We take you inside the cockpit of law enforcement helicopters around the world while sharing knowledge and insight on how to become a police or sheriff helicopter pilot.
Orange County (Fl) Sheriff Department's Bell 407 Helicopter
Orange County (Fl) Sheriff Star, Bell 407
Panel photo of Orange Co. Sheriff Bell 407
Panel of Orange Co. Sheriff's Bell 407
This console in the passenger area of Orange Co. Sheriff's 407. Allows for training in the rear of for command staff to see what the TFO is seeing.
Seminole County Fl Sheriff's EC120 patrol helicopter
pilot side cockpit of Seminole Co. Sheriff EC120
TFO side, cockpit of Seminole Co. Sheriff EC120 helicopter
Seminole Co. Sheriff's Star, Euro Copter EC120 helicopter
Plaquemines Parish La. Sheriff's Enstrom 480B light turbine helicopter placed into service in 2008.
Plaquemines Parish is the most southern parish in Louisianna, where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico you will find this helicopter on patrol.
The roominess of this cockpit rivals that of just about any light turbine single engine helicopter on the market. Enstrom offers unique and adjustable seating arrangements.
This Enstrom helicopter panel is equipped with the latest avionics systems including a Chelton Flight System's synthetic vision EFIS, Primary Flight Display & Multi-Function display to include Highway in The Sky technology.
While I did not see a moving map on this ship, I did see just about every other piece of high tech equipment a TFO would need including the IR Gyrocam mounted under the nose.
The Enstrom tail rotor is as unique as every other part of the aircraft.
This is a beautifully re-built OH-58 helicopter owned and operated by the Osceola (Fl) County Sheriff's Department. The avionics and electronics in this aircraft are top of the line.
Note the all glass panel on the pilot's side and the gargantuan flir-moving map screen on the TFO side.
Another look at the largest flir screen I have seen in a helicopter. Must be nice!
The Osceola Co. Sheriff's Office Star, OH-58 helicoper