HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The 388th and 419th Fighter Wing pilots will conduct night flying missions during a “surge” exercise today through Thursday.
Local residents may hear F-16s flying during the night hours as pilots practice nighttime combat flying operations.
The active duty 388th FW and the reserve 419th FW share a fleet of Block 40 F-16s and are required to train at night to maintain their readiness and all-weather capabilities.
The wings limit their night operations to what is required to remain proficient in night-flying training. When on a surge schedule, the wings will increase their normal day-to-day workload and conduct missions from 8 a.m. until shortly after midnight.
For more information, call the 388th or 419th Public Affairs office at 777-3200 or 777-2713.