How loud have the F-35 fighter jets been compared to the F-16s?
The first three of 20 F-35s to be stationed at Truax Field on the North Side arrived at its new home during a celebration on Tuesday afternoon.
Twenty jets will begin their assignment with the Air National Guard base in Madison over the coming year.
Truax's former F-16 Fighting Falcons replaced the A-10 Thunderbolt and were the eighth plane type flown by the Air National Guard unit since it was formed in 1948.
The planes will replace aging F-16s that had been stationed at the base since 1992 but which left for good in October.
Pilots from other units around the country will fly F-16s out of Madison in support of the guard’s homeland defense mission while the unit gets ready to fly F-35 jets.
The question of jet noise helped push the council to shoot down the rezoning twice already — first in August 2021 and again in February.
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“You can’t live with them!”
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