Posted to the Tom Sullivan radio website:
I spent the last 18 months of my 3 years of active duty in the U S Army (06/59-06/62) as the PIO Photographer for the 8th Transportation Battalion, Light Helicopters, just outside of Munich, West Germany. One day, we staged the first ever Flyby of 100 helicopters, at about 1,000 feet above the active, all without informing the locals first. Scared the you-know-what out of 'em too. Seems the last time they heard that many piston engined aircraft was - you guessed it - WW II.
Yes, "excrement occurs". sometimes literally.