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Night Flying Operations

Release Number: 021121

An F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for launch during routine flying operations

An F-35A Lightning II pilot assigned to the 134th Fighter Squadron, Vermont Air National Guard, prepares for launch during routine flying operations at the Vermont Air National Guard base, South Burlington, Vermont, Sept. 23, 2020. The Vermont Air National Guard will begin three weeks of night flying operations starting Tuesday, April 6, 2021. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by A1C Jana Somero)


SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont Air National Guard will conduct night flying from Tuesday, November 16 to Friday, November 19. Nighttime takeoffs are scheduled between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. and landings scheduled between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

The 158th Fighter Wing will continue their afternoon F-35 training missions, with takeoffs and landings scheduled between 12:30-3:30 p.m. There are no scheduled morning flights.

“Night flying proficiency is a crucial component of our training,” said Lt. Col. Trevor Callens, the 134th Fighter Squadron director of operations. “The 158th Fighter Wing must be prepared to execute our federal mission at night in any weather condition.”

Airmen of the 158th Fighter Wing must conduct night operations to meet U.S. Air Force and Major Command requirements and proficiencies.

Contact Joint Force Headquarters Public Affairs Officer; Maj. Scott Detweiler, (802) 227-2779, john.s.detweiler.mil@army.mil for more information.