Increased Flights From Hill AFB Planned For Later This Month
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Residents near Hill Air Force Base will soon see increased flights from aircraft that are not normally seen in the area.
The base said A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft from the Maryland Air National Guard 104th Fighter Squadron will take part in a weapons evaluation exercise from March 9 – 18. The planes will be based out of HAFB.
Other units will take part in the exercise which is also known as Combat Hammer, a news release said. Those planes will fly into the Utah Test and Training Range.
The exercise allows airmen “to evaluate every aspect of the air-to-ground weapons employment, from building and loading munitions, to aircraft and pilot performance hitting targets on the UTTR,” the release said.
— 388th Fighter Wing (@388fw) March 5, 2021
The F-35 jets from HAFB will not be a part of Combat Hammer, but they will stick to a normal weekday flight schedule of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The A-10C Thunderbolt II is not a supersonic aircraft, so it will not create sonic booms like the noise that startled residents from Utah County all the way to Davis County last January.
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