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just me

New Lenox, IL

#1 Apr 19, 2012
Anyone else notice alot of helicopter traffic lately? I live on the North Side and first noticed it a couple of months ago....loud, flying low, maybe 2-3 within a short time frame. Mostly at night but sometimes on the weekend.
If someone knows if we're in some sort of flight path, that would be nice to know!
maybe

Des Plaines, IL

#2 Apr 19, 2012
just me wrote:
Anyone else notice alot of helicopter traffic lately? I live on the North Side and first noticed it a couple of months ago....loud, flying low, maybe 2-3 within a short time frame. Mostly at night but sometimes on the weekend.
If someone knows if we're in some sort of flight path, that would be nice to know!
Hospital?
Unincorporated

Frankfort, IL

#3 Apr 19, 2012
It's just Blackhawks going to and from Great Lakes. They fly over all the time.
America

Palos Hills, IL

#4 Apr 19, 2012
I am not sure but Bald Eagles has been spotted at a Palos , aka Tampier with baby eagles in the nest.
It's all over the News.
1st time in Illinois is 100 years?
Big fine if you get too close! The are protected by Law.

I wish our Bald Eagles the very Best.
God Bless America!
secret id

United States

#5 Apr 19, 2012
America wrote:
I am not sure but Bald Eagles has been spotted at a Palos , aka Tampier with baby eagles in the nest.
It's all over the News.
1st time in Illinois is 100 years?
Big fine if you get too close! The are protected by Law.

I wish our Bald Eagles the very Best.
God Bless America!
I have noticed it too. They're military helicopters, coming from the south west and going straight over my home too. I actually saw two today, and I am down, south of Wilmington!
Just Me

New Lenox, IL

#6 Apr 20, 2012
I first thought it was the hospital but I can see the hospital from where I live, so I know they are not coming from there.

Secret Id...I think they are military as well, I then thought it had to do with the National Cemetary but if your in So Wilmington, it's not the cemetary.

Unicorporated, they might be blackhawks but why would they be flying this far south from the Great Lakes Military base...is that even still active?

Glad to hear someone else has noticed.
TJS2

Manhattan, IL

#7 Apr 20, 2012
Just Me wrote:
I first thought it was the hospital but I can see the hospital from where I live, so I know they are not coming from there.
Secret Id...I think they are military as well, I then thought it had to do with the National Cemetary but if your in So Wilmington, it's not the cemetary.
Unicorporated, they might be blackhawks but why would they be flying this far south from the Great Lakes Military base...is that even still active?
Glad to hear someone else has noticed.
Yes, it's a naval training base. I'm in Manhattan, the wife and I heard them last night as well. They were extremely low. Not sure why, but they were so low the house vibrated when they passed over. Weird
Training

Frankfort, IL

#8 Apr 20, 2012
They are doing training exercises. They were talking about it on the radio.
nlpeople

Chicago, IL

#9 Apr 20, 2012
They are Military choppers. I seen them a LOT going over. I'm in New Lenox. There is a training base for them in Manhattan, But it is weard they fly far east of here. And come from west of here. They do hovering and manuvers west of here by the naval base. I fly remote helicopters and love watching them go over. But 2 or 3 weeks ago twice I seen f-15 fighters go by. Not sure what that is about but you could see they were armed. But I think thay always are.
NATO

Chicago, IL

#10 Apr 20, 2012
It's training exercises for the NATO convention in Chicago next month. I'm in Frankfort and it rattled the windows a few nights ago.
Taxed

Plainfield, IL

#12 Apr 20, 2012
They are a nuisance and becoming more prevalent.
nlpeople

Chicago, IL

#13 Apr 20, 2012
NATO wrote:
It's training exercises for the NATO convention in Chicago next month. I'm in Frankfort and it rattled the windows a few nights ago.
OK now that makes sence. Did'nt even think of that..
Vet

Calumet City, IL

#14 Apr 20, 2012
Nice to know that they are there.
New record

Channahon, IL

#15 Apr 20, 2012
Taxed wrote:
They are a nuisance and becoming more prevalent.
It took eleven responses before someone bitched about it. Usually it happens in the first two replies. Thank goodness "Taxed" was here to make sure someone cried about it.
Training

Frankfort, IL

#16 Apr 20, 2012
They are blackhawk helicopters on training exercises. If you google it plenty of news articles come up on the subject. Officials claim it has nothing to do with the NATO conference coming up. These training exercises are going on in and around major cities across the US.
Training

Frankfort, IL

#17 Apr 20, 2012
Taxed wrote:
They are a nuisance and becoming more prevalent.
If they bother you think of the people who are in the high rises they are flying inbetween downtown.
outside

Chicago, IL

#18 Apr 20, 2012
there's 2 outside right now on the east side of NL

I can hear it
nlpeople

Chicago, IL

#20 Apr 21, 2012
They can fly over my house all they want. Love those things. Welcome to land in front of my house and stop in for some coffee too.
Just Me

New Lenox, IL

#21 Apr 21, 2012
nlpeople....where in Manhatten is the Military base..just curious.
springfever

Chicago, IL

#23 Apr 22, 2012
Just Me wrote:
nlpeople....where in Manhatten is the Military base..just curious.
On Manhattan Rd., between Rt 53 and Int 55, there is a Reserve training base.

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