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New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

New Bell 206L4 for Orange County

Orange County’s Sherriff Jerry Demings piloted the first flight of their new $4.3 million Bell 206L4, named Chase 3. The new chopper is replacing a 1970s OH-58 helicopter which was recently labelled as unfit to fly, reports Orlando Sentinel. The Chase 3 dominates the rest of the fleet with a top speed of over 110mph,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Oct-16

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

Florida – Orange County Sheriff requests $480K budget to lease new helicopter

These are good times for Orange County. See full story

Source: Orlando Sentinal, 16-Jul-15

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Sheriff reassures Orange County residents on use of UAV program

Sheriff reassures Orange County residents on use of UAV program

We are currently in a test phase of this Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) platform and will not be using this UAS until we have appropriate permissions and have implemented training and guidelines. The OCSO has no intention of using this technology to spy on the citizens of Orange County, but to have it as a… Read more »

Source: Orange County Sheriff, 25-Jan-13

Man who fired at sheriff’s helicopter gets 12½ years in prison

Man who fired at sheriff’s helicopter gets 12½ years in prison

Jason Dennis McGuire, 27, was convicted on charges of attempted destruction of an aircraft, possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, and for using a firearm during a violent crime.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, 28-Apr-11

13-Mar-11 Orlando, US-Florida

“the pilot and crew heard a strange noise coming from the aircraft and made the decision to land.”  Orange County Sheriff fly three OH-58Cs and one Bell 407

13-Mar-11

Florida man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

Florida man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

As part of a plea agreement reached last month, 43-year-old Frank Newton Anderson pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of interfering with the operation of an aircraft. Authorities say Anderson temporarily blinded the helicopter pilot with a laser device last April.

Source: Miami Herald, 25-Jan-11

Man convicted of shooting at Orange County sheriff’s helicopter

Man convicted of shooting at Orange County sheriff’s helicopter

A man accused of firing at and Orange County Sheriff’s Office helicopter last year was found guilty on Friday.  26-year-old Jason Dennis McGuire now faces at least 10 years in federal prison

Source: Orlando Sentinel, 24-Jan-11

Man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

Man faces 20 years in pointing laser at helicopter

A Winter Park man faces 20 years in federal prison for shining a laser pointer into the cockpit of an Orange County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.

Source: Miami Herald, 04-Jan-11

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