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F-16 Pilots Working Night Shift

F-16 Pilots Working Night Shift



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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) -- That thing that goes whoosh in the night may be a military fighter jet.

Hill Air Force Base's F-16 fighter pilots have been conducting their night-flying training runs since the beginning of October.

The jets have been roaring through the sky to the Utah Test and Training Range across the Great Salt Lake. The flights start in the early evening hours and end shortly after midnight Mondays through Thursdays.

The pilots have monthly and annual night-training requirements. The winter months are better for training because of the long nights and short days.

One pilot says there is some adjustment, but they get used to the conditions and flying with night-vision goggles.

Information from: Standard-Examiner

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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