Norad training exercise might be noisy
People in the Washington region may be jarred from their sleep by planes buzzing overhead and rattling walls overnight because of a military training exercise.
The North American Aerospace Defense Comend, or NORAD, will be conducting a training mission over Washington, with exercises involving multiple training flights between 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
If bad weather enters the region, the defense command said that it would postpone the training until Thursday night. But the weather is expected to clear and rain-free.
The exercise, called Falcon Virgo, is intended to hone NORAD's intercept and identification operations. The tests will involve Civil Air Patrol aircraft and Coast Guard helicopters.
-- Rick Rojas
| August 25, 2010; 8:38 PM ET
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