If you were around the North End / Waterfront or anywhere in downtown Boston between 9pm-11pm on Wednesday night, you undoubtedly heard the low flying helicopters flying overhead. This was part of the previously announced military training exercises involving Navy Seals who were also repelling off 75 State Street earlier in the day. These helicopters were flying dark and certainly not your news/traffic variety. One observer identified them as Blackhawks and Little Birds used for special operations.
The dark copters repeated a route where they hovered for a bit over the Financial District and then flew toward the North End, eventually veering off toward the harbor. As the video shows, some fly-bys would drop down right on top of the North End / Waterfront rooftops.
There could be more training action this week as the military exercises continue through August 5, 2011 (see the related post below).
(Ed: After a while, it was pretty annoying. But, at least I got to try out the infrared night vision setting on my video camera!)
Military Training Exercises in Boston Until August 5th.