148th Fighter Wing to conduct night training

An F-16 fighter jet takes off from Duluth International Airport in January 2009. (File / News Tribune)

Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing will conduct night flying Monday through Thursday.

Night flying will allow the wing to conduct flying training and air-to-air refueling utilizing night vision goggles, a news release said. Residents of Duluth and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan may hear F-16s taking off, flying and landing during the late afternoon and evening.

All F-16s are scheduled to be on the ground by 11:30 p.m.

Night flying is required for pilot proficiency to train for future missions worldwide.

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