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I see completely unmarked, matte-black helicopters fly over my house fairly frequently.
It was especially apparent after 9/11 - There were literally at least five a day for about a week.
I know why too - I live about five miles from Mount Weather, an acknowledged underground government base that has a FEMA operation on the surface and something entirely else (and entirely secret) under.
It's possible there is an underground base near you if you see these helicopters. Do some more research into that field.
Originally posted by EverythingYouDespise
I suppose it makes sense that it could be a private helicopter, but don't people need to follow flight paths or some sort of regulations? This was in a pretty busy area in a city of over 100,000, right by a college and some homes and shops. It definitely didn't appear to be being filmed, since there were no camera crews or extras or anything about and it looked to be flying too low to be recorded from an angle where I wouldn't see the cameras.
Originally posted by emsed1
Helicopters generally follow VFR (Visual Flight Rules) regulations. I am a licensed pilot and I was a helicopter flight medic for several years.
Generally we would fly approximately 500ft above the ground in rural areas and up to 1000ft over populated areas, but there is no real restriction on what 'flight path' you can use. If you are not in controlled airspace you can fly wherever you want as long as you maintain VFR clearance and stay out of the clouds. The rules are a little more specific than that but you get the idea.
The helicopter you saw could be an EMS helicopter. We used to fly into the strangest areas at all times of the day and night.
If it had a bright spotlight it was either law enforcement or news crews.
I doubt if there is anything sinister about it. If the government doesn't want you to see or hear a helicopter I can guarantee you won't.
Originally posted by wolf241e
Dude..there after you!!!!!!
Time to pack it up and get to gettin!!
Originally posted by foremanator
When I started posting this material that's when these choppers started showing up.
Hey if I am crazy its not my fault, is it.