Air Guard jets schedule: A week of night flights

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PORTLAND — Expect the roar of jet fighters until about 10 p.m. this week. The Oregon Air National Guard's 142nd Fighter Wing unit, based in Portland, will conduct a week of routine night training flights Monday through Friday, according to a news release.

All flights are scheduled to finish before 10 p.m.

The training helps both pilots and aircraft maintenance personnel stay current and meet Air Force training requirements.

Night-flying in an F-15 fighter jet involves the use of night-vision goggles, night aerial refueling and other tactics and procedures that must be routinely practiced.