Video: West Seattle Memorial Day military flyover

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

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 Replies to "Video: West Seattle Memorial Day military flyover"

  • Mike May 30, 2011 (8:59 pm) I think of this everytime I see a helicopter.

  • miws May 31, 2011 (11:39 am)

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



  • Bob Loblaw May 31, 2011 (12:07 pm)

    It was for a pre-game Mariners game ceremony.

    • WSB May 31, 2011 (12:09 pm)

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

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