42 seconds of three Chinook helicopters hovering above the athletic fields

Here’s the email warning I received:

Helicopters landing on SUNY Potsdam campus on April 14 & 17

SUNY Potsdam would like to alert the campus community of an upcoming Reserve Officers’ Training Corps exercise that may draw your attention.

At 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, three Chinook helicopters will land on the athletic fields across from Knowles Hall, as part of an ROTC training exercise.

Please do not be alarmed by this exercise.

The military helicopters will sit on display for the public to view from 9 to 10 a.m., and then will be used for training from 10 to 11 a.m.

If you wish to view the helicopters, for your own safety, please take all precautions and comply with University Police instructions when approaching the landing site.

ROTC students will board the helicopters to depart for Vermont at 11 a.m., where they will complete additional training over the weekend.

The campus community will once again see and hear the helicopters on Sunday, April 17, around 1:30 p.m., when the ROTC students are dropped off following their training.

SUNY Potsdam University Police, Physical Plant, Environmental Health & Safety and Athletics have assisted with preparing the field for landings.

(This event was discussed previously on the photoblog…)