LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Military helicopters were flying high and dipping low above the skies of Los Angeles Wednesday as part of a special operations training program.

Sky2, the CBS television helicopter, captured dramatic maneuvers Wednesday night as a Blackhawk helicopter and four other OH-6 helicopters – or “little birds” – flew over the city.

The Blackhawk hovered over the U.S. Bank building before it made a practice drop-off at a nearby park.

At one point, our cameras captured a soldier sitting with his legs dangling outside a chopper.

Throughout the exercise, the five rotorcrafts were staged at Dodger Stadium. The LAPD says the purpose of the training is, in part, to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments.

Chief Warrant Officer David Duran was a U.S. Army aviator for 12 years. He now flies Blackhawk helicopters for the National Guard in California. Duran says the training could be a dry run for a future mission.

“They do a lot of mockup training,” Duran said. “But it’s always best to get the closest terrain layout to what the objective is.”

The helicopters will be back up Thursday night for more training.

Comments (22)
  1. Training Exercise says:

    Situations like this despite the canned PIO media answer of ‘training exercise’ always begs the question, “What do they know that they’re not telling the public.”

    1. Tom says:

      They know the revolotion is comming.

  2. Tom says:

    OOH ! waite December 27 2012 you think lol

    1. orlando says:

      thats is dec. 21, 2012 were all gonna die lol

  3. ... says:

    Battle of LA part 2.end

  4. Cheri AG says:

    I live in DTLA and I missed it. 🙁

  5. sassafras says:

    At least 80% of the LAlians who heard the choppers no doubt thought they were under attack.

  6. Whitey says:

    Revolotion is comming, Tom? No… I think it’s actually just big brother looking for people too stupid to be blogging.

    And how lucky we are to have you comment twice… uh, waite!

    D-Bag. Keep lol’ing because stupidity is so funny.

  7. Neighborsvoice_in_Idaho says:

    It would be nice if those choppers were looking for illeagel roaches. Then maybe we can round them all up, deport them and turn LA back to the middle and upper class people. Instead of letting all those roaches run all over the place… giving them drivers lic, free money for education, free food and medical care. Use the military and run them out of town.

  8. Robert says:

    I guess this ends the debate over the existance of black helicopters.

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