North American Aerospace Defense Command will conduct exercise
flights Oct. 3 in the skies over the National Capital Region
(Washington, D.C.). The flights will take place in the late
morning and early afternoon. People can expect to hear and
see NORAD fighter aircraft as they practice their intercept and
The exercise has been carefully planned and will be closely
controlled to ensure NORAD's rapid response capability. NORAD
has conducted exercise flights of this nature throughout the U.S.
and Canada since the start of Operation Noble Eagle, the command's
response to the terrorist attacks that occurred on Sept. 11,
As the Continental United States geographical component of the
bi-national command NORAD, CONR provides airspace surveillance and
control, and directs air sovereignty activities for the CONUS
region. CONR and its assigned Air Force and Army assets
throughout the country ensure air safety and security against
potential air threats.