NORAD Training Flights in D.C. Area Tonight

Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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NORAD Training Flights in D.C. Area Tonight

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The North American Aerospace Defense Command said training flights will be held in the Washington area.

NORAD said aircraft will practice interception and identification procedures between midnight Wednesday and 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate.

NORAD, based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is a joint U.S.-Canadian command that patrols the skies over North America.

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