NORAD Conducting Exercise Flights Over Macon
The North American Aerospace Defense Command is conducting exercise flights over Macon to practice intercept and identification procedures.
NORAD says exercise flights will take place over Central Georgia on Wednesday. The exercise flights are planned for early morning, but could be delayed due to weather concerns.
People in the area may hear or see NORAD-controlled fighter jets in close proximity to a military or military contracted aircraft, which will be taking on the role of the intercepted aircraft.
Norad says in order to test responses, systems and equipment, the organization conducts exercises with a variety of scenarios, including airspace restriction violations, hijackings and responding to unknown aircraft.