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Hill Air Force Base tells nearby residents to prepare for some noisy nights

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-15 19:22:40-04

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Residents who live near Hill Air Force Base may have some noisy nights through July 26 as pilots hone their nighttime flying skills.

According to a press release from Hill Air Force Base, the 388th and 419th Fighter wing pilots will conduct night missions from July 15 through July 26. The release said local residents will hear F-16s flying during the night.

The two fighter wings share a fleet of 40 F-16s, and they are required to train at night because of special night-flying capabilities. Pilots train with targeting pods and night vision goggles during night flying missions.

According to the release, the fighter wings limit their night operations to what is required to remain proficient at night flying. Missions are conducted Monday through Friday in the early evening until shortly after midnight.