Press Release

F-35s to practice night flights

The Vermont Air National Guard will begin three weeks of night flying operations starting Tuesday, April 6.

Takeoffs are scheduled between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. with landings between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on the following dates: Tuesday, April 6 through Saturday, April 10; Tuesday, April 13 through Friday, April 16; and Tuesday, April 20 through Thursday, April 22.

The 158th Fighter Wing will not conduct morning or early afternoon F-35 training missions during this time except on Sunday, April 11, and Friday, April 23, takeoffs are scheduled between noon and 1:30 p.m.

“The 158th Fighter Wing must be prepared to execute our federal mission at night in any weather condition,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Callens, the 134th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “Night flying proficiency is a crucial component of our training, especially as we prepare for an out-of-state night exercise in July.”

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing are required to conduct night operations to meet U.S. Air Force and Major Command requirements and proficiencies.

For more information contact Joint Force Headquarters; Maj. Scott Detweiler, (802) 338-3434,

Republished from April 1 Sun Community News.

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  1. To the people asking for flights over their towns, have at it. You have no idea how horribly jarring the nose from these planes is. And it is NOT “ sound of freedom” (so stupid), it is the sound of roaring jets over your home. 3 weeks is a king time to have night flights.

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