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Holy Helicopter Fly Over!

by Prince Of Petworth June 4, 2014 at 1:40 pm 9 Comments

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Thanks to @jdsonder for tweeting us the wild shot above from the Tidal Basin.

The Washington Post reports:

“The Army conducted a helicopter training exercise midday Wednesday in the D.C. region.

The one-hour training flight involved helicopters from the Army Air Operations Group, 12th Aviation Battalion.”

Update from Air & Space Magazine:

“DC: Helicopters will be flying low over the National Mall 12-2pm today; @SmithsonianChan is filming Aerial America.”

  • MsSunshine

    Now I have Ride of the Valkyries in my head. The horror.

    • I. rex

      Buck up son. This war’s gonna end soon……

    • Patrick Division

      Charlie don’t surf!!

  • Fool Me Once

    Helicopter activity has been picking up at night too for the last 2 months…

    • Anonymous

      Have noticed that too.

  • AG

    Why is “training exercise” crossed out?

    • Bnon

      “DC: Helicopters will be flying low over the National Mall 12-2pm today; @SmithsonianChan is filming Aerial America.” – Not training

  • Big Sherm

    These are 2 different things. Aerial America wouldn’t be a convoy of 24 Blackhawks and Lakotas, it would be a single chopper. This was definitely a training exercise

  • Samwell

    I noticed yesterday a helicopter hovering for a fairly long period of time just over downtown near the FBI building and the neighboring blocks and was wondering what was going on. Glad I missed this or I probably would have ran for the hills.

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