Indonesia using fighters to wake people up during the fasting month of Ramadan

The Indonesian Air Force says it will be conducting flight training in the predawn hours to wake people up for their sahur (predawn meal) during the fasting month of Ramadan.

An Indonesian air force F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off during the final day of exercise Cope West 18 (CW18) from Sam Ratulangi International Airport, Indonesia, March 23, 2018. CW18 is a Pacific Air Forces-sponsored, bilateral, tactical fighter aircraft exercise involving the U.S. and Indonesian air forces and is designed to advance interoperability and build upon already established partnerships between the air forces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Richard Ebensberger)

Air Force spokesperson Col. Sus M. Yuris says this is also to ensure that pilots do not train during the fasting hours, which is from dawn to dusk.

The training will be conducted over Surabaya, Surakarta, Klaten, Sragen and Yogyakarta.

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