Vermont Air National Guard to do night flight training

November 5, 2019

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Air National Guard will start doing night flight training this week.

The Guard says residents may see and hear F-35 aircraft taking off and landing at the Burlington International Airport starting on Tuesday. The trainings are scheduled to end before 8 p.m.

The night flights will run through Friday, Nov. 22.

The Vermont Air National Guard received the first two F-35s in September and is scheduled to receive 20. It’s the first guard unit to receive the next-generation fighter.

Some area residents think the F-35s are too loud and worry about their presence in a suburban area.