Thursday, December 13, 2012

Gov thinks F-35 quieter

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin arrived at Eglin Air Force Base on Wednesday to see the F-35 in action. Shumlin, several staff members and two mayors made the trip to Eglin to see how the noise level of the F-35 compares to the F-16, which is currently housed at their National Air Guard Base in Burlington, Vt. The base is a contender to get operational F-35s. The group brought instruments to measure the noise, and Shumlin concluded the F-35 would be quieter than the F-16. (Source: Northwest Florida Daily News, 12/12/12)