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Susan Williams
University Communications

Last modified: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A low-flying helicopter to pass over IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses Wednesday

May 19, 2009

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- A low-flying helicopter will pass over the Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University-Purdue University campuses Wednesday (May 20).


Indiana University has hired an Indianapolis company to shoot aerial photography and video of its Bloomington and IUPUI campuses. A low-flying helicopter will make repeated passes over the two campuses throughout the day.

Low-level passes will also be made over downtown Bloomington, downtown Indianapolis and nearby landmarks. The Broadcasting and Electronic Media unit within the Office of University Communications is directing the project.

University officials have notified news media outlets and various law enforcement agencies of their plans in an effort to avoid the kind of public concern that accompanied a low-level flyover of New York City last month by a large military jet often used to carry the U.S. president.