Skydivers were working out in flying suits
In case you were wondering what those helicopters were doing in the skies east of Taft Tuesday, here's what's going on:
The Taft Midway Driller was told the three helicopters were just here to allow some skydivers some air time to work out in their flying suits, which allow them to glide through the air after jumping out tof the helicopter and before opening their parachutes.
The skydivers were jumping from the helicopters at about 4,000 feet.
Some of the divers are affiliated with the Red Bull Skydiving team, which did film a commercial in the area several years ago.