Fighter planes practise this morning over Adirondacks

The Albany Times Union is reporting that the Massachusetts Air National Guard is conducting training flights today in the skies over the Glens Falls-Ticonderoga area.

Two F-15 fighter planes from the Massachusetts Air National Guard‘s 104th Fighter Wing will train Wednesday morning over northeastern New York.

The fighters will be conducting maneuvers over the Glens Falls and Ticonderoga areas between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

The National Guard says the training will be conducted in conjunction with the Civil Air Patrol, which will fly civilian aircraft and play the role of interception targets for the Air Guard fighters.

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6 Comments on “Fighter planes practise this morning over Adirondacks”

  1. Paul says:

    Cool. Are they using live ammo? Just kidding.

    Sounds like they are training to shoot down civilian aircraft in the event of a 9-11 type do-over.

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  2. Two Cents says:

    ..runaway drone wranglin…..

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  3. Nodrog says:

    This is newsworthy? The military has been flying training missions over the Adirondacks for as long as I can remember, at least 50 yrs. Guess nobody at the Times Union realized this.

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  4. Paul says:

    NCPR, you should at least spell check the headlines?

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  5. Paul says:

    Nodrog, I think it is more of a heads up than a news article. In case a super sonic jet comes ripping overhead at low altitude you will know what is going on. I have watched these guys train further north in the mountains it is amazing to watch. It is fun to see. They will come so low over the trees sometime that you can actually see the pilots sitting in the cockpit from the ground. I have also seen them follow a road flying the plane with the wings perpendicular to the ground.

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  6. It's Still All Bush's Fault says:

    “Practise” is the accepted Canadian spelling for the verb form of practice. Maybe BM is mixing in a little Canadianese to keep things interesting.

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