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post #1 of 11
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Why must the Army fly their helicopters over my neighborhood at all hours of the day and night. Im not talking about one or two, but 5 or 6 or even more at a time. sometimes so low you can see the pilots. It shakes the house and Diva gets scared everytime...
post #2 of 11
I take it theres an army base nearby
post #3 of 11
That's never really bothered me. I love seeing the chinooks fly over. I remember seeing a lot of jets fly over back during the gulf war - that was neat.

What's a little unnerving is seeing a helicopter dropping down large sandbags in the field right next to you.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
That's never really bothered me. I love seeing the chinooks fly over. I remember seeing a lot of jets fly over back during the gulf war - that was neat.

What's a little unnerving is seeing a helicopter dropping down large sandbags in the field right next to you.
That's strange. Did any of that bad weather hit you guys?

I hate that sound & feeling when they fly down so low.. might as well be landing on the house!
post #5 of 11
We had snow, but that wasn't what the helicopter was for. This happened last summer. Because this area has a lot of natural gas drilling, there's a lot of geological surveying done. Between that and a bunch of sink holes lately they did a very thorough survey of the area, including impact tests with those huge sand bags.

It was neat to watch from a distance, but 30 or so yards was too close for my comfort. They actually dropped it down in one person's backyard (very big backyard). Imagine looking out the window and seeing that!
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I take it theres an army base nearby
Its about 30 minutes northeast of Harrisburg.
post #7 of 11
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That's never really bothered me. I love seeing the chinooks fly over. I remember seeing a lot of jets fly over back during the gulf war - that was neat.

What's a little unnerving is seeing a helicopter dropping down large sandbags in the field right next to you.
That wouldn't bother me much. I'm afraid of heights- try rappelling or fast roping out of a Blackhawk instead. I was always fine once I was on the way down.
post #8 of 11
You think that is bad?? Try listening to artillery firing off all the way out in the boonies of an army base and it still rattles your dishes in your cabinet! And as a bonus...we get the helicopters, plus the local airport noise!
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You think that is bad?? Try listening to artillery firing off all the way out in the boonies of an army base and it still rattles your dishes in your cabinet! And as a bonus...we get the helicopters, plus the local airport noise!
Reminds me of Fort Devens...we lived there right before they closed it down, it was a training center for special forces
post #10 of 11
Ft Devens? Really?

My wife essentially grew up there. In fact, the Budweiser building there is built on what was the mobile home park when she lived there. Then they moved to Pepperell.
post #11 of 11
Our previous house was beside a hospital - quiet right? Wrong! We were the distance of 4 houses from the emergency helicopter pad. Fortunately there weren't many medical helicopter emergencies. One time we went out to our driveway and they had police, the guy was handcuffed to the gurney, the whole 9 yards. It was rather interesting and we wondered what kind of bad guy he was to warrant all the police etc.
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