NORAD will conduct exercise flights to test its response capability (Delaware)
Sep. 9, 2010
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) will conduct exercise flights today as they practice intercept and identification procedures. Exercise flights will take place over Eastern Delaware. Although they are scheduled for mid-to-late morning, the exercise flights could be delayed due to weather or air traffic concerns.
Those living in the vicinity of Dover may hear and/or see NORAD-controlled fighter jets in close proximity to a military or military contracted aircraft, which will be taking on the role of a Track of Interest (TOI).
NORAD has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout Canada and the U.S. since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command’s response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.
For more information about NORAD, refer to http://www.norad.mil/Home.html.