Monday, March 15, 2010

Norad Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.

Norad Flight Exercise Planned For Washington, D.C.
March 15, 2010

North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct a three-day exercise, Falcon Virgo 10-06, beginning Tuesday and ending Thursday in the skies over the National Capital Region (Washington, D.C.). There will be two flights per night on Tuesday and Wednesday, with the first flight scheduled to take place between midnight until 2 a.m.EDT and the second between 4-6 a.m. EDT. There will be one flight on Thursday, which is scheduled between midnight and 2 a.m. EDT.

In the event of inclement weather, the exercise will take place the following day. People can expect to hear and see NORAD fighter aircraft, Civil Air Patrol aircraft, and Coast Guard helicopters as they participate in these exercises.

The exercise has been carefully planned and will be closely controlled to ensure NORAD's rapid response capability. NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. and Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command's response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

For more information, please contact NORAD Public Affairs at 719-554-6889.

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