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33rd FW night operations

The 58th Fighter Squadron and 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron conduct night flying operations to accommodate pilot training qualification requirements.

U.S. Air Force Col. James McFarland, 33rd Fighter Wing vice commander, taxis to a stop after a night flying sortie April 27, 2021, at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Night flying allows pilots to train in low lighting conditions, ensuring the pilots are always mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amber Litteral)


Residents may experience aircraft noise Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, when the 58th Fighter Squadron conducts night flying operations in the area.

Each day, from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, F-35 fighter aircraft will conduct missions between 8 and 10 p.m. and on Sept. 2 between 8 and 9:30 p.m. Night flying is a requirement for 58th FS training operations.

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