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Love Those Jets!

I do love the rumbles in the sky . .
I wonder if these will continue during TopOff 4?

Military Aircraft - Night Training Flights


Residents of the Portland/Vancouver area may experience unusual aircraft noise conditions
due to evening training missions flown from Portland International Airport (PDX) by the
Oregon Air National Guard 142nd Fighter Wing September 17-20, 2007.

The 142nd Fighter Wing will be conducting routine jet fighter night flying training
to stay current with mandatory requirements. Night flying is done almost monthly and
is essential training for the use of night vision goggles (NVG's) so that pilots can identify
threats in a nighttime environment. Pilots maintain an alert mission 24 hours a day and are
required to maintain training currencies to do the mission day or night. Most flights will be
completed by 10:00 p.m.

Thank you for your understanding during these special conditions.
For further information please contact:
Port of Portland, Noise Management Office
Phone: 503.460.4100 / 800.938.6647
Fax: 503.460.4027



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