Police Helicopter Pilot

Helicopter Aviation & Beyond:

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.

Ca.- Long Beach Police Dept. Air Support Unit

The Long Beach Police Department Air Support Unit operates 2 Eurocopter EC130 helicopters with a crew of approximately 5 sworn police pilots. The unit operates out of the Long Beach Airport.  In 2007 the Long Beach Police announced that they would be ruturning to the MD500 as their primary patrol aircraft, citing the cost to operate the larger EC130 Helicopters. 

Long Beach Police EC130 Helicopter at Rialto Airport. Photo Courtesy of Alan Radecki, Wikimedia.