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Tampa air traffic is about to grow

MacDill Air Force Base will host Navy aircraft for three weeks beginning Oct. 1
A F/A-18A Hornet, assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration team the “Blue Angels,” makes a pass past the crowd at the 2004 Joint Service Open House. [Courtesy of Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain]
Published Sep. 30
Updated Sep. 30

TAMPA — Expect extra noise in local skies starting Tuesday. MacDill Air Force Base is hosting Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets this month for flight training operations.

There will be increased air traffic at and around the base from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the week and on Saturday, Oct. 5 and 12.

The F/A-18 Super Hornet is the nation’s first strike-fighter that can reach a ceiling of more than 50,000 feet.



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