Military aircraft in Dorian’s path land at WPAFB
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Military aircraft in Dorian’s path land at WPAFB


MILITARY PLANES ARE MAKING THEIR WAY TO WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE TO PROTECT THE AIRCRAFTS FROM THE NOW CATEGORY THREE STORM.2 NEWS REPORTER DEVERO BOGART IS FOLLOWING THE PREPARATIONS FOR HURRICANE DORIAN. DEVERO BOGART/REPORTINGALL THROUGHOUT THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND – YOU MAY SEE AND HEAR AN INCREASE IN AIR TRAFFIC IN AND AROUND WPAFB AS THIS IS A STAGING GROUND, MAKING SURE THESE PLANES ARE OUT OF HARMS WAY.ALONG WITH THEIR NORMAL OPERATIONS – WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE IS STEPPING IN TO BE A SAFE HAVEN FOR SOME DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RESOURCES.DAVID EGNER/DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS 88TH AIR BASE WING”WE HAVE LOTS OF LAND OUT HERE TO PARK AIRCRAFT RIGHT NOW, WE’RE ABOUT AN HOUR AN HOUR AND A HALF SOMETIMES TWO HOURS FROM MOST OF THE COASTAL BASES, WE’RE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY, WELL INLAND WHERE WE WON’T GET THE STORMS UP HERE IN THIS AREA”DAVID EGNER SAYS SOMETIMES THE AIRCRAFT FLY TO FORT WORTH TEXAS INSTEAD – BUT WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF THIS HURRICANE’S PATH – THEY ARE HEADING NORTH INSTEAD OF GOING WEST.RIGHT NOW JUST A HANDFUL HAVE LANDED – BUT EGNER SAYS BY TOMORROW AFTERNOON THAT NUMBER COULD JUMP TO ABOUT 50 OR 60..DAVID EGNER/DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS 88TH AIR BASE WING”WE’RE TAKING CARE OF AIRCRAFT IN JACKSONVILLE, FL, ALSO AIRCRAFT UP THE EAST COAST AS FAR AS CHARLESTON AFB. WE’RE WAITING ON SOME MORE AIRPLANES TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS AS FAR AS EGLIN AFB FLORIDA, PANAMA CITY AND THAT AREA”EGNER SAYS WHILE A LOT OF PILOTS IMMEDIATELY FLY BACK HOME TO BE WITH THEIR FAMILIES – MANY MUST WAIT TO FLY RESOURCES BACK..SO WRIGHT PATT OFFICIALS OPEN UP HOTELS ON AND AROUND BASE TO TAKE CARE OF CREWS THAT COME UP..DAVID EGNER/DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL OPERATIONS 88TH AIR BASE WING “THEY MAY BE TASKED WITH FEMA IN ORDER TO TAKE RESOURCES, FOOD, WATER, BUILDING SUPPLIES, BACK WITH THEM IF THEY ARE CALLED UPON BY FEMA OR OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES” DEVERO BOGART/REPORTINGIT’S NOT KNOWN YET HOW LONG THE PLANES WILL BE HERE AS THAT DEPENDS ON THE IT’S NOT KNOWN YET HOW LONG THE PLANES WILL BE HERE AS THAT DEPENDS ON THE HURRICANE’S PATH AND THE LEVEL OF DAMAGE IT CREATES.REPORTING AT WPAFB, DEVERO BOGART 5 ON2. BROOKE:AND MEMBERS OF OHIO TASK FORCE 1 ARE GETTING READY TO HEAD DOWN TO FLORIDA.85

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