Pasadena Police Helicopter Drill at Rose Bowl Today

There will helicopters in the air for a disaster response drill from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you hear the drone of a helicopter this afternoon, don't assume that something is going down in your neighborhood; the Pasadena Police Department Air Operations is running a drill today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Here are the full details from the department:

Wednesday, June 27th, the Pasadena Police Departments Air Operations Section will host their 23rd Annual Disaster Response Drill in Lot H of the Rose Bowl. This training exercise will draw a handful of helicopter crews from police and fire agencies throughout southern California to the Rose Bowl for a simulated large scale emergency. The event will begin at 11am and end at 2pm. Although this is a tremendous training opportunity, all attempts will be made to minimize the impact on the surrounding neighborhoods by way of airspace management and flight routes in and out of the area. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Air Operations Section Lieutenant Mike Ingram at 626-744-4606 or by email at mingram@cityofpasadena.net.

Natalie June 28, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Thanks! There were copters over my neighborhood for a long time, and I did wonder what was going on. It often sounds like a warzone round here.


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