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CBS 6 INVESTIGATES: Uptick in low-flying helicopters

Posted at 10:55 PM, May 14, 2013

Click here for new information about Lorenzo Hall’s investigation into low-flying aircraft in Central Virginia. An attorney and author says that low-flying choppers are ‘conducting surveillance projects.’

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Hundreds of Central Virginians continuously contact the station via e-mail, Facebook, Twitter and phone; inquiring about loud aircraft flying so close to their homes at all hours of the day and night.

Like Tracey Lyons, a Chesterfield mom who seems to have all the answers to her son’s homework problems, but is looking for answers of her own about the loud aircraft.

“I’m just wondering, why so many?” asks Lyons.

Virginia residents want to know why there is a seeming increase in loud aircraft flying so close to their homes at all hours of the day and who are they?

“Is it a government thing? Is it the big brother watch or something?” asks Lyons. “It does worry me.”

The concern began earlier this year, when Lyons and many Central Virginians were awakened by what CBS 6 learned was a late-night military training exercise. It’s happened several times since, so we wanted to know, months later, if the military were still the low-flying noise culprits.