Colonel Tom Schiess, 173rd Fighter Wing Commander, lands an F-15 Eagle on the runway after his final fllight at Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls, Oregon on May 17, 2008. Schiesstook his final flight in a n F-15 Eagle as he gives up command of the 173rd Fighter Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jennifer Shirar, Released)

Night training near Klamath Falls this week

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Expect to see and hear more birds in the night sky this week if you’re in the Klamath Falls area.

The 173rd fighter wing will conduct night flying operations starting tomorrow (Monday) and going through Friday.

Night flying is part of the necessary training for student pilots at Kingsley Field and will happen between 4 and 8 p.m.

Most of the flying will be east of Lakeview where the pilots can fly without lights.

Community members can contact the wing’s public affairs office at 541-885-6677 to express any concerns they have.

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NBC5 News weather forecaster Aaron Nilsson is a Southern California native, but most recently lived in Seattle. He's also lived in Sweden and Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Scandinavian Studies. While at BYU, he covered sports for BYUtv. Aaron is not new to the Medford/Klamath Falls market. He was a local TV journalist from 2013-2017. Outside the station, Aaron enjoys music, traveling, sports, movies, and cooking. His favorite sport is soccer.
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