NORAD to Conduct Flight Exercise Over DC Area

Cessnas, helicopter to fly over area overnight

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

The exercise, called Falcon Virgo 09-11, will take place between midnight and 2 a.m. It will include two Civil Air Patrol Cessna aircraft and one Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter.

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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