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During the dead of night we heard a helicopter. It sounded like it wa right over us because of the mountain near the back. It hovered or flew around the immediate area for a while. Perhaps and hour later heard helicopters again, two perhaps three. They hovered and flew around the area for a long while. I didn't get up and eventually managed to go back to sleep.
This am talked to staff about it.
Seems the parking lot was also full of Border Patrol vehicles.
Not the first time as area is apparently a regular route for Drug Smugglers and Illegals from Mexico.
We're east of Kingman.
We had snow last night after the dust storm. Only an inch or less but the mountains are pretty. Cold and still spitting an occasional flake.

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Figured a little bit of clarity needed.
The Travel Center a bit down the road is the hotspot not the campground. Just convenient for landings, I guess.

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Don't know where Kingman is, or even what state it's in, but if you're near the Mexican border anywhere, I wouldn't be surprised that the border patrol was out doing their job. Be glad they are there.

Now if you're on the Canadian-US border ... you just gotta watch out for those dangerous Canadians. They'll "polite" you to death you know!

FYI, I live (literally) with cornfields adjoining my back yard. It's quite common to see helicopters hovering low to the ground in this area when the corn starts shooting up. (They're drug-enforcement authorities flying those choppers). They're looking for marijuana growing in the middle of cornfields. I think it's really fascinating to watch them when they get close!

Be glad our tax dollars are at work!


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Beware of the black helicopters !!!!!!!!!

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I imagine he is talking about Kingman Arizona. Anywhere on the southwest border it is to be expected. I remember when I was in the air force and stationed in california. We went to Tijuana and were back on the american sie in San Ysidro, wlaking back to our hotel. Several BP agents came up behind us and startled us, they said just to keep walking normally as we did for another 50 yards or so and then they darted out. Illegals came up out of the woodwork that we never even seen. Doing their job and good at it. The sound of those choppers, is the sound of your country remaining safe. Just as we used to say about the sound of the B-52's in the middle of the night or the roar of an F-15 as its afterburner lights up the night sky.


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wbwood wrote:

I imagine he is talking about Kingman Arizona. Anywhere on the southwest border it is to be expected. I remember when I was in the air force and stationed in california. We went to Tijuana and were back on the american sie in San Ysidro, wlaking back to our hotel. Several BP agents came up behind us and startled us, they said just to keep walking normally as we did for another 50 yards or so and then they darted out. Illegals came up out of the woodwork that we never even seen. Doing their job and good at it. The sound of those choppers, is the sound of your country remaining safe. Just as we used to say about the sound of the B-52's in the middle of the night or the roar of an F-15 as its afterburner lights up the night sky.


Yup, live by Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, La. SAC AFB with B-52's as their main flagship. Nothing like the sound of a B-52 at 500-600 feet overhead, WOW!


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tktplz wrote:

wbwood wrote:

I imagine he is talking about Kingman Arizona. Anywhere on the southwest border it is to be expected. I remember when I was in the air force and stationed in california. We went to Tijuana and were back on the american sie in San Ysidro, wlaking back to our hotel. Several BP agents came up behind us and startled us, they said just to keep walking normally as we did for another 50 yards or so and then they darted out. Illegals came up out of the woodwork that we never even seen. Doing their job and good at it. The sound of those choppers, is the sound of your country remaining safe. Just as we used to say about the sound of the B-52's in the middle of the night or the roar of an F-15 as its afterburner lights up the night sky.


Yup, live by Barksdale AFB, Bossier City, La. SAC AFB with B-52's as their main flagship. Nothing like the sound of a B-52 at 500-600 feet overhead, WOW!

I was in the navy stationed at Naha, Okinawa in 1968. We use to sit at the hanger doors and watch the B-52s take off from Kadina AFB headed for Nam. There would be flights of 10 to 20 B-52s taking off at 20 second intervals. Wouldn't want to be on the recieving end of that. They carpet bombed from 15,000 to 20,000 feet, too high to be hit by ground fire and too high to define any particular targrt in the jungle.

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When I had to go down to Nha Trang or Long Bin, etc I liked to hear the C130s and other turbo props singing. Right near the flight line it would drown out a lot of other noise like rain on a tin roof does.

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When we were in the area in 2009, I'm was told there were meth labs in the area that kept moving from one spot to another when it got too hot for them.

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