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United States Park Police

United States Park Police Aviation Section mission set includes aviation support for law enforcement, medevac, search and rescue, high-risk prisoner transport and presidential and dignitary security. US Park Police Aviation Section has provided accident-free, professional public safety aviation services for over 40 years. They were the first helicopter provider of medical evacuation services within Washington, D.C, and continue to provide these services 24/7 to the National Capitol Region. In addition to this, US Park Police Aviation supports the numerous federal and state recreation areas in the areas surrounding the National Capitol Region, including Great Falls Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Catoctin Mountain Park. In these remote environs, injured people are difficult locate and access and require specialized rescue equipment. US Park Police Aviation Section is the primary resource for these remote areas requiring helicopter rescue.
The Aviation Section of the United States Park Police began in April 1973 and started with one Bell 206B based at the Anacostia Naval Air Station alongside the Metropolitan Police Department’s Aviation Unit. A second helicopter, a Bell 206B3, was added in 1975 and the US Park Police Aviation Section relocated to Andrews AFB. The Aviation Section moved to its present facility on Poplar Point in 1976 where it has remained since. US Park Police Aviation began providing 24-hour coverage to the National Capitol Region in January 1994.
The crew of US Park Police Aviation Section are frequently called to assist at significant events, historical disasters, and emergency incidents throughout the National Capital Region. These incidents have included the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 in January 1982, the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.C. sniper attacks in 2003, the, and the Washington Navy Yard shooting in 2013.

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U.S. Park Police 50 Years Flying Bell Helicopters

U.S. Park Police 50 Years Flying Bell Helicopters

10-Nov-23 - The U.S. Park Police celebrates half a century flying bell aircraft including the Bell 206B, 206L and 412 helicopters #ParkPolice
“The Eagle’s Nest”

“The Eagle’s Nest”

19-Nov-18 - The United States Park Police operates 3 Bell 412 and a Bell 206 in the Washington DC area from its base named “The Eagle’s Nest” #WashingtonDC


1976-    USPP Eagles Nest HeliportDC03
1975/76Andrews AFBKADW
1973/75NSF Anacostia

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Years Models
1999-    412 412EP
1991/19 412 412SP
1973-    206

Soaring Eagles List of helicopters

C/N VersionBuiltIn this Org In other Org
36316 412ep 2003 N11PP : Based at Eagles Nest operated by USPP
Bell Helicopter N7015K
- N453AC
4372 206b-3 1995 N206RW : United States Department Of Interior from Aug01; United States Park Police+
US Department of Interior N206RW
36219 412ep 1998 N22PP : U.S. Park Police (USPP) Aviation Division /Eagle 1; law enforcement and E+
45287 206l-1 1979 N22PP : USPP ?, to N613
962 w/o 1993 206b-2 N22PP : US Department Of Interior, USPP ?, to N19UD
US Department of Interior N613
- N3202A
51051 206l-3 1983 N33PP : USPP; Nov18 still
33207 412sp 1990 N412PP : USPP
- N412PP
1725 206b-2 1975 N612BR : USPP ?
- N612BC

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