SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont –
The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct night flight operations Nov. 5-22, 2019.
Area residents may see and hear F-35A aircraft taking off and landing from Burlington International Airport during this time. All training operations are scheduled to be completed before 8 p.m.
“We fly at night to maintain night tactical proficiency,” said Lt. Col. Anthony Marek, 134th Fighter Squadron Commander. “This is especially important during this time of F-35 transition—we must learn how to employ the tactical advantages gained from the F-35 during both day and night operations.”
Pilots and maintenance personnel with the 158th FW are required to conduct night operations for Air Force and Major Command proficiencies. The 158th FW uses the fall and winter months for night operations training when hours of darkness are at their earliest.