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Winnipeg Air1 Borrows RCMP Camera

Winnipeg Air1 Borrows RCMP Camera

The Winnipeg Police Force is currently relying on a borrowed RCMP infrared camera from Alberta RCMP. As reported by CRC Connection, Winnipeg’s Air1 helicopter was almost grounded for good due to financial issues, and has been grounded since mid-July. But with the lent camera, the helicopter has now resumed full time duty. A new camera… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

Police Helicopter Relocation Under Review Again

BC RCMP Senior Media Officer Rob Vermeulen confirmed that the provincial government and the RCMP continue to have discussions about the re-location of the Kamloops police helicopter to the North District.  See Full Story

Source: KamloopsBCNow, 26-Mar-15

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Review finds RCMP flight services are too fragmented, could be more efficient

Review finds RCMP flight services are too fragmented, could be more efficient

The RCMP lacks a “national picture” of its aircraft use and needs, creating potentially costly inefficiencies, according to an internal evaluation. See Full Story

Source: Canada, 22-Jan-15

$400,000 worth helicopter parts stolen in B.C. worthless to thief: police

$400,000 worth helicopter parts stolen in B.C. worthless to thief: police

Someone has made off with $400,000 worth of helicopter parts from the back of a van in West Kelowna, B.C., but police say they’re worthless to the thief. See Full Story

Source: Vancouver Sun, 10-Dec-14

Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

Edmonton police compromise on $3M helicopter

Police have asked city council for $7.2 million to buy a twin-engined helicopter to replace one of two single-engined helicopters currently operated by police. The second would theoretically be replaced in 2019. See Full Story

Source: Edmonton Journal, 21-Nov-14

Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

Soft ice ingested by engine led to January 2012 fatal crash of RCMP AS350B3

In its investigation report (A12P0008) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that the ingestion of soft ice into the engine led to a complete loss of power and the crash after takeoff of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) helicopter near Cultus Lake, British Columbia. The pilot was fatally injured. On… Read more »

Source: TSB, 29-May-14

RCMP traffic helicopter tickets 35 violations in four hours

RCMP traffic helicopter tickets 35 violations in four hours

Using a helicopter, the Airdrie Integrated Traffic Unit stopped 28 vehicles and issued 35 tickets during an aircraft-based traffic enforcement session Friday. see full story  [file photo]

Source: 660 News, 26-Aug-13