Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H

Travis County to purchase firefighting UH-1H 30 Sep, 12, Source: HeliHub.com

Travis County in Texas has announced it will buy a military-surplus Bell UH-1H primarily for fighting wildfires.  The helicopter will undergo a full refurbishment and fit-out as soon as the purchase order is signed.  It would be expected to become operational in 3-6 months thereafter.

The County already operates three EC145s for air ambulance and law enforcement work, under the name of Star Flight.  The Fire Dept will work with Star Flight for the operation and staffing of the new helicopter.

Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

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