Has anyone else been hearing helicopt...

Has anyone else been hearing helicopters circling late at night?

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Mary

Germantown, MD

#1 Feb 19, 2013
This has been going on for at least 2 months that I know of. I have been hearing helicopters and sometimes low flying planes circling between 11pm -1am. Last night it when on for over 15 minutes and it was after 12am. Its very annoying and I thought there were noise restrictions after certain hours.

I know its not typical fly over sounds, it lasts was too long and they are very noisy so I know they are flying very low as well.
Greg in Glenkirk

Clinton, MD

#2 Feb 19, 2013
Mary wrote:
Its very annoying and I thought there were noise restrictions after certain hours.
Municipalities think they can control the airspace above them, but that is not true. They only control the ground and can dictate times that aircraft can land and depart. The Feds own the sky. Anyone operating near the Manassas Airport does so with approval from Air Traffic Control as it lies within the National Security Area. But yes, I have observed a single engine Cessna in what appears to be in a holding pattern northwest of the airfield for long periods of time at all hours of the day. Although it appears to be doing instrument training practice, there are no radio aids to navigation in that area.
Mary

Germantown, MD

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Thanks for the info Greg! Do you think they would be training at night?
Tyler

Springfield, VA

#4 Feb 19, 2013
Mary wrote:
Thanks for the info Greg! Do you think they would be training at night?
I saw a helo at about 6:20 this morning and it had a spot light on aroung glenkirk road. I also heard two loud blasts. Any one hear that?
Greg in Glenkirk

Clinton, MD

#5 Feb 20, 2013
Mary wrote:
Thanks for the info Greg! Do you think they would be training at night?
All aircraft even remotely related to Homeland Security work/train 24/7.
Mary

Germantown, MD

#6 Feb 23, 2013
Tyler wrote:
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I saw a helo at about 6:20 this morning and it had a spot light on aroung glenkirk road. I also heard two loud blasts. Any one hear that?
I have heard shot sounds around the Devlin Rd area at night. I have heard there is a hawk/vulture problem in Ashburn and the local govt. has started shooting them. I see a lot of hawks around Delvin Rd, I wonder if they are doing the same thing there?
Mary

Germantown, MD

#7 Feb 23, 2013
Greg in Glenkirk wrote:
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All aircraft even remotely related to Homeland Security work/train 24/7.
I was wondering if it was govt related. I don't live in Manassas, I live in Bristow on the border of Manassas. The helicopters are circling around certain neighborhoods. And I don't think they are just circling waiting for landing pad space to open up at the airport. They are flying in very small patterns around certain neighborhoods really late at night.

They have been doing this over Miami and other major cities openly.

http://news.slashdot.org/story/13/01/29/13462...
South Africa

Europe

#8 Jul 12, 2014
Been happening for 3 months by me in South Africa. Just after midnight tonight.
Dixie

Owings Mills, MD

#10 Mar 22, 2018
Just heard helicopters fly over our house in Baltimore County. Been hearing them flying low and loud after midnight for months now. The first time I heard it, thought maybe it was a medi vac but it is too regular always being right around midnight. Researching brought me to this page.
Sab

United States

#11 Apr 17, 2018
Yes and its veen keeping me up, ALL NIGHT THRU MORNING LONG!
What gives them the right? It's like blasting a stereo all night long.

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