Sunday, August 13, 2017

Military aircraft flying over Fresno raises eyebrows

FRESNO, Calif. (FOX26 News) -- You may have seen a military aircraft circling the Fresno Yosemite International Airport Saturday.

Well, now we know why.

Fresno Yosemite International spokesperson, Vikkie Calderon tells us it's a U.S. Air Force AWAC plane doing training exercises.

She says part of those exercises includes it coming in on approach as if it were going to land and then taking off again.

According to the U.S. Air Force, AWACS are used to carry out airborne surveillance, and command, control and communications functions.

Calderon says the training will only take place Saturday.

She also mentioned that the airport is a public use facility and people will see plenty of different aircraft landing and taking off from the airport. 

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