Newsletter #315 | News
National Helicopters recognizes airborne law enforcement aviation milestone
Durham Regional Police Service aviation unit celebrated the 10,000 hours of flight milestone
National Helicopters, May 13, 2016 - Durham Regional Police Service and industry partners recently celebrated the 10,000 hours of flight milestone at the Oshawa Airport.
On May 10, 2016, at the Durham Air Services hangar, home of “Air 1”, a reception was held in recognition of the recent surpassing of the 10,000-hour mark by the Air Support Unit of Durham Regional Police.
Air 1 is a Bell 206 JetRanger III (C-FASU), which has been in service with the Durham Police Air Support Unit since new in 2003.
A number of industry partners were on hand to make presentations to Durham Regional Police chief, Paul Martin. Chief Martin accepted commemorative plaques from longtime air support service provider, National Helicopters Inc. of Kleinburg, Ontario, Bell Helicopter of Montreal, Quebec and Global Aerospace insurers of Markham, Ontario.
Representatives from National Helicopters were Dan Munro, president; Andrew Dunt, chief pilot; and director of maintenance Tom Woerlen. Richard Airlie, sales and marketing made a plaque presentation from Bell Helicopter, as did Joe Zigrossi, president of Global Aerospace.
Dan Munro extended congratulations to chief of police, Paul Martin, on having one of the longest running, and one of the most successful airborne law enforcement programs in Canada. A significant milestone in the industry.
About National Helicopters: Established in 1985, National Helicopters Inc. is one of Canada's foremost helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance organizations.
Bell 206B-3 Jet Ranger C-FASU ( Canadian Police )
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