Loud helicopters? Around Town, posted by Downtowner, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:06 pm
There have been two helicopters circling low (and loud) above Pleasanton for about the last hour (9 to 10 pm) tonight (Friday, April 3). At one point the two were in close formation. Anybody know what's up and whose helicopters they are?
Posted by Matt, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Apr 3, 2009 at 10:10 pm
Camp Parks often serves as a landing point for Army helicopters from local units, including but not limited to UH-60 Blackhawk and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters. Formation flying is standard training and such aircraft can be quite loud.
Posted by Grace, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Apr 3, 2009 at 11:37 pm Grace is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Very true, Brad. Living very close to both 680 and Foothill Rd. and hearing the helicopters back and forth and hovering and back and forth and hovering again for quite a few hours this evening raises a feeling of unease and worry... especially for those of us who have had our teens on their way to friends' houses and the movies, then on their way home again.
Posted by PJ, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:41 am
This little bit of noise doesn't compare to the regular helicopters and sonic booms (jets) over California in the 1970s and I'm sure that doesn't compare to all the California airbases activities in the 1940s.