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Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

The Los Angeles Police Department will strengthen its Air Support Division this year with the addition of four new Airbus H125 AStars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its entire patrol helicopter fleet. LAPD Capt. Sean Parker said the H125 proved to be the most suitable replacement for the division’s fleet of AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-17

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jul-16

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Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Airbus delivers six H125s to four California law enforcement agencies

Four California law enforcement agencies have bolstered their crime fighting and public service capabilities by taking delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the highest performance, best-selling helicopter for airborne crime-fighting and rescue work. Airbus Helicopters Inc. recently delivered six H125s, including two each to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Riverside County Sheriff’s Office,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 19-Jan-16

LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

LAPD contracts with FlightSafety for AS350B3 simulator training

FlightSafety announces that it has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3. The training will include use of the first Level D qualified simulator for the AS350 B3 and take place at FlightSafety’s new Learning Center in Denver, Colorado once it opens… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

LAPD selects FlightSafety for Bell 412 training

FlightSafety has been selected by the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Unit to provide training for the Bell 412 helicopter. “Our King Air pilots have experienced consistently high quality training and support from FlightSafety for years, so they were our first choice to support us launching the Bell 412 program,” said Officer Kevin Gallagher,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Jul-15

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

California Highway Patrol and LAPD take delivery of H125s

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) and the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have taken delivery of new Airbus Helicopters H125s as part of the two agencies’multi-year fleet replacement plans.The H125 is the U.S. law enforcement market sales leader. CHPrecently took delivery of itsthird H125 (previously AS350 B3e),… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Jul-15

California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

California law enforcement agencies commit to AS350B3e

Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that several California law enforcement agencies have recently purchased or taken delivery of new AS350 B3e AStars, continuing Airbus Helicopters leadership in law enforcement helicopter sales. Recent AS350 B3e customers include the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office. The AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Mar-15

19-Jan-15 N3202Q Bell 206 Calabasas, US-California

Emergency landing in baseball field.  Engineer called.  No damage.

19-Jan-15

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LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

LAPD is reviewing use of helicopters for non-department events

The Los Angeles Police Department helicopter climbed over a ridge of homes surrounding the La Cañada Flintridge Country Club’s golf course and dipped down over a fairway, its blades churning as it hovered above the grass. See Full Story

Source: LA Times, 10-Nov-14

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10-Oct-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California

Emergency night landing in public park

10-Oct-14

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LAPD adds drones and says they’ll be used sparingly

LAPD adds drones and says they’ll be used sparingly

On Friday, the department announced that it had acquired two “unmanned aerial vehicles” as gifts from the Seattle Police Department.  See full story

Source: LA Times, 08-Jun-14

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17-Mar-14 N229LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Los Angeles, US-California

Emergency night landing around 1.30am in stadium parking lot.  Engineer called

17-Mar-14

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LAPD pick Helinet Technologies to upgrade microwave downlink across fleet

LAPD pick Helinet Technologies to upgrade microwave downlink across fleet

Helinet Technologies, an international provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement, government and military markets, announced today its selection by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) to develop and support a technology upgrade of the microwave downlink system utilized by the department’s Air Support Division (ASD).  The existing downlink, which was also developed… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 25-Feb-14

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ALEA 2013 – LAPD teams with American Eurocopter to promote training programs

ALEA 2013 – LAPD teams with American Eurocopter to promote training programs

American Eurocopter has teamed up with the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division in an unprecedented training program to enhance the safety and efficiency of the LAPD helicopter flight operations. As part of its ongoing customer support commitment American Eurocopter will recognize the LAPD Air Support Division at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 43rd… Read more »

Source: American Eurocopter, 17-Jul-13

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25 years sentence for shooting at LAPD helicopter

25 years sentence for shooting at LAPD helicopter

A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for firing a gun at a Los Angeles Police Department helicopter while it was in flight.  He was 18 at the time of the incident (see full story) File Photo

Source: KABC, 12-Oct-12

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LAPD warns California realtors against use of photography drones

LAPD warns California realtors against use of photography drones

Los Angeles authorities have asked C.A.R. to communicate this warning to REALTORS® who hire unmanned aircraft operators to take aerial photographs for marketing high-end properties. Using these devices (also known as drones) for flight in the air with no onboard pilot may violate, among other things, the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) policy on unmanned aircrafts,… Read more »

Source: CAR, 25-Jan-12

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Obituary – Charles “Chuck” Perriguey Jr.

