Bell 407 Helicopter Crime Scene?
Yes it has the looks of a crime scene- just missing some yellow tape and chalk right?. Turns out this was probably my last NVG flight.
So what was really going on? We landed the 407 in an empty Cul De Sac on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in support of a Valley Center High School film crew and the "Every 15 Minutes Program." In case you are not familiar The Every 15 Minutes Program is a nation wide anti-drunk driving campaign that is usually held as high school graduations near.
(I have yet to see the video!)
Prior to this scene the kids came down to ASTREA Base and filmed some scenes in the back of one of our Huey (Bell 205) helicopters. In that scene some of our Cal Fire partners helped out by filling the role of EMT Rescuers treating the crash victim.
So the 407 was filmed landing on La Jolla Indian Reservation as the rescue helicopter, but the interior scenes were the inside of a Huey.
I know the film crew was very appreciative of the La Jolla Indian Reservation Fire Department who came through on very short notice and made it all happen. They deserve a big thanks along with the La Jolla Tribal Council who gave quick approvals for the landing and filming!