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Old 10-05-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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Default What is with the choppers?

Today just before 6 pm I saw at least three choppers flying overhead, they appeared to be heading northwest. Anybody know anything about this?
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:29 PM
 
Location: West Loop
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Did they happen to be black helicopters?
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Old 10-05-2010, 05:39 PM
 
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They are nothing to worry about(yet....) ok jokes aside this is a big city and you are going to have Medevac choppers into the burbs, News choppers, police choppers, private choppers, heck even Marine One from time to time.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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They were the long kind, with a long body.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:35 PM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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They were practicing landing the President's choppers in the parking lot south of Soldier Field; they often do so when he comes to town, I can see the lot from my balcony.

2 large Marine choppers and 2 Presidential choppers were involved.
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^ And since he is in D.C. today that must mean he is coming here tomorrow or Thursday. ^
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Old 10-05-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: LP-CHI-IL
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Today just before 6 pm I saw at least three choppers flying overhead, they appeared to be heading northwest. Anybody know anything about this?
I saw them around the same time descending at ORD. Couldn't spot Airforce 1 on the field, so they were probably making practice runs.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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^ And since he is in D.C. today that must mean he is coming here tomorrow or Thursday. ^
As I said:

"President Obama will return home to Chicago Thursday to headline a fundraiser for Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias."

President Obama in Chicago Thursday for Alexi Giannoulias Fundraiser (http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/obama-chicago-alexi-giannoulias-fundraiser-campaigning-20101006 - broken link)
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:52 PM
 
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..and those are CHOPPERS ,,not small namby-pamby traffic copters ... I'm sort of close to the flight path, and have been able to know by the sound that 'the man' is back in town ... There's no mistaking the blades and engines of those as they speed by ..pretty cool ..
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Hyde Park
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They fly from ORD and they land in the lot south of Soldier Field. They usually practice at the same time that he will be here so that means 5:30-6PM. Helicopters landing and the motorcade are a sight to see. It's worth coming downtown to view it.





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