Helicops

Ever wondered why the police helicopter is flying over your house?

 

Helicops Factfile:
  • Helicopter model: Eurocopter EC135
  • Number of incidents attended last year: 1,954 in 2011/2012
  • Number of people rescued last year: The Air Support Unit located 77 missing people last year
  • Max. speed of WO99: We usually fly at around 100 knots
  • Is there a big net to catch criminals with? Unfortunately, no
  • What do you get called to the most? Searches for missing people because we can see more from the sky...
  • Best nickname on shift: Pops who was our engineer, and Son of Pops who was his junior assistant! Unfortunately Pops moved to Gloucester so thank goodness we’ve got Son of Pops to fill the void….
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