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NORAD Training Exercise Planned For Today

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By Kate Sheehy

If you see more air traffic in the skies over the D.C. area tonight, it's likely due to a flight training exercise planned by the North American Aerospace Defense Command. After several delays NORAD says it will have planes in the sky tonight for a training exercise.

The flights first were scheduled for Tuesday night but were postponed until Wednesday because of nasty weather. Then continued bad weather pushed the training back again.

It's now slated to begin late today and to continue into the early morning hours on Friday. The exercise involves a series of NORAD training flights in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, and other government agencies.

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