By Edward Cardenas
SOUTHFIELD (CBS Detroit) – The east side of metro Detroit was “buzzing” after the sound of low-flying surprised homeowners and commuters Friday morning.READ MORE: Ford, One of Many Automakers Under Investigation Over Use of Recalled Takata Airbag Inflators
While the sound of the jets could be heard throughout the area, the F-16 fighter jets from the 180th Fighter Wing in Ohio conducting a training mission in the area were obscured by the snow and clouds.READ MORE: Ford’s Flat Rock Plant Returns To Full Production After Gas Leak
According to a post on the Wing’s Facebook page, the jest are conducting an exercise over Flint, Detroit and northwest Ohio.
The fighter jets are flying in close proximity to a Civil Air Patrol aircraft, according to the post, and these exercises are conducted on a routine bases as part of North American Aerospace Defense Command’s Operation Noble Eagle. This was initiated after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.MORE NEWS: African World Festival Vendors in Detroit Told To Pack Up Over Permit Issues
The exercise will conclude at 10 a.m. Friday.