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NORAD exercise flights planned over Southern Texas

By NORAD and USNORTHCOM Public Affairs | October 06, 2009

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise flights Oct. 6 in the skies over Southern Texas.  The flights will take place in the late morning and early afternoon and people can expect to hear and see NORAD fighter aircraft as they practice their intercept and identification procedures.

The exercise has been carefully planned and will be closely controlled to ensure NORAD’s rapid response capability.  NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S. and Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.