Military helicopters are doing Homeland Security training exercises tonight over downtown Boston, flying literally feet over building rooftops. We captured some of the fast moving action in the above video.
There appear to be four “dark” Blackhawk helicopters following a flying pattern from Logan Airport in East Boston across the Harbor past the North End and Downtown waterfront, ending up atop a skyscraper in the Financial District. It almost looks like someone could rappel from the helicopter onto the roof of the 75 State Street building. The flying patterns are repetitive with some taking slightly different paths, closer to the Seaport while others are directly over the North End.
BPDNews.com issues an advisory saying the Department of Defense training exercises would happen through August 26th. “This is a planned exercise in cooperation with local authorities and is not in response to any current world events. The exercise is expected to have minimal impact to the public,” said the statement. While the helicopters are dark, it wasn’t exactly stealthy with the noise reverberating throughout the city streets.
The dark copters were seen performing a similar training exercise in August 2011.