Fighter jets will be in Denver-area nighttime sky for training exercises

Fighter jets will be in the nighttime skies this month over Aurora and other parts of the metro area as the 140th Wing, Colorado Air National Guard conducts training.

The night training will last through Nov. 17 and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft will be landing at Buckley Space Force Base as late as 10 p.m., according to a CONG news release.

“Implementing our flying mission sets at night is critical to maintaining our readiness and effectiveness in support of our nation’s defense,” U.S. Air Force Col. Christopher Southard, commander, 140th Wing, said in the release. “We understand that the increase in noise can be disruptive to our local communities. We appreciate the continued support and seek to have minimal impact by flying during the winter months when hours of darkness begin earlier in the evening.”

People with questions or concerns can call the 140th Wing Public Affairs office at 720-847-9435.

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