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Do not be alarmed by Black Hawk helicopters swooping over the Valley

If you're in the San Fernando Valley in the coming days and are startled by a couple of loud military helicopters swooping around high-rise buildings, don't worry.

Los Angeles police said the Black Hawk helicopters will be part of a flight training mission taking place after 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday in central and west Valley areas.

"We wanted to let people know so nobody gets spooked and freaked out about it," said Officer Steve Scallon.

In April, an unannounced low-altitude flyover of New York City and northern New Jersey by a backup of Air Force One and two fighter jets sent ripples of panic through the area and led to buildings being evacuated. The White House later apologized for the incident -- a staged photo opportunity of the presidential aircraft over Manhattan.

-- Mike Anton

 
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I suppose these Black Hawk helicopters are training to keep us in line.

In Brisbane, Australia they are doing the same thing for the next 2 weeks. 4 blackhawk UH-60 helichopters have been carrying out manuvours over the CBD and surrouding suburbs. Flying low over suburben areas even at night. I find it rather strange this is happening at the same time. Brisbane is becoming a massive police state with the police presence building. It seems Keving Rudd is following in Obama's footsteps?!

In Brisbane, Australia they are doing the same thing for the next 2 weeks. 4 blackhawk UH-60 helichopters have been carrying out manuvours over the CBD and surrouding suburbs. Flying low over suburben areas even at night. I find it rather strange this is happening at the same time. Brisbane is becoming a massive police state with the police presence building. It seems Keving Rudd is following in Obama's footsteps?!

I heard helicopters hovering for hours, in the middle of the night, around the Studio City and West Hills areas of the SF Valley over the past week or so. Anyone know why this is happening?

Guest Roger Leer stated just hours ago on Coasttocoast that he saw 3 black helicopters surrounding a disk followed by a channel 5 new chopper around ventura blvd.

Er should i have said--a government experimental disk.

 
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