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By adamg - 5/14/22 - 9:39 pm
Cargo copter moving things to the McCormack Building

Hank Scorpio who photographed or videoed the cargo copter lifting generator components from Boston Common to the top of the McCormack State Office Building today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 12:32 pm

It's no dinosaur delivery, but a helicopter is scheduled to bring a new generator to the McCormack State Office Building sometime between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 10:43 pm
Helicopter above the Old State House

Sarah Smith got a good, close look at the underside of a helicopter over the Old State House today. She says State Street was closed and that it might have been Life Flight doing some pre-Marathon practice runs.

Earlier:
Checking R2-D2 for background radiation.

By adamg - 4/13/22 - 10:04 pm
Nuclear-sensing helicopter near the R2-D2 building in the Back Bay

Mark Clancy scored a great shot of the National Nuclear Security Administration helicopter today as it flew over part of the Marathon route to take in background radiation levels just in case something happens where that might become important to know.

The copter crew does this every year in the days before the race.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 3:39 pm

David Mickley watched a squadron of SEALs in copters fly along the Charles today: Read more.

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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:01 pm
UHub Copter Recon Unit

From West Roxbury to Mattapan to Dorchester, people were reporting helicopters tonight, and not just your basic news copters, but big-ass, low-flying behemoths that rattled windows and annoyed the more skittish pets.Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 10:29 am

An Energy Department helicopter is flying along the route of the Monday Marathon today. As they do every year a few days before the Boston Marathon route, the crew is recording background radiation levels so they have a baseline to compare to should the worst happen.

Here it is in action: Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/21 - 11:16 pm

All day long, reports came pouring into Boston Helicopter Central, OK, our Twitter feed, about helicopters overhead: There were helicopters over Boston Harbor for the USS Constitution turnaround, helicopters over I-93 for the procession for Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo to Lawrence.

And then there was the helicopter that just stayed in place, for hours, over Cambridge. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/21 - 10:42 am

An irritated citizen in the Back Bay files a 311 complaint about a helicopter, based in Norwood, whose pilot gives well off tourists tours of Boston - tourists who might be nearsighted given how close to the ground it flies - and sometimes as early as 5:30 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/19 - 9:54 am

A weary North End resident filed a complaint at 11:16 p.m. yesterday about helicopters over his or her neighborhood: Read more.

By adamg - 3/5/19 - 1:33 pm

State Police report troopers in a copter were able to guide Somerville Police to an area of Somerville where they were able to find a 22-year-old man who had gone missing while wearing a radio-beacon device. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/19 - 12:50 pm
US Coast Guard helicopter

Out on a run this morning, Jason Richardson spotted a Coast Guard helicopter flying in a training mission over the Charles by the Esplanade.

The crew also flew low and loud along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Central Square.

By adamg - 11/5/18 - 11:42 am
Copter Recon Unit

Mass. EMA and State Police report troopers, local police and the National Guard will be doing training exercises this week in locations that will include Boston Harbor and Gillette Stadium.

Read more.

By adamg - 1/30/18 - 10:14 am

Suffolk Construction is seeking city permission to build a helicopter landing pad on what's now a parking lot across from its headquarters on Allerton Street in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 1/19/18 - 6:41 pm
Ospreys over Cambridge

Owen, who looked out his window around 4:30 to see what the racket was, was among many people reporting three military Osprey helicopters Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/17 - 9:36 pm

It's part of some training exercise that's been going on this week. Last night, they practiced at the old Radius Hospital in Roxbury. Goes through July 21.

By adamg - 4/12/17 - 2:23 pm

Helicopter flies between skyscrapers in Boston.

Matthew George watched one of the National Nuclear Security Administration's helicopters fly low over the Marathon route today for our annual background-radiation check.

By adamg - 11/12/16 - 9:56 pm

Erik P. Kraft reports the copter hovering over Harvard Square today was hired by the university to take infrared images of 46 of its buildings. Why would they do that? To find roof leaks, he says.

By adamg - 9/4/16 - 10:02 am

Kat Powers reports a low-flying chopper, with one of those large video thingees mounted on the front, began buzzing Watertown awake before 6 a.m. today.

At least she's in touch with local lore, though, adding:

If I pull a Gidget on the #lowFlyCopter, how #Boston is that?

By adamg - 8/24/16 - 9:34 pm

2016-08 | Helicopters Fly Low Over Downtown Boston & Waterfront

UPDATE: Helicopters are buzzing the area around Egleston Square as well.

Once again, reports are flooding into Helicopter Central here of low-flying, buzzing, really loud choppers just making loops around Boston Harbor, from Logan to Aquarium and back again, over and over again, so we're going to assume they're part of the same mysterious Pentagon/police training exercises we're not supposed to know about, except it's kind of hard to ignore giant blacked out eggbeaters roaring over your heads. Read more.

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