Monday, January 28, 2013

Don’t mind the F-16 fighter jets: 180th Fighter Wing initiates night training

SWANTON -- If you see or hear fighter jets flying late at night, don't panic--The 180th Fighter Wing of the Ohio Air National Guard will begin conducting training flights for the next two weeks.

F-16 fighter jets will be taking off and landing near Swanton until about 9 p.m. from Monday, Jan. 28 until Thursday, Feb. 7.

Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but the 180th Fighter Wing says that F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness. 

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