN MARK
POCAN HAS WEIGHED IN, ASKING THE
AIR FORCE TO CONDUCT A TRIAL
RUN, FLYING BOTH THE CURRENT
F-16’S AND THE NEW F-35 OVER THE
AREA, SO RESIDENTS CAN HEAR THE DIFFERENCE. THE AIR FORCE HASN’T ANSWERED
HIS REQUEST YET. A FINAL DECISION ON WHERE THE
F-35’S WILL GO IS EXPECTED IN
FEBRUARY. IF MADISON MAKES THE FINAL CUT,
THE JETS COULD ARRIVE AS SOON AS
2023
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY. I’M ADRIENNE PEDERSEN, AND I’

Only registered users can comment.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *