NORAD fighters escort commercial aircraft
July 25, 2014 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command diverted two F-16 fighter jets based out of Toledo, Ohio today as a precautionary measure to escort Sunwing Flight 772 as it returned to Toronto, Ontario.
NORAD exercise planned for Washington, D.C.
June 14, 2014 -- TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region, will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 14-10 Monday night, July 14, 2014, through Wednesday morning, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Flights are scheduled to take place between midnight and 5:30 a.m. (EDT) each day.
NORAD helicopter intercepts general aviation aircraft over Washington, D.C.
June 19, 2014 — PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – One U.S. Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter under the direction of the North American Aerospace Defense Command intercepted a general aviation aircraft in the Special Flight Rules Area over Washington D.C. today at approximately 1:30 p.m. EDT. Initially, the aircraft was not talking to air traffic control but re-established communications when it was intercepted and visually identified. The aircraft was then escorted out of the area.