Three nights of low-flying helicopters have an Angeleno Heights resident named Jennifer wondering what is going on and when it will stop:
The helicopters are flying so low that at times the trees are swaying from the wind, windows are rattling and dishes are shaking in the cupboard. I called the police and they confirmed that it was not them. There are three helicopters that circle the areas together, all flying at very low altitudes. One is lime green, one is graphite gray and the other is a sand color, somewhat military looking but unmarked. Each of the last three evenings they have started circling around 5:30 pm and continue until almost 10 pm. Last night there were soldiers dangling out of the open door of each helicopter.
LAPD spokesman Cleon Joseph confirms those are not police choppers. Instead, the helicopters are involved in some form of military practice. Joseph said he did not know when the training would end. Last year, the helicopters with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted “realistic urban training” over the skies of Angeleno Heights and Echo Park.