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    Low Helicopters in Ames

    Anyone else in Ames see or hear the low flying helicopters a few minutes ago? We are just east of campus and there were at least two of them. Our guess was that it was related to the presidents visit on Tuesday but not sure.



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    More than likely for the President. When he was in Cedar Rapids this spring, the Presidential Helicopters flew over my office a couple of times and that was about a week before he was in town.


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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    They flew right outside my window 10 minutes ago...



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    They looked like military helicopters, so rworkman83 is probably right.



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    If they were black, it might be the DNR letting out mountain lions again.



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdDog View Post
    If they were black, it might be the DNR letting out mountain lions again.
    Shhh... that's a secret operation by DNR that no one is supposed to know about.



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    You know, because the mafia in Ames is dangerous.


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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    Yep I saw them too. My first thought is that it had something to do with the president coming too but I have no idea otherwise.


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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    It was two "Marine One's" (SAM XXX today) and two other escort helicopters.

    We were driving on University when they came in. They landed on the intramural fields across from the stadium. I would presume it was a practice run for Tuesday.



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    Re: Low Helicopters in Ames

    Anyone see that takedown scene from Goodfellas...ya they are coming after you!


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