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More Military Night Flights to Fly Overhead

Santee and San Diego may see increased night flights as one of the base's units trains for a deployment.

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Units of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing—based at —will conduct increased night training this week, including their usual flight path over Santee.

The increase in night training is due to several squadrons preparing to deploy over the coming weeks in support of U.S. operations around the globe. Pilots and aircrews must practice night operations to ensure they are able to conduct them effectively and safely in combat.

Additionally, the lateness of nightfall over the summer months requires squadrons to begin their night training later than typical.

Residents of the surrounding communities may notice the increase in night training, and we thank them for their understanding and support as we work to ensure our pilots and aircrews are prepared to support troops on the ground.

—Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Public Affairs

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Brian Hanifin July 17, 2012 at 03:04 AM
While I am disappointed about the late night noise, I really appreciate the notice. At least it is only going to be one week.
Deanna Sampson July 18, 2012 at 03:32 AM
As someone living in the flight path, I look to the added activity as I do the other military flights...they're the sound of FREEDOM!
Doug Curlee July 18, 2012 at 04:28 AM
i live directly under thr departure and approach route for the big choopers and the ospreys.. doesn't bother me a bit..shouldn 't bother anyone.. doug

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