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Weird Night-time Chopper Activity, Worcs

Old 1st Aug 2015, 20:00
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Weird Night-time Chopper Activity, Worcs

This is probably really dumb of me, but I was recently staying in Worcestershire, about four miles from Tewkesbury. I was woken on 29/07 at about 0300 by helicopters going over, very low. I staggered out to look, and the main culprits were two heavy types (sorry, I'm not a rotorhead!), lit, with a Chinook flying between them, with no lights.

They (or something equally noisy) went round in roughly the same circular pattern for about an hour.

I don't know the area. This is probably a daily occurrence. But I was intrigued - once the "WTF??" effect had worn off; on the first pass, those babies were so low the windows rattled. I've seen a few helicopters in my time, but never that close to Mother Earth.

What were they doing, please?
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 20:31
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Searching for an escaped ET.

THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 21:17
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Well, we could tell you... BUT....
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 21:51
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Thanks HD.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 07:16
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Night military exercise not far from Hereford........
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their Dominos Pizza order got lost???
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saw the same over Skipton area on Thursday night - 2 large helicopters and one small.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 10:44
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When I read the title of this thread I thought it was about the chaps on Hampstead Heath
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 16:22
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Originally Posted by Honeytruck
What were they doing, please?
You could try asking on the home of weird choppers, the Military Aviation board.
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