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Old 05-06-2011, 06:32 AM
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Last night in s Gables, 4 lead choppers in diamond formation followed by 3 others. They were about 300' off the deck. Front 6 had green red and white lights. Rear one had no lights on. Between 9-10 p.m. they made 4 low level sweeps directly over where I was. Anyone have the answer as to what they were doing?
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Last night in s Gables, 4 lead choppers in diamond formation followed by 3 others. They were about 300' off the deck. Front 6 had green red and white lights. Rear one had no lights on. Between 9-10 p.m. they made 4 low level sweeps directly over where I was. Anyone have the answer as to what they were doing?
I think the question is what were you doing?

Could be anything - lights are just nav lights. Blacked out DEA or something. I used to work at an airport and occasionally we would have totally blacked out copters with storm troopers land, grab some fuel and bolt. These were DEA, the only way I knew was because I asked the girls inside where the bill went. I had seen anything from Hughs 500's, long rangers, and blackhawks and even a Stallion once. The never would allow us near the choppers, just pull the fuel truck up and get out of the way. Always hot fueled too! (fueling without shutting down).
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[quote=Boat Hound;3733245]I think the question is what were you doing?

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could be Customs or HLS. They also have blacked out choppers. I watched a immigration raid in Tequesta--several blacked out blackhawks were used.
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They were heading to this place for a drink....
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Could have just been out on a training exercise.
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Originally Posted by First Light View Post
Could have just been out on a training exercise.


Just seemed strange for a lot of reasons. First it was a residental area, why they were so low and they would sweep in, head S and reappear every 15 minutes.
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I would bet on a training exercise by drug agents it was very common in S Fl & the Bahamas in the 80's.
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