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Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

Manatee County Sheriff bids for new helicopter

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-17

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

Toledo Police grounded as city sells their only helicopter

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-17

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Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

Toledo Police to sell Robinson R44

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-May-17

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

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.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

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 »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

End of an era for UK Police Explorers

End of an era for UK Police Explorers

Before the end of March 2017 the last of the six National Police Air Service’s MD Explorers will take to the sky for its final flight and will be replaced by an Airbus Helicopters H135 as the service is streamlined. NPAS began the conversion process from the 902 to 135 last year and the remaining… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 30-Jan-17

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Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County Looking into Third Trauma Star

Monroe County is looking into purchasing a third Trauma Star helicopter as the continuity of business with LifeNet is being questioned. The privately operated air ambulance has a contract with Monroe County’s Lower Keys Hospital, which started in 2007 but ends March 1 2017. LifeNet has received pressure to lower their prices of $50, 000… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Dec-16

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Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

Essex teen charged over shining laser at police helicopter

A teenager has been charged after a laser beam was shone at the Essex police helicopter.

Source: BBC, 07-Oct-10

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