-----Original Message-----
From: DALRYMPLE, NICOLE M GS-09 USAF ACC 355 FW/PA [mailto:nicole.dalrymple@us.af.mil]
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 1:09 PM
To: Susan Banner
Subject: RE: Jets

Good afternoon.  We spoke to our Operations folks this morning and we were able to find out that two F-35s did practice approaches at DM yesterday morning around 1030.  Transient military aircraft are permitted to accomplish practice approaches at DM for proficiency training but if they are not landing at DM, they have to leave DM airspace immediately afterwards.  These F-35s did not land at DM so they departed immediately afterwards.  We do not track home base locations of these types of transients so I don't have any additional information on the aircraft.   The F-22s and F-16s for Heritage Flight did arrive yesterday but they arrived in the afternoon.  

 Hope this helps,


 -----Original Message-----

From: [ a local hotelier]

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:56 PM


Subject: RE: Jets

 Thank you, Nicole. Appreciate the effort.

 From: DALRYMPLE, NICOLE M GS-09 USAF ACC 355 FW/PA [mailto:nicole.dalrymple@us.af.mil]

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:10 PM

To: [ local hotelier]

Subject: RE: Jets

Good afternoon.  I wanted to let you know that I received your e-mail and I've passed it along to Staff Sgt Brad Sisson who is helping me with the noise complaint program.  We'll let you know if it turns out to be something else but I think the aircraft your neighbor heard were arriving at DM for the annual Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course.  This year F-22s and F-16s are participating and have been arriving at the base today.  There are no F-35s involved in Heritage Flight. 

 Here is a link to one of our earlier press releases about Heritage Flight that gives some details on all the participating aircraft:  http://www.dm.af.mil/pressreleasesarchive/story.asp?id=123437525  

 The aircraft will be flying Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

 All the best,

 Nicole Dalrymple

 Chief, Community Relations

 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office

 Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona

 (520) 228-3378 - DSN: 228-3378

 E-mail: Nicole.Dalrymple@us.af.mil

 From: local hotelier

Sent: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:11 PM


Subject: Jets

 Dear Nicole:

 Today someone reported seeing/hearing two ghastly noises overhead, much louder than F16's. I heard the second one which sounded for just a few seconds but louder than any noise I've ever heard including the F22 that "accidently" broke the sound barrier and a lot of windows several years ago, (I am directly in the flight path) at approximately 10:30 this morning. The person who heard the noise said they were F35's. Can you confirm this or similar noisy aircraft that might be responsible? If there is an F35 here I know several hundred people who would like to know this.

 Thank you.

Sam Hughes Neighborhood   

Tucson, AZ 85719


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