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Another helicopter? Why choppers rule DC skies

Helicopter noise is a sonic mainstay for the D.C. region with more than 80 helicopters flying overhead per day. But for some this sound of rotor is oppressive and damaging, sparking lawmakers like DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton and Virginia U.S. Representative Don Beyer to demand that helicopter pilots fly quieter. To better understand the rules of the sky and how helicopters really operate, we hear from Director of Physical Infrastructure at the Government Accountability Office Heather Krause. She wrote a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind report on helicopter in the DC region.

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