148th Fighter Wing to Conduct Night Flying

148th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying. 148th Fighter Wing to conduct night flying. |  Photo: WDIO FILE

Created: January 13, 2020 03:42 PM

Starting Monday night, the 148th Fighter Wing will be conducting night flying exercises that will continue through Friday, January 24.


Night flying allows 148th personnel to accomplish required training and practice critical tactics in the dark. According to a press release, pilots will conduct night air-to-air training and air-to-air refueling using night vision devices.

Most night flying occurs in the winter months due to the earlier sunset times, enabling jets to land prior to midnight.

Residents in Northern Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan will hear the jets taking off and landing during the late afternoon and evening. According to the wing, all F-16s are expected to be on the ground by 11:45pm.

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