NightStalkers invade Miami

From looking at the video, the birds appear to be MH-60s and A

H/MH-6 Little Birds, which would almost certainly make them part of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, The Nightstalkers.


Now, I’m not upset that they’d practice flying in a civilian urban environment. They fight in them, so they need to train in them. But the passion for secrecy in special operations means they apparently never even alerted the local media or filed a Notice to Airmen for the region. Scaring the crap out of the population (and furthering conspiracy theories among the nutty) are not mission enablers. And if there had been a mid-air with a civilian light plane, the Army would come out looking pretty stupid.

3 thoughts on “NightStalkers invade Miami”

  1. From the MIami paper on the 21st of Jan…

    Miami-Dade police sent out a warning Monday that multiple police agencies would be providing support for a joint military training exercise somewhere over Miami and elsewhere in the county. The exercise will include the use of military helicopters.

    When and where will this happen? Police didn’t say.

    I mentioned elsewhere that that unit has propensity to be kind of tone deaf in this regard. We had run-ins with them downrange because they don’t play well with others. They could have picked a less high profile place to do their training as well. In the past they used Houston several times.

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