Jets Scheduled to Pass Downtown D.C. Tuesday

By Paul Duggan
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, May 18, 2009; 4:53 PM

A pair of F-16 fighter jets are scheduled to make periodic passes over downtown Washington at relatively low altitudes early tomorrow and again in the predawn hours Wednesday as part of a military exercise, the Air Force said.

The two Air Force jets, taking part in an exercise run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command, are slated to fly over the city at about 5,000 feet several times between midnight tonight and 6 a.m. tomorrow, and again during the same time frame starting at midnight Tuesday, said Air Force Lt. Col. Almarah Belk. She said two Cessna prop planes and a helicopter also were scheduled to take part in the exercise.

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