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Copter at C/AC International was on military maneuvers, too

Comments re article 43360 JOPPA KY: What are big lowflying helicopters doingMarsha Walker writes:
Several years ago, a similar activity occurred at our local airport. A very large helicopter would come at night and hover over the airport property for several minutes near our house. It happened a few times, and we were concerned, so we asked the state police to come check it out. The trooper got out on the runway and signaled the copter to land, but it would not. We later learned it was an Army copter performing some type of night training. -Marsha Walker
Thanks, Ms. Walker. Of course there's always a too logical answer to little mysteries. And of course we can all trust that they know what they are doing, whether on clandestine maneuvers at C/AC International Airport or on low flying practice runs from Seward Air Force over Breedingtown.

Can't help but recall the story of a landowner's two sons hearing a sonic boom as that happened in the 1950s. One of them turned to a hired helper with them in the tobacco patch and asked what the big boom was. It was no big deal to him. "Oh," the hand replied, "they're just testing out bums." When the sons wondered whether that wouldn't get somebody hurt down in Dugantown, the hand was unperturbed. "Oh, they know what they are doing," he assured his boss' sons, and went right on with his suckering. -EW, to apologies to the storyteller, whose story it is, and who can relate it far better, if he were handy to do so.

This story was posted on 2011-03-29 16:48:44
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