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Residents Complain About Holloman Sonic Booms

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents who live along flight paths of supersonic fighter jets from the Holloman Air Force Base are complaining about noise loud enough to set off car alarms.

KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/zwj5ke) reports that a base squadron flies the Air Force's fastest fighter plane, the F-22 Raptor. The plane flies at supersonic speeds, creating a sonic boom that is rattling residents up to 50 miles from the southern New Mexico base.

F-22 pilot Cmdr. Robert Teschner says he understands the noise issue since his family lives in downtown Alamogordo. But he says the daily training is necessary to keep pilots ready at a moment's notice.

The base warns that this week's flights will occur Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Thursday morning and afternoon, and Friday morning.


Online: http://www.holloman.af.mil


Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.