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Frankfort, KY

#1 Feb 1, 2012
Does anybody know y there's helicopters that keep flying around all day n night n keep going in the same routine just on the east side
Hoser

Frankfort, KY

#2 Feb 1, 2012
Military or civilian???
Tony

Frankfort, KY

#3 Feb 1, 2012
Seems like always flying low over Linney's area .... Why?
Fly

Frankfort, KY

#4 Feb 1, 2012
I've seen civilian
Pilot

Frankfort, KY

#5 Feb 1, 2012
There's an MD500 that flys low on the east side quit often. Lands right next to Cattlemans in the grass for lunch a lot of the time. Its civilian but def not medical. Cant tell exactly what it's purpose is. My guess would be disaster planning or it's a land/pipeline surveyor for the state.
homeowner

Frankfort, KY

#7 Feb 1, 2012
the military often fly's their helicopters when they are doing training. they do it about one/twice a year. They do fly really low and sounds like they are going to land on your house or blow the windows out.
Flyer

United States

#8 Feb 2, 2012
Passing over the east side is the route of travel from flying from Georgetown to Frankfort, they never descend below 500ft per the laws.

It's just them following the mandatory approach path.
rj corman

Frankfort, KY

#9 Feb 2, 2012
SURE IT WASNT HIM?

Since: Oct 11

United States

#11 Feb 2, 2012
The UH-60 Blackhawks and OH-58 Kiowas of the Ky Army National Guard fly most nights during the week. Other than taking off and landing at Boone Center or doing specific training on or near the airport they do not loiter around Frankfort. Trying to be good neighbors. Believe me when I say that the military helicopters aren't out flying at night for the fun of it. They're conducting Night Vision Goggle training. A skill that they'll use when deploying to a war zone. As one of those out flying, trust me that I'd much rather be home instead I'd flying at 1am then back to work at 8.
There's a lot of civilian helicopters around FFT lately. The little red MD500 is contracted by KU to inspect utility lines. And the hospital helo flys low as well.
Ky Guard helos don't fly below 500 ft.
Pilot

Frankfort, KY

#12 Feb 2, 2012
Roland Deschain1 wrote:
The UH-60 Blackhawks and OH-58 Kiowas of the Ky Army National Guard fly most nights during the week. Other than taking off and landing at Boone Center or doing specific training on or near the airport they do not loiter around Frankfort. Trying to be good neighbors. Believe me when I say that the military helicopters aren't out flying at night for the fun of it. They're conducting Night Vision Goggle training. A skill that they'll use when deploying to a war zone. As one of those out flying, trust me that I'd much rather be home instead I'd flying at 1am then back to work at 8.
There's a lot of civilian helicopters around FFT lately. The little red MD500 is contracted by KU to inspect utility lines. And the hospital helo flys low as well.
Ky Guard helos don't fly below 500 ft.
Yea that's the one I see most of the time.
FRANKPATRIOT

Kansas City, MO

#13 Feb 2, 2012
It's the Urban warfare training, getting ready for FEMA concentration camps.
Uncle Ruckus

Frankfort, KY

#14 Feb 2, 2012
Never been bothered by a civilian chopper. Military ones are a regular disturbance all over town.

You can call in complaints to the airport and FAA.

Since: Oct 11

United States

#15 Feb 2, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
Never been bothered by a civilian chopper. Military ones are a regular disturbance all over town.

You can call in complaints to the airport and FAA.
yeah, complain about the military helicopters who are out maintaining currency so when we deploy we'll be able to do our job over there while you set at home watching American Idol.
BTW, Military aircraft have been flying out of Boone Center since 1971. It's as much a part of Frankfort as the downtown trains. Good luck getting either shut down.
Pilot

United States

#16 Feb 2, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
Never been bothered by a civilian chopper. Military ones are a regular disturbance all over town.

You can call in complaints to the airport and FAA.
....and what a beautiful disturbance it is! Oh and btw, the FAA can't do $h!t about military air operations.
Hoser

Frankfort, KY

#17 Feb 2, 2012
Roland, is the MD500 you mentioned all red? There was a red/white MD500 that landed/took off twice next to the CHR parking lot on Wednesday, 2/1/12. First stop was to pick up three individuals and second stop was to drop them back off. At first someone thought it might be one of RJ Corman's, because they are doing track work on Glenn's Creek. However, to my knowledge, Corman only has a pair of Bell helicopters.

As a side note, I don't know why anyone would complain about military training operations!
amazed

Frankfort, KY

#18 Feb 2, 2012
Hooah to the military. Keep up the good work. My husband and I are both veterans and support you all the way!!!

Since: Oct 11

United States

#19 Feb 15, 2012
The 500 that flies for Ky Utilities is red/white. It's hangared at Capital City. I believe the all red 500 belongs to Corman. There used to be an all red 500 that the DEA owned down in London. Maybe they were up here.
Uncle Ruckus

Frankfort, KY

#20 Feb 20, 2012
complaints about the excessive noise pollution from these fly overs is not an indicator of anyone's level of patriotism or support for our service personnel.

hopefully you're more skilled in aeronautics than you are at rhetoric.

Since: Oct 11

Herndon, VA

#21 Feb 20, 2012
We (Ky Army National Guard) don't fly every night. And when we do, we try to go to other areas in an attempt to reduce the noise around FFT. Some is the training we do can only be accomplished at Boone Center or Capital City airport.
We try hard to be good neighbors, but we have to accomplish the training we're required to do. Night Vision Goggles have to flown at night.
Do downtown people call and complain about the train? I doubt they'll stop running.
Hoser

Frankfort, KY

#22 Feb 20, 2012
Uncle Ruckus wrote:
complaints about the excessive noise pollution from these fly overs is not an indicator of anyone's level of patriotism or support for our service personnel.
Actually, I believe it is!

To be honest, I don't see what the big deal is with the military flights. I mean I hear them when they fly over, but it is not overly loud. I could understand it being a little annoying if you lived in a neighborhood adjacent to the guard center, but you should have known what you were getting into when you purchased your property.

These men and women are up there doing a job, not joy riding!

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