Why are there so many noisy planes flying over Connecticut lately?


When I moved from Waterbury to Torrington earlier this year I thought I would get away from the roar of constant public transport.

No more constant hum of tractor-trailers doing 80 on I-84, no more Metro-North trains rumbling and shaking the ground. It was sunny in Torrington for a little while, but for the past few months I’ve noticed my ears getting mugged from above.

I was getting my mail yesterday around 4 p.m. when I started to hear the thud of a huge helicopter approaching. The closer it got, the louder it got, and the moment that thing flew right over me, it was deafening. I took this photo you see above, and it appears to be a military helicopter. My poor Chihuahua circled in small circles near my ankles, searching for the sound demon beating above us. Here is an enlarged photo.

Photo of Large Dave and his scared buddy RayRay

Photo of Large Dave and his scared buddy RayRay

You noticed the same too recently. Local social media groups in New Milford, Watertown, Danbury and Southbury have all posted about all the helicopters, military jets and low-flying or late-night planes that jolted you out of a deep sleep.

This week I suspect our skies will be filled with national and regional officials and dignitaries coming to pay their respects to our fallen officers in Bristol, but this has been going on since August. Is there additional military training going on at Bradley and Westover?

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