Over the next couple of nights, if you see and hear some helicopter activity in the downtown area, don’t be alarmed!
Helicopters from 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron will conduct urban night flying training in Windsor from July 12th-14th, 2011. This training is meant to familiarize the pilots with the challenges of flying in an urban environment at night.
The training is scheduled to occur on July 12th and 13th between the hours of 10:00 p.m. until approximately 1:00 a.m. If the weather is bad on one of these nights, then their will be flights on July 14th.
The helicopters will be visible operating at a low altitude in close proximity to the Chrysler Building on the corner of Ouellette and Riverside Drive. The helicopters will approach the building at a low altitude from a variety of directions, hover over the building for a brief period of time and then depart and repeat the process until the pilots have become proficient.