I work in downtown Denver, (LoDo to be exact) and there are currently at least 4 helicopters flying low overhead.
They are obviously staking out positions for the planned march in support of immigrants today (which will pass right by my office). Hey, I'm all for immigrants and their supporters marching, boycotting work today, whatever. They have their right and should call attention to their cause, etc. I'm not bothered by the inconvenience (at least not yet.)
I have an issue with the local news channels though. First, is it safe to fly that many helicopters in such close proximity? Second, do they have to fly so freaking low? It is really loud and my head hurts. Third, why (especially given the price of fuel and the constant drum beat of there not being enough money in the news business) don't they try having a pool helicopter? Keep your own chopper for scoop/exclusive opportunities, but for a planned event can't we just have one chopper with pool footage? Seem excessive and LOUD...the news organizations are - through sheer decibels - becoming part of the story.