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Press Release | April 1, 2021

Upcoming F-35 night flying operations

Vermont National Guard Public Affairs

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vermont  –  

The Vermont Air National Guard will begin three weeks of night flying operations April 6-22.

Takeoffs are scheduled between 4-8 p.m. with landings between 9-10 p.m. on the following dates: April 6-10, April 13-16, and April 20-22.

The 158th Fighter Wing will not conduct morning or early afternoon F-35 training missions during this time except on Sunday, April 11, and Friday, April 23, takeoffs are scheduled between 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

“The 158th Fighter Wing must be prepared to execute our federal mission at night in any weather condition,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Callens, the 134th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “Night flying proficiency is a crucial component of our training, especially as we prepare for an out-of-state night exercise in July.”

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing are required to conduct night operations to meet U.S. Air Force and Major Command requirements and proficiencies.

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