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180th Fighter Wing to conduct night flights this week

Residents in our area can expect to hear takeoffs and landings of F-16 fighter jets from May 17 through May 20 until around 11:30 p.m.
Credit: 180th Fighter Wing (Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker)
An F-16 Fighting Falcon, assigned to the Ohio National Guard’s 180th Fighter Wing, takes off for a nighttime training mission, June 16, 2020. U.S. Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker.

SWANTON, Ohio — The Ohio Air National Guard's 180th Fighter Wing will take to the skies the next few nights for required night flight training. 

Residents in our area can expect to hear takeoffs and landings of F-16 fighter jets from May 17 through May 20 until around 11:30 p.m. as pilots and maintenance personnel train for overall readiness. 

Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness training.

The 180th thanks residents of Ohio and Michigan for their continued support as they continue to train in support of their mission.