Obituary – Charles “Chuck” Perriguey Jr.

Charles D. “Chuck” Perriguey Jr. died July 16, 2011 at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, Calif. at the age of 66. Chuck was born in Glendale, Calif. on Feb. 15, 1945. He attended the San Gabriel High School and East L.A. College before enlisting in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1965. Chuck was selected for… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Dec-11

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LAPD Air Support opens online store

LAPD Air Support opens online store

Due to overwhelming demand for air support memorabilia, the Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division has launched online store, www.LAPDairsupport.com.  All proceeds from merchandise sold on the site go directly into the Air Support Angel’s Foundation account which is a certified 501(c)(3) organization. The Los Angeles Police Department Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest… Read more »

Source: Los Angeles Police Dept, 27-Oct-11

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LAPD tests laser-safe pilot safety glasses

LAPD tests laser-safe pilot safety glasses

At a recent trade event, NoIR Laser Company LLC presented GlareShieldâ„¢ Laser Safety glasses, which have been shown to be effective against malicious laser illuminations by pilots with the Los Angeles Police Department. In as many as 3 incidents in early July, 2011, LAPD Air Support Division helicopter crews were intentionally and maliciously illuminated or… Read more »

Source: NoIR, 31-Aug-11

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02-Jul-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Huntington Park, US-California

Night emergency landing after reporting a mechanical problem.

02-Jul-11

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18-May-11 Bell B206 Los Angeles, US-California

A police helicopter made an emergency landing on a soccer field near the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after a warning light came on indicating a possible problem.   [Type not confirmed, but photo shows B206 in a parking lot – is this at the soccer field?]

18-May-11

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15-May-11 Los Angeles, US-California

a warning light in the cockpit of another police helicopter with two officers aboard prompted the pilot to make a precautionary landing in a Home Depot parking lot about 2 a.m. That chopper landed near Western and Slauson avenues.

15-May-11

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LAPD helicopter may have been fired on twice

LAPD helicopter may have been fired on twice

Los Angeles Police Department is investigating reports that a police helicopter struck by gunfire Sunday morning was fired on by more than one group of suspects.

Source: LA Times, 25-Apr-11

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24-Apr-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Van Nuys, US-California

Helicopter shot at from the ground by an automatic weapon, and fuel tank reportedly struck. Emergency landing made at nearby Van Nuys airport without further incident

24-Apr-11

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07-Mar-11 Eurocopter AS350B2 Chatsworth, US-California

pilot made a “precautionary” landing around 9:35 a.m after an engine warning light switched

07-Mar-11

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14-year old in custody accused of lasering police helicopter

14-year old in custody accused of lasering police helicopter

Los Angeles Police say that a 14-year-old boy is in custody, accused of pointing a green laser at both a police helicopter and a plane headed to LAX – Los Angeles International Airport. Sgt. Mike Richardson told the media that the boy was booked Tuesday night on suspicion of pointing a laser at the pilot,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Feb-11

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Los Angeles Police Department selects Cobham EFIS

Los Angeles Police Department selects Cobham EFIS

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell helicopters. LAPD is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world and serves a population base of four million.  Operating a fleet of nineteen patrol helicopters in… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 01-Feb-11

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08-Oct-10 N664PD Bell B206 Hollywood, US-California

LAPD helicopter put down in a park at 2.50am after a warning light came on. Engineers called to the scene cleared it for onward flight approx three hours later

08-Oct-10

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13-Aug-09 N217LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Lancaster, US-California

13-Aug-09 N217LA Eurocopter AS350B2 Lancaster, US-California

13-Aug-09

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