The sound of F-16s, helicopters and other aircraft in the skies above Washington early Wednesday will likely be an exercise designed to maintain the nation’s air defense network.
According to the Associated Press, a civilian aircraft will also conduct calibration flights between 12:30 and 2:30 a.m.
Falcon Virgo usually attracts the notice of Washingtonians, who sometimes find their sleep disturbed by the flurry of activity. We at Gridlock Central often receive phone calls from residents the next morning wondering what was happening.
The military has conducted such events throughout North America since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.