Helicopter over flights too low and too loud

OlympiaMay 19, 2013 

Why is Joint Base Lewis-McChord using Olympia airspace as a training ground for low-level military helicopters? The FAA requires that aircraft be 1,000 feet or higher above ground level. The flights are loud, obnoxious and unsafe for the residents.

The helicopters fly much lower than 1,000 feet and overfly the city at 10 p.m. and even 4 a.m. The training flights and refueling practice runs need to be moved away from residential city areas.

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