These flights have been carefully
planned and will be closely controlled. The flights are intended to
assist in calibration of NORAD systems and equipment, and will serve to refine
and improve the command’s ability to respond to unknown and potentially
If the flights are cancelled for any reason, NORAD will attempt the flights
again on Thursday (Feb. 13, 2014) at the same time and location.
NORAD is the bi-national Canadian and American command that provides maritime
warning, aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. The
command has three subordinate regional headquarters: the Alaskan NORAD Region
at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska; the Canadian NORAD Region at Canadian
Forces Base Winnipeg, Manitoba; and the Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air
Force Base, Florida.
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For more information about NORAD intercept procedures, refer to the FAA website