Ohio Air National Guard F-16s were scheduled to fly night training exercises Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, according to a unit spokesman. Here, a jet prepares for takeoff while on temporary duty at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 2013. CHRIS STEWART/STAFF FILE PHOTO

What’s that noise? F-16s to fly over Dayton region at night this week

F-16 fighter jets were set to fly around the Dayton, Springfield and Middletown region Wednesday night, an Ohio Air National Guard spokesman says.

The Toledo-based 180th Fighter Wing jets will intercept a Civil Air Patrol aircraft. The wing will be training through 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the unit.

The jets could travel through the region at any time during the night exercises, said Staff Sgt. Shane Hughes, a wing spokesman.

Southern Ohio is home to the Brush Creek/Buckeye Military Operating Area where the pilots occasionally train.


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