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Vermont National Guard Public Affairs
The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct night flying Nov. 16-19. Nighttime takeoffs are scheduled between 4-6 p.m. and landings scheduled between 6-8 p.m.
The 158th Fighter Wing will continue their afternoon F-35 Lightning II training missions, with takeoffs and landings scheduled between 12:30-3:30 p.m. There are no scheduled morning flights.
“Night flying proficiency is a crucial component of our training,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Callens, the 134th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “The 158th Fighter Wing must be prepared to execute our federal mission at night in any weather condition.”
Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing must conduct night operations to meet U.S. Air Force and Major Command requirements and proficiencies.