Watch – Huge US military aircraft hover over London park as £30m security operation for Trump visit gets underway

This is the sinister moment two huge US military aircraft hover over Regent’s Park in London as the build-up to Donald Trump’s visit gathers pace.

Park-goers enjoying the sunshine were interrupted by the V22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft, which can take off and land vertically.

They whipped up grass and litter as they skimmed the treetops on Monday afternoon.

The security operation for Trump’s three-day visit later this week is estimated to cost £30m as 10,000 police officers are deployed

One onlooker, who captured the footage, said he was blown off his bicycle as he stopped to watch the military aircraft.

Philip Robinson, 33, who works as a speech therapist near Regents Park, said: “It was unbelievable.

“These two huge American military helicopters came flying in, and hovered above the park for around 15 minutes.

“It was very noisy. There were a few people around, and most of them were intrigued. I think I was the only one who was a little bit annoyed.

“It’s a public park full of ordinary people just trying to enjoy some peace and quiet. They shouldn’t be allowed to do this here.”

Philip added that he got blown off his bike by the air from the helicopters blades, and said: “I blame Donald Trump.”

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