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Pat Richter: F-35 assignment is well-deserved recognition for 115th Fighter Wing

Dear Editor: I would like to add my voice to those supporting the basing of F-35 fighter jets at Dane County Regional Airport. My exposure to the jets and flight path to and from Truax goes back to the late…

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Truax Field Lands F-35 Fighter Jets

The late-December announcement by the US Air Force that Madison’s Truax Field is the chosen home for a squadron of F-35 fighter jets (provided it clears a final study) is a huge victory for the city, politicians representing the area…

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Colonel Jeff Wiegand: F-35s will likely be quieter than F-16s at Truax

Dear Editor: As the former wing commander for the 115th Fighter Wing and someone who has been personally involved in the F-35 basing process for the last five years, I would like to clear up some misinformation that has been…

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William F. White: Station F-35s at Dane County Airport and move ahead collaboratively

Dear Editor: I support the federal government stationing a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at Dane County Regional Airport. I have lived under the principal flight path for both commercial and military aircraft for over 35 years and am very…

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Gary Peterson: It’s great for city to get F-35

Dear Editor: I was born in Madison and grew up off the end of the SW/NE runway at Traux Field. All my life I saw and heard airplanes. Those include Maj. Richard Bong doing aerobatics over Traux (the paper the…

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F35A LIGHTNING II FIGHTER JETS

On February 16, 2018, Senior Producer Steve Walters interviewed several officials on the F-35A Lightning II fighter jets that will be hosted at Truax Field in Madison, WI. In Gov. Walker's State of the State Address, he described this decision…

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