National Guard conducting helicopter training in central Ohio

(Yuta Omori/Kyodo News via AP)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Ohio National Guard will be conducting helicopter training operations this week in the greater Columbus area.

Starting Tuesday and lasting until Thursday, the Ohio National Guard will conduct flight operations involving UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters between 1pm and 10:30pm in the central Ohio area.

The training will also include water exercises at Alum Creek State Park.

Anyone living in the Franklin, Delaware and Morrow counties area could see and hear helicopters near their homes.

“These are routine training operations being conducted to maintain readiness of Ohio National Guard rotary-wing aviation equipment and personnel,” the Ohio National Guard released in a statement.

The exercises are scheduled for each day, but could be canceled depending on weather. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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