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Tuesday: Chinook Helicopter Over Reston

by Karen Goff October 20, 2015 at 8:50 am 6 Comments

Chinook Helicopter/WikimediaIf you look into the sky on Tuesday and see a large Chinook helicopter, don’t be alarmed.

The Fairfax County Park Authority says the Chinook and associated crews will be taking part in a rescue training exercise at Lake Fairfax Park from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Chinook is a large helicopter mostly used in the United States by the military for troop movement and supplies.

The park authority says Fairfax County Fire and Rescue is participating with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission in a mock deployment to neighboring state locations. Deployment requires a Landing Zone for a C-47 (Chinook Helicopter) to deploy a Pennsylvania swift water team supported by National Guard in the Fairfax County area.

Photo: Chinook/Wikimedia

  • meh

    I would of guessed another golf cart was stolen.

  • Tinfoil Hat

    Appreciate the information, but the Parks angle makes no sense. Does FCPA have a Chinook helo ($$$$!)–“mostly used . . . by the military”–that it can use in a real emergency? I didn’t think so. So FCPA is providing a cover story for what–a SEAL team injection into Reston???

  • Brian Carlson

    A better question might be why there is a large white balloon floating over the Harris Teeter store (or maybe Home Depot) in Reston Town Center?

    • Karen Goff

      Several people have asked me that. Most likely a weather balloon but I have no definitive answer.

  • Ming the Merciless

    Where’s that Apache Attack guy?

  • Matt

    Minor correction: CH-47 Chinook.


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