SWANTON – Alert fighter jets from the 180th Fighter Wing will conduct a test of the Aerospace Control Alert system on Friday, June 26, 2015, between 8 and 10 a.m. The purpose of the event is to exercise coordination between the Eastern Air Defense Sector, Federal Aviation Administration and 180th Fighter Wing alert aircraft.
Those living in the areas in and around the Hillsdale area in Southeast Michigan, as well as, the Toledo and Sandusky areas in Northwest Ohio areas may hear and/or see fighter jets in close proximity to a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, which will be taking on the role of a Track of Interest (TOI).
Although scheduled for the morning, the exercise flights could be delayed due to weather concerns.
These types of exercises are conducted on a routine basis as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Eagle, which was initiated after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.