Government helicopters train over Tinley Park, Illinois during previous urban drills. (Photo by Tinley Park resident)
The government will fly helicopters over the St. Louis region barely clearing treetops.
The flights are set to start on February 24.
Low flying government helicopter in the St. Louis area are making some nervous. The flights will barely clear treetops and will start soon.
The flights will start February 24 and will scour the countryside in three counties to the west of St. Louis; Franklin, Washington, and Crawford Counties.
The US Geological Survey will be using sensitive hi-tech equipment to look deep in the ground for precious minerals but some residents in the area of these over-flights are suspicious.
Soon, the skies over Franklin County will be the sight of a search for precious metals like iron, copper, cobalt and gold.
“Missouri is a very special place and that we’re going to try to produce images that will allow people to explore this further,” said Larry Meinert with the US Geological Survey.
Resident, Jack Thomas said, “I don’t think it’s a good idea. It’s none of their business.”
“”If they find it, they want it and if they want it, they’re going to get it at the expense of others,” said Cindy Bauwens of Franklin County.
This helicopter, equipped with high tech sensors will be able to see down several hundred feet into the rocks in a way impossible just 20 years ago; and produce images like these that will tell experts if the right rock formations exist for finding these precious metals.
Hat Tip Ed