Helicopters precede presidential visit
May 26, 2008
Five large military helicopters flew over Old Town Park City and Deer Valley Sunday evening. They were painted in the traditional colors of Marine One, the craft used by the president of the United States. They were preparing for President George W. Bush’s planned arrival later this week. Park City Police Chief Lloyd Evans said his department was contacted by the Secret Service at about 5 p.m. Sunday and notifed of what they called "a fly over." Evans said he was told the president was not on board and Evans presumed they were checking out the route.
The President is scheduled to arrive in Park City on Wednesday to attend a fundraising event for Republican presumptive presidential nominee John McCain. The event is being hosted by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney who owns a home in lower Deer Valley.
According to Wikipedia, when in use by the president, Marine One is accompanied by identical helicopters which serve as decoys.