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Lightning Night Operations

Night Time on the Flight Line

A 33rd Fighter Wing F-35A Lightning II takes off April 28, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. The F-35A engine produces 43,000 pounds of thrust and consists of a three-stage fan, a six-stage compressor, an annular combustor, a single-stage high-pressure turbine and a two-stage low-pressure turbine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Heather LeVeille)


Residents may experience aircraft noise June 21-24, when the 58th Fighter Squadron conducts night flying operations in the area.

Each day, F-35 fighter aircraft will conduct missions between 7:30 and 10:30 p.m.  Night flying is a requirement for 58th FS training operations.

For more information, please contact the Team Eglin public affairs office at 850-882-3931.