"In one week my wife and I are going to be leaving Vermont. The daily assault of the F-35s over our home is just more than we want to live with."


Photo courtesy of the Vermont Air National Guard

That was a voicemail left on the Jet Line, an anonymous hotline where people who live under the training area of the Vermont Air National Guard's F-35A squadron can leave their comments. 

"The creators of this hotline are also the makers of a short documentary where, they say, "tranquil scenes of unassuming neighborhoods near Burlington International Airport are juxtaposed with voicemails of the unheard, those drowned out by the ear-shattering "sound of freedom," according to their website. 

"When the jets fly over, my blood pressure has risen as high as 190/100, which is not safe for me," said another message included in the film.  

The documentary's premiere airs Thursday, April 15 at 7:00 pm, including a discussion of the issue.  

Filmmakers Duane Peterson III and Patrick McCormack said they "have amassed over two hours of audio commentary, most of which did not make it into the film," according to their press kit

 "It would be an injustice to the concerned members of our community to leave the majority of these calls on the cutting room floor, so we are making them all publicly available."

Not all callers to the hotline were complaining about the noise. One, in particular, stood out enough to be included in the film.

"The F-35s are here to stay, and you guys have absolutely no say in the matter. You really think that you're going to go up against the military or the National Guard? F***ing good luck."

People interested in the film's premiere can register at this link