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Ive lived in albany almost my whole life, I have never seen as much helicopter activity as in the past 2 months. This is not a meant to be a tinfoil hat thread, just an observation ive made. The helicopter ops started out from 9pm 12am for the first month. Since then they have increased significantly to pretty much all day. The helicopter takes the same route which it seems to come from the south and head north. Has anyone else in the area noticed this increase in activity? Yes the albany airport is not far, however there has never been this much low flying helicopter activity.
 

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Is there a right of way in the area? (inspection) Escort for road traffic/convoy?

EDIT: or just a rich or important guy to and from the airport. Try and get the number off the side and google that.
 

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2 Years ago during the summer EVERY time i went outside a small plane would be flying over. ( i usually went out at the same times) I made a joke out of it getting people to follow me outside and showing them. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with a nearby land development. Maybe zoning photos or something.
 

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2 Years ago during the summer EVERY time i went outside a small plane would be flying over. ( i usually went out at the same times) I made a joke out of it getting people to follow me outside and showing them. I'm pretty sure it had something to do with a nearby land development. Maybe zoning photos or something.
Yes that is a good possibility. As I have said. Its just an observation I have made and was wondering if other Albanians have noticed as well. Which they have, so its not just me, my neighbours have also taken notice as well.
 

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One helicopter flying multiple times per day or multiple helicopters? Is it a civilian or military helicopter?
multiple helicopters. Appear to be civilian, though I do not run out of the house to check every time they fly over, it could be a mixture of both. Now that you mention, I will take more notes.
 

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My office is right next to the airport and the helicopter activity doesn't seem to have a pattern. The only thing I notice is that dark blue helos are the NYSP, usually shuttling Cuomo, and the National Guard has some blackhawks that fly out from time time. (at least I think they are) The few times we hear a lot of activity clustered together it can usually be tied to an incident, i.e. Irene (to monitor flooding and debris hitting bridges) or a criminal on the loose.
 

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multiple helicopters. Appear to be civilian, though I do not run out of the house to check every time they fly over, it could be a mixture of both. Now that you mention, I will take more notes.
And pics.... if they are watching you, you should be watching them... :)

I'll have to pay attention... i am in Latham 3 times a week....
 

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My house is directly under one of the flight paths to Stewart Air force Base. Thank goodness its not one used that often but every now and then we have a line of C17s flyby directly overhead. Less often though are the military helicopters. You can tell they are military by the sound of them lol. Commercial aircraft are much quieter these days. I don't think the commercial planes use the same path that runs over our house though. Only recall seeing military aircraft pass by...
 

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On count just this afternoon from 9am 1pm. the helo has passed overhead a total of 4 times. Color appears to be black and blue, however Ive also seen an od green which appeared to be military. Its hard to see color at night when their doing ops, this could be NYSP and military training? This goes on until midnight and sometimes later from what ive noticed, and its the same flying patterns
 
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