AURORA, Colo. — The Colorado Air National Guard is asking for the community's patience while it conducts night flying training this month.
Residents of Aurora and neighboring communities can expect to see and hear F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft overhead as late as 10 p.m. through April 28.
Colorado Air National Guard's 140th Wing said its F-16 jets will conduct training missions and land back at Buckley Space Force Base in Aurora.
“Conducting night training missions is critical for pilots to maintain the skillsets required for our nation’s defense,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Southard, commander, 140th Wing. “We, as a wing, understand that the increase in noise at night can be disruptive to our local communities. The continued support for mission readiness is greatly appreciated and we will strive to minimize our noise during this night flying period.”
"Training gained from these exercises will significantly improve the 140th Wing’s ability to prepare and respond to contingency operations around the world," said Colorado Air National Guard in statement. "The 140th Wing’s real-world mission and emergency response capability will not be affected and will take priority over training actions."
If the public has questions or concerns about the training, they can contact the 140th Wing Public Affairs office at 720-847-9435.
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