WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- According to North American Aerospace Defense Command, it will conduct a flight exercise Monday night and into Tuesday morning in the Washington, D.C. area between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
If there is bad weather, the exercise will take place Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
The series of training flights is "Exercise Falcon Virgo", say NORAD officials. They say it is "designed to hone NORAD's intercept and identification operations as well as operationally test the NCR Visual Warning System and certify newly assigned Command and Control personnel at JADOC." According to NORAD, "Civil Air Patrol aircraft and a U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate in the exercise."