Emergency Aircraft Photo Gallery

 

Bell 206-L4 - California Highway Patrol - N4014Z - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - Built in 1994. This Bell "Long Ranger" is one of numerous Bell models employed by the CHP on a daily basis.

 

Bell UH-1H - LAPD Air Support Division - N5929Z - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - Originally built as US Army UH-1D-BF "Iroquois" #66-16514 and eventually converted to a UH-1H. Serves in tactical support role for LAPD.

 

 

Sikorsky S-70A - Los Angeles County Fire - #16 (N160LA) - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - 160LA and 190LA were the first two Sikorsky "Firehawks" put into service with L.A. Co. Fire. The model is basically a modified UH-60L.

 

Bell 412 - Los Angeles City Fire - #2 (N302FD) - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - Built in 1989. One of numerous Bell 412 models employed by the LAFD. 302FD is flown as "Fire 2" and based at Van Nuys Airport, CA.

 

Sikorsky S-76 - Children's Hospital - N323CH - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - Built in 1980. This EMS helicopter is owned by Helinet and based at Van Nuys, CA, but operated by Children's Hospital - Los Angeles.

 

 

Sikorsky S-61- San Bernardino County Sheriff - N308SB - Los Angeles, CA - 7/27/2002 - Originally USAF CH-3C #63-9691. The sponsons were removed and gear modified at some point. Eventually sold to Croman Corp. in 05.

 

Bell UH-1H - Santa Barbara County Fire - #308 (N205KS) - Vandenberg AFB, CA - 11/2/2002 - Registered to USDA Forest Service FEPP, along with numerous other H-1 models and assorted aircraft.

 

Bell 222U - Mercy Air Service - N228AH - Vandenberg AFB, CA - 11/2/2002 - This 222 was operated by Mercy Air at the time of these photos. This aircraft was spotted being flown by Vanderbilt Life Flight in Puerto Rico in 2007.

 

Eurocopter AS350-B2 - LAPD Air Support Division - N228LA - Los Angeles, CA - 6/21/2003 - Built in 2000. One of numerous "Ecureuil" models operated by the Los Angeles Police Department and based at Hooper Heliport in downtown L.A.

 

OH-58A - Pasadena Police Department - N911FA - Los Angeles, CA - 7/19/2003 - Originally US Army "Kiowa Warrior" #70-15152. One of two OH-58A operated by Pasadena at the time. Part of the Foothill Air Support Team (FAST).

 

Bell 206B - LAPD Air Support Division - N3202Q - Los Angeles, CA - 7/19/2003 - One of LAPD's remaining old school copters, 3202Q was built in 1986. The Air Support Division still uses the 206 for training.

 

   

Sikorsky S-70A - Los Angeles County Fire - #19 (N190LA) - Los Angeles, CA - 7/17/2004 - One of three "Firehawks" operated by L.A. Co. Fire. They include #15 (N15LA), #16 (N160LA) and #19 (N190LA).

 

UH-60A - Immigration & Customs Enforcement - Serial #79-23344 - Los Angeles, CA - 7/17/2004 - This ICE Blackhawk was based at March Air Reserve Base, CA, at the time of this photo. Note the HF radio antenna along tail boom.

 

McDonnell Douglas MD-600N - U.S. Border Patrol - N602BP - Los Angeles, CA - 7/17/2004 - Built in 1998, this MD-600N 'NOTAR' is one of about one dozen 600N models utilized by U.S. Border Patrol Air Operations.

 

Bell 412EP - Los Angeles City Fire - #1 (N301FD) - Los Angeles, CA -7/17/2004 - Built in 2004, this aircraft had just been delivered to LA City Fire recently. It had approximately 75 hours flight time when these photos were taken.

 

Agusta A-119 - TriState Care Flight - N119AH - Los Angeles, CA - 7/17/2004 - Built in 2001, this A-119 "Koala" was based out of California City at the time of these photos, and flew as EMS/Rescue helicopter "Air 19".

 

McDonnell Douglas MD-500N - Glendale Police, CA - N101CG - Los Angeles, CA - 7/17/2004 - Built in 1992, this 'NOTAR' model was one of two 500Ns operated by Glendale PD at the time. Glendale and the City of Burbank share air assets.

 

Eurocopter EC120 - Airborne Law Enforcement Services - N122PD - Los Alamitos AAF, CA - 10/24/2004 - Built in 2002, this is one of three EC120 operated by ALES and based at John Wayne AP. ALES handles Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Santa Ana.

