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    I was outside about twilight last Wednesday in Courtland, VA when a helo flew over very low, about 300 feet. This is way below FAA regs. It made 3 passes about a minute apart each. It was black with a small white top. It looked like those helos from MASH except the tail was enclosed in sheet metal. There were no identifying markings on it. It had no navigational lights on. I called the Sheriffs office and asked if they knew who to report it to. I was told that they were spraying for mosquitos. They were not interested in reporting it. There were no external tanks and I never smelt any perticide despite that it flew directly over me on the first pass.
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    Much easier to conceal a Black Helicopter, if you paint them red and put numbers all over them. No one looks twice.

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    It didn't happen if you didn't get a picture, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    This is way below FAA regs.
    If it truly was a crop duster, seeder or sprayer, FAA regs have exemptions and allow for this low altitude, provided they follow prescribed guidelines:

    Federal Airline Regulations: § 91.119 Minimum safe altitudes: General

    d) Helicopters, powered parachutes, and weight-shift-control aircraft. If the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface—

    (1) A helicopter may be operated at less than the minimums prescribed in paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, provided each person operating the helicopter complies with any routes or altitudes specifically prescribed for helicopters by the FAA
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    They don't even have to be sprayers/whatevers - any helo can operate low if the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface... as long as they aren't breaking any other specific regs. Sightseeing helos, for example, do this all the time.
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    I saw a helicopter with Hillary Clinton in it once, flying low near the Washington Monument. I smiled and waved, she didn't wave back though.

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    The only time to start worring is if you see a door gunner sitting out of the side with an M60 or the chopper has a MiNI- Gun hanging on the side of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbary View Post
    I saw a helicopter with Hillary Clinton in it once, flying low near the Washington Monument. I smiled and waved, she didn't wave back though.
    I would have snapped to attention and given her the one finger salute!!
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    You should have been in WNC when they were first looking for Eric Rudolph. The black helicopters were like mosquitos. We would have one pass over campsite about 4-5 times a day. But they were the big boys.
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    See these a lot, if you snap a photo (the flash) can get you in trouble from what I am told. Pretend its not there and they wont hurt you (like T-rex's) lol
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    I'd say 99% of the US Army's helicoptors are black, or at least a dark gray...
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