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Ohio Air National Guard Making Some Noise With Night Flight Training

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(Swanton)- “Did you hear the boom?” That was a common question being asked on social media by residents throughout the Scioto Valley Wednesday night, after sonic booms were heard as a result of Ohio Air National Guard night flying training that’s taking place this week.

(Photo Courtesy of Ohio Air National Guard 180th Fighter Wing)

The 180th Fighter Wing, based in Swanton, Ohio near Toledo is conducting the night training in the region Monday through Thursday.

“Training flights normally take place during daylight hours, but F-16 pilots and maintenance personnel are required to conduct night operations as part of their overall readiness training,” the spokesperson said.

F-16’s might be heard until about 9pm each day this week.