Helicopter Disturbance 28 February

helicopter disturbance

Last night’s helicopter activity was due to Military helicopters being involved in a night flying exercise in support of the Offroadrescue service..

The pilots of these particular helicopters are only accustomed to flying  in the bush with the use of night vision goggles.  In order to adjust to flying in urban areas at night and identifying potential landing areas, the pilots were instructed to use Lonehill as part of their tactical training exercise.

Although this exercise created a night time disruption , we are fortunate that this facility is available to the community as a whole