 

Eurocopter AS350-B2 - Los Angeles County Sheriff - N964SD - Los Alamitos AAF, CA - 10/24/2004 - 964SD is one of approximately one dozen 350 models utilized by L.A. County. The LASO Aero Bureau is based at Long Beach Airport, CA.

 

Bell UH-1H - Orange County Fire Authority - #241 (N4212Y) - Los Alamitos AAF, CA - 10/24/2004 - Originally US Army UH-1D-BF "Iroquois" #66-01127. Registered to USDA Forest Service FEPP. Upgraded with 212 rotor system.

 

Bell 222B - Mercy Air Service - N408MA - Los Alamitos AAF, CA - 10/24/2004 - Built in 1983, this 222 model is one of many owned by Mercy Air. This particular ship is registered to MAS in the San Bernardino County, CA area.

 

McDonnell Douglas 369E - City of Hawthorne Police - N521PD - Los Alamitos AAF, CA - 10/24/2004 - Built in 1988, this MD model is owned and operated by the City of Hawthorne as "Air 55". It also helps patrol other South Bay cities.

 

   

Bell UH-1H - Santa Barbara County Fire - #309 (N205FD) - Vandenberg AFB, CA - 10/30/2004 - 205FD is registered to the USDA Forest Service FEPP, along with numerous other H-1 models and assorted aircraft.

 

UH-60A - Immigration & Customs Enforcement - Serial #79-23344 - March ARB, CA - 4/24/2004 - ICE Blackhawk #344 is pictured sitting on it's home base ramp at March ARB in Riverside, CA.

 

  

Bell 212 - Ventura County Sheriffs Department - #9 (N212VC) - Los Angeles, CA - 6/25/2005 - Built in 1975, this "Huey" is one of approximately six helicopters operated by the Ventura County Sheriffs Department and based at Camarillo Airport, CA.

 

Sikorsky SH-3H - Los Angeles County Sheriffs - #5 (N240HJ) - Los Angeles, CA - 6/25/2005 - Known as "Rescue 5", this SH-3 was originally a US Navy SH-3D. It and two other H-3s were brought out of AMARC in 1997 for use in the LASO.

 

Bell 209 - USDA Forest Service - N109Z - Los Angeles, CA - 6/25/2005 - Originally US Army Guard AH-1G "Cobra" #69-16422, then converted to AH-1F. Equipped with StarSAFIRE sensor package for locating fire hotspots.

 

McDonnell Douglas MD-600N - U.S. Border Patrol - N602BP - Los Angeles, CA - 6/25/2005 - Now wearing a new paint scheme as compared to 2004, including a new "Homeland Security" logo.

 

Bell 412EP - L.A. City Fire #4 & S-70A - L.A. County Fire #19 - Los Angeles, CA - 6/24/2006 - L.A. "County Fire 19" is seen making a max performance takeoff from Hansen Dam Park, while L.A. "Fire 4" gets ready to do the same.

 

Eurocopter AS350-B2 - LAPD Air Support Division - N217LA - Los Angeles, CA - 6/24/2006 - Built in 2000, 217LA is one of numerous matching AS350 models operated by the Los Angeles Police Air Support Division.

 

Eurocopter AS350-B2 - Los Angeles County Sheriffs - N967SD - Los Angeles, CA - 6/24/2006 - Built in 2003 and one of approximately one dozen 350 models utilized by L.A. County. The LASO Aero Bureau is based at Long Beach Airport, CA.

 

Bell OH-58A - Kern County Sheriffs Department - N497E - Los Angeles, CA - 7/12/2008 - Originally US Army OH-58A "Kiowa" #69-16375. One of two OH-58As operated by the Kern Co. Sheriffs Department, the second one being N397E.

 

Bell OH-58A - California Highway Patrol - N82786 - Los Angeles, CA - 7/12/2008 - Originally US Army OH-58A "Kiowa" #71-20522. Flown this day as "CHP 58", indicating that it's dedicated to the CHP Southern Division (Los Angeles).

 

BO-105 - U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency - N??? - Los Angeles, CA - 7/12/2008 - With registration covered, this DEA aircraft features a Gyro-stabilized Cineflex HiDEF aerial camera system.

 

Enstrom 480B - Los Angeles IMPACT - N420LE - Los Angeles, CA - 7/12/2008 - Built in 2006, this 480B model is registered to the Los Angeles Interagency Metro Police.

 

Bell HH-1H - Ventura County Sheriffs Department - #6 (N205SD) - Los Angeles, CA - 7/12/2008 - This "Huey" model was originally US Army #70-2472. Ventura County #6 was once registered as N205VC and is equipped with a fire drop tank.