Erie County Sheriff's Department in NY state has approved funding of $31,000 to purchase a HeliWagon remote-controlled self-propelled landing dolly. The option to repair their current 40-year old dolly to acceptable standards was more expensive.
Erie County Sheriff operates two helicopters. "Air 1" is a 2001 build Eurocopter AS350B2 registered N338SD which has been on the FAA register in the name of Erie County since August 2003. It is fitted with a cargo hook, 300lb rescue hoist, emergency floats, 15 million candela searchlight, Wescam IR turret with downlink, and so on.
"Air 2" is an ex-military surplus OH-6A registered N339SD acquired by the county in December 1994.
Located in western region of New York State, Erie County unspurprisingly borders the eponymous lake to the north and has Buffalo as the county's main city.
Jeremy Parkin - HeliHub.com
Below: Example of a HeliWagon as demonstrated at the recent Helitech 2011 event in the UK
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