Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boats will be targets

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- If you see a lot of boats in Choctawhatchee Bay in northwest Florida in early February, they may be targets for jet fighters. Starting on Feb. 5, the 96th Operations Group will be using about 30 boats as visual targets for F-15s and F-16s, but no weapons will be used. Similar operations will be conducted the week of Feb. 11-15. Operations the week of Feb. 11 will also be conducted in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Destin. Testing will occur between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day. (Source: 96th Test Wing, 01/28/13)