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helicopter flying over house all night

By 28 June 2010 26

Hi all. Last night i was woken at about 1:00 am by a helicopter flying over the house it kept flying back and forth over and over till about 6:00 am.

I’m in gordon.

Does anybody know what it was doing?

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26 Responses to helicopter flying over house all night
#1
S4anta9:51 am, 28 Jun 10

South care. flipping patients to the hospital would be my guess

#2
Buzz26009:52 am, 28 Jun 10

I’d hazard a guess and say the Careflight ‘copper was in full flight – probably transporting some poor sod from the snow fields. I hope whoever they rescued, it turned out to be a good news story. Saturday and Sunday nights seem to be Careflight’s peak period, with all the weekend warriors out and about.

#3
troll-sniffer10:59 am, 28 Jun 10

If it was going back and forth over and over as the OP actually said it wouldn’t be the Southcare chopper unless there was a major bus prang or something close by.

The red SES chopper has been operating around Canberra recently I think, perhaps they were doing night exercises.

#4
Pommy bastard10:59 am, 28 Jun 10

It’s the CIA, they’re watching your every move..

#5
mutley11:11 am, 28 Jun 10

It was buzzing Belconnen earlier in the night too.

#6
p112:05 pm, 28 Jun 10

Pommy bastard said :

It’s the CIA, they’re watching your every move..

I was safely ensconced in my tinfoil hat.

#7
Ernie12:22 pm, 28 Jun 10

I’m in Garran and didn’t hear the helicopter so not likely patient transfer.

#8
LMR12:46 pm, 28 Jun 10

Might be looking for ‘indoor gardens’, do the cops in Canberra use helicopters? with FLIR?

#9
GardeningGirl1:10 pm, 28 Jun 10

Heard it here too. Not going anywhere, just round and round.

#10
astrojax1:14 pm, 28 Jun 10

aliens, not a helicopter?

#11
p11:19 pm, 28 Jun 10

GardeningGirl said :

Heard it here too. Not going anywhere, just round and round.

Maybe it’s Julia and the death squads rooting out Kev supporters?

#12
djk1:40 pm, 28 Jun 10

Heard it in Banks as well. My sister saw police with sniffer dogs out in Gordon as well around 1.30am, so would assume they were looking for someone/something?

#13
la mente torbida1:50 pm, 28 Jun 10

I heard a siren last night … any ideas … shees!

#14
sepi2:01 pm, 28 Jun 10

It was over the inner north around midnight. It was a loud one.
I hope they got what they wanted and don’t come back.

#15
Bronto2:19 pm, 28 Jun 10

djk said :

Heard it in Banks as well. My sister saw police with sniffer dogs out in Gordon as well around 1.30am, so would assume they were looking for someone/something?

Do you know if that was in Mackney Place Gordon as well with the police and sniffer dogs. I looked out the window around that time and saw two people with flouro vests on and torches but thought they were checking out a blocked drain. I definitely heard the helicopter and saw it circling around. Must have been something bad for all the commotion!

#16
dvaey3:08 pm, 28 Jun 10

LMR said :

Might be looking for ‘indoor gardens’, do the cops in Canberra use helicopters? with FLIR?

My first thought was southcare, until the noise returned several times, and my thoughts turned to that. A friend who used to live on a cattle farm told me of police doing low-flying passes with FLIR-style sensors, which would spook the cattle. Even after numerous complaints, they still persist in their search, day or night.

#17
Erg04:04 pm, 28 Jun 10

Ernie said :

I’m in Garran and didn’t hear the helicopter so not likely patient transfer.

Ditto, though I’ve more or less tuned it out by now.

#18
Postalgeek4:20 pm, 28 Jun 10

We’re in Griffith and have noticed the buzz of a helicopter for an extended period, late at night, a couple of times in the last few weeks. It’s not in your head.

#19
djk4:51 pm, 28 Jun 10

Bronto said :

Do you know if that was in Mackney Place Gordon as well with the police and sniffer dogs?

Not sure of the address, just that she was at a friend’s place in Gordon.

#20
folkie5:43 pm, 28 Jun 10

I was driving home to Gordon at about 12:30 am that night and there was a police car sitting on the round about seemed to be on the look out for something/someone also passed another one of two cops on my way around near the Gordon IGA…. And heard the helicopter for hours on end… I had a look and thought maybe they had a spotlight out looking for someone but it just seemed to be hovering around

#21
CanberraCreative6:57 pm, 28 Jun 10

Heard it 7 times over Lanyon, between 12:30 and 2am. Strange things is would always pass south over the east side of the valley and then north over the west side so it was hardly random.

#22
buzz8197:58 pm, 28 Jun 10

CanberraCreative said :

Heard it 7 times over Lanyon, between 12:30 and 2am. Strange things is would always pass south over the east side of the valley and then north over the west side so it was hardly random.

Aliens…. Definitely Aliens, I mean if I was an Alien, I’d be in a helicopter, thats why they had the sniffer dogs out, maybe an alien landed….

Nothing to see here… Move along people, oiy you with the camera phone give that here! No you can’t go that way, I don’t care if you always go that way home, this is Canberra, there will be another way there!

#23
Mr Evil9:41 pm, 28 Jun 10

It was nothing much, just a patrol from 8th RAR calling in helicopter gunships and a dust off, after being ambushed by a superior force of VC from D445 Battalion on the outskirts of Gordon at dusk.

#24
bd849:45 pm, 28 Jun 10

It was flying quite high over the Kambah area when I peered out the window to see where it was about 1am-ish. It did a few passes lasting about 10mins then disappeared..

#25
Ceej19735:48 am, 29 Jun 10

I remember as a kid, the Police had Dope detection equipment fitted to chopppers, and would regularly hover over properties in Wamboin for hours on end at night. Someone could have been spinning us kids a Furphy back then, but maybe it was true, and the LCD detectors are now being used, judging by the types of drop kicks that hang around Lanyon Valley.

#26
Ceej19735:49 am, 29 Jun 10

Ceej1973 said :

I remember as a kid, the Police had Dope detection equipment fitted to chopppers, and would regularly hover over properties in Wamboin for hours on end at night. Someone could have been spinning us kids a Furphy back then, but maybe it was true, and the LCD detectors are now being used, judging by the types of drop kicks that hang around Lanyon Valley.

Oops. I Meant LSD…..and LCD too I guess.

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