Sky to get a bit noisier as F-15E strike fighters train in Charleston

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Prepare for a bit of extra noise in Charleston as several F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets from Seymour Johnson air base in North Carolina are coming to Joint Base Charleston for the next two weeks.

Members of the 333rd Fighter Squadron are scheduled to arrive at the base over the next couple of days and will fly training missions from the 21st to the 25th.

Expect increased jet noise between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The training is to support contingency operations in Afghanistan.

The 333rd Fighter Squadron is a training unit that prepares pilots and weapons systems officers to operate the F-15E Strike Eagle. As part of their final training block, the fighter squadron regularly travels to another base to practice working from an unfamiliar base in unfamiliar airspace.

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low altitude, day or night, and in all weather.

Get more info than you can handle on the F-15E at Wikipedia.