Brixton helicopter thread

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by Wednesdayite, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

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  2. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    There's a 'copter overhead my block on Gresham Road. Has there been an increase in flights lately? Does anyone know if the flights are related to actual incidents in the area or are they patrols, so to say? Its getting on my fucking nerves.
     
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  3. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    I thought i could hear it again over the sound of the football. It was right over my home as well. I think it's gone now.
     
  4. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Let's hope it won't be back!
     
  5. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Going mental over ferndale rd at the moment
     
  6. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Circling around my home in Canterbury Crescent as well, i can hear the fucker coming back this way. A good police helicopter would have mufflers on it.
     
  7. ash

    ash Inittogether

    Good point but I suppose they have those heat detecting things you see on police, camera, action so there's no place to hide :mad:
    It's back :mad:
     
  8. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Helicopter is back. The waspish black and yellow one with the loud engine, circling in a clear blue sky.
     
  9. SpamMisery

    SpamMisery I bet you think this tagline's about you?

    I vote for more helicopters, they scare off the burglars
     
  10. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    I woken at about 5am this morning by helicopter circling overhead near Railton Rd /Brockwell park - anyone else? or was it just me? who was it and what was up? Think I normally sleep through this.

    I'm feeling sleep deprived as I have to get up at 6am anyway and that last hour is precious to me. My sniffles of yesterday have become a a proper nasty cold, so I'm a proper grumpty old woman now.
     
  11. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Why do think they scare burglars? have burlary statistics changed in this area since the police started buzzing around?
     
  12. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    Several of us raised it in Lambeth community police consultative group some years ago, arguing that it would be far more cost effective to have extra coppers on the streets rather than noisy, disruptive helicopters. They seemed to back off for a while, maybe it would be worth finding out if they are routine or only in response to incidents.
     
  13. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Thanks - can waking us all up at 5am ever just be routine? I hope not....
     
  14. shygirl

    shygirl Well-Known Member

    You're right, guess I was thinking about the nightly 8 pm-ish we've been having a lot of lately.
     
  15. Not a Vet

    Not a Vet are we nearly there yet?

    The 5am one a couple of days ago was a burglar. Helicopter directed a police dog unit into a garden to be introduced to the burglar. Arrested. On a personal note, it also woke up my 19th month old so it is v. annoying but they are always tasked by incidents not routine patrols
     
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  16. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    This one's FUCKING PERSISTENT.
     
  17. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Was fucking annoying :mad: I was trying to concentrate on proofing a document and it was DESTROYING my concentration :mad:
     
  18. Smick

    Smick Strictly Second Class

    Flying round in circles over Tulse Hill
     
  19. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Do you know where exactly? sounded like it was over my head for ages.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Grrr. There's one overhead now.
     
  21. shakespearegirl

    shakespearegirl just worked out taglines

    There was a lot of chopper traffic between 2 and 4 this morning at the top of Brixton Hill - tired now
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's back again.
     
  23. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Pissing me right off is what it's doing :mad:
     
  24. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    Yep, it's circling for fifteen minutes now, i'm getting bloody annoyed with it. Shakes fist at the sky. :mad:
     
  25. Tesh

    Tesh New Member

    ITS BACK!!! PLEASE PLEASE go away! I'm at the Eurolink Business Centre and all I hear is this chopper! The ringing in my ears lasts a further 25-30 minz after its gone :(
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Right above me now. Can barely here the TV news over the racket.
     
  27. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    My internet connection went down twice while it was over :mad:
     
  28. Tesh

    Tesh New Member

    so it could be a government chopper?
     
  29. Dexter Deadwood

    Dexter Deadwood Left Voluntarily Enforced Holiday Banned

    It over my home now, very loud, possibly low flying because of the cloud. I can't see it but it's very loud.
     
  30. Sao26

    Sao26 New Member

    So has anyone found out what it is they are doing? They have just been flying around for about an hour it's 12:50am and they have just left.
     

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