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Black Hawks over Boston

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There was a trio of Black Hawk helicopters conducting training exercises over Boston today and word is they will be training in the area through 10/29.

 

Saw these three spectacular birds came in low over the Charles with our warriors sitting in the open doorways with their legs hanging overboard.  What a sight!  

 

Mayors office would only say that the DOD is conducting "training involving aviation assets in the Boston area".

 

Question is......why in Boston and why for 7 days?

 

 

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Interesting.  I was out on the beach last night after dark down here on the south shore and heard choppers.  I just assumed it was CG or something else.  As it got closer (and much louder) I realized there was a medium airplane with 4 choppers in formation.  Almost looked like the choppers were escorting the plane.  With a few moon-lit clouds as the backdrop it was pretty cool to see.  Also a little disturbing.  Flew over once heading NW and again SE within 15 minutes.  Low too.

 

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They were flying around Framingham yesterday around lunch - I went for a 1 hour walk during my lunch break (working from home) and there was one circling around for the last 10-15 min of my walk

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1 hour ago, Joe G said:

Question is......why in Boston and why for 7 days?

Only 7 days? No biggie.

 

I grew up in Chicopee, MA, only a few miles from Westover AFB. There used to be an A10 Warthog group stationed there. When I was growing we used to see the A10s doing training exercises all the time. They were some very dexterous airplanes. It was cool watching them zipping around in formations.

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Military cargo planes were doing some exercises in Worcester last week. We think they were practicing landings and take offs at the airport.

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19 mins ago, WorcBoy said:

Military cargo planes were doing some exercises in Worcester last week. We think they were practicing landings and take offs at the airport.

Hyannis too.Last week.

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57 mins ago, WorcBoy said:

Military cargo planes were doing some exercises in Worcester last week. We think they were practicing landings and take offs at the airport.Id

Worcester Airport. The world's weirdest airport. A cool airport in completely the wrong place.  I'd love to find out what politician pushed to have it located there. :kook:

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1100-1130 I heard quite a few muffled explosion sounds. Was talking with neighbor at the time and we both asked what was that? Sounded like artillery to me.... given the length of time and number of booms. He subsequently asked if I had seen the huge military plane and described a C130 that I had not seen...

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I saw this last night too in southeast MA. The helicopters and cargo plane flew over a few times with no lights except a little flashing red light. I was wondering if we were going to war if these were the refugees being dispersed around the country. 

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I fish a spring and fall spot close to the Sikorsky factory where they make the Black Hawks.  They frequently fly them over the river.  There is also a big bridge near the factory and sometimes the BHs will rise up next to the bridge which causes everyone to slow down and look over at the BHs. 

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1 hour ago, nightfighter said:

1100-1130 I heard quite a few muffled explosion sounds. Was talking with neighbor at the time and we both asked what was that? Sounded like artillery to me.... given the length of time and number of booms.

Old Ironsides 

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5 hours ago, FoliFish said:

Interesting.  I was out on the beach last night after dark down here on the south shore and heard choppers.  I just assumed it was CG or something else.  As it got closer (and much louder) I realized there was a medium airplane with 4 choppers in formation.  Almost looked like the choppers were escorting the plane.  With a few moon-lit clouds as the backdrop it was pretty cool to see.  Also a little disturbing.  Flew over once heading NW and again SE within 15 minutes.  Low too.

 

I was leaving a beach on the SS around 945pm and saw a single helicopter coming from the west then heading south once it got over the water.  Never see any helicopters at night unless its a CG chopper and those fly low and are very discernible. Everything about it seemed odd. 

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