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The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is currently in the process of bidding for a new police helicopter. They have two helicopters, but the current one in use is costing a large amount of money simply due to maintenance costs. Funding for a new helicopter has been approved by the Manatee County Commissioners, reports My Sun… Read more »
The Toledo Police Department was given approval to sell their only helicopter, a R44 Robinson, recently this past week. They have stated that the engine is in need of a complete overhaul and the basic kit cost alone ranges from $250,000 to $275,000. That is without the labour costs. They bought the helicopter in 2001… Read more »
The city of Toledo is going forward with their plans to sell their Robinson R44 helicopter that was purchased in 2001. The Toledo City Council is currently reviewing legislation, reports Toledo Blade, which gives Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson authority to go forward with the sale. The original cost was $504,000 and has been in use for… Read more »
Ben Gray, Omaha City Council President, has begun to question the police about their helicopter rides. The police department has been offering helicopter flights to the highest bidder in order to help fund-raise for Roncalli Catholic High School, reports Washington Times.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »
New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as… Read more »