Damn helicopters over Borough

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Monday 1 November 2010 9.27pm
Anyone know what they're doing or how I can find out?

They're damn annoying lol

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Monday 1 November 2010 9.52pm
something to do with fire crew strike at training centre on southwark b rd?
Monday 1 November 2010 9.55pm
Seriously, when is it going to run out of fuel? Seems like 3 or 4 hours its been hovering above my flat. Is there anywhere official to send complaints?
Monday 1 November 2010 11.06pm
Pics/video/audio from Southwark Bridge Road tonight:

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/4911

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Tuesday 2 November 2010 12.13am
Yes the helicopter was very annoying tonight. Don't quite understand why it's necessary to have a helicopter circling overhead to police the movement of some fire engines.
Thanks to SE1 folk for reporting on the strike.
Tuesday 2 November 2010 2.38pm
Not just Borough! Waterloo/Southbank.
I have tried the Civil Aviation Authority. City Hall (most unhelpful).

You can view their document:
Responses to London in a Spin - A Review of Helicopter Noise
Report Number: 8
Report to: Environment Committee
Date: 5 March 2009
Representatives from on Greater London Authority, Department for Transport, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and the London Heliport Consultative Group.

http://www.london.gov.uk/search/google_appliance/helicopters

It still won't tell you who to complain to or who is responsible!
Tuesday 2 November 2010 7.50pm
Thanks James, I found your(?) twitter account and followed the action there :)

I'm all for supporting the fire crews so I won't be complaining even though helos were not nessecary
Tuesday 2 November 2010 7.53pm
I think in this case, the person who is responsible is Brian Coleman MLA (chair of the London Fire Brigade Authority). The helicopters were there to allow the police to protect the scab 'firefighters' that the LFBA have brought in from a private firm that richly (though legally) rewards those who do it favours.

More at: http://vimeo.com/16427852
Wednesday 3 November 2010 11.11am
I noticed it the other day too, it was really loud. My kids were fascinated though.
Thursday 4 November 2010 7.28am
I can not believe how inconsiderate these helicopter pilots are.
Why could they not fly above the Heygate or Aylesbury do they have to hover above our flats?
I would never have moved to SE1 if I thought that any emergency vehicles would be allowed near my home.
Except that is if I call them. (Then I want the whole lot to turn up if I am burgled and get my DVD player back ASAP)
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