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ANGEL THUNDER to bring increased flying in Arizona

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ANGEL THUNDER to bring increased flying in Arizona

By Kristen Rademacher. CREATED May 1, 2014

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Air operations will increase in Arizona from May 4-17 due to the 7th annual ANGEL THUNDER Personnel Recovery exercise.

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base says there will be 23 additional aircraft flying into D-M and aircrews will follow standard D-M flight procedures throughout the exercise.

Air operations will consist of a variety of native and visiting aircraft including the A-10 Thunderbolt II, HH-60G Pave Hawk, HC-130J Combat King II, C-12 Huron, A-29 Super Tucano, EC-725 Super Cougar, and B-212 Twin Huey helicopter.

Base officials emphasize that modified flying conditions are temporary and standard for the ANGEL THUNDER exercise. All flights have been thoroughly deconflicted with area flights, in coordination with the Tucson Airport Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration.

If residents have comments or concerns about Davis-Monthan flight operations, they can call the base's flight operations hotline at (520) 228-5091.

Questions regarding ANGEL THUNDER can be directed to the Angel Thunder Public Affairs Office at (520) 228-4452.