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US Dept of Homeland Security sell their two AW139s

US Dept of Homeland Security sell their two AW139s

The US Dept of Homeland Security has sold their two AgustaWestland AW139s, as confirmed in recent days by an updated entry on the FAA register. The purchaser is listed as Guardian Helicopters of Calgary in the Canadian province of Alberta. The operator’s website says that Guardian Helicopters was formed in 1995 in Fort Nelson B.C…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-16

02-Apr-15 N5204G Airbus AS350B2 Tomball, US-Texas

Struck birds and windscreen cracked. Emergency landing made at David Wayne Hooks Memorial Airport with no further problem

02-Apr-15

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23-Oct-14 N72595 Bell UH-1H Rio Grande City, US-Texas

Port side cabin door separated and hit tail rotor.  Landed with no further incident

23-Oct-14

US Dept Homeland Security selling four MD500Es

US Dept Homeland Security selling four MD500Es

The GSA auction site – run by the US General Services Administration department – is currently listing four MD500E helicopters, all of which have operated for the US Department of Homeland Security. The four are N5247S built 1985 MSN 0119E – sale ref 91QSCI14180501 N91620 built 1996 MSN 0529E – sale ref 91QSCI14181501 N7166M built 1985 MSN… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-13

IMT Awarded Technical Investigative Surveillance Contract

IMT Awarded Technical Investigative Surveillance Contract

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for the MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, has been awarded a Technical Investigative Surveillance (TechOps) contract by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). TechOps Government-Wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), presented by the… Read more »

Source: IMT, 23-Jan-13

10-Jan-13 N7247J Bell UH-1H La Paloma, US-California

Emergency landing in field off Espinoza Road

10-Jan-13

Dept Homeland Security issues UAV impact assessment report

Dept Homeland Security issues UAV impact assessment report

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Science &Technology (S&T) Directorate and the State of Oklahoma are partnering on the Robotic Aircraft for Public Safety (RAPS) project to test and evaluate Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) for potential use by the first responder community and DHS operational components. SUAS include small aircraft (typically under 55 pounds… Read more »

Source: Dept of Homeland Security, 27-Nov-12

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

Canadian pilot gets 10 years for flying drugs into US

One of the Canadian masterminds behind a massive northern border drug smuggling operation was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for conspiracy to import marijuana. Henry Rosenau, 61, of Armstrong, British Columbia, was indicted in 2006 following a cross-border investigation dubbed “Operation Frozen Timber” led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland… Read more »

Source: US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 09-Nov-12

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04-Oct-11 N3925A Eurocopter EC120B McAllen, US-Texas

Unknown circumstances

04-Oct-11

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Did helicopter pilot lie in drowning case?

Did helicopter pilot lie in drowning case?

A jury is currently deliberating a case in Houston were a Department of Homeland Security pilot stands accused of lying about whether he flew his helicopter low over two would-be illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande in South Texas before one of the men drowned. Surveillance video footage allegedly shows pilot James Peters flying his… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Sep-11

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16-Jul-11 N203TU Eurocopter AS350B3 McAllen, US-Texas

Window fell out on approach to land

16-Jul-11

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US Dept of Homeland Security implements new National Terrorism Advisory System

US Dept of Homeland Security implements new National Terrorism Advisory System

(April 20) Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today will announce the implementation of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS)—a robust terrorism advisory system that provides timely information to the public about credible terrorist threats and replaces the former color-coded alert system. As part of today’s announcement, Secretary Napolitano will… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Homeland Security, 25-Apr-11

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US Homeland Security pilot indicted for making false statements to investigators

US Homeland Security pilot indicted for making false statements to investigators

A helicopter pilot with the Department of Homeland Security has been indicted for making false statements to investigators about an incident where a man drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande River.  Helicopter involved was OH-6 N5185B

02-Feb-11

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12-Oct-09 N613BP MD Helicopters MD600N El Cajon, US-California

12-Oct-09

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