PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.
– North American Aerospace Defense Command, in coordination with the Federal
Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, will conduct
calibration flights northwest of Baltimore, Maryland on Wednesday (Feb. 12,
The calibration flights will be performed by a King Air aircraft flying
circular patterns at 1,000 feet above ground level, and will take place between
10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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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