Skip to comments.Dutch pilots to leave skies
Posted on 05/13/2010 9:21:35 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Villagers who suffer from the jet noise in the north end of town, and all those with sensitive ears only have to put up with the ruckus a little bit longer. The Dutch pilots who have been training at the Springfield-Beckley Airport with the 178th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will move to Arizona soon after September 2010.
The move was announced on Sunday, May 2, on the Web site F16.net and was confirmed this Tuesday by am Air National Guard spokesman.
Soon after the Dutch joined American pilots already training at the airport five years ago, some villagers complained of the increased noise, especially over the north end of the village. While the pilots were officially guided to bypass Yellow Springs, weather conditions sometimes caused incursions over the village, Commander Mike Roberts stated in a News article several months ago. The Dutch planes were also considered noisier than their American counterparts due to a different engine.
According to an article on the Web site, the Dutch had trained for 18 years in Tucson and came to the Springfield location when Tucson was already full with pilots from other countries. The Dutch have been at the Springfield airport for five years, training alongside U.S. Air Force pilots.
(Excerpt) Read more at ysnews.com ...
Glad the Ohio economy is in such great shape that they can afford to run off folks with money to spend.
Arizona, huh? :o)
Low-level training runs along the border might prove useful... /g
This is the same community that opposed the BRAC recommendations to close the unit at Springfield.
Village??? Villagers??? In America??? WE have towns/cities, EUROPE has villages! WHY is the writer talking about villages and villagers???
Jet noise. The sound of freedom.
With mid air refueling they’ll still be able to strike Chicago and help save America.
Given our historic ties (including a Queen born here with a local hospitil declared Dutch soil to preserver her claim to the throne), I’m surprised they’re not training in Canada.
Actually, here in North America there are a lot of settlements that could be called villages. Around here in Ontario we call them “hamlets”.
Must be the hippies from Antioch College who ran them out.
The National Guard at Tucson International airport does most (all?) of the training in the US for foreign F-16 pilots.
Calm yourself. The writer is correct. Under Ohio law, all municipalities with populations of less than 5000 are called villages. All over 5000 are called cities. There are no "towns" in Ohio.
Do you know anything of Yellow Springs, Ohio?
Yellow Springs is certainly full of “village people”.
Or village idiots.
Believe it or not, Dave Chappelle lives there now. He’ s a MENSA candidate compared to the average denizen of Yellow Springs.
The average “villager” in YS is a moronic hippie who thinks “bathing” means immersing oneself in patchouli ...
Yes. They don’t like the sound of money. I don’t know if it’s still full of commies and hippies since the Antioch commune ran out of money and shut down.
Yes!!! Excellent news for AZ. Sorry Ohio.
They’re gonna love the 12 months a year weather we have here.
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