AURORA – The 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard, based at Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado, is preparing for a combat deployment this spring and they plan on doing a lot of extra training over the next several weeks.
You’ll notice an increase in F-16 fighter aircraft flying across the state at night in the process. U.S. Air Force Col. Brain Turner says the 140th Wing is going to be fully prepared to deploy in support of our nation’s defense in just a few months. Turners says the stringent night flying requirements while they’re deployed requires the extra nighttime training flights.
You may hear the jets as late as 11:00 p.m., while the unit conducts their training missions.
Turner also says that they’ll work to be good neighbors while they get the team prepared. He says the jet noise may be louder than normal and that they appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding over the next few weeks.