yendig
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What's Happening In Birmingham, UK Right Now?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:43 pm

Hi folks. Just out in Birmingham (UK) city centre right now & there's lots of helicopter activity going on (counted 14 so far). They seem to be doing circuits of the centre & flying in loose formation. Are these police looking for someone / something? Anybody out there know? Thanks for any info.
 
seansasLCY
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RE: What's Happening In Birmingham, UK Right Now?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 6:48 pm

I think it could be some kind of "Art". I searched Twitter and found this https://twitter.com/eprjcts/status/238702502290280448/photo/1
 
A320ajm
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RE: What's Happening In Birmingham, UK Right Now?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:41 pm

14 helicopters chasing someone? No way. In England, each county has at most 1 police heli, some even share!
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RE: What's Happening In Birmingham, UK Right Now?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:53 pm

They have a string quartet playing from helicopters as part of an opera. God knows what they were thinking, its been going for a few days now including the practice runs:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-19341536

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