The drone of helicopters flying overhead is a familiar sound in Echo Park and Silver Lake. But some unusual helicopter activity tonight – with pairs of choppers flying without lights and other maneuvers – has caught the attention of residents. One person named John who lives near Glendale and Silver Lake boulevard said he saw and heard a huge helicopter hovering over the eastern edge of Silver Lake for about 15 minutes this evening:
It looked about 4 times as large as a typical helicopter, was all dark except two small lights, and hovered with a loud low hum for about 15 minutes (so far). Never seen or heard anything like that. Maybe an army helicopter?
An officer with the LAPD Air Support Division said the department is engaged in training but would not provide any details.