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Military Helicopters Practice Their Maneuvers In Downtown's Skies

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Downtown denizens might be used to helicopters weaving through the airspace above them, but this week it wasn't just news crews or the LAPD: the military is practicing its urban maneuvers.

The military busted out Blackhawk and OH-6 helicopters that hovered and wove through the air from the L.A. Live to Dodger Stadium, according to CBS Los Angeles. The LAPD is working with the military on its training exercises that will continue through today. Chief Warrant Officer David Duran, who flies Blackhawk helicopters for the National Guard in California, says the training could be a dry run for a future mission in another city far, far way.

"They do a lot of mockup training," Duran said. "But it's always best to get the closest terrain layout to what the objective is."