Large Helicopter Flying Low Over SoHum Concerns Residents

Helicopter flying over southwestern Humboldt County

Helicopter flying over southwestern Humboldt County.

A large helicopter flying low over southern Humboldt County concerned residents this evening. It appeared to be a National Guard helicopter.

The helicopter’s route did not appear on FlightRadar24.com, a reliable eye-on-the-sky app that tracks aircraft movement across the world.

In the past, sheriff departments throughout the Emerald Counties have used the National Guard to help eradicate marijuana. In 2019, the Guard assisted in eradications in at least Trinity and Humboldt Counties. In 2020, they assisted law enforcement in at least Mendocino County.

Any one have any information?

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YoMama
YoMama
1 month ago

I think the Chinook flight path is pretty normal this time of year.. there’s 2 bases south and north of us and over the past decade or so there has been 2 Chinooks and a Blackhawk that fly regularly back and forth. Probably military equipment transfers

Angela Robinson
Angela Robinson
1 month ago
Reply to  YoMama

That is a Chinook, was trying to remember what it was. My husband always just calls them “crowd killers” so that stuck in my head, he was a CH-53 guy. Thank you.

Legallettuce
Legallettuce
1 month ago

The Chinook is a CH-47 but still a crowd killer like the 53.

Country Joe
Country Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Legallettuce

The CH-47 is not a crowd killer…The CH-47 Chinook is the most capable, efficient, and dynamic heavy lift helicopter in the industry today. The terms heavy lift helicopter and CH-47 Chinook go hand in hand. There is no doubt that the Chinook is widely recognized for its heavy lift helicopter capabilities. Among all heavy lift helicopters, the performance and availability of the CH-47 is unparalleled. Optimized to be the best in its class, the CH-47 has survived the test of time. The CH-47 can safely hover in place, quickly place items within tight tolerances, remain stable in harsh conditions, nimbly navigate through complex geographies, and perform rolling landings and take-offs that most rotorcraft cannot accomplish.

Minority Abuse
Minority Abuse
1 month ago
Reply to  Country Joe

Now the tali ban has a bunch, thanks to the hardworking people of America

Majority Abuse
Majority Abuse
1 month ago
Reply to  Minority Abuse

More like thanks to the last half dozen presidents and their war mongering supported by their constiuents; “hardworking” people of America.

joe
joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Minority Abuse

That’s BS, the US was careful not to leave equipment that was a threat. Any choppers were from the 80s and at the end of service life. Some Humvees etc. were left but FAR less than whiners estimate.
Too bad Trump supporters get their panties in a bunch when Biden follows through with Trump’s bailing out of Afghanistan.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Minority Abuse

You mean because of our President Joe Biden, and his jackass with drawl of our troops. That must have taken him 5 minutes to just completely screw that up. Nice he went on vacation while we still have Covid all over the place, and American’s still trapped in Kubul airport.

joe
joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

You shouldn’t be worried about covid, since Trump said “it’ll go away like a miracle” and “I’m not worried about it a bit, I’m going to have MORE big rallies”, just to name a few of his covid stupidities. Of course there’s the fact that Trump took more golf time than any president in history, and went silent about EVERYTHING except his campaign in the last months. Ooooh and his big f*cking lie that his his complete idiot followers attacking America’s democracy in a riot. He’s STILL lying about that even though most Republicans with a brain acknowledging that he full of sh*T. Funny the worst thing you can find to whine about Biden is seeing him ride a bicycle instead of Trump’s big fat ass in the air, playing golf AGAIN, and Biden following through on the Trump’s Afghanistan withdrawal as per the plan negotiated by Pompeo.

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  joe

joe, don’t forget that Biden has referred to Kamela Harris as President Harris more than once. How about looking at his watch while those 13 young Marines were being carried one by one for their plane. He should have been standing by the back of the plane and saluted every single Marine that was carried off, and place a rose on each casket. The man makes me sick!!!! I could go on, but I think you get my drift by now

joe
joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

You mean the ceremonies that Trump WOULDN”T EVEN SHOW UP FOR?

joe
joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Martin

You mean Biden’s bike ride compared to Trump’s record-breaking golfing excursions mainly at HIS OWN resorts that cost America literally MILLIONS of dollars even as covid was exploding? Can you imagine Trump’s fat ass up on a bike? Bwahaha! Watch out anybody in front of him, one fat clown out of control!

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  joe

Good God joe, cut me some slack. Trump and Biden are both jerks! Please don’t shoot me again friend.

Two Dogs
Two Dogs
1 month ago

Call a Supervisor and see if they been supervising or not. Those Chinooks could really be bad news.

Casey
Casey
1 month ago
Reply to  Two Dogs

It’s only bad news if you are doing something illegal. Otherwise if they are going to bust illegal pot farms it puts more water back in the river and money in the pockets of those that choose to follow the rules that were voted in.

blah,blah,blah
blah,blah,blah
22 days ago
Reply to  Casey

people that say thing’s like you are,that live in humboldt.make me feel sick.you should move to south dakota were its a felony possesion charge failing a drug test,everytime.why be here if you see things from that prospective?must have some motive behind it or just like to hate cause it’s easy.its a fact newsome pulled the national guard off the borders to combat illegal marijuana gardens in nor cal.his campaign was heavily funded by cartel money.you see how good thats working break americans,in the mean time mexican cartels are making billions in the same state we live in.wish in one

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blah,blah,blah
22 days ago
Reply to  Casey

more water in the river,yeah rolling meadows ranch is going to use 14,000,000 gals anually.the grow on kneeland going in going to install 60 5,000gal water catchment tanks.meantime more water going into river.i wish i could be so ignorant so i would feel great to.

Yeah,sure
Yeah,sure
1 month ago

Where did they fly? There’s no mention.

Just Sayin
Just Sayin
1 month ago

Here’s an idea folks. Dial down your insanity and you won’t freak out every time a helicopter goes over your head…… If a helicopter triggers you that hard you probably shouldn’t be in this business!

Tom O
Tom O
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Sayin

Or…you suffer from ptsd and when a helo flies low overhead it instantly triggers memories. All we need now is a few Cobras and were gtg.

Prometheus
Prometheus
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom O

That’s happened to me and other Nam Vets…

Martin
Martin
1 month ago
Reply to  Prometheus

Amen Prometheus! Hope you are doing fine, but I know some things we have seen will just never let us rest for a second.

Just Sayin
Just Sayin
1 month ago
Reply to  Tom O

Yeah ok. So many of you want to claim ptsd. When in fact it is a different mental disorder. Whatever you have to tell yourself to make you feel better! Like I said, maybe this isn’t for you if you get triggered by a helicopter. Find a safe place somewhere!

Last edited 1 month ago by Just Sayin
Connie DobbsD
Connie Dobbs
1 month ago
Reply to  Just Sayin

Move to Oakland, where the helos fly over so often you hardly even notice.

Ice
Ice
1 month ago

The fires are using heavy National guard helicopters to shuttle crews and haul supplies to remote divisions. May be one of those coming to the coast to refuel. It flew along the coast north along Eureka also

joe
joe
1 month ago

It was ONE thing when choppers flew in the 80s and dropped cops on little patches, scaring the little guys. These days to get their attention you generally have to be going real big. Generally it shouldn’t be scary or you asked for it and quitcher whining.

Fbnative
1 month ago

Once in a while, national guard aircraft will patrol the coast, to assist the coast guard with their daily coastal flight. The same chopper came by Fort Bragg .