NORAD to Conduct Flight Exercise Overnight

Training flight over DC area to include F-16s, helicopters

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009  |  Updated 6:31 PM EDT
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NORAD to Conduct Flight Exercise Overnight

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WASHINGTON -- The North American Aerospace Defense Command and the Continental U.S. NORAD Region plans a training flight exercise over Washington.

The exercise, called Falcon Virgo 10-01, will take place late Wednesday and early Thursday. It will include Air Force F-16s and Coast Guard helicopters.

The exercise is made up of a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, the Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR), Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Coast Guard and CONR's Eastern Air Defense Sector.

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