The Black Helicopters are real

One of the airports where Alex and I stopped on our way back up the East Coast was Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Came in just after sunset to this peaceful country fair-weather airport, 3100′ runway and no instrument approaches.  Came back the next morning to find the plane covered in grass and five enormous Blackhawk helicopters parked just behind it.  The helicopters were painted black and with almost no identifying markings.  Some friendly Army folks from Fort Belvoir out for a training/sightseeing excursion to the Gettysburg battlefield.  Here’s a photo of my airplane back-taxiing down the runway with the Blackhawks behind, courtesy of Robert Shick, CW3.

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