Video: West Seattle Memorial Day military flyover

May 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm | In Helicopter, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

We’re not sure exactly what the mission/destination is/was, but just in case you wondered if you were hearing things – yes, two military helicopters (Chinooks, we think) flew over Fauntleroy and points east a little while ago, and then one headed back west – that’s the one we got on video. Before they headed this way, we had seen the two over Vashon, headed north, and Twitter talk includes Eastside sightings too. (And thanks to Howie for mentioning a forum discussion at MyBallard.com.)

MONDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE: Patty at Roosiehood, one of the other neighborhood sites that reported on the chopper flyover last night, talked to the Army today and learned it was just a training flight.

4 Comments

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-Te-DPbSE I think of this everytime I see a helicopter.

    Comment by Mike — 8:59 pm May 30, 2011 #

  2. We saw them fly over Nickelsville, (we waved!) toward the southeast. A few minutes later, one passed back by heading toward the northwest.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 11:39 am May 31, 2011 #

  3. It was for a pre-game Mariners game ceremony.

    Comment by Bob Loblaw — 12:07 pm May 31, 2011 #

  4. Didn’t they play a day game? As time-stamped, the “flyover” here was in the 7 pm hour…

    Comment by WSB — 12:09 pm May 31, 2011 #

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