#PlaneSpotted: Mil Mi-8 ‘Hip’

Mil Mi-8 Hip

An unusual sight over Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida from a while ago:

Mil Mi-8 flying down Semoran Blvd. in Winter Park. #planespotted #mi8 #helicopters

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I tried to capture it with my phone as it was hauling due south right down Semoran Boulevard at about 100 feet last April. I seriously thought the Russians were coming. Here’s a closer look:

Closeup of that Mi-8 over Winter Park. #planespotted

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Anyone with any information about this? What’s an Mi-8 doing buzzing around Orlando?