After two weeks on the ground, the Vermont Air National Guard’s pilots are taking off once again this week despite the continuing government shutdown.
Capt. Dyana Allen, a spokeswoman for the guard, said the Air National Guard is resuming training operations so their skills don’t fade.
“They have been directed by the Director of Air National Guard that they will fly to maintain readiness levels,” Allen said.
Allen said the Air Guard’s F-16s will be heard over Burlington again by the end of the week.