I just got a text message from the DC Alerts:
MPD reports / Falcon’s “Virgo” exercise is scheduled for late tonight 5/21/08 beginning at 2345 hours into tomorrow morning 5/22/08 ending at 0600 hours. This exercise comprises a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region Command Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center, Civil Air Patrol, and NORAD. Residents in the area can expect flights to occur throughout the night
FALCON VIRGO! Could that name sound any more military or DC? It’s the name of the military operation that tests airspace security around DC. So, when the jets buzz out of Andrews at 2am this morning and have you reaching for your emergency response plan and the keys to the car, just shout “FALCON VIRGO!” out the window. It’ll at least make you laugh a bit.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs